8 Unexpected Appetite Deterrents and Stimulants

Most of us are not tough enough to resist the sweet waft of chocolate chip cookies—especially when mom makes her secret recipe. However, if you’re trying to steer clear of the treats, mom isn’t doing your waistline any favors.  We’ve uncovered eight lesser known appetite deterrents and stimulants that can impact your appetite and either cause you to overeat or lose your appetite completely…

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1. Dim Hunger with Lighting

Did you know that mood lighting, romantic lighting, or dimming the lights actually has a suppressing effect on your appetite? Research from Cornell University Food studied the effect of lighting on 2 groups—with one they used soft light and with the second they used regular (fast-food) lighting. The dim-lit diners not only ate their meals more slowly; they also consumed less food (and calories) overall.

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