Bigger portions make people overeat, that’s already well established. Portions can grow in two ways, however: they can grow in size, or by increasing the number of units in the serving. Does increasing the volume of the food have the same effect as increasing the number of units? Do people eat less when a big portion is divided into smaller ones?Read More
Are there consequences of letting go every once in a while? Several studies address weight gain over vacations; they offer both reassurance and warnings.Read More
Are you considering Sugar-Free-January, a Sugar-Free-2019? A new study makes the case for avoiding the extremes of sugar intake — surprisingly, both high and very low sugar intake were linked with bad outcomes.Read More
Most people think about metabolic health in terms of leanness vs. obesity. But BMI doesn’t tell the whole story, and internal biochemical processes increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart and vascular disease.Read More
Millennials are the first cohort to be born into an obesogenic world, they are fatter than their parents at the same age, and are projected to gain 35 pounds in the first 15 years after they finish high school.
A new study found that the more chocolate and candy kids ate, the slimmer they tended to be. The odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower among the most avid consumers of chocolate and candy.Read More
If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people would we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?Read More