One of the diets that has stood the test of time, has been followed by real people and has the research to support it, is the Mediterranean diet. A non-restricting diet associated with numerous health benefits. And while it is a specific way of eating, it is also a way of living.
These three items were the centerpiece of my early science life. I wrote my honors thesis at Williams College about arteriosclerosis which at that tim...
North America has a serious obesity problem (have you noticed?). Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and a full one-third are deemed medically...
With more cookbooks, television shows and stores dedicated exclusively to the culinary arts than ever before, you would think that we are a nation of ...
The good news is that you can optimize your basic nature. In addition to genetics, certain attitudes and lifestyle behaviors also contribute to you finding and settling at your healthy weight.
Next time you hear competing health claims, don't even worry about who the expert is or how good the opposing arguments are. Start by figuring out which is an idea and which is a result, and you'll know which you should pay attention to and which you can safely ignore.
The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.
Let's start to respect one another's choices regarding food. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, diabetic, celiac disease, heart-healthy, Crohn's ...
I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.
If you find yourself developing a pattern of giving in to your food cravings and repeatedly using emotional eating as a coping strategy -- and most especially if you do so without realizing you are doing it -- beware. You'll benefit from developing new, healthier ways to cope!
Having ups and downs is part of the path to wellness and it's okay to get frustrated once in a while.
Despite these clearly-documented benefits, many are concerned about beans. These concerns stem mostly from ideas set forth by the paleo community.
If you don't quit smoking, smoking will quit you. The tobacco addiction is hard to overcome but you can change your way and become addicted to life, fresh air, and deep breathing.
Notice the values that have driven you in the past and be aware of what you most value now. There are a vast number of reasons and rewards for adhering to a plant-based approach, but it's most important that the choice personally resonates for you.
If you are shopping for a diet, the annual guidance offered by U.S. News & World Report is quite robust. But it, too, leaves a potentially important question unaddressed: should you really be shopping for a diet in the first place?
Habits, good or bad, make us who we are. The key is controlling them.