Food tips, myths and facts

Food tips, myths and facts

December 30, 2014

Why New Year diets often fail

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With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many people will be considering the various changes they can make to their diet that will enable them to lose weight and improve their fitness.

Over the festive period, even the healthiest people often eat and drink too much, meaning many are in need or some sort of detox come January 1st. However, even with the best of intentions, willpower can often fluctuate, which results in people failing their new diet within a couple of weeks or months.

A new study may have the insight and could help many people who plan on starting a new diet for 2015.

Research from Oxford and Cambridge University has found that discovering what type of eater you are can be key to making a permanent shift to having a better diet.

Forming the basis of a three-part BBC2 documentary airing at the start of January, the findings divide people into three broad groups: ‘feasters’ who constantly eat as they never feel full; ‘constant cravers’ who think about food all the time; and ‘emotional eaters’ who turn to food when their emotions are high.

Reported by the Daily Mail, the study could help people who are thinking about changing their diet for the New Year, as finding the right one depends on your genes, hormones and psychology. Like the dacadoo health platform, the research focuses on using your individual differences to find a plan that suits you and your lifestyle.

This is key for finding a solution that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout 2015 and beyond, rather than opting for a quick solution. By doing this, it is more likely that you will make a long-term change, allowing you to benefit from the host of benefits and advantages that leading a healthier lifestyle can have on people of all ages.

dacadoo can be the perfect accompaniment for the New Year, making it easier for you to make and track the impact of your lifestyle changes.

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