Wide Variety, Large Quantities of Snack Foods Are Driving Childhood Obesity

Another study has confirmed what most parents already know innately. If you offer children a wide variety and large quantities of tasty, less-than-healthy snack foods, they will eat a lot of those foods – and get fat! There are a couple of interesting thing about this study, however. First, it focused on snack foods and… Continue reading Wide Variety, Large Quantities of Snack Foods Are Driving Childhood Obesity

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Snacking and Binge Eating: It’s the Brain’s Fault – Study

When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don’t want to stop even though you know you’ve eaten enough? Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine may have found the reason. In lab experiments, Thomas Kash, PhD, the John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and colleagues discovered a… Continue reading Snacking and Binge Eating: It’s the Brain’s Fault – Study

Serving Preschoolers Bigger Portions Trains Them to Eat More

Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, the researchers examined whether children between the ages of three and five were susceptible to the portion size effect — the tendency of people to eat more when larger portions… Continue reading Serving Preschoolers Bigger Portions Trains Them to Eat More

Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of the reward system and increased… Continue reading Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Office employees who opt to stand when working are likely to be burning only fractionally more calories than their seated colleagues, according to new research from the University of Bath. The study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, reveals that the ‘benefits’ of standing over sitting equate to little more… Continue reading Taking A Stand On Whether To Sit At Work

Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are trying to slim down, lose some weight or just find a healthier way of eating, you may have fallen victim to this kind of click-bait nonsense: “Dr. Schmozz’s 10 Natural Weight-Loss Tricks” “Easy Fat Loss With (insert weird food name here)” “Eat/Drink/Do This Every Day… Continue reading 12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work

Your Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

This study was small, but may provide some interesting insight into how our gut bacteria impact our ability to lose weight. Source: Mayo Clinic A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight,… Continue reading Your Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss