During the holidays

During the holidays an eye to the syndrome of the empty plate

Eye, during the many dinners over the christmas period, the so-called ‘syndrome of the empty plate’

The uncontrollable desire to eat the last sweet treat left on the tray, the last piece of chocolate cake or pizza, even if it is full. These are the bocconi end, often in ‘stealth’, to contribute significantly to weight gain.

A study led by Hofstra University, which will be published in the issue of February 2019 of the journal Appetite, but which has been given to the anticipation, has examined the phenomenon of the empty plate.

In a series of four experiments, the researchers, led by Veronika Ilyuk, have repeatedly noted that a single portion of food left on the plate had a desire much stronger to finish all compared to most foods, it could be chocolate, cookies or pizza. The research team also found that people often choose to believe that the last cookie is not so bad.

Part of the syndrome of “clean-the-plate” is, in fact, be said to be the ‘lie’ that another bite is not as caloric as it actually is. The food more palatable are those rich in fat, sugar or salt. For this second, as she explains to the website Healthday Lona Sandon, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, “one strategy is to eat foods with less fat, added sugars and salt. You rarely hear of someone who wants to eat an extra portion of broccoli but it is full.

It will do so with the chocolate cake”. While the suggestion of Connie Diekman, Washington University in Saint Louis, is a eating plan. “It takes time – shows – in order to feel satiated and those who eat fast lose this feeling”. The further strategy is to start with smaller portions”. But the best thing according to the experts, is to take a moment to reflect on their thoughts, just when one is tempted by the last sweet treat on the glove box.

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