Julian Baggini on the philosophy of dieting

Areview of 31 long-term dieting studies showed that most people who diet actually end up heavier. One possible explanation is that hormonal changes resulting from restrictive diets mess with our appetites. An Australian study in 2011 showed that hormone levels had still not normalised a full year after its subjects’ diets. “Leptin [ahormone that regulates appetite] falls and ghrelin [a hormone that stimulates appetite] rises after weight loss,” says its author, Joseph Proietto. Participants in a Columbia University study, who had dieted to shed 10% of their bodyweight, and were therefore low in leptin, were presented with a “parade” of foods while hooked up to an fMRI scanner, which looks at brain activity.
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I have discovered http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html things about myself over the last few years that have not made me proud. Feeling hungry and low on energy day after day often badly affected my mood. I found myself being visibly irritated in queues, even though it was not the fault of the person serving me. My elbows came out in crowds, even though other people were as stuck in them as I was.
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Why your diet is doomed to fail

A review of 31 long-term dieting studies showed that most people who diet actually end up heavier. (Reuters)

One possible explanation is that hormonal changes resulting from restrictive diets mess with our appetites. An Australian study in 2011 showed that hormone levels had still not normalised a full year after its subjects’ diets. “Leptin [a hormone that regulates appetite] falls and ghrelin [a hormone that stimulates appetite] rises after weight loss,” says its author, Joseph Proietto. Participants in a Columbia University study, who had dieted to shed 10% of their body weight and were therefore low in leptin, were presented with a “parade” of foods while hooked up to an fMRI scanner, which looks at brain activity. It showed they were responding to the foods with the emotional parts of their brains.
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