Tag Archives: Calories

What to know about calories and body fat

In relation to food and the body, calories are units of energy that allow the body to work. Food provides this energy, some of which the body stores and some of which it uses. As the body breaks down food, it releases calories as energy. Max Wishnofsky first propagated the concept that there are approximately… Read More »

Hungry? Resting bodies burn more calories in late afternoon, early evening

In the name of biological science, it was a particularly big ask. Boston researchers kept seven people in windowless rooms for 37 days. No clocks, radios, televisions, phones or internet. Bedtimes were adjusted so that each night, participants went to sleep four hours later, throwing their body’s circadian rhythms so off balance the effect was… Read More »

Calories Now You See Them Now you Don’t

[unable to retrieve full-text content]People who sell food have found ways to trick you into thinking that their product has fewer calories than there actually are. We call this negative caloric illusion. The theory behind this was carefully postulated by Alexander Chernev a psychologist at Northwestern University.He did a series of experiments involving hamburgers. The… Read More »