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Healthy Eating Habits

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 04.28.2015 | 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 Paalanen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

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.

Dessert Doesn't Have to Kill You: 10 Ways to Living a Healthier Life (Without Giving up the Occasional Sweet Treat)

Emily Luchetti | Posted 09.17.2014 | Taste
Emily Luchetti

We're starting the conversation about how to return dessert to its rightful place in our diets.

This App Could Help Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

There are numerous apps out there to help adults track their food consumption and lose weight, but what about an app that helps children develop healt...

5 Secrets To Lasting Lifestyle Change

Lorie Eber | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Being healthy in this setting is a Sisyphean hurdle, one that requires 24/7 diligence. Sometimes you'll feel like you're in a rip current. While this is a formidable challenge, it is doable, and it trumps feeling lousy, living on meds, and eventually dealing with chronic illness.

Diet Derailed? How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.

The Ingredient That Sends Your Body Into A Cycle Of Unhealthy Eating

OWN | Posted 08.20.2014 | OWN

It can happen fast. One minute, you're indulging in a small piece of chocolate; the next, you're surrounded by empty candy wrappers -- and still cravi...

Don't Eat Your Stress

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Our bodies affect our minds as much as our minds affect our bodies. To maintain good health and wellbeing, we need to realize their interdependence and take care of both. The practice of mindfulness can help to reconnect the body with the mind, and specifically, eating mindfully can help ward off some of our autopilot stress responses related to food.

3 Steps For Changing Any Bad Habit or Forming Any Good One

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Remember that a habit consists of cues and responses repeated over and over. To attack the habit you have to disrupt the old cues, form new ones, and then it becomes a matter of "Wash. Rinse. Repeat." In this way, you build that association and make the pattern automatic and soon unconscious.

Eating Instructions

Donna Fish | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

You want to savor and enjoy everything you eat, don't rush the foods you think you shouldn't be eating!