In a 2012 Hebrew University study, mice fed high fat foods sporadically gained more weight than mice that ate a similar diet on a regular schedule.
Researchers suspect that eating at the same times every day trains the body to burn more calories between meals.
The fix: Learn the best times to eat and stick with them.
Organochlorines (chemicals in pesticides) can interfere with your body's energy-burning process and make it harder to lose weight, according to a Canadian study. Researchers found that dieters who ate the most toxins experienced a greater-than-normal dip in metabolism and had a harder time losing weight.
The fix: Splurge for the organic versions of these 14 dirty fruits and veggies.
A 2012 study found that people who sleep less move less the next day, which means they burn fewer calories.
But it gets worse: ...