It occurred to me the other day that there is an inverse relationship between how good a food looks and tastes and how healthy it is for you. The worse it is for you, the harder stores, restaurants and food companies try to make it irresistible. With such a sensory overload, how do we stop overeating?
It was a beautiful Sunday-spring-is-in-the-air afternoon, where I was enjoying a pool side brunch in Los Angeles. As I was mingling with the friends ...
Here's their mantra: "Eat less and exercise more. The secret to weight loss is energy balance. There are no good or bad calories. It's all about moderation." If you doubt that this advice could be wrong, just look around.
"I don't want that to happen to me," my 9-year-old son whimpered with tears streaming down his face. We'd just finished watching the documentary, Fed Up - which targets the childhood obesity epidemic and the role the food industry plays in marketing unhealthy foods to children.
Accurate and reliable information is crucial to help the fight against childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. The new food label will provide that information.
Athletes are concerned about their legacies on the playing field, however, imagine if athletes also started to be concerned with the legacies they leave with the foods they endorse?
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...
Many of you have doubtless already seen the commentary in the New York Times by my friend and colleague, Dr. David Ludwig, entitled: "Always Hungry? Here's Why." If you have not read the piece, I commend it to you.
A common misconception and frequent rebuttal from those reluctant converts to the world of clean eating is that it's too expensive. The belief that it costs more money to eat fruits and vegetables over processed goods that contain more ingredients is far from the truth.
I guess I only know this. The vendors keep dishing dietary epiphanies in bite-sized, moronic morsels almost every day. We never seem to see the elephant in the room and most of us can't seem to wait to get in line.
Eating a clean and healthy diet doesn't have to mean walking around with a growling stomach all day. Unfortunately, that's the perception most people have toward low-calorie diets.
Do you believe in the healing power of traditional herbs and spices? That an ancient spice could help us cope with modern ailments? Today the race ...
Even before FED UP hit theaters on May 9, the food industry was hard at work and running fast to confuse the issue. At the head of the pack are the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) and The Sugar Association.
Should we call it irony or the worst of days when Congress is too dysfunctional to accomplish anything useful, but manages to cobble together a bi-partisan kumbaya coalition for the potato lobby?
We all read the same Nutrition Facts label, and it's always based on a 2,000-calorie diet. But we all have different nutritional needs. So where did that number come from?
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.