Weight Control

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

A recently published research study showed that men were more likely to overeat when they ate their meals with women. They ate less when they shared a meal with guy friends. Not only did the men eat more unhealthy foods (like pizza) when their dinner companion was a woman but they also ate more healthy … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

It can be tricky to determine the actual calorie content of foods. Most calculations are done using the Atwater system, developed over 100 years ago, which showed that carbs and protein have 4 calories and fat has 9 calories in 1 gram. You can think of a gram as about the weight of an average paper clip. Comparing … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

People who are significantly overweight often deal with sleep disturbances, most notably sleep apnea. Those who are chronically sleep deprived tend to gain weight more easily and have a tougher time getting the weight off. A recent study found that overweight adults who ate more protein while dieting had improved sleep quality. This was the first study to explore how diet can … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Researchers confirmed, once again, that if people are offered larger-sized portions or packages they will eat more. Larger dishes and utensils also encourage overeating more than smaller-sized versions. The researchers looked at people from age 3 to their mid-50s and the results were the same. Offer more and people simple eat more. When given drinks in … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

In our age of supersizing everything, even clothing sizes are inflating too. A woman who would have worn a size 12 two decades ago is now happily stepping into a size 8. What changed are dress designers who rejiggered basic pattern sizes to make everyone fit into a smaller size. Don’t be tricked by brand … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

For most people both stress and sadness triggers emotional eating. People in a negative emotional state tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind. Research by Cornell University food scientists found that a person’s emotional state can influence the taste of food and drive the acceptability of foods. When you are … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Over half of Americans want to lose weight making fad weight loss diets very enticing to try. Fad diets do work. As a matter of fact, all diets work. Fad diets, however, are like a patch on a leaking tire. The patch lasts for a while and then gives way. Fad diets also last for … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain restaurants with more than 20 locations will soon be required to post calorie information for menu items. Many already do this. There is an ongoing debate over whether this information is used by customers and if they actually buy foods with fewer calories? A study surveyed customers after … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

It takes knowledge, motivation, action and time to create change. If you want to lose weight cut yourself some slack. It won’t happen overnight, but every small step you take in the right direction will help you become a trimmer, healthier you. A small success is better than a big failure. When you mention the … Read More