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Is Moderation Just an Excuse to Eat Crap?

Lauren Koski | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Koski

More than a few times lately I've heard people say things along the lines of "moderation is just an excuse to eat crap" and "it's for people who don'...

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

As a kid, these are the tasty (and terribly unhealthy) treats I remember that ruled the decade. It's probably better for everyone that they are gone, but there's a small part of me that wishes my kids could have experienced the 80's treats that I did.

Why Didn't Junk Food Cause Obesity Generations Ago?

Quora | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Quora

Junk food has changed. Saturated fats were largely replaced by partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Such oils are rich in trans fats, which are now known to stoke inflammation and lead to weight gain.

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says His Diet Is Like A Six-Year Old's, And His Body Is "One Quarter Coca-Cola"

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.06.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

My Kid Is an Animal! (And So Is Yours)

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The mission of the Unjunk Yourself videos is to take some of the messages about health passed around among concerned adults and convert them into a medium that is of, by, and for kids themselves.

The Most Addictive Foods, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living

It's easy to claim we're "addicted" to foods like the donuts from down the street or our beloved Thai takeout. But while the concept of food addiction...

Sweet Cheetos Totally Surprised Us

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Taste

We were NOT expecting this.

Vote in Lester and Charlie's Annual Prediction Poll

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

For more years than we care to count, you readers have helped us bet on what the big news stories of the next year will be. Sometimes, to our astonishment, we get something right.

37 Epic Ways To Gorge Before The New Year

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.02.2015 | Taste

Close down 2014 with a serious bang.

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?