I’m on a mission to eat more food. Not more in terms of quantity (I’m already pretty good at that), but more in terms of diversity. This comes after reading Rosie King’s feature on gut health and its relationship to weight loss (page 6). Experts are now warning against eating only a small range of food, because by doing so we’re ruining our gut microbiome, which in turn affects our ability to lose weight. Also in this issue, we find out what the best and worst days of the week are for your health (page 4), and look into the techniques Hollywood stars are using to appear 10 years younger (without surgery), on page 8. Have a healthy week!
Researchers have discovered a new trick to keep cravings for unhealthy foods at bay. For the study, at the University of Colorado
in the US, images of cockroaches, vomit and burn wounds were flashed in front of 42 people for 200 milliseconds before images of ice-cream sundaes, pizza
and French fries were shown for four seconds. The participants not only
had no recollection of seeing the junk food after the experiment, they had completely lost their appetites. Even three
days later, they said the foods were still unappealing.