weight control

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

During weight control counseling, questioning a person about their childhood experiences with food could help to develop more successful strategies to achieve weight loss. Researchers at Texas Christian University connected growing up food insecure with eating in the absence of hunger as an adult. Even if the person was now socioeconomically secure their experiences as a child continued to affect food … Read More

Order a turkey sandwich with 2 instead of 3 slices of bread. Swap the mayonnaise for low fat ranch dressing and you will save close to 250 calories. Ask for whole wheat bread and you boost the fiber. … Read More

Chicken fajitas served with stir-fried veggies and 3 soft tortillas plus a quarter cup each of salsa, sour cream and guacamole adds up to about 950 calories. Ask the wait person for one extra tortilla. The meal now goes over 1,000 calories, but here is the catch, split with a friend and your meal comes … Read More

The workings of your body’s biological clocks are very complex, composed of many interacting genes that turn the clocks on and off in an orchestrated way to keep time with the 24-hour cycle of a day. Facts about your biological clocks: Every organism has biological clocks, from algae to humans to zebras and many have … Read More

Apples are perceived as healthy, no ambiguity here. A cupcake, though delicious, would never be considered a diet or healthy choice. But the term salad is very different. Salad inherently carries a health halo – a good-for-you choice. In many cases this may not be the case. A research study explored how easy it was to … Read More

Yes, but make it small and you cut the number of calories in half. Today, most small servings are twice the size they were 20 years ago and provide a more than adequate portion. Keep in mind small servings equal a smaller you. When in doubt order small or even a kiddie portion. You’ll still … Read More

Researchers have found that lack of sleep stimulates the part of the brain that is involved with appetite. Those who get too little sleep are hungrier.   … Read More

This was a fascinating study! When leftover chicken wing bones were visible, people watching a football game ate 27% less than those without a visual cue to signal how much they had eaten.   … Read More

Low calorie sweeteners are used in place of sugar to make low calorie and sugar free foods like chewing gum, candy, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, jelly and cough drops. These sugar substitutes, called sugar alcohols, are a type of carbohydrate, but they are not sugars and they do not contain alcohol like beer or wine. … Read More