Could olive oil be the key to weight loss? Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel full

Could olive oil be the key to weight loss Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel fullOlive oil could aid weight loss by making people feel fuller for longer and by staving off hunger pangs During research, aroma extracts from the oil reduced the study group's calorie intake by nearly 200 a dayPeople who ate olive oil infused yoghurt had higher levels of the hormone serotonin in their blood By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 15 March 2013 Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study.

Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

Feeling peckish? SKIPPING can banish your hunger pangs by making you feel full up

Feeling peckish How skipping can banish hunger by making you feel full upRapid up and down movement disturbs the gut and interferes with the release of hunger hormonesWeight-bearing exercise such as skipping is better at reducing appetite than other forms such as cycling By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 20 February 2013 It brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'skipping meals'.

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.

On a diet? Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 seconds

On a diet Forget the carrot sticks – just chew each mouthful for 30 secondsBirmingham researchers found this reduces appetite later in the dayThose who chewed for longer ate half as many snacks in the afternoon as those who ate normally But the researchers warn part of the weight loss effect may be because eating becomes so boring | UPDATED: 12:48 GMT, 28 December 2012 Fighting the flab might not be down to what you eat, but to how you eat it, according to new research.

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.

Calories: Don"t count calories, it"ll just make you FATTER! Which foods really make us fat?

Don't count calories, it'll just make you FATTER! Which foods really make us fat | UPDATED: 22:09 GMT, 10 September 2012 What if everything we thought we knew about calories was wrong One of the longest standing truisms of dieting is that a calorie is a calorie and the more of them we consume (and the fewer we expend), the fatter we will get.

Low calorie diet WON"T help you live longer

Low calorie diet WON'T help you live longer, finds long-term study on monkeys Rhesus monkeys on restricted diet were healthier, but didn't live any longer in studyResults also found calorie-restricted monkeys seemed more susceptible to death from causes other than aging By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:43 GMT, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 30 August 2012 Fans of the longevity diet say cutting your calorie intake well below recommended levels will add years to your life.