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
Predictions can shape behaviors and decisions that eventually make the prediction come true. Could learning that you're at high risk of obesity increase your risk?Read More
Most people spend just a minute or two reading a menu; the placement of calorie counts can therefore determine if their information is considered or simply ignored.Read More
In a pilot study, people who changed their mealtimes lost on average twice the amount of body fat compared to the control group, despite not consciously restricting their caloric intake.Read More
A group of heart experts studied trending nutrition controversies. Here's the latest on dairy, sugar, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks, mushrooms and hummus.Read More
New studies provide further evidence that if you enjoy your coffee you can do so guilt free – coffee is probably good for you, as long as you remember that coffee, at its essence, is a calorie free, unsweetened drink.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?