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?
Any research involving chocolate cake is sure to grab the public's attention. Now some serious chocolate cake research has found that how a person feels about chocolate cake, be it chocolate cake guilt or celebration, can predict how healthy their behaviours are and how likely they are to lose weight.With health and nutrition stories receiving top billing in both … [Read more...] about Chocolate cake guilt predicts unhealthy eating habits
Eating food slowly and fully is advice most of us have heard while growing up. It is adults though that should be paying heed to this advice with new research showing that the advice is true: eating slowly can help to reduce over-eating.The advice seems credible: eat slowly so that you have a chance to feel full before you overeat. When the theory is tested in a laboratory, … [Read more...] about Eating slowly, eating less
Eating less at night time is sensible advice for someone trying to eat less. Now science has given some validity to changing your habits if you think eating at night means you're eating too much.Eating less food at night time is sensible advice for someone trying to lose weight. The reason often given is that if eat you too much food at night, the body will store all those … [Read more...] about Less eating at night cuts calories
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