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FDA Wants To Know What You Consider A 'Healthy' Food Product

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it plans to redefine what "healthy" means on packaged food labels.

7 Healthy Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to set the stage for the upcoming year and to create new healthy habits for the entire family. Below are simple tips to get you going on the right foot.

5 Ways To Build A Healthy Sandwich

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I know first hand that people love sandwiches! They are an easy go to meal, especially for lunch. If you pay attention to what goes into your sandwich, however, it can be a very healthy lunch. Here are my easy tips to build a better sandwich.

Portion Control Made Easy For Summer

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Below I highlight some of the most recent research findings on portion control to keep you from eating too much this summer.

18 Tips For A Healthier Summer

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I spend a lot of time this season teaching clients how to stay healthy, lose weight, and keep it off while enjoying all the fun summer has to offer.

The Surprising Way Lighting Can Affect What You Eat | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that sticking to your healthy diet is tougher when you eat out. There are the massive restaurant portion sizes, and sneaky calorie bombs (buffalo chicken salad, we're looking at you!) -- and now new research suggests ambient lighting can trick you into eating more too.

New Food Labels Reflect How Much We Really Eat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist and portion size researcher, I applaud the changes in food labels. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see.

7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer -- and Healthier -- Life

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I regularly get asked how to help slow the aging process. Below are some simple tricks to help stop the clock.

Overweight Dogs Have Shortened Lives

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Information was collected from veterinarians on approximately 5,500 pet dogs across 10 popular breeds throughout the U.S., using body condition scores for neutered male and spayed female dogs between 6.5 and 8.5 years of age.

Spring Clean Your Diet With These 10 Simple Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I am a big believer in working to improve our bodies along with our minds for optimal health. These 10 simple tips will help boost your health, and maybe even your mood, this season.

7 of the Biggest Healthy Eating Myths Busted

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

Below are some of the biggest health myths and the real truth behind them:

10 Simple Tips To Savor The Flavor Of Eating Right

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are smart tips to help you eat healthier this month.

10 Ways To Make The Healthiest Choice When You're At A Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Making food at home is a crucial part of healthy eating. But on some days (like Fri-Yays!), you just want a break from the stove to treat yourself to ...

Emoji-cation and Children as Autonomous Health Managers

Michael Seo | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Seo

The potential of the emoji as an education tool, what I will call more broadly as emoji-cation, is intriguing given the ubiquity of the emoji.

5 Tips To Keep Your Restaurant Meal Way Under 1,000 Calories

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Chain restaurants in the U.S. are currently required to post calorie counts on their menus. In the meantime, more than half of restaurants are not chains, and therefore, are exempt from calorie labeling. So just how many calories do these meals contain?

How To Control Portions And Reduce Food Waste

Selina Juul | Posted 07.26.2016 | Taste
Selina Juul

Is bigger always better? The people running most cafés, restaurants and supermarkets seem to think so, serving or selling larger portions of food. This trend and portion sizes keep growing in the United States and Europe.

The New Dietary Guidelines Recommend Eating More Fruits and Vegetables, Less Added Sugar and Saturated Fat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The current guidelines recommend that Americans consume a "healthy eating pattern" consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limiting added sugar, salt and saturated fat.

Drop A Few Sizes With These 12 Simple Portion-Control Tricks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I've rounded up some portion-control tricks which can help you get 2016 off to a great start and help you shed unwanted pounds. Many of these tricks are rooted in behavior change which serve as cues to gently remind us to eat mindfully... to eat when hungry... to eat more slowly... and to eat less.

10 Tips to Supercharge Your Health This Holiday Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

To help you avoid gaining weight this season and reduce "food-related" stress, below I offer strategies that I've successfully used with clients in my talks and nutrition counseling practice. I invite you to try incorporating them into your daily routine.

How to Strategically Overeat on Thanksgiving Using Science

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Food is great and delicious and nom nom nom. What's not great is discomfort. What's al...

Hold the Salt: NYC Warning Labels and Tips You Can Take to Shake the Habit

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In addition to being on the lookout for the salt shaker icons (if you live in NYC), here are six things we can all do to reduce or salt consumption.

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 10.01.2016 | 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.