Dr. Ann

If you’re like most Americans, the never-ending stream of ultra-processed, highly palatable foods that define our modern food supply has hijacked your taste buds. But have no fear! Fortunately, our sense of taste is highly malleable. This means that your taste buds can be coaxed into loving the simple and less intense flavor profiles typical […]

MIRACLE BEANS Aim for 1 serving (1/2 cup) or more daily from any of the 24 varieties available. A great source of low-fat vegetable protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium and phytochemicals. Because of their high fiber and protein content, beans are fantastic for appetite control. They effectively “fill you up” and don’t elevate […]

Taking in any amount of trans fats. Science knows no safe level of intake for this truly “toxic” form of fat. Strictly avoid all processed foods that list “partially hydrogenated oil” in their ingredients list. Eating “ultra-palatable” foods with any regularity. Foods high in fat and/or sugar and salt can directly stimulate the brain’s pleasure […]

Want an easy way to reduce your food cravings? Eat your breakfast and make sure it is rich in protein! In a clinical trial that set out to determine if eating breakfast could modulate food cravings, scientist have some encouraging news. Relative to skipping breakfast, study subjects who ate breakfast experienced less intense cravings for high-risk sugary […]

Is your sweet tooth going crazy for some Halloween treats? Watch this video on how to curb your cravings before digging into that bucket of sugar.   RELATED Nursing Your Sweet Tooth [INFO GRAPHIC]

A simple way to eat less is to downsize your dinnerware. We tend to serve ourselves less food and consequently eat less food when we use smaller plates, bowls, and utensils. Additionally, seeing more food and less plate is more appetizing and satisfying on the front end than seeing less food on a larger plate. RELATED Reining In […]