New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

New Food Additive Makes You Feel Full

Wouldn’t it be great if each time we felt unwanted hunger pangs, we could take a magic pill that would instantly make us feel full? This fantasy may be coming true, according to a recent study published in the journal … Continue reading

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Sleep More to Eat Less

Sleep More to Eat Less

Are you getting enough sleep? The recommended amount is 7-9 hours a night, but Americans are averaging just 6.8. In fact, America is sleeping an hour less per night compared to 2 generations ago. The result may be more than … Continue reading

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This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

This 19 Second Video Proves: When it Comes to Obesity, Education is Not Enough

Obesity is a major problem in modern society. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, in the last 50 years the improvement in lifetime expectancy due to smoking cessation, safer driving, and reduced drinking has been … Continue reading

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3 Nutrition Mistakes To Avoid When Exercising

3 Nutrition Mistakes To Avoid When Exercising

The New York City Marathon is on tomorrow, but you don’t need to run 26.2 miles to enjoy the health benefits of running. If you are a runner, or practice any other sport on a regular basis, you probably know … Continue reading

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5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

Looking at some analytic data from the Fooducate app usage, we noticed an interesting trend. A certain percentage of people who keep pretty good track of their food intake on weekdays, seem to drop off on the weekends. If this … Continue reading

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Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Obesity Rates May Be Leveling, but Our Waistlines Continue to Expand

Remember the good news about obesity levels leveling off from a few weeks ago? Apparently our tummies haven’t heard the news. The average American waist circumference has continued to grow in the past decades, according to recent data from the … Continue reading

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Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

This is a guest post by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP. You cannot get a good answer to a lousy question. The current diet study making headlines purportedly asked, and answered this question: which is better for weight loss and improving cardiac … Continue reading

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Weight Loss And Your Brain

Weight Loss And Your Brain

There are many reasons to lose weight, but if you needed more motivation, new research points to an interesting relationship between your brain and your weight. Obese people have a 35 percent higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to … Continue reading

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Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

The age-old advice about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is being questioned in a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More specifically, the researchers wanted to see how breakfast, or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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