These AR Glasses Make Your Food Look Huge So You Want To Eat Less

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We've seen some pretty crazy potential uses for Google Glasses, but what if instead of helping you commute better, they made your diet easier? These augmented reality glasses do just that by tricking you into thinking you've eaten more than you have. Obesity solved!

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Though these AR glasses are just a Japanese concept right now, they could be the future of your diet. The idea is painfully simple: The glasses make your food look 1.5 times bigger, which makes you feel the satisfying feeling of fullness faster. Before you go and say something like, "this is freaking ridiculous," check out this hard evidence, which demonstrates that this could really work. According to Yomiuri Online, researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a study with a mammoth sample of 12 men and women and found that people wearing the glasses ate 9.3 percent fewer cookies.

While some might argue that this is hardly a definitive study, we could all stand to lose a few pounds. Here's to wishful thinking. [Yomiuri Online and Dietdiet.info via The Verge]

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Anyone ever heard of the emotional eating scale?

1: Very hungry; starving; desperate. Your stomach is "screaming."

2: Moderately hungry; ready to eat. Your stomach is "talking."

3: Mildly hungry; beginning hunger. Your stomach is "whispering."

4: Neutral. You feel no sensations of hunger or fullness.

5: Mildly full. You feel satisfied.

6: Very full. Your stomach is beginning to feel a bit distended.

7: Much too full. Your stomach feels stuffed.

When I was MUCH heavier nearly every meal was until #7 and I probably never got below #5. I knew when I was stuffed and when I wasn't stuffed. Never really experiencing hunger for nearly a decade.

Eating at a 2 and stop eating at around a 5 has revolutionized my world. I was definitely a food addict. I was addicted to eating until I was full. If more people could get back in touch with their bodies and apply this scale I feel it would solve a lot of problems. Of course the reasons you eat until you are stuffed might need to be taken care of too.