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Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet

Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet by Sandra Aamodt, The New York Times, May 6, 2016   This article discusses the neuroscience behind why is is difficult to keep pounds off after losing weight on a diet.

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, August  6 , 2013 Losing sleep tends to make people eat more and gain weight, and now a new study suggests that one reason may be the impact that sleep deprivation has on the brain.

Is It Better to Walk or Run?

Is It Better to Walk or Run? by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, May 29, 2013 New studies that pit running against walking found that if your goal is to lose weight, running wins. But in other measures of health, walking can be at least as valuable as running — and in some instances […]

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain by Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times, March 18, 2013 A study showed that participants consumed more calories and were an average of two pounds heavier after one week of sleeping only about five hours a day.

The Fat Trap

The Fat Trap by Tara Parker-Pope, NY Times, December 28, 2011 In the battle to lose weight, and keep it off, our bodies are fighting against us. While researchers have known for decades that the body undergoes various metabolic and hormonal changes while it’s losing weight, the Australian team [of researchers] detected something new. A […]

Overeating Is an Addiction, Brain Imaging Shows

Overeating Is an Addiction, Brain Imaging Shows by Joan Arehart-Treichel in  Psychiatric News September 16, 2011 Volume 46 Number 18 Page 2 If an irresistible urge to eat is a form of addiction, then medications or behavioral techniques that help people with substance abuse disorders may also help people with eating disorders.

Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated

Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated By Jane Brody July 18, 2011 New York Times The new research, by five nutrition and public health experts at Harvard University, is by far the most detailed long-term analysis of the factors that influence weight gain, involving 120,877 well-educated men and women who were healthy […]

The Claim: Taking a Walk Can Help Reduce Cravings

The Claim: Taking a Walk Can Help Reduce Cravings by Anahad O’Conner The New York Times January 3, 2011 If your goal is to break a bad habit or cut back on food and shed a few pounds, then a simple but overlooked trick could come in handy: go for a walk. As far as […]

The Claim: Lack of Sleep Increases Weight

The Claim: Lack of Sleep Increases Weight By ANAHAD O’CONNOR in NY Times 4/27/2010 Scientists have known for years that skimping on sleep is associated with weight gain. A good example was a study published in 2005, which looked at 8,000 adults over several years as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. […]