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Get the Body You Want (Without Counting Calories)

Karan Nijhawan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Karan Nijhawan

In this short video I share with you three tips that can help you achieve the body you want. No counting calories, no measuring food, just real tips that WORK.

Souping: Yet Another Dead End Dieting Trend

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Voted one of the most popular diet trends of 2016, souping has taken the nation by storm. I'm left scratching my head as to why? Personally, I like my soup as a side to something else -- like a plate full of food that hasn't been deprived of its need to be chewed.

Hillary Clinton Faces Down The Calorie Police -- And Wins

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living

After Hillary Clinton's win in the New York primaries on Tuesday, she is one step closer to becoming the Democratic party’s nominee -- and to becomi...

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?

Fast Food Ads Courtesy of Volunteer Teens

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Not all food is equally photogenic, but fruits, veggies, and many other plant-based ingredients and preparations of healthy foods certainly are -- and they need all the free advertising they can get.

Dare to Be 100: My New Friend, Dr. John Jakicic

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Whenever I returned from a medical meeting my physician father always asked "what did you learn?" This question lingers. I'm just back from the summit...

Diet, Deafness and the Drums of War

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.

How These Food Labels May Help You Eat Less

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel required on packaged foods in the U.S. Among the proposed updates, FDA plans to revise the serving sizes to reflect more typical serving sizes.

Learning to Love Your Label

Gina Keatley | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Below is my quick and dirty guide on how to read a food label so you, too, can learn to love your label:

Moderation: How Much Is Too Much?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by led by Michelle vanDellen in the journal Appetite looks at people's definition of moderate consumption.

How to Eat Out and Lose 50 Pounds a Year (or Gain!)

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

For a population facing an exploding obesity epidemic, the world of fast food, restaurants and convenience food is a minefield, with caloric nuclear bombs everywhere you turn. It's a miracle we all aren't over 600 pounds.

10 Ways To Make The Healthiest Choice When You're At A Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Making food at home is a crucial part of healthy eating. But on some days (like Fri-Yays!), you just want a break from the stove to treat yourself to ...

5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Mike Sheridan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If they spent any time reading outside of their government-approved formal education, they'd understand pretty quickly that all calories are not created equal. It's the composition of those calories that determines whether we burn and lose, or store and gain.

5 Tips To Keep Your Restaurant Meal Way Under 1,000 Calories

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Chain restaurants in the U.S. are currently required to post calorie counts on their menus. In the meantime, more than half of restaurants are not chains, and therefore, are exempt from calorie labeling. So just how many calories do these meals contain?

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, accord...

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

Mosaic Science | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science
Read More: Calories, Science News

“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’s a technol...

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 their calor...

What It Takes To Burn 100 Calories | 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

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...