Visual Cues Affect Eating Behavior Report by Health Club Rochester

Your senses of taste and smell assist you in taking pleasure in your food when you consume food. But your sense of sight can play a part in your eating behavior. An analysis highlighted in the journal Obesity Research by analysts in  Stockholm, Sweden exhibits how what you see affects your eating conduct.

The research consisted of nine seeing and nine sightless parties, where the two parties consumed a meal. The scientists calculated the volume of food eaten by each person, along with the individuals’ awareness of fullness. Afterwards, the eating behavior of the seeing individuals were appraised.  However, in a second measurement, the seeing participants were blindfolded.

On the whole, the blind people had similar eating habits compared with the subjects who were seeing. Anyhow, when the subjects who were not blind were blindfolded, they consumed nearly 22% fewer food and spent fewer moments eating compared to when they could make out their food. The seeing analysis subjects described the same sensations of satiety for both meals.

The study analysts determined that eating while blindfolded may have caused the subjects to rely on  their inner signs of hunger

The sensory-specific satiety aspect may be an ellucidation for a cutback of food consumption. Sensory-specific satiety involves  an increase of food intake when numerous dishes are served with varying nutritional and sensory qualities, compared with dishes which have only one or a few properties. Sensory-specific satiety is also found in food presentation, such as shape and color. For instance, people consumed pasta by 14% more of three different shapes, compared to pasta with the same color and shape.

Maybe vision affords to the satisfying potential of foods. We have some experience of how satisfying familiar foods are and and decide how it will gratify us by designing our meal plan. Sight may arouse us but also provide to satiety cognitions that terminate intake.

Gastric inflation and excretion of intestinal peptides are internal determinants which help in eating cessation. What we see is an extrinsic component which could also affect neural brain mechanisms involved  in  the termination of eating. Insulin release, salivation, and gastric acid secretion is a phenomenon in the cephalic phase of digestion which causes the body to respond to the sight and smell of food. When we do not see the food, thus, may alter the cephalic phase, which, in turn, can affect the desire to stop eating and the sensation of satiety after the meal ends.

Derived from this investigation, it can be deduced that you can learn to rely on your internal hunger signals. To summarize, this research establishes the value of visual cues to manage intake of foods. Without making the subjects feel less full when eating while blind folded decreased their intake of food.

Machination of the visual cues of a meal may be put to work for studies of eating behaviors and therefore, administer beneficial therapies for treating obesity

In other words, instead of reading or watching television during the time that you eat your food, focus solely on your food. Taste the unique qualities of each dish, and pay close attention to feelings of fullness, breaking off when you are satisfied but not stuffed.