‘Diet Glasses’ Make You Think You’re Full
The Japanese have developed the latest tool in the war on calories.
Using the mind to ‘trick’ the body into thinking it’s eating more, these goggles increase the size of the food being consumed by the user, but their hand holding the food stays the same! Researchers at the University of Tokyo have used computer digital sleight of hand to fool your brain, and apparently in clinical testing, it’s worked.
In trials, consumers ate as much as 10% less biscuits while wearing the glasses than they did without, when the food was manipulated to look only 66 percent of it’s real size, they ate 15% more. Researchers said virtual reality such as this is key to “tricking” the brain and senses. While they don’t plan to make the device commercially available, they are considering making it available through a program for obese people who want to lose weight.