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注册鹿鼎60秒:减肥管不住嘴?想得越多就能吃得越少!

时间: 2020年04月02日 | 作者: Admin | 来源: 领研网(linkresearcher.com)



 [听力全文]


‘Tis the season when many of us go on a "see-food diet": we see food and we eat it. But if you want to avoid packing on the pounds, a new study suggests that you should spend more time thinking about food. Because the more of a thing you imagine eating, the less you’ll actually eat. 


Common sense suggests that daydream eating is not the best idea. Once you picture a piece of pecan pie, chances are you’ll go out and get some. But what if you did more than give the pie or cookie or candy a passing thought? What if you mentally ate your fill? 


To find out, scientists had people imagine eating M&Ms. Thirty-three of them. One after another. They asked a second group to imagine an activity that was equally repetitive, but less filling: pumping 33 quarters into a clothes dryer. Then they put out a bowl of M&Ms. 


Sure enough, people who’d already maxed out on M&Ms in their mind ate fewer than the folks who’d been doing their mental laundry. The results appear in the journal Science. [Carey Morewedge, Young Eun Huh and Joachim Vosgerau,"Thought for Food: Imagined Consumption Reduces Actual Consumption"] 


So when visions of Haagen-Daz dance through your head, don’t think twice. Just pull up an imaginary spoon. And don’t skimp on the fantasy hot fudge.


—Karen Hopkin



 [重难点词汇、短语]


pecan: n. 美洲山核桃

skimp: v. 节省,吝啬;不够用心



 [参考译文]


这是一个美食至上的时代:目之所及,皆可食之。(译者注:出于公共卫生的考虑,还是要谨慎地吃吃吃哦。)但如果你不想长胖,你就该花更多时间在脑海中对食物进行构想。一项研究表明,当你花越多的时间想象吃一样东西,你实际吃的就会越少。

 

常识告诉我们,在脑海中想象美食并不是个好主意:一旦你想象出一块山核桃派的样子,你就很可能出去买些来吃。但如果你对派、饼干或糖果的想象并非一闪而过呢?如果你在想象中吃饱了会怎样呢?

 

为了找出答案,注册鹿鼎家让一组被试在脑海中想象吃M&M’s豆的情景,共33颗,一颗接一颗地吃。他们让另一组被试在脑海中同样想象一种重复的活动,但又不会饱肚子的那种:往干衣机里投33枚硬币。然后注册鹿鼎家端出了一碗M&M’s豆……

 

不出所料,相比想象投币干洗的人,那些在脑海中已经“吃饱了”M&M’s豆的人吃得更少。该研究结果发表在《注册鹿鼎》(Science)杂志上。

 

所以当哈根达斯在你脑海中向你招手时,不要犹豫,拿起想象中的勺子,对着想象中的巧克力糖浆大快朵颐吧。


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