The world is getting fatter. But now a study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests we’ve reached a new milestone, with more people in the world being classified as obese than underweight for the first time.
Had an extra helping at dinner? Downed a pint of ice cream for desert? Inhaled entire sticks of butter to fill the emptiness inside? You probably want a little sympathy for the fact that you now feel like shit. For the love of god, pull yourself together. Facebook doesn't want to hear it.
Forget instant oatmeal, in the outdoors you should be eating like a king. Here's how to cook the breakfast of bearded champions: bacon, eggs and fried potatoes over a campfire.
The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it's crap but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover. The refreshing soda becomes this…
If you're anything like over sixty percent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a ton of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors.…
Don't worry, what you're looking at isn't exactly real but actually a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better because that's pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don't want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore.
It's the end of January, and that means New Year's resolutions swearing off chocolate and fries and all the other delicious fatty foods are just starting to bend. Who can blame you, really? Here's a rundown on the science of fat, and why it's so hard to resist.
Everybody knows about using oil as a fuel source, but London is putting a new spin on the concept. Soon the city will be mining its own sewers to bring up glorious globs of old cooking grease and melting them down into fuel. Delicious.
Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use…
Put down those bear claws. No, both of them! Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have found that once you're fat, you're probably just going to get fatter.
Why can't you stop eating at the sight of delicious fatty or sugary food, even while your stomach is full? Answer: You have a good system in place to avoid over-eating, but it's overridden by your caveman instincts. Confused? Watch this video.
You're not stupid. You know drinking isn't good for you. But when is it really, really not good for you? We talked about the healthiest drinks last week. Today we're looking at the darker, sugarier, fattier underbelly of drinking, and oh, what an underbelly it is.
Pizza is so good that most of us would be happy to eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner, if it weren't for the fact that it was more than a little unhealthy. But now a scientist has created what he claims is the first nutritionally balanced pizza—and it's OK to eat it three times a day, every day.
As you'll well know if you barbecue very often, fat is extremely flammable. Normally, the human body doesn't carry enough of the stuff for it to be a problem during cremation—but recently, an obese woman from Austria carried so much weight that her fat burnt strongly enough to set a crematorium ablaze.
For many people, a decision to lose weight isn't just made because of the obvious health advantages, but to change the way people think about them. So it's a shame that new research suggest that, in the minds of friends and family, a fat person is always fat, regardless of how much weight they lose.
From trying fad diets to developing eating disorders to becoming a gym rat, people have basically gone crazy trying to lose weight. And it's true, America is fat. But what if the secret to losing weight wasn't in ditching carbs or hurling or doing interval exercises but rather if it was in math? What? Yes. Math.
Fancy a big breakfast? Think again: scientists have shown that the fat content will go straight to your hips in no time at all.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
There's evidence that adding more spiciness in your diet can help curb your appetite. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston are taking that idea to a whole different level—one that requires anesthesia. They've found that surgically manipulating the vagus nerve by applying capsaicin, the active…
People that sleep a lot are fat and lazy, right? Nope: toss that old idea out right now, because a new study suggests that sleeping for less than seven hours promotes genetic influences associated with weight gain.