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What's a Normal Portion Size?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.

Does Healthy Food Sell?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What can be more wholesome than an athletic event at school? I've been to many, and my frequent regret is that the foods and drinks offered during these games almost undo the message and purpose of sport's healthfulness.

Make Mealtime Count!

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

Mealtime is crucial to your family's mental and physical health. Here are some guidelines that I often talk with patients about when trying to figure out how they can optimize mealtime without completely rearranging their lives.

Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

The Wolfing (Down) of Wall Street

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Eat this, Scorsese! I've read Jordon Belfort's book of excess, greed and over-consumption yet I felt it paled in comparison to the same qualities, but...

14 Shameful Eating Habits Of People Who Work From Home

Thrillist | Posted 03.06.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

The reality is shoveling handfuls of dry cereal into your gullet and drinking microwave coffee.

How I Stayed On Track on Vacation

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

As my countdown to vacation crept closer and closer, I got a little scared -- how could I continue my newfound healthy eating habits in a city that for me holds all manner of delectable culinary sins?The answers turned out to be simple, and despite the fact that I have been largely ignoring my scale over the past month or two, I actually lost weight while I was in London.

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Eating Like You Mean It

New Harbinger | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

By Emily K. Sandoz, Ph.D., co-author of Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate This morning I snuck downstairs and made French toast. My hu...

Is Packing Your Kid's Lunch an Anti-Obesity Tool?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

When you look at a group of elementary school kids, can you tell who's at risk of becoming obese? And more importantly, what can be done to change tha...

Sit Down and Eat

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

It can take Jack an hour to eat a meal, during which I can feel the tug of unanswered emails, a deadline, and the unswept floor each minute. But, as I'm fond of asking Jack when he's driving his Matchbox cars rather than picking up his Lego before bedtime, what is your job right now?

A French-Asian Fusion in Luang Prabang, Laos (Video)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Laos has drawn travelers looking for a more off-the-beaten-path adventure and cultural experience. At the center of this cultural exploration is Laos' unique approach to cuisine.

11 Foods You Should Definitely Not Eat On A First Date

Spoon University | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Be sure to avoid these 11 foods that will pretty much ensure you don't make it to date number two.

It Happened to Me: There Are No Fat People in My Yoga Class, and I'm Suddenly Uncomfortable With It

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant -- xoJane.com, which is how I stumbled upon this gut-w...

Is Disliking Veggies in Your Kid's Genes?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's perhaps a relief to know that our kids have a personality and innate tendencies before they were ever exposed to our influences, and the consolation -- there's also a limit to how much damage our inevitable shortcomings may do. But when it comes to food, that doesn't put us of the hook.

6 Of America's Best Diners

Food & Wine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

These 23 spots represent a panoramic view of today's American diner.

Where to Eat and Drink in Cold NYC

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 03.30.2014 | New York
Robert Rosenthal

New Yorkers are forever promoting the fact that we enjoy four distinct seasons here. Yet that premise is at its most challenging in the dead of winter, especially when it comes to discovering warmth by means of food and drink.

5 Foods You're Eating The Wrong Way

Posted 01.28.2014 | OWN

Easier, tastier and less messy methods that will change how you consume everything from sushi to apples. By Lynn Andriani Keep in touch! Che...

7 Tips On How To Eat Slowly To Eat Less

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Is this just my subjective feeling, or is there solid evidence to back the common weight-control advice to take your time with your meal?

The Charm and Finesse of Everest's Chef Joho

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been interviewing chefs on The Dinner Party for over two years, so it is about time that I interview a French one. Executive Chef Jean Joho of...

Can Chocolate Make You Fit?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can chocolate pave the way to a fitter you this year? Charles Duhigg says it can, and this isn't some miracle diet -- he provides research to back hi...

Bangkok Travel: Eating is the Entertainment

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Study the Bangkok skyline at night, and it will feel as if the city is already delivering on some futuristic promise. Eat at some of its dynamic new restaurants, and you can taste it.

You Are What Your Friends Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Why do people eat the way they do? Food choices are based on many factors, and a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ex...

How To Keep The Peace Between You And Food This Holiday

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

We tend to think of holiday eating as having an on/off switch: Either we're going to be really good this year and not eat anything "bad," or we're going to just succumb and eat nonstop, and then live to regret it.

Crazy Diets, Silly Food Science and Absurd Food Inventions 2013

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This year had its remarkable share of senseless diets, bizarre research and odd inventions. Here's what you might've missed.