Why Diets Don’t Work (Rebroadcast from July 2015)
The dieting industry in America rakes in around $20 billion annually, yet some experts say that dieting simply doesn’t work for most people. This week, a look at the science behind diets and strategies for healthier eating.
This is a rebroadcast from July 2015.
Guest: Traci Mann, Professor of Psychology and founder of the Health and Eating Lab at the University of Minnesota.
- Part 1 – 12:45
Mann says the main reasons diets don’t work for most people has more to do with biology than willpower. Humans evolved through periods of famine and the people that survived, Mann says, passed on their genes that responded to food shortages.
- Part 2 – 13:46
The Eating Lab at the U of M is conducting research that explores why people eat what they eat. Mann and her team even found a successful strategy to get kids to eat vegetables!