When stress rises during the holidays we are especially vulnerable to overeating foods we associate with fond memories.
Fat doesn't make you fat. Sugar makes you fat. Eating good fats can actually help you stay healthy. So, eat good quality fats and real, whole, fresh food, and don't worry about it.
This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.
I hope you spend many wonderful hours with family and friends -- catching up, sharing stories and savoring your favorite dishes and beverages. I also hope you do that last part with some moderation.
Remember, not all fats are bad! Eliminating all fats from your diet will result in missing out on essential nutrients found in unsaturated fats.
Once again, the market and food producer's profits trump public health. How many people have been harmed while the FDA gave food companies time to reformulate?
Our food supply is wrought with artificial ingredients that have either been proven to be detrimental to our health, or their health impact is unclear. The bottom line to remember in light of this potential trans fat ban is that not only one ingredient, or lack thereof, does a healthy diet make.
As we head into the season of giving, when so many are focused on generously providing food for others, it is critical to pay attention not just to having enough food, but to having enough of the right foods.
A question I am often asked at this time of year is, "With the holidays just around the corner, how can I make healthy meals that are also delicious?"
Students load their trays in all-you-can-eat cafeterias with heaps of food, leading to waste and perhaps also to overeating. But what does tray disappearance do to food choices?
Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.
Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.
So many people today are confused about supplements. Even many doctors, nutritionists, and other health experts are uncertain. Why? Because there's so much conflicting information in the media.
We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.
Especially around this time of year there seems to be an overabundance of holiday-related recipes. However, for many people their focus on food is not about celebrating a special meal, but instead their thoughts revolve around finding and paying for their next meal.
Guest Blog by Melissa Farley As a mom, entrepreneur, and health and fitness expert, I spend most of my days focused on others. As a mom, I clean, ...