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Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.

Donuts

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Chocolate: A Treat for Valentine's Day, or the Cure for Aging Brains?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.

Is This the Best Diet Ever? (Probably Not)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

While every bad diet is uniquely bad, good diets are a lot more similar than they might appear on the surface.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Gourmet Game Day

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Like millions of Americans, my family loves to watch the Super Bowl every year. My foodie husband, Ed, and I have a passion for the power of good, hea...

Dare to Be 100: Fat, Carbs, Calories

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

These three items were the centerpiece of my early science life. I wrote my honors thesis at Williams College about arteriosclerosis which at that tim...

What's What in Nutrition? What's on First

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.

What Does 1,000 Calories Look Like At Different Fast-Food Chains?

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.16.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Downing 1,000 calories in one sitting is alarmingly easy.

As Seen On TV Nutrition Advice

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?