There has been some very interesting research that has recently come to light which indicates that smelling or sniffing vanilla can actually cause us to eat less!
The study found that sniffing vanilla extract before a meal may trick your brain into thinking that you have actually eaten more than you have. As you would definitely expect, the researchers of the study indicated that feeling more full more quickly can cause us to eat less at meal time!
This can be especially important because we can become full before eating dessert (where a huge number of calories are). Try it and see if it works for you!
Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.