The University of Exeter has published a brain training application for Android and iOS called “Food Training” which is designed to help users break their habits of junk food. The application data were used for a new study on whether this type of brain training can actually improve its eating habits – and, depending on the researchers, that can.
Using an eight-point scale, the study revealed that the use of the FoodTT application has been able to reduce the user’s junk food consumption an average point. The service was observed when the Foodt application was used at about once a month for a month, although those who used the application have more often experienced more changes in their eating habits.
The application consists of pressing a feeding food on the phone display when it is surrounded by a green circle, but do not patter it when surrounded by a red circle. Malbouffes are placed in red circles, while healthier food installations like vegetables are placed in green circles. Users also have the option of choosing specific food categories, they may have trouble fighting.
For example, the application will allow users to focus specifically on alcoholic beverages or combine alcohol with other things like bread, cookies and other the poorest food choices. The application is free to download to Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store.
The study involved 1,234 participants who were invited to use food at least 10 times. About half of the participants actually followed this requirement and researchers say that, overall, they had a slight increase in the amount of healthy food consumed and lost around a weight book.