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Retrictive diets are avoided by people who consistently maintain a healthy weight.
They are, however, more likely to eat breakfast, exercise regularly and stick to high quality, non-processed food.
In a bid to shed light on how these people remain slim and healthy Cornell Food and Brand Lab researchers analysed the behavior of 147 adults.
Winter can help you lose weight but not if you are already obese.
Exposure to cold temperatures can convert white fat tissue from the thighs and belly to beige fat that burns calories for heat.
Unfortunately in people who are already very overweight this biological response is hampered.