It’s a simple question which has stumped obesity researchers for decades: why do most people who diet to lose weight, regain it? A drop in metabolism gets the most blame, but the hidden culprit could simply be an increase in appetite.Losing weight is easy; keeping the weight off is the hard part. No need to cite scientific studies to support that claim with decades of … [Read more...] about Why do we regain weight?
Shopping on a full stomach is sensible advice to prevent buying up big on foods that you don't need. Now scientists have taken this idea further by showing that what a person eats before they shop can influence what they buy.It is age-old advice that it is best not to grocery shop on an empty stomach if you are trying to eat better and eat less. Taking this advice one step … [Read more...] about An apple a day brings more apples your way
Physical activity is promoted for its benefit on fitness and helping burn up excess kilojoules. Now scientists are beginning to unravel secondary benefits it could have by dampening activation of brain regions that drive our desire for less-healthy high-kilojoule foods.Physical activity has many health benefits and is a cornerstone of lifestyle advice to help with weight … [Read more...] about Exercise changes our desire for unhealthy foods
A scientific study has finally given credence to what many people intuitively know: never go shopping on an empty stomach.Fasting or food deprivation in a restrictive diet is well-known to increase both the quantity and quality of food a person eats when they break their fast or diet. It seems logically then that this would explain why advice is given to people trying to … [Read more...] about It’s true: hungry shoppers buy more food
Losing weight is hard, but holding onto hard fought gains can be even harder. Weight regain is faced by almost all successful weight losers, resulting in the need to turn to yet another variation of the dieting, exercising and self-denial merry-go-round ride. New research has now found that people who successfully lose weight, only to find it come back on again, can blame their … [Read more...] about Can’t keep weight off? Blame your hunger hormones