NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "Betcha can't eat just one."
Lay's was on to something there. The potato chip company coined the slogan in its advertising campaign in the 1960s. And, they were right. It's truly a challenge to eat just one chip.
Many times, you sit in front of the TV with a big bag and eat mindlessly. We've all been there. Over time it becomes a habit, and before you know it your favorite shirt feels tighter, your pants fit a bit more snug than usual, and your dress doesn't zip up as quickly and as easily as before. That's when you realize that you've put on a few pounds.
What's next is that you decide to try and eat less, and only when you're really hungry.
So, you make sure to read the nutrition facts and eat just one serving. Instead of two slices of pizza, you have just one. Instead of buying a 2 liter bottle of soda, you pick up one of those cold-pressed juices that promise to cleanse your body of toxins -- hoping it'll also magically flush out some fat.
But, wait one second. What if the type of food you're eating can alter brain function and promote overeating. That's right, certain foods can make you more hungry!
According to a 2013 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, certain types of meals can increase hunger. More specifically, they found that a high glycemic index (or high-carb) meal stimulated the reward and craving regions of the brain, and affects eating behavior at your next meal.
And it's not just the foods high in carbohydrates. Thanks to a phenomenon known as sensory specific satiety, you can fill up on a whole bag of potato chips and feel like only your salty stomach is full. That leaves you wanting to fill up your sugary stomach, your sour stomach, your spicy stomach... well, you get the picture.
So, we've come up with a list of 10 foods that make you hungrier and eat more!
If your clothes are feeling a bit too tight lately, we'd suggest you avoid the following items to get you back on the right track.
***Just a disclaimer, before starting on a crazy diet and eliminating the following foods, check with your doctor first -- please.
Who doesn't love a nice glass of vino at the end of a long day. Be careful.
Whether it's after a tough day at work, or a long night of partying, drinking alcohol is known to give you the 'munchies.' According to research published in Alcohol & Alcoholism, just three servings can lower levels of leptin, a hormone designed to keep hunger at bay, by 30%.
Scientists have found that alcohol directly interferes with the appetite controls of the brain called the hypothalamus, triggering this part of the brain to make us crave high calorie food.