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Does Food Texture Affect How Much We Eat?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Crispy and crunchy make us anticipate deliciousness while oily or grainy aren't popular selling points. Chefs and recipe developers know about the imp...

Moderation: How Much Is Too Much?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by led by Michelle vanDellen in the journal Appetite looks at people's definition of moderate consumption.

Eating With Your Ears Wide Open

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Ryan Elder and Gina Mohr suggests it may not just be the texture of these foods that matters; maybe the sound that chewy, crunchy foods produce acts as a sixth flavor that affects our appetite and sense of fullness.

One Big Meal or Two Smaller Ones?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

How important is meal size? How important is timing? Despite what diet plans claim, the science is scant and with conflicting results.

Pornosophy: Meta-Sex

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can we all agree that from an evolutionary perspective the purpose of sex was, at least initially, procreation? Pleasure was in the service of genome preservation which inevitably was a matter of natural selection.

12 Foods To Keep You Fuller, Longer

Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Carey Rossi When you're trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount you eat is a given -- but feeling hungry all the time is one of the ma...

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

10 Nutrition No-Brainers: Tricks That Instantly Upgrade Your Diet

Julie Upton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

As a registered dietitian, I have oodles of tricks to help cut empty calories, feel more satisfied and make healthier choices. Changing your eating habits is hard, so that's why I've compiled the absolute easiest ways to improve your diet.

8 Steps to Stop Your Nighttime Binges

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem.

Artificially Sweetened Chocolate Milk in Schools: Why I'm Concerned

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.

Those Thanksgiving Calories: Of Hollow Leg, And Hypothalamus

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a particular "Thanksgiving moment" that occurs as the meal is winding down. I set down my fork -- groan -- and say something like: "My goodness, I couldn't eat another bite..." This, of course, is promptly followed by: "What's for dessert?"

Famished or Full? How Exercise Affects Hunger

Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl News Flash: Exercise burns calories. And while running off that breakfast burrito will probably spark an appetite in some, not ...

The Bacteria That's Behind Your Chocolate Cravings

AP News | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because maybe it is. A small study links the type of ba...