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You are what you THINK you eat! Just believing your breakfast was insubstantial tricks you into eating more throughout the day

You are what you think you eat, new research reveals.

Believing you had a small breakfast makes people feel significantly hungrier just two hours later, a study found.

They also consume more food at lunch and take in more calories throughout the day, the research adds.

The memory of a small meal, as opposed to producing higher amounts of ‘hunger hormones’, is behind the results, according to the researchers.

Lead author Dr Steven Brown from Sheffield Hallam University, said: ‘We were able to measure participants’ consumption throughout the rest of the day and found that total intake was lower when participants believed that they had eaten a larger breakfast.’

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