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Your Day in Health: June 2

Find out why diets fail, whether teaming up with your partner is really the best way to slim down and more.
Your Day in Health: June 2
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Your Day in Health: June 2
Find out why diets fail, whether teaming up with your partner is really the best way to slim down and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

SPICE AS NICE: Using herbs and spice blends is an easy way to feel like you’re indulging in something rich—without adding fat or calories to your plate.

WSJ: Vividly Imagining Fragrant Food May Lead to Weight Gain

"The savory aromas of bacon and fresh-baked cookies have led many a dieter astray. Now comes research suggesting that how vividly you imagine the fragrance of such goodies may play a role as well. Scientists at Yale University and the affiliated John B. Pierce Laboratory have found that a person’s self-reported ability to imagine odors correlates with his or her body-mass index, a standard measure that relates weight to height." Read the full story.

NPR: In 'Eating Lab,' A Psychologist Spills Secrets On Why Diets Fail

"Diets don't work for a variety of reasons, from biology to psychology. Mann points the finger, first and foremost, at human biology. 'Genes,' she writes, 'play an indisputable role in regulating an individual's weight: Most of us have a genetically set weight range. When we try to live above or below that range, our body struggles mightily to adapt.' Second to biology, Mann blames a combination of neuroscience and psychology. Our brains are hard-wired to want food for survival, she explains, so restricting calories creates a psychological stress response, which facilitates weight gain, not loss. Also, she adds: 'Studies show that willpower, the thing we all blame ourselves for not having enough of, is in many ways a mythical quality and certainly not something that can be relied upon for weight loss.'" Read the full story.

WSJ: Can Your Honey Be Your Workout Buddy?

"Working out together so rarely works out. It is tempting to picture exercising together as a couple. You’re spending time and, a bonus, getting healthy and buff, too. However, hitting the gym with the person whose approval and desire you most want can bring up all sorts of insecurities." Read the full story.

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