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The Food Porn Diet

Cutting back doesn't mean blocking every friend who Instagrams an amazing meal. But you can start by seeking out healthier foods in your online searches. After all, if photos can make you crave cheesecake, a good enough shot might turn you on to brussels sprouts.

What's more, the same kind of mental imagery that helps kick-start food cravings can also help crush them. A study from Adelaide University in Australia found that women were less likely to cave to a high-calorie food when they were asked to conjure up another (nonedible) object of affection--for instance, imagining the sights of their favorite destination on the planet.

The Munchie Shot

What makes some food photos particularly drool-inducing? Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D., author of Supernormal Stimuli, deconstructs the gut-tricking details in one of the most-liked savory shots on FoodPornDaily.com.

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It's Larger Than Life

This extreme close-up (you can practically see the holes in the bread crumbs!) is no accident. Zooming in on food makes you feel as though you're having an intimate experience with it. The result: You end up eating more.

Every Calorie Counts

Even if the portion itself isn't huge, showing a hyperconcentration of salt, fat, and refined carbs in every bite makes you want to dig in.

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