(STUDYFINDS) — HELSINKI, Finland — Forget about dieting and counting calories. Simply keeping a regular eating schedule may help manage weight in the long-term better, according to a new study.
It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers from the University of Helsinki found that dieting and irregular eating habits actually increased a person’s likelihood of gaining weight.
“Often, people try to prevent and manage excess weight and obesity by dieting and skipping meals. In the long term, such approaches seem to actually accelerate getting fatter, rather than prevent it,” explains researcher Ulla Kärkkäinen, a nutritional therapist at the school, in a university release.
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