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Goggles Make Food Appear 50% Larger, Help You Eat Less

Image: DietDiet
[in Japanese]

Can you trick your brain into thinking that you’ve eaten more than you
really have? Apparently so! A team at Tokyo University developed a special
pair of "food glasses" that help dieters by making it appear
that they’re eating a lot more food:

The video eyewear processes the image to enlarge the food’s appearance
while maintaining the original size of the hand and surroundings. The
idea is that tricking the wearer into believing that they’ve eaten more
than they really have will give them a greater feeling of "fullness."

The stats appear to bear this out, at least slightly: according
to the Yomiuri Shinbun, a test group of 12 men and women ate 9.3 percent
less cookies than normal when shown the 50 percent enlarged image, but
15 percent more when the glasses were set to reduce the cookies’ size
by 33 percent.


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April 13th, 2012

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