In our previous chronicles of overdetermination, we've learned that pretty much everything can predict the winner of the Super Bowl and everything has more germs than a toilet bowl. Today we look at what's making you overeat.
Researchers recently found that simply seeing fat people can lead to overeating. Their study consisted of a small number of participants looking at either "a fat person, a normal-weight person, or a lamp." People who looked at the "fat person" ate more candy afterwards. But if you think just averting your gaze from fat people will make you skinny, you're sadly mistaken. Here's a small sample of other things that researchers have also linked to overeating. If you lump these all together, a quest to lose weight feels comically daunting.
Things Research Linked to Overeating:
- Having overweight friends leads to overeating.
- Thinking too much leads to overeating.
- Playing video games for over an hour leads to overeating.
- Larger food portions on your plate leads to overeating.
- Smaller food portions leads to overeating.
- Oversleeping leads to overeating.
- Undersleeping leads to overeating.
- Morbid thoughts lead to overeating.
- A sense of pride or achievement leads to overeating.
- Small snack packages lead to overeating.
- Stress leads to overeating.
- Low-calorie diet meals lead to overeating.
- Fatty foods leads to overeating
- Eating quickly leads to overeating
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