Tired of your food cravings getting the best of you? A new study shows that you can curb cravings with one simple step – mental images. Just picture something, anything that isn’t food-related – a white sandy beach, a starry sky, a beautiful mountain range, the sight of your significant other.
Studies have shown than when people have a craving for food if they picture something that makes them happy, but isn’t that hot fudge sundae, that they can actually curb their cravings on their own without caving in.
Researchers suggest that by enlisting the help of your other senses and picturing some enjoyable activity that it takes the edge off their food urge.
While those studies didn’t resist their cravings each and every time, it did help to prevent them from giving in each and every time. Over time using mental images just may help to keep off those extra pounds.