Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category

Are you addicted to, err, cookies?

October 4, 2017

Sounds like a “dog ate homework” excuse, but you may eat too many cookies – not because you’re a fundamentally bad person – but, because you’re addicted to them andmay want to enroll in Cookies Anonymous.

In some ground-breaking research to be present at a Society for Neuroscience conference next month,  a Connecticut College study concluded that Oreos are just as addictive as drugs.

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Here’s the skinny on the research findings …

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Here’s some good news for Chuck E. Cheese …

October 29, 2015

Let’s make this pizza week …

Chuck E. Cheese has been struggling of late.

Same store sales have been declining over the past couple of years.

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What’s ailing the Chuckster … and what will get him healthy again?

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Oh no, last week it was Oreos, today it’s pizza …

October 28, 2015

Yesterday we posted about a study concluding that Oreos are addicting.

Not to be out-done , a study by University of Michigan researchers — published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine — concludes that pizza is at the top of the most addictive food list.

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So, scientifically speaking, what is it that makes pizza so addictive?

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Are you addicted to, err, cookies?

October 22, 2015

Sounds like a “dog ate homework” excuse, but you may eat too many cookies – not because you’re a fundamentally bad person – but, because you’re addicted to them andmay want to enroll in Cookies Anonymous.

In some ground-breaking research to be present at a Society for Neuroscience conference next month,  a Connecticut College study concluded that Oreos are just as addictive as drugs.

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Here’s the skinny on the research findings …

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Bulk: Are calories time-dependent?

August 9, 2013

I think that practically everybody agrees that weight is a function of calorie intake …. offset by exercise and “normal” metabolic burn-off.

But, at our house at least, there has been an ongoing debate about whether calories consumed early in the day are more likely to be burned off than calories consumed later in the day.

You know, the “eat a big breakfast” thing … complemented with “late night calories turn to fat when you sleep”.

 

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I skip breakfast most days, so I notice more articles saying “total calories are all that matter”

Technical note: It’s a known cognitive bias that people are selectively attentive to information that supports their existing points-of-view

Somehow, my eye caught an article with evidence to the contrary …

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