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Healthy Eating Habits

Gained Back All The Weight You Lost? Here's What To Do Next

Michele Lian | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

My body, health and life started to change only when my end-goal changed from weight loss to how I wanted to live.

10 Beliefs That Keep You Stuck When You Want To Eat Healthier

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Maybe you'll say these are excuses. I prefer to call them beliefs. Because excuses can easily become more ingrained beliefs, and a belief can keep you stuck forever.

Stop Skipping Meals. Seriously.

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative

So, while skipping meals may seem like you are consuming fewer calories, you are likely to end up consuming even more calories in unhealthy ways, which can ultimately lead to weight gain.

17 Reasons to Eat a Thai-style Diet

Rachel Redlaw | Posted 05.13.2016 | Taste
Rachel Redlaw

A Thai diet is rice-based rather than wheat-based, so is naturally good for gluten-free diets (you'll need to use gluten-free soy sauce and stock cubes though) and those looking to cut down on eating wheat.

Eating What You Want Can Make You Healthier

Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Let's make Eat What You Want Day the beginning of a healthier approach to eating year-round, one that gives you a permanent break from diet rules and guilt.

A Salad With Gusto

Amy Lu | Posted 04.20.2016 | Taste
Amy Lu

Eating healthy can be so mundane, especially if you are eating salads and vegetables on the regular. Treat your taste buds to this medley of mixed greens, fresh herbs, a splash of spice, and a burst of flavor. Rounding out this delicious combination is protein-packed, crispy chicken. Enjoy!

The Biggest Mistake People Make When They Resolve to Eat a Healthy Diet

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Have you ever wondered why it seems to be darn near impossible to stick to a healthy diet? Would you like to know how to get out of this frustrating conundrum? The answer is to get real. Rein in your enthusiasm and make a realistic plan to fit your aspirations for a healthy diet into your current lifestyle.

Addiction or Preference: Are You Killing Your Natural Thirst Instinct?

Alex Charfen | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Without knowing it, I had increased my body's reliance on aspartame and caffeine -- two foreign chemicals that did nothing to improve my health. As a result, I decided to ignore all of my beverage preferences and drink only water for a week to see how it affected my body.

I Tried to Teach Myself to Eat Vegetables Like a Grown-Up

Science of Us | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

I'm patiently continuing my habituation with a wide variety of fruits and raw vegetables, hoping that by summer I'll be able to eat a salad without feeling like a grazing ruminant. Everybody else eats it and likes it, so chances are I can, too.

Attention Dieters: Heart Healthy Is The New Skinny

Dawn Zier | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

In the end, shedding a few pounds may not make you look or feel like a runway model. But it will help you live a longer and healthier life. That's some serious validation. Maybe we can even work to make it the new skinny.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Stuff Unhealthy Stuff Into Your Mouth

Talia Pollock | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Talia Pollock

I've found that the difference between choosing healthfully vs. choosing unhealthfully boils down to about five immensely important seconds. It's in those five seconds when we get the chance to stop, pause and ask ourselves some of these questions.

11 Foods To Stock In The Fridge To Make Healthy Eating Easy

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Taste

Eating healthy today presents lots of challenges. There's the whole willpower thing to conquer, which is huge considering how many great bakeries exis...

"Don't Call Me Cookie": Resolving

Paola K Amaras | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Just last week, the federal government issues their new food guidelines and of course, that got me thinking. January is always the time of year when w...

5 Ways to Eat More Raw Food in 2016

Jennifer M.S. Robertson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Taste
Jennifer M.S. Robertson

If you are like many this month, you might be considering a shift to a healthier diet and lifestyle in light of the new year. Here are my best tips for making the transition to eating more raw foods painless and fun, no matter what your current diet or lifestyle!

7 Sure-Fire Strategies to Reaching Your Health and Fitness Goals

Jill S. Brown | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Compared to some of the other common goals most people have like finding a new job, saving money, being happier or more fulfilled, it would seem like simply exercising more and eating better would be the easiest of goals to accomplish. But as we all know it isn't.

Where Is the Fun in Healthy Eating?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

My definition of healthy eating is eating food that is enjoyable to you in the quantity that is good for you. While we understand that a food such as broccoli is healthy for you and the quantity that is good for you can be very large, it also means that cake may be enjoyable to you, but the quantity that is healthy for you is small.

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
Thrillist

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 07.27.2016 | 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 07.14.2016 | 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)

Health.com | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.18.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

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...