(Free Press Release) Potato chips are the biggest demon behind the pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a recent weight-loss study has found.
New York, NY June 24, 2011 -- We all grew up hearing the advertising slogan about potato chips: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bet you canâ€˜t eat just one!Ã¢â‚¬ Donâ€˜t blame the chips themselves for being addictive; blame their manufacturers. So says nutritionist Dian Griesel, Ph.D, co-author of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (BSH, 2011).
Potato chips are the biggest demon behind the pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a recent weight-loss study has found. The results, which have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, may blow some dietersâ€˜ minds.
By analyzing the eating and exercise habits of 120,877 people over many years, the studyâ€˜s researchers concluded that downing a whole bag of potato chips makes you fat faster than just about anything elseÃ¢â‚¬”including candy, ice cream and soda.
"Potato chipsÃ¢â‚¬”and many other processed, manufactured foodsÃ¢â‚¬”are addictive because they are specifically designed to be addictive," Dr. Griesel says. "This studyâ€˜s findings should certainly be no surprise to food manufacturers! Salt, fat/sugar combos and sugar alone are all substances that create cravings. Fat/sugar combos and sugar alone trigger the release of insulin, which works to counteract the heavy sugar load. And bottom line, insulin is the ´fat storingâ€˜ hormone."
Dr. Griesel recently described how food addiction works in an article posted at: http://newswise.com/articles/authors-explain-why-certain-foods-can-be-addictive.
TurboCharged, written by Dr. Griesel and her brother Tom Griesel, is a myth-busting, sane approach that flies in the face of just about every other diet and exercise method ever developed. The book offers men and women of all ages a manageable, sensible, and straightforward strategy for staying active and eating healthfully.
To purchase a copy of "TurboCharged," please visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936705001
For more information, log on to www.turbocharged.us.com.
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