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In your mind you're downing a pint of dulce de leche ice cream, or, if you're a savory fanatic, maybe you're daydreaming of lacing into a bowl of gooey mac and cheese. You do this often. Before too long, miracle of miracles, your waistline gets smaller.
According to a recent study published in the journal Science, it all makes sense. When it comes to weight loss, suppressing cravings doesn't work. Visualization does. Remember "inner tennis," where sports psychologists determined that concentration and thinking through a game improved play? Apparently, indulging in food fantasies leads to diet success.
Maybe it's time to concentrate on chocolate. Find out more about this study, and the psychology of eating, by reading the whole story at AOL Health.
And, while we're on the subject, check out today's chocolate giveaway from Chocri. Just in case you want to put the daydreams on hold.