Dr. Ann

When it comes to diet and health, it is the full spectrum of foods you consume that matters the most. In an evaluation from Sweden’s Lund University, scientists documented the awesome, collective health-boosting power multiple great-for-you foods can provide vs. individual ones. For this evaluation, 44 healthy, but overweight study subjects were put on a dietary regime […]

If you “expect” a food or meal to satisfy you – chances are it will.  Fascinating new research just presented at a scientific meeting on eating behavior found our minds can indeed convince our stomachs that a food or meal will fill us up. Appetite control is the Holy Grail for achieving a healthy body […]

  Weight loss plateaus are a predictable reality for people that lose a significant amount of weight. No matter what type of weight-reduction plan people embark on, usually at around six months, weight loss seems to stall. Weight loss plateaus result from physiologic changes that take place in the body naturally as a part of […]

The stunning blue to purple hues in plant-based foods come from a special class of plant pigments called anthocyanins. In the lab, anthocyanins exhibit dazzling anti-inflammatory power, but studies in real people have been lacking. In one of the very first large-scale studies in human subjects, these potent plant-based compounds displayed great promise for improving […]

Up until a few years ago, there was no credible data to support that calories consumed late at night were any more fattening than those consumed during the day.  However, an intriguing laboratory study revealed “hard data” to the contrary and should give us reason to be particularly food wary during the wee hours of the […]

Inflammation is now widely recognized as a primary driver for most all chronic diseases and it appears that losing even modest amounts of weight can effectively douse the damaging inferno of excess inflammation in the body. For this one year evaluation, 438 women were placed on a weight loss program through diet or diet and exercise. […]

In a fascinating study scientists uncovered what may be a key behavioral practice for staying slim and avoiding weight gain—diligence in healthy eating during the weekdays. For the study, researchers had 80 adults weigh themselves each day before breakfast for up to one year. The primary aim of the study was to determine if study […]

Black pepper has a long history of medicinal use in Eastern cultures and some nifty new science shows that it may prove beneficial for weight loss. According to researchers from Korea, piperine – a plant chemical in black pepper that is responsible for its hot and spicy taste – blocks the activation of genes that […]

Over the past twenty years, fiber has acquired a sparking scientific reputation for safeguarding against obesity and diabetes. And now, researchers think they have finally cracked the code on how fiber’s fat-fighting, metabolic magic works. For this groundbreaking study, a team of European scientists conducted a series of lab experiments with rats. They carefully monitored […]

Eating a “big” breakfast relative to other meals has been shown in past studies to be helpful with appetite control and weight loss.  According to an intriguing laboratory evaluation, it may be especially wise to include a hefty dose of fat in this first feeding of the day. In this study, mice fed a breakfast […]

Over the past decade, there has been a flood of studies supporting the supreme importance of optimal sleep for weight control. It appears that inadequate sleep can lead to weight gain through a host of separate mechanisms that affect both the energy intake and the energy expenditure side of the body weight equation. In summery of […]

If you want to burn more fat during your morning workout, do it before your breakfast. Exercise physiologists wanted to see how a morning workout affected food intake and fat burning. To evaluate, they had 12 fit males exercise on a treadmill at 10 AM either before or after eating breakfast. Following the exercise, all […]