Weight, per se, is not a choice. Addressing the variable challenge of weight management with insight, understanding and compassion certainly is. It's a choice we should all be making.
Mindful eating allows you to take time to sit down and thoughtfully enjoy what you're eating. And experts believe that practicing mindful eating is likely to result in consumption of fewer calories than rushed meals or those on the go. Slow down to trim down!
I was recently on a national TV show that focused on fastest fat-burning supplements. The main supplement in question was Garcinia Cambogia. What I lo...
I've just finished a glorious month of live events and TV appearances here in California partnered with Got Milk? to celebrate National Nutritional Mo...
Are you familiar with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans? You may not be unless you work in public health or nutrition. What about MyPlate? Ring any [dinner] bells for you? If that still doesn't help, you are not alone.
If you never have cravings for salty or savory snack foods, then you can stop reading right now. But if you're mostly human, there are times when you stop by a convenience store or vending machine and those bags of chips look awfully appetizing.
Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.
Rather than allowing for old habits to creep back in, try to focus your nutrition on the health benefits your will receive from eating well rather than placing all of the focus on aesthetic goals. By focusing on your long term health, you will be more likely to stick to your healthy habits.
We tend to forget that there's nothing fresh about boxed cereals. Who knows when the wheat berries or oats that were used in our cereals were harvested? Was it last month, or last year? What about the flour that was used? When exactly were those grains milled? Freshness is usually one of the best signs of nutrient-density, not to mention flavor.
Tharparkar, a desert region in Pakistan is yet again suffering from one of the worst famines in its history. Did the Pakistan government not learn from the preceding famines that have repeatedly targeted the area in the past?
Conservatives are pouncing over the resignation this week of Bill Yosses, the White House executive pastry chef who has been rolling dough since the George W. Bush administration.
WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, has received so little in donations that it has not been able to preposition food for the rainy season. This is the time of year when roads are washed out and food supplies cannot move.
The key to a sustainable healthy diet is to balance eating for enjoyment with eating for nourishment. But how do you drown out all the confusing noise and figure out what to eat in your day-to-day life?
No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good answer to a bad question; and (2) there is more than one way to eat badly.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, I wanted to provide a few nutrition resources I found to be educational. Whether you are looking to change up your patterns, try something new or your clinical status dictates a change, these books are a good start to moving in a healthier direction.
Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.
Some have pointed out the fine details of the study, which showed that obesity rates for the rest of the population remained steady while the rate of obesity actually increased for women over 60 years old. Nonetheless, a decrease in obesity rates is always a positive sign.
Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...
Obesity is, in many ways that matter most, analogous to drowning.Individuals can, and for the most part should, learn to "swim" through our obesogenic culture. But those swimming lessons need to be accessible, affordable, applicable and actionable.