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    Diet soda may increase hunger and weight gain : Shots

    Drinking artificially sweetened diet sodas may lead to increase in appetite and weight gain, research finds. Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm Drinking artificially sweetened diet sodas may lead to increase in appetite and weight gain, research finds. Pornchai Jaito/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm The “diet” in diet drinks may be a false promise for some soda lovers. True, they deliver the fizz and taste of a soda experience, without the calories. Yet, new research shows they also can leave people with increased food cravings. A study published recently in JAMA Network Open adds to the evidence that drinks   Read More

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    This Unhealthy Snacking Habit Is Making You Gain Weight

    Maybe you already know that eating mindfully—paying close attention to the types and quantities of food you put in your body—is key to maintaining a healthy weight. But here’s the problem with mindless eating: it’s mindless. You may not even realize how much you’re doing it. A new study has found that multitasking on screens makes you way less aware of how much you’re eating. The study, conducted by researchers from Endicott College and Michigan State University, looked at how much participants snacked while they were looking at screens versus how much they said they snacked. Across the board,   Read More

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    If Your Meal Doesn’t Include This, You’ll Gain Weight

    Eating healthy can actually be incredibly easy. The trick is to make sure every single one of your meals—including snacks—incorporates the key nutrients that your body needs in order to stay properly nourished and satiated. Without those nutrients, you’ll likely feel hungry and eat more throughout the day which, evidently, makes you gain weight. So what are these key nutrients? Make sure all of your meals include carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat, and fiber. If you have all of those in your meals, you’re on the right track to sustaining a healthy weight! Here’s why, and for more   Read More

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    Weight Gain Is Flip Side of Covid Food Crisis for Richer Nations

    (Bloomberg) — Every day for Lynn feels like a struggle to get enough to eat. She’s also in a battle to stop putting on weight. When Britain went into lockdown, market stalls closed and shoppers were told to limit outings for essentials at stretched supermarkets. Lynn, a 38-year-old mother of four who relies on state support, could no longer scour her neighborhood in east London for the best bargains on apples or milk. With her options limited, she’s put on almost 30 pounds (14 kilograms) since March. “We’re having lots of beans on toast, something on toast—everything on toast,” Lynn   Read More

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