Despite your best intentions, sometimes the temptation to eat something blatantly unhealthy strikes – at a time you’re trying to stay on the “straight and narrow.” Research now shows that something as simple as flexing a muscle may help you muster the willpower you need to turn down a decadent dessert or thwart a food craving. Find out more.
Sensory cues are important for controlling appetite and satiety. People generally eat less when a food is thicker or creamer. A food’s aroma also appears to have an impact. Research shows that when foods have a stronger odor, we take smaller bite sizes, and ultimately eat less. Find out how you can use this and other sensory cues to control how much you eat.
If you’re working out regularly and aren’t losing weight, it’s time to scrutinize your diet. Many people assume that because they’re exercising they can be lax with their diet. On the other hand, drastically reducing calories isn’t the answer. Here are five diet and nutrition guidelines that’ll help you get more results from your fitness program.
There’s growing pressure on restaurants to list calorie counts on their menu – to help diners make healthier selections. Is this likely to have an impact – and are the calorie counts even accurate? Find out what research shows about the issue of calorie transparency and the impact is has on food choices.
A new study shows your brain and higher brain function, especially a part of the brain called the hippocampus, play an important role in controlling satiety and appetite. As it turns out, it may be important how much you think you ate rather than how you ate when it comes to getting full. Find out more about this study and some tips for controlling the amount you eat at a meal.
Can working out with someone “better than you” make you work harder? Find out how having an exercise partner could affect your workout, how using an exercise DVD can help you stick with an exercise program and the importance of overcoming obstacles that keep you from working out consistently.
Short periods of sleep have been linked with weight gain and an increase in appetite. Now, a new study shows that skimping on sleep may impact women different than men. Find out how the two sexes differ in their response to too little sleep and how this impacts appetite and food consumption. You’ll also discover tips for getting better quality sleep.
Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Most people aren’t. The key is to start early with a fiber-rich breakfast. Need some ideas? Here are five ways to start your morning with heart-healthy fiber.
There’s nothing wrong with an occasional dietary splurge. Occasionally indulging in a decadent food can make it easier to eat healthy the rest of the time. Still, there are ways to splurge smarter. Here are some six tips fora sensible splurge.
If you’re like most people, you want to lose weight – and do it fast. It’s empowering to look down at the scale and see you’re down 5 pounds in only a week. But losing weight at lightning speed isn’t such a good idea from a health standpoint. Patience really is a virtue when it comes to successful weight loss.