Accordingi to an article in the November 2011 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, simply perceiving your meal as extravagant can help you feel satisfied and rev up your metabolism, say Yale researchers. When they gave 46 volunteers a 380 calorie beverage labeled “Indulgence Shake,” the participants' levels of the hunger-and-metabolism-regulating hormone ghrelin fell sharply, showing they felt full and had an amped-up calorie burn. But a week earlier, when the group sipped the same drink, this time marked “Sensi-Shake,” ghrelin stayed flat. To mind your waistline, when eating healthy, don't focus on how “good” you're being. Instead, think about the pleasurable experience (taste, textures, aromas) of eating the food, suggest lead researchers Alia Crum, Ph.D.