Three reasons from the perspective of brain science / psychology that understand why dieting is difficult

Many people adopt dietary restrictions as a quick diet method, but it is less than imagination to succeed, "It is difficult to reduce the amount of meals, why is it so difficult ...?" Sekiyama is. However, it is natural for diet to be difficult from the viewpoint of brain science and psychology, and ignorance of this fact seems to increase the possibility that the diet will end in failure.

To lose weight, you need to understand the psychology of why you crave the wrong things - Quartz

Quartz gives three major reasons why dieting is difficult, quoting scientific research. Both of these causes are derived from brain science and psychology, and it is likely that disagreeing will lead to diet failure.

◆ 1: Attention to food

Although there may be experience that "It seems to be delicious only while on a diet ... ...", it is said that it is scientifically correct. Humans are hormonal when on an empty stomachGhrelinIt stimulates the brain, and the desire for food increases. Experiments showing subjects with pictures of high-calorie foods have been found to increase the reaction of craving for food, such as saliva secretion,It becomes easier to pay attention to non-healthy foods with sugar and fat only on an empty stomachI know that.

It is said that natural phenomena for this human being can be alleviated by training. People who work on computers and who were given the task of "ignoring high-calorie foods" have said that consumption of snacks during work is lower than those who do notExperimental resultThere is also.

◆ 2: desire created by the ban

Everyone has experience of "wanting to do it if prohibited". This phenomenon occurs similarly in dietary restrictions, and those who are given the task of "avoiding your favorite meal" will have a desire to eat more than when it is totally unlimitedExperimentIt is clear from.

anotherthe studyThen, when asking people who often eat chocolate to not eat chocolate for one week, it turns out that there is a tendency to ask for high calorie food instead of chocolate, and after one week it is said to eat chocolate , I know that I will take more calories than those who were not forbidden.

That is to say, "Trying to avoid your favorite food" on a diet may be tempting rather than tempting.

◆ 3: What effect

In a diet, there are many things that you decide systematically, such as "what to eat" "when to eat" etc. However, research has revealed that the risk of overeating is increased by a meal plan neglecting natural hunger.

Furthermore, although I am on a diet, I have been caught up with my own sense of responsibility when I forbid the diet "forbidden", I know that it is easy for me to deviate from my dietary restriction plan at a chance. By the way, this phenomenon is among researchers "What-the-Hell Effect(What effect this is) "it is said to be called.

Although it can not greatly influence scientifically on the diet course, breaking the dietary limit and eating a little extra meal, the "psychological influence" which is not a physical or physical influence is great It is said that. It is easy for hyperphagia to be caused by "negative emotions" such as guilt and stress that failed in dietingthe studyI understand.

From the viewpoint of brain science and psychology, the above three phenomena are "people are inherently attracted to high calorie food" and "high calorie foods appear as attractive as they are on an empty stomach Quartz notes that firmly recognizing that it will be beneficial in a diet. If you understand the brain's work and psychological effects that happens while you are on a diet, it seems to be helpful in controlling yourself well and recovering small mistakes in the face of "temptation" .

in Science,   Junk Food, Posted by darkhorse_log