20 Habits that make you fat
Eating fat won't make you fat, any more than eating money will make you rich. Calories make you fat, and most "low-fat" or "fat-free" foods actually have just as many calories as their full-fat versions, because of added sugar and chemicals. And there's no debate on this one: Since we made "cut down on fat" our favorite food craze roughly 30 years ago, the U.S. obesity rate has doubled. Among children, it has tripled. That's a failed food policy if ever there was one
A University of Vermont study found that overweight participants who reduced their TV time by just 50 percent burned an additional 119 calories... more
A University of Vermont study found that overweight participants who reduced their TV time by just 50 percent burned an additional 119 calories a day on average. That's an automatic 12-pound annual loss! Maximize those results by multitasking while you watch-even light household tasks will further bump up your caloric burn. Plus, if your hands are occupied with dishes or laundry, you'll be less likely to mindlessly snack-the other main occupational hazard associated with tube time.