Specialists of the Bangor university (Great Britain) have found out that the people having obesity derive smaller pleasure from food.
53 people have participated in a research, 20 of which had normal weight, and 33 — had obesity. To track eating habits of volunteers, they were asked by means of a special application for the smartphone to note when they wanted to eat and also whether they have derived pleasure from food. In the application meal time, and intensity of hunger and the had satisfaction was registered users estimated on a 10-mark scale. The application was used within two weeks.
People ate with obesity on average five times a day whereas people with a normal weight reported about six meals. Meal duration for all was approximately identical — about 18 minutes. The feeling of hunger visited respondents approximately with an identical frequency and intensity. However volunteers with obesity noted much less often that they enjoyed food.
As researchers note, during the day we can eat not only for hunger, but also for the sake of pleasant feelings for this reason special sweet and fat products stand "high in esteem". The lack of pleasure from food can be connected with overeating that has confirmed a research. At the same time that initially: obesity or a lack of pleasant feelings of meal — it wasn't succeeded to establish.