Have you heard of the Sensa diet? It involves dusting whatever you eat with sprinkles that promise to enhance the pleasure of eating and make you feel satisfied more easily and eat less. Here's the website's description of how it works:
Country superstar Wynonna Judd is in People magazine this week talking about her impressive 55 pound weight loss (which she also showed off on Oprah in September). She attributes her weight loss success to a treatment she calls "brain state conditioning." So, intrigued, I set out to learn more about this diet trick.
Bad news if you, like me, have recently taken a vacation that involves overindulgence in high-calorie treats like (oh, just a few examples off the top of my head!) cheese, chocolate, crab cakes, pizza, and wine: Swedish researchers have discovered that overeating for even just a few weeks can have effects on body fat that last for years.
I've been hearing a lot lately about the Caveman diet, also sometimes called the Paleo diet, which basically asserts that we should be eating more like our caveman (and woman) ancestors. Read: no grains or legumes or dairy or refined sugar or anything processed. The idea is that, since the vast majority of evolution took place before the invention of farming, our bodies function best on foods you can hunt or gather, meaning meat, fish, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds.