Over the years there have been numerous diets and schools of thought when it comes to weight loss. You could compare the notes in each bound notebook from one generation to the next and see the trends in reducing certain foods, exercising, and so forth. Now, these “trends” have undergone a bit of research so that significant unexpected changes have been added to the weight loss world. Obesity Counseling Obesity was once considered to be based on laziness and unhealthy habits. Today, it has been found that changes in diet and exercise are not enough. Obesity is a disease and improves significantly with face to face obesity counseling. Intense Beats Endurance It turns out that you don’t have to spend all day at the gym to increase your weight loss. Intense body weight training for just a few minutes a day are just as effective as being at the gym slowly working out all day. Damaged Neurons Lead to Obesity When lots of unhealthy food is consumed, such as foods high in fats and sugars, the brain does not respond any better than the rest of the body. Eating these foods in large amounts causes inflammatory cells to seep into the hypothalamus. When this happens, neurons are damaged, and the hormones that regulate hunger cannot function properly. So, yes, maybe it is all in your head. Add Foods to Your Diet All this time, people have been talking about what you need to remove from your diet. In some cases, they are correct when they say you should eat less of this and that when it comes to things like processed foods, fats, and sugars. Yet, you can boost your weight loss by adding fiber to your diet. One school of thought suggests that fiber makes you feel fuller faster, so you don’t eat as much in the end. Eat When Hungry Three squares a day used to be the rule of thumb, but it is always a bad idea to eat when you aren’t really hungry. Instead of planning for three meals, just eat when you are hungry and only eat until you are full. In fact, eating multiple times during the day and only consuming small amounts of food when you do so keeps your metabolism active all day long. Change White-Yellow to Brown White-yellow fat doesn’t do much for the body but surround the organs. It can be changed to brown fat, a fat that has a positive impact on our metabolism. Unlike white-yellow fat, it also burns calories in an effort to keep the body warm. Keep it simple in your research notebook. Eat more fiber and eat only when you are hungry. Have a more intense but shorter workout, and step out into the cold weather every now and then. If you are obese, don’t stop your treatment method at adding diet and exercise. Instead, get some real face to face counseling to get to any underlying factors and change your coping skills for a more positive effect.