It happens to everyone. You splurge on something “off limits” like a piece of cake or an ice cream sundae. How likely is it that your unexpected splurge will lead to weight gain? Not as high as you might think. A new study shows an occasional splurge meal won’t hurt you and probably has benefits. Find out more.
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Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.
Are weekends making it hard to control your weight? Weekends are a time when most people change their eating habits – and not for the better. Discover the pitfalls of weekend eating and easy strategies for avoiding weekend weight gain.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.
When you’re under stress you probably eat a little differently and a little less healthy. This may partially explain why stressed out people are prone towards weight gain. Now a new study identifies another reason -stress may slow your metabolism. Find out more.
Beige fat, brown fat and white fat – what do all of these colors mean? More importantly, how do these types of fat differ in function? Find out more about brown fat and beige fat, two kinds of fat that make controlling your weight a little easier.