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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Contravening Lay Beliefs Of Eating At Heart Of Our Dietary Disasters

At least he got one thing right.
Waste not, want not. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don't snack before supper; you'll ruin your appetite.

These dietary pearls of wisdom have been dropped on children for decades, and University of Alberta researcher Robert Fisher says that while people remember them, they quite often have a hard time applying them. In an article recently published in the journal Appetite, Fisher's research notes that while people know the rules surrounding good eating and proper nutrition, they seem to lack one common component that often costs them the battle of the bulge: willpower.
It is all about self-control.

Becoming fat is a choice.

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