You Can’t Blame Fast-Food Alone for Your Children’s Weight Problems

Childhood obesity is an overall eating pattern. The rate of childhood obesity in the United States is growing, and for many years, experts, as well as parents, blamed the fast food industry. Many pointed to the constant advertising promoting fast food chains to children, and the large number of such locations popping up throughout the Read more …

Despite High Fat and Calorie Content, Nuts Won’t Make You Fat

Why nuts are great foods for dieters One food group that many people cut out of their diet when they choose to lose weight is nuts, but recent research has shown that this may actually be negatively affecting their success. In fact, a study conducted by the Loma Linda University in California found that participants Read more …

Even on Low-Fat Diet, You Should Still Eat these Foods

Healthy foods for healthy fats. If you could only eliminate all fat from your diet, you’d finally be healthy, right? Wrong. While it’s true that a high-fat diet causes a long list of illnesses in addition to making you pack on the pounds, the fact is that you need a certain amount of good fat Read more …

Conquer “Ick” in Healthy Eating

Even if you can’t stomach healthy foods, you can still eat healthfully. It is not just kids who crinkle up their noses when seated before a plate of those greens; it is amazing how many grownups do too. The choices you make in your daily meals are determined by what you know and the cravings Read more …

Sketchy Weight Loss Products Finally Get Their Due

Questionable products are nothing new, but stronger actions by the FTC are. No matter how ludicrous the claims, people have always had a soft spot for the weight loss product. This is nothing new. In the second century, Soranus of Ephesus prescribed laxatives and purgatives for curing obesity. Weight loss experts also recommended this schedule Read more …

10 Rules for Losing Weight — No Matter What Diet You Choose

A few small changes can lead to much greater success. Trying to melt the extra pounds away with strict calorie counting and excessive exercise is counterproductive since it is not sustainable in the long run. Whether you are struggling with the last few pounds or have a lot to lose, sticking to the 10 smart Read more …

Beating the 92 Percent New Year’s Fail

A shocking 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. How to get in the successful 8 percent. According to a University of Scranton Journal of Psychology study, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, 92 percent of those resolutions fail. If you’re serious about losing weight, you need to know why so many Read more …

Eat Healthier for Just $10.50 a Week – It Is Possible.

If you could spend just $10.50 a week to eat healthier, would you do it? Most people assume that a healthy diet costs more, but there has never been any analysis of the research to substantiate this. Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health set out to discover if eating a healthy diet is Read more …

Mom Was Right: Chew More and You’ll Eat Less

Cut calories by 15 percent without changing your exercise or diet plan. Mom has been wrong about a lot of things, but sometimes, she nails it right on the head. She was wrong about brushing your hair 100 strokes, which actually damages your hair. She was misguided in telling you would catch a cold by Read more …

The Food and Drug Administration Finally Makes a Move against Trans Fats

On Nov. 7, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration formally announced it would remove partially hydrogenated oils from the American food supply. Years of research from a variety of sectors continues to prove that the consumption of trans fats increases LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and contributes to cardiac disease. Trans fats have been around since Read more …