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Expert Dietary Guidance: Gasoline on a Fire?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The flaws in genuinely expert advice about diet are analogous to: this hose vs. that hose; this water pressure vs. that. Spraying gasoline instead of water is a problem at a different level altogether.

Exercising More Doesn’t Necessarily Lead To Weight Loss

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

  (Reuters Health) - Increasing physical activity to burn more calories works up to a point, but then the body adjusts to keep energy use stable...

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Mosaic Science | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
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“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.” Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he&...

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Puzzle

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."

Dare to Be 100: Fidgeting

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I first met Eric Ravussin 35 years ago. At that time he headed an NIH lab in Phoenix. The site of his work was coincident with the fact that the local...

We're Finally Eating More Veggies, Even at School

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If vegetables do become a food trend it will definitely help us eat and enjoy more of them. We'll surely see better produce, new and superior preparation techniques and tie-ins with celebrity and popular culture. It will be easier to eat better.

What 'Eating For Two' During Pregnancy Really Means

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents

Pregnant women may be technically "eating for two" as the commonly used expression goes, but research warns against them actually doubling t...

What It Takes To Burn 100 Calories

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.05.2016 | OWN

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Fast Eater? 7 Tips on How to Slow Down These Holidays

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Current trends are moving away from calorie counting and toward a more holistic approach of looking at adjustments and habits that can help us lead a more balanced, sustainable lifestyle. Slowing down should be high on that list.

Your Daily Sugar Allowance, Pictured in Different Foods

Thrillist | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Anthony Schneck @AnthonySchneck Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist The World Health Organization made news by declaring bacon (and other processed...

Mondays With Marlo - Holiday Tips and Trimmings

Posted 12.08.2015 | Home

No matter how many times we enter the holiday season, the story remains the same - we're usually overwhelmed. From cooking to decorating to shopping f...

The Daddy Diaries Chapter 31: Losing the Dadbod

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

What's that? You don't know what a Dadbod is? Don't feel bad. I'd never heard of the Dadbod either, until I woke up the other day and realized I couldn't see my toes.

Do You Know What You're Eating?

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karan Nijhawan

Do you want to hear a little secret? I don't think you realize what you're eating! I mean, in the literal sense, you know exactly what you're eating. ...

One Big Meal or Two Smaller Ones?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

How important is meal size? How important is timing? Despite what diet plans claim, the science is scant and with conflicting results.

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest...

What's Delicious? Nipping Misperceptions in the Bud

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I don't know if this qualifies me for any kind of a medal -- you can decide -- but there are two double-entendres in my title, making it, arguably, a ...

What 200 Cals Of Your Favorite Halloween Candy Looks Like

SELF | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

We'd like to imagine that all those Halloween sweets won't affect us. But in reality, they're far from calorie-free. Here's what a reasonable amount (around 200 cals) of your favorite "fun size" treats look like.

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison.&nbs...

5 Things That Happen When You Stop Counting Calories

Prevention | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

In addition to taking away the distraction at dinnertime, giving up the count has a slew of health and mental health benefits. Here, five things that happen when you stop counting calories.

The Best Piece Of Gym Equipment You've Never Used

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

Reason A: You've never seen anyone at the gym actually use one, so you figure they must not be very effective. The truth: Climbing machines are mega ...

Is This The End Of Dieting?

SELF | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

The percentage of women who say they're dieting has fallen by a third over the last two decades. To many, the very notion of eating diet foods seems sort of old-fashioned--a relic of crazy habits people acquired before they knew better about what their bodies needed.

New McDonald's School Curriculum Teaches Kids 'Nothing Wrong With Fast Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

The company has created a new documentary for use in middle and high schools which promotes the McDonald's brand so aggressively, it can hardly be called "stealth" marketing. Instead, it's a veritable infomercial for the beleaguered fast food chain.

Burn More Calories When You Walk

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Nidhi Seethapathi and Manoj Srinivasan, from the Ohio State University, shows that when we change the speed of our pace, and alternate between fast and slow walking, we might burn up to 20 percent more calories.

Why Calorie Counting Is Awful (Plus a Better Way to Do Portion Control)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.

Blotting Pizza With A Napkin Could Actually Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Some pizza eaters habitually blot each slice with a paper napkin. As the theory goes, the napkin absorbs some of the pizza's oil content, thus decreas...