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6 Foods This Nutritionist Eats Every Day

Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD I am a huge fan of variety and seasonal eating, primary because eating a wider array of foods exposes your body to a bro...

Separating Fact From Fiction: Obesity and Plastic Surgery

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

We might think that everyone knows the facts about obesity and weight loss, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine exposes a numb...

If You Could Change Just One Thing

Christina Pirello | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Christina Pirello

As Earth Day approaches, consider this thought. If you could change one thing -- if you could control one thing, and have that change have an actual effect on life as we know it, what would you change?

Mindful Lessons From A 10-Day Cleanse

Alison Shulman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Shulman

A 10-day cleanse? I've been teaching and guiding mindfulness in eating workshops for three years now, and yet have fallen short on applying these techniques to my own life and family. It seemed high time to tackle not one but two large goals at once!

The Ins and Outs of a Spring Cleaning Detox

Maia James | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

Desperate, I called my health coach (and mom!), Suzanne, for tips on how to do a quick detox -- a simple way to gently get myself back on track. What follows are Suzanne's basic tips for cleaning up the system and getting ready for summer.

Choice and Information Are Key to Better Health

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

National Nutrition Month just ended, and your head might be spinning with all of the information flying around about what's good for you and what's not.

Eat-In at the FDA

Ben Droz | Posted 06.10.2013 | DC
Ben Droz

Whatever your thoughts on GMO foods or GMO fish, whether you eat them or avoid them, please take action. f you don't, the FDA will continue to spend American tax dollars asking the wrong questions.

10 Healthiest and Unhealthiest Packaged Foods

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Most of us know the healthiest foods are natural and unprocessed like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Yet we spend a great deal of our nutrition equity chowing down on chemicals disguised as food. And unaware, feeding them to our children.

Eat Fish and Keep Your Mood Afloat

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

There's a very good reason to eat fish two times this week, and it's not just because it's a healthy, lean protein that's lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats.

If You Lead a Student to Vegetables, Will They Eat Them?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

It is important that at some point, before any of these kids grow up and have families of their own, vegetables and fruits become a basic component of their daily food intake. And if they are not eating these foods at home, then school is the first and last resort.

[PHOTOS] How to Eat Like an Underwear Model

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 06.08.2013 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

"You know, I don't have the perfect body but I'm comfortable with it and that's a message I want to put out there, too, for all of these troubled teens and people that are struggling with coming out and body image issues."

Thug Kitchen Isn't Messing Around

The Huffington Post | Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Traditional nutrition advice like "eat your vegetables" and "stay away from soda" can get a little old. What's worse, for many, it's pretty easy to tu...

The Other Reason So Many Kids Are Picky Eaters

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Kelly Dorfman

Given the way taste and eating acclimation works, modern food alteration is undoubtedly a factor in today's picky eaters, but I believe there is a second, less recognized factor fueling the new wave of fussy eaters: anxiety.

Feeling Fat? Research Reveals Two Painless Ways to Lose Weight

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Changing certain cues, like the color and size of your plate, is a simple way to take advantage of the way your mind works and alter your eating patterns without actively thinking about it.

10 Foods to Put You in the Mood

GalTime | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women

Now that spring is here, are you looking to give your sex drive a "spring awakening?" It turns out the foods you dish up can also dish out some serious mojo. Here are ten foods to put you in the mood for love.

Conscious Capitalist Cooking?

Linda Watson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Linda Watson

It's time for the IACP to put down the lamb lollipops and pick up plants to fight obesity, chronic disease, and global warming.

The Worst Healthy Eating Excuses

Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By SHAPE Editors Try these simple tricks to curb cravings, save time and make a permanent healthy change. More from 5 Quick And Easy ...

The 5 Best Gluten-Free Flours and What to Do With Them

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Here are my favorite five gluten-free flours that I like to keep around the house and some recipe ideas to keep those canisters from getting dusty.

Hit a Weight Loss Plateau? Don't Sleep Through These 7 Tips

Reboot with Joe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Reboot with Joe

When the plateau hits, many people give up and convince themselves they have a slow metabolism or something is wrong with their new healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, you have to take a step back and get some new ideas to get the weight-loss moving forward.

Breakfasts Your Kids Will Remember

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 06.01.2013 | Taste
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

How do we get our kids to remember how and why they should make healthy food choices? When children are involved in a playful activity, it puts them in a good mood. Using their five senses ensures long-term vivid memories.

How to Start Being at Peace With Food

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

There are so many different ways in which we might be having a hard time in our relationship with food and our bodies. Some people are horrified with ...

Spring Clean Your Freezer

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Tracey Stewart

Is it really cheaper to buy boxed frozen foods than to buy ingredients in bulk and prepare meals for the freezer yourself? You may pay a little more initially, but you will get more meals out of your purchase in the long run.

Healthy Lessons From Children

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

I love watching children. They have so many natural behaviors that can teach adults how to love food -- but not too much -- and how to fit physical activity into our day. Here are some of the important lessons we can learn from observing children.

Why Are You Eating So Fast?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

The paradox for many of us with weight issues is that we think we really love food and love to eat, but if we really did, why don't we take the time to enjoy it? To pay attention? To savor each delicious bite?

Why Snacking Can Stall Fat Loss and Fast Metabolism

JJ Virgin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Based on my research and experience, I'm against snacking for fat loss and fast metabolism. Snacking has become a multibillion-dollar industry where manufacturers push an ever-widening array of Frankenfoods loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and trans fat.