What should Fat Betty do? From the baby formula diet to safflower oil shots, how women kept their weight down in the Sixties

What should Fat Betty do From the baby formula diet to safflower oil shots, how women kept their weight down in the Sixties By Tamara Abraham PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 16 April 2013 Though she may no longer be quite so 'Fat Betty', Mad Men's Mrs Francis is still trying to 'reduce' in the newest episodes.

Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 3 April 2013 It is seen as healthier and tastier – and millions of shoppers willingly pay more to enjoy it.

Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting

Chewing gum could make you FAT because the minty taste makes sugary food more tempting The chemical responsible for the minty flavour in gum makes healthy food unappealingPeople who chew gum eat fewer meals – but not less calories – because they chose unhealthy foods By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:59 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 29 March 2013 It may well give you minty-fresh breath, but chewing gum could also cause weight gain, new research suggests.

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like 63% of us have no idea how many calories we should eat in a day And many of us underestimate calorie counts, some of us by up to 40%Pictures below show just how much 200 calories go in different foodsFor less than half a doughnut you can eat three eggs or huge bowl of veg By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 18 February 2013 Every day, we make up to 200 decisions about what to eat, most without even thinking.

Beer DOESN"T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps)

Beer DOESN'T give you a belly (well, any more than red wine or a packet of crisps) Much-maligned drink is no worse for weight gain than any other type of alcohol or eating a high-calorie diet Swapping two large glasses of wine for two bottles of beer could save 500 calories a weekBeer also provides more health-boosting nutrients By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:40 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 GMT, 12 February 2013 There is no conclusive scientific evidence that beer causes weight gain, a leading nutritionist has said It has long been blamed for the rotund midriff sported by many middle-aged men.

Want to lose weight? It"s not just what you eat but WHEN you eat that"s important

It's not just what you eat, but when: Eating lunch too late may make you fat Those who eat lunch after 3pm shed fewer pounds than those eating earlierLate eaters were also more likely to skip eating breakfast By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 Late eaters displayed a slower weight-loss rate It's not just what you eat – it's also when you eat that is key to losing weight, according to a new study.

Why you should exercise BEFORE breakfast – you"ll burn 20 per cent more body fat

Why you should exercise BEFORE breakfast – you'll burn 20 per cent more body fat Those who exercised before breakfast also burned 20% more fat than those who worked out afterwardsEarly morning exercisers did not consume additional calories during the day compared to their peers By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:04 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 GMT, 24 January 2013 Rise and shine! Getting out before breakfast will help you burn more fat during a workout Early risers who exercise on an empty stomach before breakfast can burn up to 20 per cent more body fat, according to new research.

The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told

The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

Got no willpower? Try a menu that states how many miles you"ll need to walk to burn off dinner

Got no willpower Try a menu that states how many MIILES you'll need to walk to burn off dinner Diners are more likely to choose a healthier fast food snack if the menu states how many miles they have to walk to get rid of itThose given no details picked dishes that averaged around 1,020 calories each Those told how many miles they would have to walk ate an average of just 826 calories | UPDATED: 18:55 GMT, 18 December 2012 It may make depressing reading.