(Free Press Release) Potato chips are the biggest demon behind the pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a recent weight-loss study has found.

New York, NY June 24, 2011 -- We all grew up hearing the advertising slogan about potato chips: “Bet you can‘t eat just one!” Don‘t blame the chips themselves for being addictive; blame their manufacturers. So says nutritionist Dian Griesel, Ph.D, co-author of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (BSH, 2011).

Potato chips are the biggest demon behind the pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a recent weight-loss study has found. The results, which have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, may blow some dieters‘ minds.

By analyzing the eating and exercise habits of 120,877 people over many years, the study‘s researchers concluded that downing a whole bag of potato chips makes you fat faster than just about anything else—including candy, ice cream and soda.

"Potato chips—and many other processed, manufactured foods—are addictive because they are specifically designed to be addictive," Dr. Griesel says. "This study‘s findings should certainly be no surprise to food manufacturers! Salt, fat/sugar combos and sugar alone are all substances that create cravings. Fat/sugar combos and sugar alone trigger the release of insulin, which works to counteract the heavy sugar load. And bottom line, insulin is the ´fat storing‘ hormone."

Dr. Griesel recently described how food addiction works in an article posted at: http://newswise.com/articles/authors-explain-why-certain-foods-can-be-addictive.

TurboCharged, written by Dr. Griesel and her brother Tom Griesel, is a myth-busting, sane approach that flies in the face of just about every other diet and exercise method ever developed. The book offers men and women of all ages a manageable, sensible, and straightforward strategy for staying active and eating healthfully.

To purchase a copy of "TurboCharged," please visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936705001

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