Are your overweight fixed meal times, to a certain extent complicity? Who is accustomed to eat, always after fixed hours who will develop regardless of an existing lack of energy, a feeling of hunger. This phenomenon was studied in a series of experiments with overweight and normal-weight people. Both groups of people were housed in a room, not left to inference on the time of day. It was just a watch in this space, the sample workers had also not wristwatches. The meals were served at the usual hours (8: 00, 12: 30, 17:30). However, the clock has been tampered with after a few days. That is, reduced the amount of time between meals.
While the overweight regardless ate the meal offered by a real feeling of hunger, let the instance return meals untouched, or ate only a fraction of the food offered. This showed clearly that appear regardless of the time of day their feeling of hunger develop, and if they do, then limit the amount, depending on the actual energy demand. When they ate it, then only a small amount and the entire portion. Here too the dependency of habits showed up. The overweight developed a feeling of being tired, when he has eaten his usual amount. The normal eating only so much until the energy hunger is quenched and the feeling of hunger is gone. The Pavlovian dog experiment provides us with the explanation for this difference in behavior.
The Pavlovian dog attempt was made the following. Always before the dog was fed, but saw feed, Pavlov has measured the flow of saliva. Regularly increased the flow of saliva as a result of the natural reflex. Then he at the same time with the feeding will hear a Bell sound. After Pavlov had repeated this process several times, it came even to the increased saliva production, if only the sound of the bell rang, the feed but far and wide there was nothing to see.