At the end of the day, it's about what you eat most of the time. It's about your overall eating habits, not a single food or a single meal. But the problem with these lists is that instead of informing people, they simply spread fear.
It's vital to nourish your body, and that's exactly why it's wise to not identify with what you eat. "I'm vegan." "I'm paleo." "I'm raw." "I'm an...
Just start with half of a standard 3-inch diameter bagel and pick your favorite toppings below.
While every bad diet is uniquely bad, good diets are a lot more similar than they might appear on the surface.
Sounds pretty rough, huh? At times, yes. But it was on this journey that I learned a few unexpected lessons: the power of will power, the underestimated importance of planning, and the beauty of good 'ol real food.
Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.
From vibrantly colorful produce stacked at the market to a beautifully plated meal, our eyes act as a gateway to appreciating the food we eat. This is a great time to consider where your food came from and how it was grown, and if you're eating a meal, you can reflect on the work that went into preparing it. Appreciating the beauty of food and its journey to your plate is a wonderful way to celebrate your plate.
And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.
It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?
I believe him because I have heard it my whole life. I heard it when I wanted to feel confident. I heard it when I wanted to feel great. Every time I heard it, it brought me to an evil place.
What if, instead all the negative food-body thoughts, feeling like a failure, and regret-eating, we could have a lighter more positive touch and just make a few super do-able substitutions to our recipes?
There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...
To learn more about what choices people make when it comes to buying prepackaged diet food, we surveyed more than 500 people ages 18 and older. Check out the infographic to find out where people buy diet food, how often they eat it, how much they spend and more.
It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.
2014 was a huge year for plant-based nutrition. From top tier celebrities, critical nutrition studies, amazing books, cookbooks, documentaries, and a dizzying selection of new vegan products on the market, veganism is quickly moving from the margins to mainstream awareness.
Below are eight strategies for healthy eating and weight loss that can be modified based on your belief system, your personal preferences and your individual body.