You weren’t all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What gives?
No nutrition scientist would ever make this analogy, but think of it like sex. If you’re attracted to someone, a kiss is only going to fan the flames of your desire. In the same way, a few bites of food can “activate” the parts of your brain and gut that drive your hunger for more, says Dr. Belinda Lennerz, an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Excerpted from time.com