It was a long rough winter and if you're like me, there may have been a couple of lapses in your exercise and nutrition regimen.
Eating more fruits and veggies is the most tried and true piece of nutrition advice ever to be given -- health experts agree on it, and it has been withstanding the test of time and further research for many decades.
By all means, see the film Fed Up, if you haven't. If you aren't yet fed up with the toxic quagmire that is the typical American diet, there's a good chance it will get you there.
Although grilling can be one of the healthiest and tastiest ways to cook, a typical BBQ menu of burgers, brats and dogs, and creamy sides can be a diet disaster totaling more than 2,000 calories.
To say, "I'm eating a Twinkie," is not enough. You have to know what's in the Twinkie. When you ask yourself what you're eating, you need to really think about the answer. If what you're eating is full of chemicals that you can't pronounce, chances are, you shouldn't be eating it.
Why did Eve eat the apple?
Despite thinking at first that warning labels might go too far, I wound up realizing they wouldn't go nearly far enough. Junk should never have been glorified as a food group in the first place.
My friend Dan and I were discussing the current job market. Like many large corporations which have resumed hiring, Dan's company has a slew of openin...
Alfalfa is an ingredient in many commercially-available dog and cat foods, and consumers are beginning to ask whether this forage really belongs in th...
The deplorable state of the children's cereal landscape ultimately reflects many of the fundamental flaws of our industrial food system.
Trading data in the dark for third parties' profit -- without cutting us into the value created in the Big Data mash-up. That's a very expensive lunch indeed.
It occurred to me the other day that there is an inverse relationship between how good a food looks and tastes and how healthy it is for you. The worse it is for you, the harder stores, restaurants and food companies try to make it irresistible. With such a sensory overload, how do we stop overeating?
Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.
It was a beautiful Sunday-spring-is-in-the-air afternoon, where I was enjoying a pool side brunch in Los Angeles. As I was mingling with the friends ...
Here's their mantra: "Eat less and exercise more. The secret to weight loss is energy balance. There are no good or bad calories. It's all about moderation." If you doubt that this advice could be wrong, just look around.
"I don't want that to happen to me," my 9-year-old son whimpered with tears streaming down his face. We'd just finished watching the documentary, Fed Up - which targets the childhood obesity epidemic and the role the food industry plays in marketing unhealthy foods to children.
Hunger is nature's way of telling us that we are energy deficient and should eat. The "genius" of advertising is that we eat even when we are not hungry and we do so without even being consciously aware of our eating behavior.
Accurate and reliable information is crucial to help the fight against childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. The new food label will provide that information.
Clients often ask me about if they can include snacks in their diet and exactly what constitutes a healthy snack. Many people are under the impression that snacking is not a good idea when trying to lose weight, but this isn't the case. Oftentimes, snacking is a good thing, as it could satiate you until your next meal and prevent you from overeating at dinner.
A British veggie breeding company called Tozer Seeds has cross-bred two of our favorite greens, kale and Brussels sprouts, to create a hybrid they're calling "Kalettes."