Can an addiction to unhealthy food, particularly food containing high-fructose corn syrup, explain your extra pounds? Can an addiction to food also explain the global epidemic of obesity?
Yes, at least in part, says Dr. Francesco Leri, associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Guelph, who presented his findings at the 2013 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. He bases his conclusions on the response of rats to foods "containing unnaturally high concentrations of…Continue
How accurate are you in estimating the calories in your fast-food meal? Unless you are exceptional, you'll underestimate the calories by 20 to 25 percent. And the larger your meal, the more inclined you'll be to underestimate the calories.
Researchers who studied the responses of 1,877 customers in 89 fast-food restaurants (McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Subway and Dunkin' Donuts) in New…Continue
Who hasn’t sat down on New Year’s Day and come up with a half-dozen changes they would like to make in their life? Common ones include losing weight and exercising more.
All of our good intentions, though, can pass as quickly as the weeks on the calendar. Before we know it, we’re facing yet another New Year with the same old list.
If you want to overcome the obstacles to making healthy changes, consider these three FIT tips that can spell the difference between success and…
Will you be one of the lucky few who are able to maintain a high level of fitness and avoid gaining weight during the holidays? How are these individuals different from those of us who have repeatedly tried and failed to change our eating habits or add exercise to our routine? And how are they able to skip lightly through the special temptations of the holidays?
The answer resides in a quality that I call innergy. Innergy is the place inside us that provides the motivation…
In helping overweight and obese men and women achieve weight loss, can low-cost peer mentoring work as well as or better than more expensive treatment delivered by health professionals?
Yes, according to the results of a clinical trial led by Dr. Angela Marinilli Pinto, assistant professor at Baruch College, and funded by the National Institutes of Health.…