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Portion Control

5 Sensible Tips To Keep From Becoming An Obesity Statistic

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

While lots more needs to be down on a policy level -- subsidizing fruits and vegetables, capping oversize portions, taxing soda and junk food, and limiting food marketing to children -- there are lots of things YOU can do to keep from becoming an obesity statistic.

5 Kitchen Tweaks That Could Lead to a Slimmer Waist

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are five simple things you can do to create a healthier kitchen environment. You may even lose a few pounds along the way.

The Truth About Pasta

Celia Kaye | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

On the heels of the low-carb diet emerged the gluten-free fad. Pasta, which is generally made with wheat flour, was widely deemed "bad." Now some are ...

Why Calorie Counting Is Awful (Plus a Better Way to Do Portion Control)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Put down your calculators. Put away your food scales. Turn off your calorie-counting apps. It's time to stop counting calories.

Size Matters! 10 Simple Strategies to Overcome Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study suggests that legislation, price incentives, and marketing strategies may be needed to help bring about significant reductions in our food portions.

Will New Food Labels Encourage Us to Eat... More?!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with Michele Obama announced an overhaul to the nutrition facts label required on all packaged foods. Among the proposed changes includes updating the serving sizes.

6 'Handy' Tips to Help Get You Slimmer by Summer

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It's not a perfect comparison because everyone's hand is a different size, but even if it's not an exact science, it is very useful. And if your hand is larger than average, you can probably can eat more food than someone with a smaller hand.

3 Social Strategies for Staying Fit

John Rowley | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
John Rowley

Decide to make healthy choices at your next social function. Deciding in advance that you're going to make good choices and not giving yourself an option to do otherwise is helpful. If it's not a scheduled "cheat meal" then don't make it one.

Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).

Healthy Food, Like Clean Water, Should Be a Staple

Linda P. Fried | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

Healthy food is primarily provided through private enterprise, not public systems. But public policies -- at the federal, state, or local levels -- should ensure its availability and accessibility, and our culture and business practices should reinforce that.

7 Holiday Eating Tips to Keep You Healthy This Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Whether it's dining out, going to a holiday party, or seeing treats everywhere, from the office to the candy jar at your favorite store, the holiday season really puts our willpower to the test.

Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Help Us Eat Less

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is my hope that when adopted nationwide, requiring chain eating establishments to post calorie counts of our favorite foods will help us make better food choices and order smaller sizes while also encouraging these establishments to market healthier options with fewer calories.

What 200 Calories Of Your Favorite Halloween Candy Looks Like

SELF | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living

We'd like to imagine that all those Halloween sweets won't affect us. But in reality, they're far from calorie-free.

5 Easy Tricks to Avoid Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Why are large portion sizes such a problem? Large portions are particularly problematic because the more we are served, the more we eat. Eating more translates into more calories, and ultimately, many of us, gain weight. And lots of it.

Dessert Doesn't Have to Kill You: 10 Ways to Living a Healthier Life (Without Giving up the Occasional Sweet Treat)

Emily Luchetti | Posted 09.17.2014 | Taste
Emily Luchetti

We're starting the conversation about how to return dessert to its rightful place in our diets.

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and your family off to a healthy start.

3 Top Tips For Portion Sizes And Weight Control

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Most of the health focus of the boomer Generation is on how we're living longer. The assumption is that we are healthier, take better care of ourselves, and make healthier choices, including diet and exercise. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The health facts are actually not good for boomers.

3 Healthy Eating Tips From Google Headquarters

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Markey McLaughlin

Staff members at Google, Inc. are known for being some of the happiest employees in the world, and the Internet giant works hard to keep them that way...

5 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Overeat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I counsel many clients who know what foods to eat to lose weight and be healthy. However, even the most educated of consumers may have trouble determining how much to eat of these foods.

Court Rejects New York City's Portion Cap for Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City lost its final appeal to limit the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. In a 20-page report, the New York State Court of Appea...

I Exercise Every Day: Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Weight gain does not happen overnight, and neither does weight loss. Patience, discipline, and motivation are the keys moving in a positive direction to a healthier lifestyle.

How To Stay Healthy On The Go

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

This is the season for traveling and summer vacations. While we often do lots of research to find a great travel destination, we often do not have a plan to stay healthy while we are away.

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are simple strategies, which I have seen work for clients trying to lose weight in time for summer and more importantly, help them keep it off and be able to enjoy meals and treats with family and friends.

What's a Normal Portion Size?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.

Want to Eat Less? Choose Single-Serving Packages!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I've been a big fan of single-serving packages and have recommended them to dieters trying to lose weight and gain an awareness of portion control. They have a built in stop sign which signals us to stop; this is important especially in today's world of supersize portions.