Dr Oz: Eat Less Salty Food
Do you think it’s really possible to trick your taste buds into eating less? Chef Richard Blais does, and that’s why he joined Dr Oz on his show to help people who just feel like they can’t stop overeating. Richard Blais said his show Hungry Games has helped him realize a lot about food and his own appetite. He said taste buds are important for pleasure, but you need to be able to “pause” them.
First, if you like to binge on salty foods like pretzels, Richard suggested eating one. He said your saliva dissolves the salt, which is why if you dry your tongue between bites with a paper towel or napkin, it can actually help dry your mouth out. Then, the next bite you take will taste different. Richard said without the saliva, you can’t taste the salt.
Dr Oz: Quick Relief After Eating Spicy Food
If you really enjoy spicy or hot food like hot wings, Richard said those foods can actually make you crave more. To trick your taste buds when eating spicy food, Richard first wanted to figure out what food would work best as a neutralizer: tomato juice, avocado, honey, peanut butter, or beer. Most people thought avocado would work best, but honey was actually the best solution.
Richard explained that honey can trick your pallet and coat your tongue to mask the spice. He said avocado wasn’t far off, it’s just not as good as honey.
Dr Oz: Separate Candy By Color
Next, if you binge on candy, the color can actually contribute to overeating. Two different groups were used in a study and were each given a bowl of candy to munch on. One was filled with multicolored candies, while the other was full of all-green candies. So which bowl had more missing? The multicolored candies. By separating your food by color before you eat it, it decreases your perception of variety, making you eat less.
Do you have any tricks to share for eating less and stopping a binge before it starts?