Now here is a smart-eating hack that we can figure out. Many dieters offer indulgent desserts for fruit or something healthy. But research published on February 7 by the American Psychological Association shows that diners who have already chosen a rich dessert make better meal choices. 25 healthy smoothie recipes that taste like dessert The title of the study gives it away: "If I take pleasure first, I will eat less: the unexpected interaction effect of indulgence and presentation order for consumption." Participants went through a university cafeteria line where the dessert was sometimes presented first, sometimes last. When the dessert was first offered, those who put a slice of rich lemon cheesecake (189 calories) on their tray instead of an assortment of fruit (70 calories), made smarter choices and consumed 30 percent less calories, including a dessert. "We believe that guests who have chosen the delicious dessert first have chosen healthier head and side dishes to compensate for their high-calorie dessert," says Martin Reimann, a professor at the University of Arizona and one of the authors of the study, in a statement from MarketWatch. "Diners who have chosen the healthier dessert may have thought that they had already done a good deed for their bodies, so they earned more calorific food down the cafeteria." The research leads to interesting thinking about choices in general and the whole concept of treating themselves. The authors of the study suggested that it might be interesting to develop the concept beyond food. "It would be interesting to test whether non-food inductions would have the same effect", the study noted. "If, for example, a person were to make food choices right after he had undergone an expensive massage session or bought a luxury item, would the individual be inclined to choose healthier or heavier food options?" If you've been thinking again lately, here are your 20 worst air time errors and how you can solve them.