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Could the smell of food help one fast?

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Updated October 28, 2014 at 3:48 AM
Created November 02, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I once heard that people who spend a bit of time cooking don't eat as much. Is this attributed to the fact that cooks tend to taste as they work? Or does their being bombarded by olfactory input cause a sort of pseudo-satiation.

If the latter is true, does that mean that being around the smell of food could help one fast? Or might it instead be too much of a temptation and conducive to the breaking of the fast?

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3979 · November 03, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Yeah, but that's *when* eating.

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78422 · November 03, 2012 at 12:40 AM

There is a sensory overload effect where the normal response to a stimulus becomes blunted if over-stimulation occurs.

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432 · November 02, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Appreciate the aroma, but don't relinquish self-control.

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432 · November 02, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Appreciate the smell, but don't relinquish self-control.

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596 · November 02, 2012 at 9:57 PM

My observation is that if I cook something overnight (bone broth, a roast for lunch the next day, whatever), I wake up absolutely starving and have to eat almost immediately. If I don't have something cooking when I awaken, I can delay breakfast for anywhere from half an hour to several hours. So, food smells make me hungry, which means I eat when I wouldn't otherwise.

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432 · November 02, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Bathe in the smell for awhile and see if that IMPULSE fades at all.

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2688 · November 02, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I think thats REALLY going to depend on the person. Sometimes smelling food makes me ravenous.

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432 · November 02, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Bathe in the smell for awhile and see if that IMPULSE fades at all.

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1173 · November 03, 2012 at 5:28 AM

Smelling food is part of the cephalic phase of digestion and will prime the body to receive food by initisting gastric acid release. So no it won't help fasting and it is why you probably feel like eating when you smell delicious food.

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10994 · November 03, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Depends on how good it smells. One of the best ways to kick an addiction is to go through the process of everything you would do, right up until you eat it. Then walk away. But if you think you'll eat it it might be best not to tempt fate..

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3979 · November 03, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Yeah, but that's *when* eating.

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