We came across some alarming news this week. For one, despite rising obesity rates, doctors are now counseling patients about weight less, say researchers. And possibly because of this, another study found that most Americans don’t understand the longterm healthy effects of obesity.
Ever wonder why your friend can get away with dining on Big Macs daily, but you can’t? One study suggests genetics affect how your body handles a fast food diet — and just how much weight you put on in response.
Another study suggests that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you should pay special attention to how food makes you feel. Psychologists say emotions have the biggest impact on weight loss success.
And buyer beware: That orange “whole grain” stamp may not mean as much as you think. Analysis found that “whole grain” products with the stamp were actually less healthy than whole grain products without it.