If We Imagine Breakfast This Beautiful, Will We Eat Less?

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 If one imagines breakfast being this beautiful, nourishing our senses with this much gorgeous stimulation, will we eat less? Is this visual gorgeosity and appreciation of food well prepared and served with beautiful style a key to eating less?

Having roamed the streets of Paris for years, I think the answer is ‘yes’.

Watching this video yesterday, it was impossible not to recall the Carnegie Mellon research suggesting that allowing ourselves to think about food pleasures doesn’t automatically trigger our impulses to eat more.

In fact the opposite occurs, through a process called habituation.

Coincidentally, NYTimes writer Henry Alford takes up the same research topic, applying it to his own desire to lose a few pounds.