Programs that incentivize healthful choices like Safeway's, if embraced at companies throughout the nation, might go a long way toward bringing health care expenditures down.
From a nutritional point of view, if we were to invent the worst diet ever -- one with a component list designed uniquely for unhealthy weight gain and cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity -- we'd be hard pressed to imagine one worse than the typical fast food regimen.
by guest blogger, Nathanael Johnson, award-winning journalist I grew up in a nature-worshipping,...
Besides watching the game and enjoying the commercials, Super Bowl snacking is one of the main attractions of game day. In fact, Americans consume more calories during the Super Bowl than nearly any other day during the year -- second only to Thanksgiving!
Since we all get older every year, it raises an important question: "What should I be doing if I want to continue my annual renewal and stay healthy so I can continue to enjoy the journey?"
I thought I'd identified all the potential problems in our marriage, but there was one issue I wasn't prepared for.
I share my colleagues' visceral opposition to everything Coke. But I think we may be letting our abdominal viscera get the better of vital organs situated higher up.
Bobby Flay Fit is meant to motivate people to "make exercise and eating right a part of their daily routine. That's it. It's not some magic bullet or new formula." Flay wanted to inspire people by showing them that if he, a chef, can do it, then so can you.
My kids tell me with regularity that I'm confusing. Now #1 best selling author Dr. Ian Smith tells me I need to be confusing my diet, as well. Confused? Well, don't be.
Perhaps young women who have so much influence over each other can be persuaded to use it positively once they are made aware of the impact of their behavior, talk and presence.
Last night we went to an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but by the time we got home my stomach felt like it had been inflated with a bicycle pump. I hung my tongue out, airing my taste buds. 'Too much garlic,' I said. This happens all the time. We have a nice dinner and then we suffer.
During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it's because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around.
There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it's so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity.
Our eating habits provide the building blocks (nutrients) for our bodies to create the chemicals we need. And each food has different amounts of particular blocks. If the building blocks aren't provided in adequate amounts, our bodies react with symptoms.
Michael Pollan, esteemed writer and noble defender of the dinner table, has been a leading crusader for real food. He is undeniably right, but we should be wary of demonizing all science surrounding nutrition in the publics' eye.
Eat seasonally and you'll be able to practice one of the best pieces of nutrition advice ever to come along: Eat your colors. Buy orange produce such as winter squash, yams, carrots and oranges.