A staggering 2 billion people around the world don’t have enough nutritious food to eat, and climate shocks like drought, heat waves, and extreme rainfall have played a large role in their plight, according to a new United Nations (UN) report. At the same time, the world also has an increasing number of people who are becoming obese, showing that our food system is bifurcating at the seams into the have-too-muches and the have-nots. Continue reading World Hunger Is On the Rise and ‘Climate Shocks’ Are Partly to Blame, UN Says
How hungry is the world? According to a newly released index of hunger in developing countries, the answer is “very.” Experts just released a report that lays out the state of hunger in developing nations, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and though it contains some good news—like a 29 percent drop in hunger in the developing world over the last 16 years—it paints a grim picture of a large segment of Earth’s population in need of food.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight loss or just stay healthy, at some point, you’re going to get hungry. But simply eating whenever the urge strikes isn’t always the healthiest response — and that’s because hunger isn’t as straightforward as you may think.
To lose weight, most people need to cut calories. Eliminating 250 to 1,000 calories per day usually leads to about 0.5 to 2 lbs. (0.2 to 0.9 kilograms) of weight loss per week, experts say.
The need to find fuel to generate energy is a profound drive within the biology of all living organisms: we all need food to survive. So it’s not surprising that our bodies have such a complex system to control food intake, driven by hormones.