Research & Stats

David Kessler: Fat, Salt and Sugar Alter Brain Chemistry, Make Us Eat Junk Food

In today’s Washington Post

Brain Drain from Food?

I found this article this morning and it’s really worth the read. Basically, findings are showing that certain foods can trigger overeating and can explain behaviors associated with cravings. I’ve seen multiple articles on this subject, but this one is the newest and, I think, pretty interesting. Could it possibly explain the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cravings??? Thank goodness Easter and the onslought of chocolate is over and done with!
Take a read and let us

The Great Obesity Debate Forges On

Here’s an article that discusses a new perspective on levels of obesity and the numbers associated with an individual’s BMI. There’s been a long-term debate within the fat community regarding whether or not an individual can actually be “fat and fit”. It appears that studies aren’t always in agreement. Some researchers believe the concept of having a BMI greater than 30 automatically predisposes the person to a life of doom where others profess that being fat and fit is a

I saw this story today on (whatever that is). Has some updated numbers on how many people are having WLS since I last researched it:
“There has been a staggering increase in the number of patients having weight loss surgery by 644% from 1995 to 2005. Over 200,000 people opted for this approach in 2005 and an estimated 400,000 did so in 2008.”