The habit of photographing food can lead to overeating

According to sociologists, at least 70% of millennials regularly publish photos of food on social networks, and some have long lived by the principle “if you don’t post it on Instagram, you don’t eat.” A study has shown that this funny habit is not nearly as harmless as it might seem. “/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/privychka-fotografirovat-edu-mozhet-privesti-k-pereedaniju-eea8d95.webp” class=”img-fluid” width=”750″ height=”422″ alt=” The habit of photographing food can lead to overeating ” /> 8746

Scientists from Georgia Southern University recruited 145 students and divided them into two groups. Volunteers were given plates of cheese crackers and one group was asked to first take a photo of them and then eat them.

After eating, participants were asked to rate how much they liked the crackers and whether they wanted more. It turned out that the students who took pictures of the food had the biggest appetite. This effect was most noticeable in volunteers who received six crackers rather than the twelve crackers everyone else received.

According to scientists, the very act of taking photos changes the way the brain perceives food and increases the desire to eat more, which can lead to consuming extra calories and weight gain.

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“Our results show that photography eating time is associated with a greater desire for food after eating it. Additionally, for small portions, filming during consumption is associated with greater taste for the food,” the study authors wrote.< /p>

However, earlier studies found benefits from photographing food, reports the Daily Mail. Thus, scientists have discovered that the process of photographing dishes from good angles makes the brain concentrate more on the smell and aroma of food, which promotes good digestion.