Why Swapping Fruit For Chocolate Won’t Satisfy You

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Source: Authority Nutrition

Psychological Science recently published a study about cravings and satisfaction. Often times when we’re craving something, we try to look for a healthier alternative. “Eat This, Not That” is a prime example of this logic. So if you’re craving chips or pretzels, you might think that carrots or celery are a good alternative to satisfy your need for crunch. But according to this study, you’re actually more likely to be satisfied by something totally different. So if you’re chocolate, but go for fruit instead, your brain will be thinking that it’s similar, but not exactly what you wanted. You’re more likely to make comparisons between similar items, than completely different items. The study found that people felt more satisfied when choosing a food that was totally different from what they were craving, than the healthier substitute.


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