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Disgusted Into Better Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people, could we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?

We're Terrible At Guessing How Much Food We've 'Earned' After A Workout

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle(Reuters Health) - In a small new study, volunteers who were shown chocolate and sports drinks after an exercise workout could not co...

The Healthiest Order At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

Thrillist | Posted 07.06.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Just like its close competitor KFC, Popeyes offers blackened (grilled) chicken tenders and green beans for the more health-conscious of its patrons. Its green beans may have a few more calories, but its chicken has less fat than the Colonel's on average.

Stop Collecting Calories and Start Burning Them

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

When you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight. This sounds so simple, but in reality it can be difficult and confusing. First, let me...

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware...

Are We Eating Our Veggies Yet?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're advised again and again to eat more veggies -- at least 2.5 cups of them each day, preferably much more. A new report from the U.S. Department ...

If You Want To Lose Weight, Have Someone Else Choose Your Diet For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lose weight? You probably shouldn't choose your own diet plan, according to a new study. Researchers predicted that people who chose th...

Restricting Calories Can Make You Crazy (No, Really)

Katie Seaver | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

You know how as soon as you restrict your calories, all you want to do is eat a whole tray of warm chocolate chip cookies? It's not just you. I ...

Can Water Improve Your Mood?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it's less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.

Slimmer by Design

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Requiring fast food restaurants like McDonald's to post calorie counts on menus sounds like a great way to educate consumers and help them make better...

Here's When You Should Forget About Counting Calories

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Last weekend at a baseball game, I went straight for the pretzels and hot dogs because -- hello! -- I was at a baseball game. So I was pretty taken ab...

The War on Sugar and How We Can Win It

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

Today, nearly 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. For decades, Washington has been focusing on fighting the obesity epidemic without properly picking the right battles.

Stop Counting Calories and Start Feeling Them

Zach Dean | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Let us remember that as we admirably continue to pursue wellness, a huge component of being well is living joyfully. That means enjoying our food and drink, enjoying how we spend our time, and enjoying how we live our lives

What 2 Weeks of Soda Can Do to Your Heart

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Sugary drinks are linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- and the more soda people drink the more likely these outcomes....

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Significantly Reduce the Calories in Rice

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Scientists have figured out a way for you to eat white rice without the guilt.

The Number Of Kids Eating Fast Food Is Falling

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and th...

Tricking Parents Into Bad Choices

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Parents usually have their kids' best interest in mind. They want them to grow healthy, acquire eating habits that promote wellness, and have beautiful, strong teeth. So how come kids are drinking so much sugar, an ingredient on the top of the list of foods to consume-less-of?

The 9 Most Popular Sushi Rolls, Ranked By Calories

Thrillist | Posted 05.18.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Get your soy sauce ready.

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

The New Dietary Guidelines: Outrage and Yawns

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The advisory committee's recommendations inform the government's guidelines, and those affect policies, action and choices. They affect everything from school lunches to SNAP to the food industry, and also the way we personally fill our plate.

Enough Distractions: Let's Address the Real Causes of Diet-Related Diseases

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

Placing the blame on carbohydrates does nothing but add confusion to an environment already saturated with mixed nutrition messages, and distracts us from addressing the real cause of the obesity epidemic: modern-day environments.

We're Fat And Sick And The Broccoli Did It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It's no big surprise that someone untrained in research methods would tell us all what the research really means and why the scientists on this committee -- all trained to do research and interpret it -- are just a bunch of hacks. But that the New York Times would allocate its imprimatur and rarefied real estate to an infomercial masquerading as an Op-Ed is a lamentably disappointing surprise.

Distracted Driving, Distracted Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Mind you, I'm as guilty as anyone of eating lunch at my computer. But I do have some rules that I've been able to stick to: We eat a family dinner every day, un-rushed, no electronic distractions allowed, and I limit eating-while-distracted to low caloric density, highly nutritious foods, such as veggies and fruit.

Hungry? Maybe Don't Go Shopping

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

A team of psychological scientists wondered if hunger might spill over into other behavioral domains, sometimes in irrational ways. Is it possible, that is, that hunger triggers an acquisitive mindset generally, one that piques our desire even for non-food? The scientists explored this provocative idea in several experiments.