He interviewed Dr. Krista A. Varaday on the video clip (shown above) for the BBC documentary. More human studies are needed to evaluate the health benefits of intermittent fasting or calorie restriction.
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Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating Curb Weight Gain Among Overweight Women
Although no diets were prescribed, all participants attended one session about the basics of healthy eating and exercise. The training included nine weekly sessions, each lasting 2 1/2 hours, during which the women learned stress reduction techniques and how to be garcinia cambogia dr oz more aware of their eating by recognizing bodily sensations including hunger, fullness and taste satisfaction. At week six they attended an intensive seven-hour, silent meditation retreat. Comfort Food May Be Self-Medication for Stress, Dialing Down Stress Response A new study indicates that many humans might be self-medicating when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat. In the long term, the habit may dampen down the bodys stress response, governed by the hormone cortisol, according to UCSF researchers. In a study of 59 healthy, pre-menopausal women published in the November issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, UCSF psychologist Elissa Epel, PhD, and her colleagues found that among women who ranked in the top quarter for chronic life stress, having more abdominal fat was associated with lower daily cortisol secretion, and with less hormone secretion in response to acute stress.
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