How alcohol triggers hunger

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We’ve long known that alcohol triggers appetite (and overeating), but we’ve never really been sure of why. As I’ve written before, alcohol is almost as calorically-dense as fat and alcohol itself actually lowers blood sugar levels. The combination of no insulin spike (assuming you didn’t pick a sugary drink) and hundreds of calories coming in should signal your brain to suppress appetite, but the opposite occurs. A new study found an interesting explanation why alcohol triggers overeating.

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Cut the yo-yo

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Losing weight is hard, but regaining it can be frustratingly easy. It’s why so many people echo the refrain that “diets don’t work.” Diets work just fine and long term weight loss is possible, but you do need to have a plan once the diet ends or you will gain it all back. Learn how to cut the yo-yo and hold on to your hard fought weight loss for the rest of your life.

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Sleep, Exercise, and Food

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I’ve written many times before about how when you eat can be as important as what you eat and new research reaffirms that. This week, I wanted to point back to some of the articles concerning sleep and late night eating for those that may have missed it including:

  1. The sleep loss / weight gain vicious cycle.

  2. Why late night eating leads to weight gain.

  3. Late night fasting and longevity.

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Is it bad to eat late at night?

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It seems like a simple question, but it’s actually one that evokes a lot of controversy among the experts. Some say a calorie is a calorie, and since your body does not run on a 24-hour clock, the times you eat are totally irrelevant. Others stress that when you eat can be just as important as what you eat. Find out the truth about what you can eat and when.

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