THE EMOTIONAL HEALING POWERS OF FOOD MAY BE OVERRATED
"True, your mood will probably improve shortly after you eat your favorite high-carb hug, but no more so than if you'd eaten a granola bar--a pleasant enough choice, but hardly a fixture in that calorically elevated "comfort food" category. In a study published in the journal Health Psychology, researchers at the University of Minnesota found that even when you don't soothe yourself with food, your mood will probaby bounce back on its own."
THE SCIENCE OF WEIGHT LOSS, THE MYTH OF WILLPOWER, AND WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DIET AGAIN
A provocative expose of the dieting industry from one of the nation’s leading researchers in self-control and the psychology of weight loss that offers proven strategies for sustainable weight loss.
From her office in the University of Minnesota’s Health and Eating Lab, professor Traci Mann researches self-control and dieting. And what she has discovered is groundbreaking. Not only do diets not work; they often result in weight gain. Americans are losing the battle of the bulge because our bodies and brains are not hardwired to resist food—the very idea of it works against our biological imperative to survive.