I watched this interesting BBC documentary today, The Truth About... Calories. Most of it was simple common sense but there was one thing that grabbed my attention in particular.
They did a test where they split pairs of identical twins into two groups. One group was given a milkshake that was presented in packaging that claimed to be super healthy and had only 200 calories whilst the other group were given a milkshake with a more luxurious packaging, claiming to be a more indulging drink with a 900 calorie count.
We're all aware of the presence of advertising yet I was shocked at how deep and subconsciously it can make us feel. So it's the beginning of the year and there'll be a lot of people opting for those 'healthy,' options but it could be counter productive if it's leaving your appetite unsatisfied. Anyway 'dieting,' is pointless, what you eat and what you do should be a way of life not a post Christmas fad.
If you want to check out the The Truth About... show it's available on BBC iPlayer until the 5th of February 2016:
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