I've been known to eat stale candy glued to a gingerbread house and even petrified tootsie rolls stuck to the wrapper that practically break your teeth. If any of this rings a bell for you, then this article may be just in time to help you think outside the (candy) box this Halloween.
e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite our best efforts to override them.
Whether you are vegan or not, many of you care about animals, care about your health and/or care about the environment. Today, in honor of World Vegan Day, I want to encourage you to take your passion for one or all of those things and do something about it.
Dogs don't smell like freshly-showered people -- they're not supposed to! They have their own smell, which varies from dog to dog, but it's not unplea...
While it would be nice to think that once we reach our goal weights, we can ease up on the throttle and cruise along without further sacrifice, many people who have lost weight permanently adjust permanently to some sacrifices. The reward for doing so: knowing you're staying at a goal that you reached the hard way.
Skipping breakfast feeds in to the "saving up" syndrome; I promise what is consumed mid-afternoon or after dinner carries more risk than that smoothie ever will.
I'm making an effort on behalf of my future 80-year-old self. I'm going to try to shut off the broken record and embrace the most beautiful music of all: a healthy and mindful life lived with self-acceptance and the occasional guilt-free sundae.
Follow my lead, won't you? I'm giving you permission to feel like a winner, too (no matter what goal you've yet to accomplish -- and no matter what you're dressing up as this Halloween). A winner now. In this moment. And always.
While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.
When I was diagnosed at 18, I was told my lifespan would be 15 years shorter than if I hadn't gotten diabetes. Yet today many say that people with Type 1 diabetes may outlive others because we have to take care of ourselves.
A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.
At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, new products and innovations are launched and food trends come to life. Here are the top five food trends spotted there.
Edamame, you guys. Why is it just, like, the perfect snack?
Just as cars can differ dramatically in everything from handling, to torque, to acceleration, to fuel efficiency, so too do our bodies differ in all the nuances of metabolism. Some of us are natively predisposed to be faster, or stronger, or slower, or weaker.
We need to think about restoring our body's natural ability to regulate our weight automatically at a healthy level. If you focus on calorie quality and take care of your body, then it will take care of calorie quantity for you.
by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...
Didn't Emily Post or some Manners and Etiquette person ever establish rules about polite society when it comes to compliments on appearance, and on weight specifically? Why are we such a weight-obsessed society anyway?
At the end of our first session together, we had a surprising group indulgence in a morsel of dark chocolate. That little dove chocolate got my analytical gears churning about another dove, the one carrying an olive branch as a symbol of peace, who reminded me that I am an active participant in a social movement for change, peace and tolerance.
Because being overweight is associated in our culture with failure -- moral failure, failure of will, failure to comply with social norms -- it's a matter of some shame for many. Me, too.
Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't have to rush to prepare food during the busy morning hours or foot the bill for ordering out.