Take a Break to Improve Weight Loss

Fact: 80% of people who lose at least 10% of their body weight will regain it. This is known as obesity rebound. Why does this happen? Theory #1 metabolic suppression: There is growing evidence that extended periods of caloric restriction (dieting) result in a prolonged reduction in metabolic rate. What this means is that the…

The Skinny on Fats

Drizzled, creamy, rich, gooey…there’s no arguing, fats are delicious! And as with all things food, we have ever-expanding options; some claiming to be healthy choices that won’t hurt your heart or inflame your cells and may even prevent disease. But can you trust the claims? Let’s look at the research behind a few of the…

Oil on a Hot Tin Roof

What fat is healthy to use when cooking? The answer depends in part on how you are using the oil. Cooking oils Heating fats, just like any other food, begins to break down the chemical components- you are adding energy from heat to raise the temperature. All fats will eventually burn at high enough temperature-…

Hormones and Appetites

Who controls how much you eat? Are you in charge or are your hormones? Two new studies evaluate the impact of these chemical signals on hunger, body weight and fullness. First- the brain A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience evaluated the impact of a large meal (1040-1100 calories – about 50% of the…