How Grocers Could Nudge Shoppers into Buying Healthier Foods

Subtle cues can drastically change buying habits for the better. Researchers are learning methods of subliminal influence, or gentle persuasion if you like that term better, to get shoppers to buy more produce. These little tricks were tried under research conditions, revealing some surprising and some not-so-surprising quirks of human behavior when shopping. The Research Read more …

Embrace the Cold to Lose Weight without Dieting

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Shivering can boost your metabolism and help you burn more calories. A new study released by Dutch researchers indicates that turning down the thermostat in a home or office could help with weight loss. The research hoped to confirm other studies which showed that exposure to mildly colder temperatures increased metabolism, boosting energy expenditure that Read more …

Brain Protein Identified as Potential Obesity Contributor

It’s not all in your head, but one brain protein could be adding to your weight loss struggle. If you’ve ever thought that the battle with your waistline is all in your head, you just might be right. In an article published Jan. 8 in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at Tufts University report that when Read more …

Well, That’s One Way to Lose Weight – Experimental Drug May Have Worked Too Well

A drug meant to make people feel full was little too effective at first… Researchers were on to something when they discovered your gut releases a particular hormone after you eat that makes you feel full. They figured the hormone, peptide YY, could be used to develop a weight-loss medication. There was a big problem, Read more …

Beating the 92 Percent New Year’s Fail

A shocking 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. How to get in the successful 8 percent. According to a University of Scranton Journal of Psychology study, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, 92 percent of those resolutions fail. If you’re serious about losing weight, you need to know why so many Read more …

Does All Obesity Stem from Inflammation?

New research suggests it’s a definite possibility. According to research published in the FASEB Journal, inflammation and obesity are more closely linked than previously thought. The report revealed that fat tissues forming the abdominal fat associated with obesity, have an abnormal number of the protease-activated receptor 2 (PAR2), which is an inflammatory protein. This is Read more …

Crazy but True! How Dining with a Man Can Help You Eat Less

Are you trying to lose a few pounds, shaping those curves? Well, here’s something that might help: eat more meals around men. A recent study has reported on average the number of calories a person ingests will vary depending on if they are eating with a man, woman or mixed sex group. Some see these Read more …

So You Know Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart. Could It Also Be Good for Your Waistline?

Studies show those who indulge have fewer problems with the bulge. Expert health advice changes from one day to the next, especially when it comes to diet. Compare the healthy diet of today to those of previous generations. The differences could surprise you. Folks used to eat eggs and bacon every day for decades, as Read more …

Understanding Why the Obese Can’t Stop Overeating

Hyperphagia breakthrough reveals a defective appetite mechanism in the obese. Weight loss is a multi-million dollar business. As obesity reaches epidemic proportions, researchers are looking for the key to help obese individuals finally lose weight. While obesity tends to be associated with increased appetite, it can be more of an issue about feeling satisfied when Read more …

Could a Single Molecule Make You Tired, Hungry, Lazy and Fat?

Scientists discover how a neuropeptide affects appetite and sleep. Have you ever experienced a restless night followed by a day of binge eating? Does a hungry stomach keep you awake, but a full one lulls you to sleep? Scientists have discovered a connection between hunger and sleep patterns based on the body’s metabolism and new Read more …