Small lifestyle changes are sometimes all it takes for great improvements in health. From eating more mindfully to practicing moderation when it comes to food, subtle adjustments in thinking and in behaviour can help with maintaining a healthy weight. Timing also plays a role in health as a good night’s sleep and the timing of meals can predict weight loss effectiveness. Starting small and developing a better relationship with food overall is an effective way to achieve good health for the long term.

Mindless to mindful eating

01 April 2016

Eating mindlessly may be contributing to the ever-expanding waistlines across the globe. Research into mindful eating has largely focused on weight control and helping people to develop a better relationship with food. How can you eat more mindfully?

Black and white thinking may hinder one’s ability to maintain a healthy weight

13 October 2015

Researchers from the Wageningen University in the Netherlands found that thinking in black and white terms when it comes to food (e.g. thinking of foods as either “good or bad”) can partly explain why the tendency to consciously control food...

Meal timing is a possible predictor of weight loss effectiveness

06 November 2013

Energy intake and expenditure are not the only factors known to influence the success of a dietary intervention in obesity. Led by Professor M. Garaulet from University of Murcia in Spain, researchers from Spain and North America...

Chewing more may increase satiety but did not reduce food intake at next meal

17 September 2013

Researchers from the departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Biomedical Sciences of Iowa State University (USA), found that chewing food longer reduced appetite after eating, but did not lower food intake at the next meal...


Small changes to prevent weight gain

01 August 2013

Both the developed and developing world face an obesity epidemic. Are the current recommendations for addressing this epidemic attainable? A “small changes” approach to reducing energy intake and increasing physical activity has been proposed, in order to prevent weight gain for the general population.

Getting a good night’s sleep may help loose weight and possibly reduce the risk of developing diabetes

23 May 2012

Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep patterns in shift workers may lead to an increased risk of diabetes and obesity, as found in a study conducted by researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA...