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Diet Advice You Can Ignore

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul New research has changed the way we think about healthy eating. You may be surprised to find that some of the old diet rules are no...

Will the Styrofoam Cup Survive Bloomberg's Nanny State?

Paul Alexander | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Paul Alexander

As the mayoral candidates begin posturing for the fall campaign, none of them has made nanny-state solutions to today's problems a part of his or her campaign. So the days of Bloomberg's nanny state are numbered. This may save the Styrofoam cup after all.

No Strain, No Gain: How Stress Can Make You Stronger

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We often presume to know why certain things are good for us. But when it comes to lifestyles, proving what is good and why proves quite difficult.

Sprite Gets New Ingredient

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- It's about to get difficult finding a can of regular Sprite in the United Kingdom. Coca-Cola says it's replacing Sprite in the country wi...

Is Sugar Making the World Fat, Diabetic, and Hypertensive?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

Can Olive Oil and Nuts Prevent Heart Attacks?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

I think the Mediterranean diet would be worth adopting for the sheer pleasure of it, and the health benefits are just another great reason to go Mediterranean.

Americans Eating Less Fast Food

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported some good news for nutrition activists and others hoping to help Americans eat healthier. A new report found that American adults are consuming fewer calories from fast food than they were several years ago.

Adults Get 11 Percent Of Calories From Fast Food, Says Study

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- On an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food, a government study shows. That's down slightly fro...

Why Everyone Is Right -- And Wrong -- About Obesity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No one thing is wrong with the prevailing American diet, and no one-nutrient-at-a-time remedy will right it any more than a single part represents the whole elephant in the room. We need to see that elephant -- and develop a better recipe.

Don’t Just Sit There! 4 Fitness Games To Help You Get Moving During The Super Bowl

Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

The Super Bowl is like the Thanksgiving Day of football: It's filled with friends, family, and, of course, lots and lots and lots of food. On average ...

Study Grades the Nutritional Quality of Fast-Food Menus

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

From a nutritional point of view, if we were to invent the worst diet ever -- one with a component list designed uniquely for unhealthy weight gain and cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity -- we'd be hard pressed to imagine one worse than the typical fast food regimen.

Bearing With Coke: Soft Drinks, Hard Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.

I'm Not a Monster, I Just Don't Want Girl Scout Cookies

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

By now, you've probably had a Girl Scout, Brownie or Daisy pounding on your door, hawking her fat-laden guilty pleasures. It's hard enough to say no to those mini entrepreneurs, but what happens when the cookie pusher is actually an overachieving mom and happens to be your friend?

Black, Poor Children Twice As Likely To Do This Than White Peers: Study

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Black children and teens in the United States are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume more than 500 calories a...

The Hidden Calories In 'Healthy' Party Foods

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There are nutritious snacks at a holiday party, and there are foods that only seem nutritious. We sort the naughty from the nice. ...

What Should My Daily Calorie Count Be? From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer filled me in on the daily recommended calories for both women and men when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. ...

When Bodies Matter More Than Babies: The Jessica Simpson Edition

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I realize that by continually contributing to the uncalled-for public discourse surrounding Jessica Simpson's appearance, I'm arguably just feeding the image-focused fire. And yet, I can't keep my fingers off the keyboard every time the star makes headlines for all the wrong reasons.

6 Hidden Fat Traps On Any Restaurant Menu

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We found out what "velvety" really means -- and where there's unexpected salt and calories, too. As a reminder, always consu...

How Many Calories Are On A Thanksgiving Plate? From Ellie Krieger (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the average number of calories on a Thanksgiving plate? Ellie Krieger nutritionist and host of The Cooking Channel's "Healthy Appetite" joined...

Those Thanksgiving Calories: Of Hollow Leg, And Hypothalamus

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a particular "Thanksgiving moment" that occurs as the meal is winding down. I set down my fork -- groan -- and say something like: "My goodness, I couldn't eat another bite..." This, of course, is promptly followed by: "What's for dessert?"

How I Cured My Addiction To Fall-Flavored Coffee Drinks -- And How You Can, Too

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Those who know me won't be surprised that one of my go-to items for a "hit" of autumn is an edible -- well, drinkable -- one. For years now, I've been addicted (potential 12-step-group-addicted) to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or, as I refer to them, "fall in a cup").

Want To Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

Here is the scenario for you. When you start off on a hormonal approach to fat loss, you realize that eating becomes a matter of eating more of the right things rather than less of anything. And because everyone is different, the right things can vary from person to person.

Can 'Negative-Calorie' Foods Help You Lose Weight?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

It's true that a few foods, such as grapefruit and celery, contain fewer calories than it takes to digest them. So, when you eat these foods, you actually burn more calories than you take in. Thus, the term "negative-calorie foods."

8 No-Brainer Tricks For Cutting 100 Calories A Day

Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Chances are, your daily routine is padded with extra calories. You don't need a calculator or a calorie-counting app to help you ge...