Scientists claim that eating in front of mirror promotes weight loss. Why? Because, as they say, seeing yourself eating, especially junk food, will create discomfort. In the University of Central Florida, a study, published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, has been conducted on 185 student.
Students had two choices: a chocolate cake or fruit salad. Two tastings took place; one in a room with mirrors, another in a room without mirrors. Students who had chosen the chocolate cake reported that it was "less tasty" in the room with mirrors. Looking in the mirror while eating the cake pushed the participants into reconsidering social standards, making the cake less yummi.
The study suggests placing mirrors in restaurants and eating places, giving the customers a chance to rethink their healthy practices and choices.