Drawing Your Favorite Foods

Drawing Your Favorite Foods

If you like to draw, then you may want to consider drawing some of your favorite foods.  It can actually benefit you in a variety of different ways.  You will find it to be fun and exciting, but new research has shown that drawing foods can actually help to put you into a better mood.  You don’t believe it?  You might just want to try it for yourself.  Studies have been conducted, and it has research to back it up, so it may be time that you put your artistic skills to good use.  Even if you aren’t artistic, you may still have fun even if the end product doesn’t look too great!

Bring Up the Thought of Good Food Rather than Consuming the Calories

When you are drawing your favorite foods, you can look at the drawing afterwards and bring up the thought of having your favorite dish.  It can usually brighten your mood and help you to get past eating due to stress.  If you can simply look at a picture of your favorite food that you have drawn, you will be able to get the feel of the food without the calories.  It really is a win-win situation.

Suppress Your Hunger

Some research has even indicated that drawing your favorite foods can actually suppress your hunger.  If you find that you eat more often that you should, or you tend to overeat in one setting, then you may want to give this exercise a try.  It may prove to do much more than just boost your mood, but rather suppress that hunger so that you can stick to your weight loss goals.

How to Get Started

So, if you are ready to start drawing your favorite foods- here’s how to get started.  You will first want to start out by getting a sketch pad and some quality colored pencils.  If you are an artist, and enjoy drawing, then you may already have these things on hand.  However, if you don’t have them you can get them at your local arts and crafts store.  Just be sure to consider their quality.

One thing we like to do is to cook the food to get it prepped for the drawing.  We use a small Kitchenaid toaster oven around our art room that heats up most of our food for pictures.

You will then want to get a picture of your favorite food, and you can begin by drawing it by hand.  If you are just not artistic enough, you may even want to trace it.  Then, you will be able to use the colored pencils to fill in the spaces and make it look great.  The more appetizing you can make it look, the more effective it will be.

Does it Work?

While research says that it works, it may not work for everyone.  It is one of those things that you must simply try out before you can really say whether or not it will work for you.  It may seem outside the box, and far fetched even, but it is really worth giving it a shot.  If you haven’t really ever considered it, then it may be time you gave it a try.  It’s easy, and it might work for you.

 

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