Appetite is defined as the desire to eat. Your desire to eat should be driven by hunger. When enough time has passed from your last meal or snack, your body sends signals that it needs to be refueled. Actual hunger usually occurs 4 to 6 hours after the last time you ate. But, it is … Read More

Don’t fast to feast later. This only results in more calories eaten. Don’t skip breakfast. Not only will you have less energy to get through the morning but breakfast skippers eat more calories during the remainder of the day. If you are really dying for a hamburger and fries at lunch order a kid’s meal … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

Being on a diet is a lot like running a marathon. Runners talk about hitting a wall—getting to spots in a race where they find it hard to go on. Dieters hit trouble spots, too. There are times when motivation is low, or a week or two goes by with little or no progress, despite … Read More

You probably consume calories while you cook. If you taste, nibble and nosh while cooking, try chewing gum—it’s a simple trick to save thousands of calories a year. Getting enough sleep keeps you thin. Research has shown that your appetite increases markedly when you are sleep deprived. Sleep more, weigh less. Weekends can be hazardous … Read More

Small changes can end up giving you big results. Consider these fixes for a longer, healthier life. 1. Do-it-yourself bypass surgery: walking. Walking briskly for 20 to 30 minutes several times a week dramatically increases blood flow through the arteries and can help some people with narrowed arteries safely avoid bypass surgery. 2. Black is … Read More