Topic: appetite suppressants

Smoking Makes You Thin (And Other Unhealthy Ways To Lose Weight)

Smoking Makes You Thin (And Other Unhealthy Ways To Lose Weight)

All the smokers I know have always credited their tar and formaldehyde addiction for their slim figures, and now their addiction-enabling beliefs have scientific backing: A new study says that nicotine suppresses your appetite. No shit. I can just see the banner billboards now: “Smoke Yourself Thin!” and “Hey Fatties! Go From Piggy To Ciggie!” Thank you, Marlboro Man for that extra special scientific study into stuff that doesn’t help us at all. What are we supposed to do with this report? Start smoking FOR our health? More »

Jumpstart Your Metabolism: 6 Ways To Burn Extra Calories With Red Peppers

Jumpstart Your Metabolism: 6 Ways To Burn Extra Calories With Red Peppers

Good news for those who like it hot: A Purdue University study found eating red pepper can help both decrease hunger and speed up metabolism. Adding just one gram, or half a teaspoon, of ordinary dried, ground cayenne pepper to a meal will do.

Red pepper capsules, however, won’t produce the same results, because you don’t get that “burn in your mouth,” researcher Richard Mattes, a Purdue foods and nutrition professor, said. And it’s the burn that contributes to “a rise in body temperature, energy expenditure and appetite control.” More »