A new study concluded that food pictures in your newsfeed may be as good as the real food, and cause you to crave less food. Techcrunch reported on October 7, 2013, especially Instagram newsfeed photos, were studies by 232 participants, they concluded those who saw salt foods in their newsfeed, repeatedly craved less salty foods.
They found that those foods you saw over and over in your newsfeeds, you did not want to eat the food. They concluded that seeing it in your newsfeed, by way of a detailed picture, satisfied your craving for the food.
The research data was analyzed by Brigham Young University. They concluded that how many times you see a picture of something sweet, salty or savory, determines how well it tastes to you. They posted a warning on their website to Instagram users. “Warning Instagrammers: you might want to stop taking so many pictures of your food.”
The research data also showed that when you see an advertisement for a food item once, it triggers a craving. Multiple pictures for the same type of food will satisfy the craving for that food, and you will not want to eat the food any more. Do you think seeing, for example, a picture a cake over and over will make you crave it less? Could this tool be helpful in dieting?