Diet Center Diet Tips
Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.
May 20, 2013 Tip
Did you ever notice how bright, bold colors of fruits and vegetables can stimulate your appetite? According to a director of Health, Weight, and Stress Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the colors of restaurant decor can also stimulate one’s mood and appetite. Particularly, they have found “hot” and bright colors such as red, orange, and yellow to stimulate people’s appetite so that they eat more. You may notice many fast food chains use these colors in their restaurants.
One study showed that when Howard Johnson’s first opened up with predominantly blue decor, their food sales were low. After changing to predominantly orange, their food sales increased by 134% in weeks. So next time you’re in a restaurant and see such bright colors, remind yourself to think about how hungry you are. Try to avoid temptation and check nutritional content of food items so that you stick to your program. Instead of letting hot colors stimulate your appetite, let them stimulate your brain to make wise, healthy food selections so that you eat just enough to feel satisfied yet keep losing the weight.