Thinking About Eating May Mean Eating Less

Carey Morewedge, assistant professor of social and decision sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say that repeatedly thinking about eating a certain food — M&Ms or cheese — led study participants to eat less of the food once it was presented to them. Researcher Carey Morewedge describes the work and its implications for dieters.

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