Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of the reward system and increased… Continue reading Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Podcast: Tryptophan and the Real Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

It happens in living rooms and family rooms across America on Thanksgiving. Heck, it even happens right at the dining room table in some houses! Family members falling asleep after downing a luscious turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving. Football games go unwatched. Heartwarming holiday movies go unseen. Snoring abounds. Okay, I’m exaggerating… Continue reading Podcast: Tryptophan and the Real Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States is 2 days away. On this day each year, we gather together with loved ones and other people we can’t stand to give thanks for the fact that the Pilgrims built the first casino on Plymouth Rock and gave it to the Indians. That’s not it? Wow, is my history… Continue reading Tryptophan and the REAL Reason Your Uncle Falls Asleep Every Thanksgiving

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression.   While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

If meal preparation & managing your nutrition are your Achilles Heel when it comes to fat loss, weight loss and overall fitness & wellness, it might not be your fault. Maybe your grocery lists suck. Let’s see if yours fail in any (or all) of these seven ways…   My wife and I have been… Continue reading 7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail