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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 01.21.2016 | 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
Inverse

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 10.01.2015 | 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
SELF

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