Does it matter whether your calories come from solid food or liquid? A calorie is a calorie right?
According to some recent studies, fat substitutes may not help when it comes to losing weight. In fact, artificially low fat snacks may lead to weight gain.
Just thinking about eating food may be enough to curve your appetite.
Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?
Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.
America is obsessed with diets, but sometimes gaining weight is more complex than calories in versus calories burned.
Do you often find that you have no appetite for breakfast?If so, might your lack of hunger be caused by the fact that you eat over fifty percent of your daily calories after dinner? Finally, do you regularly wake up at least once a night to raid the kitchen for high-carb snacks? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Anyone who has quit smoking knows that there is a strong possibility they’ll gain weight. One of the really interesting things about the nicotine in cigarettes is that it works in two ways. When you take a long drag, it acts as a tranquilizer, but when you inhale in short puffs, it acts as a stimulant.
You’ve probably seen them on “60 Minutes”: 800-pound giants so trapped in fat that they can barely walk. While people that big are a rarity, many Americans do suffer from obesity.