Yet another bit of head-shaking “research”:
“Certain scents can help set in motion a process that triggers your hypothalamus to send signals telling your body you’ve had enough to eat.
“What we’ve done is found a way to deliver the scents that can be added to food, in the form of flavorless crystals called Tastants, to prevent people from overeating.”
Yet again research based on the un-questioned idea that fat people only get that way by eating some amount OVER what they “should”. As if any dieting fatty has never wondered why the pounds don’t just slide off when they stop eating “so much”. Well “DUH!” it’s simply due to you not realizing that those twinges in your stomach are the “full” signals; not the “oh man I’m freaking starving on 22 points a day: FEED ME” signals. Maybe you need to sniff some of the right crystals to keep those messages clear, natch!
Yet, the brain doctor who came upon the connection between sense of smell and weight fluctuations, although declaring he is not a “diet doctor” was sure quick to jump on the diet bandwagon; offering his technology as part of the new Sensa diet plan…which you can go ahead and try for free for a while…
Here’s the skeptic in me wondering just how long those participants held onto their average “30 pound” weight loss? No matter your feelings on reduced calorie dieting for your own purposes; stuff like this “news” designed to incite a flurry of new-diet fad purchasing just raises my hackles. Oi.
In more interesting news: Happy Equinox! Here it is time for Autumn colors to show on trees and bodies and I happen to rock the fall pallet so I happen to be pretty happy over here. Hot apple cider, hay rides, halloween planning…life is beauteous. Anyone planning some fantabulous halloween costumes? I’m working on Rainbow Brite and Red Butler for the hubby and I!