Eating food slowly seems like good advice. But why could it better for you to slow down at the dinner table? Maybe because new research finds that fast eaters are at greater risk of weight gain and metabolic disease.The advice seems credible: eat slowly so that you have a chance to feel full before you can overeat. Eating less can then mean less chance of gaining weight. So … [Read more...] about Fast eating a health hazard
For those following a strict diet to lose weight, a new study proposes that there may just be merit in the idea of a weekend cheat meal in loosening the bonds of food self-control.Making concerted dietary changes and having them stick long term to help with weight loss is tough. Just how many people fall off their best intentioned diet plans is testament to this. We only … [Read more...] about The cheat meal and how weekend cheaters weigh less
Attentive eating is a hot topic in nutrition research. A recent review of the research to date finds that mindful eating can be a powerful behaviour change in helping with weight loss.Diets come and go, yet few offer any real long-term solution for weight loss and weight maintenance. An overall change in lifestyle and behaviour is fundamental to addressing decades of slow … [Read more...] about Pay attention if you want to lose weight
The memory of what we believe we have eaten in a recent meal is now considered an important part of regulating our appetite and hunger.What drives us to desire food is a complex mix of hormones, psychology and physiology. One new research frontier being explored is how our recent memory of what we have eaten (termed episodic memory) can modify future food intake.If … [Read more...] about Eating: what memories are made of
It is the question that underpins the search to find an answer to the obesity problem: what drives us to eat? No matter what a person’s genetic profile, environment or activity levels, eating more food than what the body needs to meet its energy demands results in just one outcome: weight gain.Pervasive food marketing and 24 hour access to cheap, energy-dense food are … [Read more...] about What drives us to eat more?