7 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much - Intro

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
July 06, 2015

Our compendium of the latest diet science

Diet research keeps changing, but our job is to help you keep track and sort out the ideas with the most evidence.

The old rule “eat less, exercise more” is a bit too simple. A host of other factors count too, and we each need to figure out our own strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy diet and weight.

You may be heavier than you like because:

  1. You eat like your husband. Plenty of science shows that we adopt the habits of our spouses. If you’re a 5-foot, 1-inch woman try not to match the consumption of your 6-foot-2 hubby. We also eat more with other people than alone, and big family holiday meals are, famously, the times we eat the most. On the other hand, regular family dinners are associated with better diets for parents and children. Just watch the portions.



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Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN