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Weight Watchers Lose-A-Palooza Social Media Event

Last week we introduced you to the Weight Watchers Lose For Good program – a weight loss campaign that will donate a pound of food for each pound of weight lost by its members. The donations, up to $1 million, are being contributed to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength, two organizations actively working against hunger.weight watchers loseapalooza

Next Tuesday, September 15, Weight Watchers is upping its ante, by offering to contribute up to an additional $25,000 in its Lose-A-Palooza one-day social media event. And it’s up to each of us to help them reach that goal!

For each mention of “Lose For Good” on Twitter (#LoseForGood), Facebook, MySpace, or your blog, Weight Watchers will add an additional $1 donation to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength. You can also follow each of these two organizations (@acfusa or @sharestrength) for an additional $1 donation. (more…)

Join Weight Watchers to Lose For Good

weight watchers lose for goodThe World Health Organization cites that there are an estimated 1.6 billion overweight people worldwide and at least 20 million under the age of 5 are obese. On the flip-side, one billion people around the world are hungry and every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes.

Weight Watchers is doing its part in this dual battle with its Lose for Good program.

The second annual Lose for Good Program launched August 30 and runs through October 17, 2009. The Lose for Good program is a Weight Watchers’ initiative that addresses two global health needs: Obesity and malnutrition. (more…)

New Study Shows Saying “No” to Food Harder for Women

french friesNew research suggests that a woman’s brain may unconsciously have a tougher time resisting favorite foods compared to men. This study was conducted to examine why some people don’t stop eating after internal cues tell them that they are full. This is a problem for today’s society because chronic overeating leads to obesity, which is sweeping across our nation to an alarming high.

One of the researchers, Dr. Gene Jack Wang – senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, believes this helps place another piece to the puzzle in understanding behaviors and diet. Dr. Wang speculates that “women may have more trouble saying no to food because they sometimes have to eat for two.” He continues by saying that maybe evolution contributes to women having difficulty saying no because “of their important mission to have a baby.”  (more…)