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First-hand Food: Aiming for Self-sufficient? Do the Math.

Tamar Haspel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Food
Tamar Haspel

If you're not growing, raising, hunting, foraging, or fishing your own food, you're behind the curve. Chickens and gardens, pigs and turkeys, rods and guns, are all showing up at the homes of what used to be milquetoast supermarket shoppers.

Is 'Brown Fat' The Next Big Thing In Weight Control?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, stay tuned to the smoke signals about brown fat. But I urge you to keep other irons in the fire.

10 Jobs That Burn The Most Calories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

With a growing percentage of American workers finding themselves glued to a computer all day, those jobs that require a little bit of physical activit...

The Real Secret To Weight Loss?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Exercise will increase the appetite. But how we serve that appetite is the key point. Where are we finding those extra calories?

Flattening the Fizz on Kids, Excess Sugary Sodas

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Being overweight in childhood has become epidemic, and now is the most common medical condition of children. As New York City's anti-soda campaign asks, are kids "Pouring on the Pounds?"

Time for a New Gauge

Harris Silver | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Harris Silver

The way you drive affects your efficiency performance. With an efficiency gauge you experience this in real time. By watching the gauge, you learn how to drive more efficiently.

Thanksgiving Dinner Calories: Don't Ask

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We should remember that Thanksgiving is about having a good time in the kitchen and having more fun at the meal.

Is Food Really Addictive? Is Anything?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We certainly need food, but it has long been clear that taste buds learn to love the foods they are with, and want more of them.

Get Rid of Those Post-Halloween Reminders

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

What do you do with all that candy? Hands down the smartest thing to do: throw it away. Proceed to the nearest trash receptacle and throw it away.

Red Grape Compound May Mimic Diet In Obese Men, Study Says

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.

Flavored Milk: Now With Reduced Calories And Sugar

Posted 10.24.2011 | Food

Who knew that chocolate milk could stir up such controversy? In June, flavored milk was officially banned in Los Angeles schools, thanks partly to cru...

Strawberry Mousse Treats for a Calorie Conscious Budget

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 10.18.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

I've begun keeping track of calories by way of designing tasty and satisfying recipes that are indulgent while sporting surprisingly low calorie counts and using fresh wholesome ingredients.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Price Of Junk Food vs. Fresh Food

Posted 10.09.2011 | Food

It's widely known that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be obese. The chart below jumps off of the obesity research of Adam Drewnowski w...

Cheesecake Factory Debuts 'SkinnyLicious' Menu

Posted 10.01.2011 | Food

The Cheesecake Factory, a restaurant known for its heaping portions and epically long menu, has expanded its lower-calorie offerings with the new "Ski...

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.

The 'Dishonorees' Of The 2011 Xtreme Eating Awards

Posted 09.19.2011 | Food

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released this year's "winners" of the Xtreme Eating Awards. [pdf] The awards dishonor fatty and calo...

Catherine Pearson

Diet Sabotage: Nearly 1 In 5 Calorie Counts Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Scanning stated calorie contents before ordering a meal might seem like a good bet in terms of losing weight, but a new study suggests the numbers you...

Curb Your Extremism, Restaurants

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

"Everything in moderation" is usually used to justify serving (or consuming) one of those bad foods. But there is nothing moderate about most of the choices at sit-down restaurants like Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory and Denny's.

What's Our Beef With Michelle's Burger?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The First Lady is human, and to my knowledge, has never claimed to be otherwise. Maybe she was just having one of "those days," and needed lunch therapy.

1 Energy Drink = 11 Croissants And 9 Other Shockers

Grace Nasri | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Grace Nasri

While studies on energy drinks have focused on the effects of ingredients like caffeine, taurine and guarana (which contains roughly twice the caffeine found in coffee beans), they fail to highlight another important ingredient: sugar.

How Many Calories One Dollar Will Buy

The New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Lapham’s Quarterly has put together a graphic showing how many calories a dollar will buy in various forms, including lettuce, canned tuna, a bottle...

Does Posting Calories Really Change How People Eat?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Will we, as a country, be thinner a few years from now because we are finally aware of the calorie and fat contents of the foods we buy at Starbucks or McDonald's or Subway? The answer is yes and no.

'Worst Beverage in America' Is 2,010 Calories & I Drank it

The Stir | Posted 07.19.2011 | Food
The Stir

The FDA suggests that the average American consumes a total of 2,000 calories per day. But what if I told you that America's worst drink, in terms of nutritional information, has more calories than that?

The Bacon Calculator: How Many Slices Does Your Dinner Equal?

EatingWell | Posted 06.08.2011 | Food
EatingWell

Here are some menu items at a few popular restaurants and how much bacon you'd have to eat to get the same amount of saturated fat.

13 Ways To Shave Off Excess Calories

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

With New Year's resolutions fading and swimsuit season right around the corner, you may have found yourself in a diet rut.