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Healthy Eating Habits

Yes, You Can Lose Weight During the Holidays (And Still Be Happy)

Naomi Teeter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

Here are six ways I lost weight during the holidays (and have maintained my weight loss every holiday since):

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Most people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.

Quiz: How Good Are Your Snacking Habits, Really?

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Taste

With all the delicious things to eat in this world, eating healthy can be a struggle. But it's entirely possible -- and yes, you too can do it. Many o...

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Nutrition and sleep are both hot areas of research right now, and recent studies have found that what we eat affects how we sleep, and that in turn, how we sleep can affect what we eat.

Does a Better Sense of Smell Indicate a Bigger Waistline?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

In the study, the Los Angeles Times reported, researchers asked participants to rate the intensity of imaginary visual and odor cues (e.g., imagine how fresh cupcakes look and smell). Heavier participants reported conjuring up more evocative odors associated with imaginary foods.

5 Kinds of Food Shamers You Will Encounter (And How to Deal) | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

People who are made to feel embarrassed about their guilty pleasures are less likely to make future healthy choices, according to a 2015 study in the journal Appetite. Instead, fight back with this field guide to the biggest Judgy Jennies out there and how to hang on to your dignity and your more-evolved-than-theirs approach to healthy eating.

What to Eat to Be More Productive Daily [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Proper nutrition has a direct impact on our performance. The biggest hurdle facing many is figuring out exactly what "proper nutrition" means -- there is so much information online about eating healthy, much of it contradicting, so what's the answer?

Here's What Happens When a Man Eats Nothing But Food Made for Women

Thrillist | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste

Numerous women have already done better takedowns of "food for women" than I could have (see here, here, and here). But could they run this stuff -- and nothing but this stuff -- through a man's digestive system for two straight weeks? Of course not. That's where I came in.

Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods 'Processed'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of th...

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Dan Buettner For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones,...

There Are 1,000 Percent More Avocados Available In The U.S. Than 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste

The times, they are a changin' -- and with that, so are our diets. A new infographic from Vox writer Danielle Kurtzleben examines the food pattern...

Astoria Characters: The Editor of Eating

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.27.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Picky. It's not a word that Stacey Ornstein usually uses, but it's one that makes her plate too full.

How The Size And Timing Of Breakfast Impacts Your Entire Day

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Breakfast is an important meal for cultivating good health, but a handful of recent studies seem to...

If You Can Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth, You Can Teach Them to Eat Vegetables

Caron Gremont | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Caron Gremont

But the truth is, we need to stop thinking that feeding our kids well is about food, because it's not. Feeding our kids well is about raising our kids well, and we do that by teaching them good habits.

Everyday Meals Don't Always Come With Nutrition Facts, So You Might Miss These Key Nutrients

Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the best part of our day is the magic moment that comes when we get to shove (or, delicately place with a fork and/or spoon) food into...

Fitness Tribe or Lone Wolf: Which Is Better for Getting Fitter?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Even though this was only a few short decades ago, the entire gym-going population was itself a tribe. Now, there are myriad tribes within that tribe. And, beyond the gym, food predilections also break down into tribes.

Should Parents Be Charged For Their Children's Obesity?

Diana Grycan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

As a mother and grandmother, I have found that punishing rarely accomplishes what we want. I believe that this is true for all people, young and old.

Wellness in the Workplace Is Contagious

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Following these tips will help regardless of your work setting, and wellness will become contagious because people want what others have. You will also find that a wellness attitude follows you home.

#HealthyBellySelfie Awareness Takes Off

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Nolan Joseph

We Don't Need Photoshop To Look Healthy I think about the 15-year-old me often. Like I'm trying to go back in time to fix something but I can't, rea...

5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year

Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the...

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

8 Healthy Habits To Adopt Now

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As most of you know, I am not a fan of diets. The reason is that we follow a certain diet for a while, and then we fall off the wagon as we are unable to sustain it, and so often, end up discouraged. Better to adopt a healthy lifestyle you can sustain for the long haul.

Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Darryl Roberts

Combating the status quo and demanding more from the media we consume is only one part of addressing the mental health crisis engendered by the over-sexualization of young girls. The other part is to hold ourselves, and the people we know, accountable to make visible changes in the world around us.

Vegetarianism Isn't All or Nothing

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?

3 Simple Ways to Overcome the 3 O'Clock Slump

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Bhasin

There is more to having boundless energy than just drinking an energy drink. It's a lifestyle. It's about eating the right foods and having the right habits. It's something once done right comes to you second nature.