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The Power of Food: Belief vs. Reality

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Beard Foundation

While our study suggests that we've reached a tipping point, with Americans now recognizing that eating healthfully is key to their body and mind, there's still a disparity between what they believe and how they act.

Doritos and Me: A Lifelong Love Story

Ashley Allen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

Like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Spencer Tracy and Kathryn Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Doritos and I have a passionate AND complicated relationship.

Low-Carb Beats 'Low-Fat'? Take a Closer Look

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Don't be fooled by the promises of riding your way to good health and a slim figure on a river of ice cream and butter. Stick with what scientists have known for decades: A low-fat, plant-based diet is decidedly best for our health.

Artist Makes Masks Out Of Junk Food And Supremely Creeps Everyone Out (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

In case, for some odd reason, you have ever had the urge to smear frosting and other delicious junk foods all over your face, we kindly ask you to ref...

The Un-Retirement of an Amateur Activist

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Home
Supriya Kelkar

Back home, I was determined to draw attention to the issue and get things to change. I emailed the food companies, journalists, the FDA, senators and representatives. My emails went all the way to the top: Oprah, or at least her production house.

A Nutritionist's Guide to National Junk Food Day

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Although I'm not endorsing a steady diet of circus peanuts and cheez whiz, I think it's okay to eat something that's not particularly nutritious purely for the pleasure of it. But if you're going to indulge, be sure to make it count.

Supernormal Stimuli: This Is Your Brain on Porn, Junk Food, and the Internet

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Science
Gregory Ciotti

Are sources of superstimulation like junk food and porn more likely to hook us into bad habits? It is certainly a very muddy topic, but it's a question that I believe deserves investigating. After all, we've become increasingly surrounded by stimulation that wasn't available even a few years ago.

Did I Miss the Summer Camp Junk Food Consent Form?

Caron Gremont | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

It's time our summer camps, like our schools, step up and be part of the solution, not the problem, and support the efforts of families to give our children a strong and healthy start to life.

Europeans Taste-Test America's Trashiest Snacks

Thrillist | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Europeans laugh at (and remain perplexed by) some of the crap we eat on a daily basis.

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Top 7 Most Addictive Unhealthy Foods

BuiltLean | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

The foods on this list are calorie-dense, lack nutritional value, and can be addictive. While most of us indulge in these foods every once in a while, if you find yourself constantly craving these addictive foods, consider writing down the situations when you start craving them.

The Case For Letting Your Child Eat Junk Food Once In A While

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents

This mom is challenging conventional wisdom about healthy eating in a big way. Charlotte Markey, a health psychology professor at Rutgers Universi...

Artist Explores The Tantalizing Beauty Of Cheetos And Donut Holes

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

Close your eyes and imagine a tranquil landscape in full bloom. The sky is blue, the grass is green, wildflowers sprout from all corners of the earth....

Does It Have to Be Hard to Be Healthy?

Christina Pirello | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

I was reading an article in Elle magazine the other day, and I came across an article that pitted two experts on obesity against each other in their o...

We Have the 'Cure' for Obesity, But Is the Pill Too Difficult to Swallow?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?

Whitewashed: How Industry and Government Promote Dairy Junk Foods

Michele Simon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Michele Simon

The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. But the context of how people consume dairy matters.

Conveniently Healthy

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

If we can use food processing, marketing and engineering to create the ideal Dr. Pepper, I believe we can also use these tools to help people eat healthy. Instead of asking for large changes, let's meet people where they are and make healthy eating a daily reality whatever way possible.

You Can Chew It. You Can Swallow It. But Is It Food?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Despite thinking at first that warning labels might go too far, I wound up realizing they wouldn't go nearly far enough. Junk should never have been glorified as a food group in the first place.

Study Shows Food Advergames Entice Kids to Overeat

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're all quite impulsive when it comes to food, and even more so when it comes to high-reward foods. Kids are even more vulnerable, and kids with higher impulsivity are a great target audience for advertisers. All the more reason to try and limit kids' exposure to these ads.

These "Americans" Are Trying McDonalds For The First Time Ever

Barstool Sports | Posted 05.08.2014 | Weird News

I was under the impression you couldn’t be a legal US citizen unless you crushed Big Macs on the regular. To NEVER have it? Not once? I ‘m not ...

The Ups and Downs of Being On or Off a Diet

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Even though very young, I realized that being "on" the diet that my parents prescribed was very different than when I was "off" of it.

The Saddest Job in the World

Mark Morford | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Mark Morford

I believe there's a special place in purgatory reserved for people who create, track, heartily defend and then barely enjoy the sidelong profits from the dregs of American fast food.

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.

21 Food Times You Knew You Were A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste

If you could eat like a teenager again, would you?