DailyDirt: Eating Better Ain't Easy
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- There are a lot of nutrition myths out there. Among them, it is still widely believed that a low fat diet is somehow healthier than other diets. However, studies of low fat diets show no prevention of heart disease or any weight gain reduction. [url]
- Sleep deprivation can lead people to eat more and gain weight. Sleep deprived people seem to crave junk food more and have less willpower to resist high-calorie foods. So get your 8 hours, if you can. [url]
- It's not so easy to change menus to encourage people to eat healthier. The presence of healthy items on a menu can actually encourage people to choose the less healthy options (via "vicarious goal fulfillment" where people think that merely making an effort to seek out a menu that includes healthy foods is enough to eat better), and listing calorie counts doesn't matter -- people will still eat about the same amount of calories despite the listed calorie information on a menu. [url]
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