Apparently, chocolate is the secret to NOT overeating, claims study 2 years ago

Apparently, chocolate is the secret to NOT overeating, claims study

Happy days!

We’re always reading about studies which tell us this food isn’t good for us and that food isn’t good for us… to the point that we actually just ignore most of them and eat what we want.

But this latest bit of food research is actually one that we don’t mind getting on board with – that’s because it suggests eating chocolate (don’t tell the kids).

According to the Huffington Post, a study has revealed that eating something sweet earlier in the day, for example a square of chocolate*, can prevent you from overeating later on.

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Scientists argue that eating sweet products triggers episodic memories (making you remember what you ate earlier). This can in turn reduce your chances of eating more.

Marise Parent, co-author of the study which was published online in the Hippocampus journal, explained: "We think that episodic memory can be used to control eating behaviour.

"We make decisions like 'I probably won't eat now. I had a big breakfast'. We make decisions based on our memory of what and when we ate."

(*They say square, we say bar... baby steps, you know?)