A new study has found that playing a game such as Tetris for just three minutes can cut the urge for food and alcohol. Psychologists at Plymouth University believe the visual distraction from the classic Eighties computer game, developed in Moscow, could naturally lower cravings for long enough to ward them off completely.
Professor Jackie Andrade explains; "Episodes of craving normally only last a few minutes, during which time an individual is visualising what they want and the reward it will bring. Often those feelings result in the person giving in and consuming the very thing they are trying to resist. But by playing Tetris, just in short bursts, you are preventing your brain creating those enticing images and without them the craving fades."
In the study, those who played Tetris had 24% weaker cravings than those who did not. We think it's a good an excuse as any to dust down the Gameboy as part of your wedding weightloss diet plan!