A lack of nutrition when dieters are trying to lose weight forces their brain cells to eat themselves, making the feeling of hunger even stronger, scientists claim. Brain cells begin to eat themselves like other parts of the body do as a last-ditch source of energy to ward off starvation, a study found.
Chewing food 40 times caused study participants to eat nearly 12 percent fewer calories.
People who chew their food more take in fewer calories, which may help them control their weight, according to a new study.
People of European origin are more likely to gorge on junk food.
It has been discovered that people of European origin are more likely to have genes which urge them to gorge on fatty foods, beer and wine, than Asians according to scientists at Aberdeen University.
Diet soda makes you want to eat more.
According to scientists, drinking diet soft drinks can actually make people fatter.
The enhancer often used in Chinese food could impact leptin.
MSG, the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate is most often associated with Chinese food and after-dinner headaches but it may also be enhancing waistlines, a new study finds.
A virus to help you lose weight.
How would you like to trick your brain into making you feel less hungry? Scientists show how a virus could be used to alter your brain so you don’t get as hungry in a new study.
Thinking about eating your favorite food can help you avoid eating it.
Researchers have found that fantasizing about your favorite food really can help you avoid eating it. Scientists showed day dreaming of a delicious meal actually reduces one’s desire for it.
New diet wonder drug may be available in 3 years.
A four-in-one diet drug that can help a woman drop two dress sizes in six months has been developed by scientists. The jab, which could be available in three years, also lowers blood pressure, raises ‘good’ cholesterol, and can prevent and even cure diabetes.
We work up an apetite for sweets when working on the computer.
Computers can make you fat – and not just from lack of exercise. Research shows that staring at a computer screen makes us work up an appetite for sweet treats like chocolate cake and biscuits.
Germs in the gut linked to appetite
Germs in the gut may help drive appetite, says new research into the link between obesity and bacteria. Previous studies have shown that overweight people and normal-weight people harbor different types and amounts of microbes that naturally live in the intestine. To determine why, scientists are peering into mice.
Covcoa BIO in Spain claim that special amino acids contained in the recipe trick your brain into believing you’re not hungry
It’s a sweet idea that sounds too good to be true – a chocolate that helps you lose weight. Yet according to the makers, that’s exactly what a new brand of chocolate will do.
Smell your way to losing weight
Like almost every dieter in America, Wendy Bassett has used all sorts of weight-loss products. Nothing worked, she said, until she tried Sensa: granules she scatters on almost everything she eats, and which are supposed to make dieters less hungry by enhancing the smell and taste of food.