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Calories

Counting Calories Is Not Enough

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Nutrition experts have long known that one of the best ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight range is to focus on nutritional quality first.

Easy Tricks to Outsmart Your Appetite

EatingWell | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry.

Should You Count Hormones Instead Of Calories?

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

Weight loss and fat loss are not the same thing. You can be burning calories and losing weight, but those calories and that weight may or may not be fat. In fact, the one-size-fits-all weight loss model of "eat less and exercise more" can result in muscle being lost as readily as fat.

Burn the Calorie

Dr. James Costello | Posted 09.13.2012 | Science
Dr. James Costello

When we chat with friends about food and drink, the word "calorie" inevitably works its way into the conversation. The calorie these days seems more concrete and real than ever before, commanding respect and fear.

Formula For Weight Control, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Is there a formula that tells you how to maintain your weight? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer shared the secret to knowing how many calories to...

Tips For Building Muscle, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, coached me on how to build muscle and maintain muscle mass by eating the right foods when she joined me on Mon...

Like Home Fries? The Food Police May Be Coming for You Too!

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York
Steven Kurlander

I thought, "Is Bloomberg really wrong?" There's nothing healthy about the way Americans eat their potatoes. Yet, even if he is right, I don't want him or any government leader to limit my fried potato consumption. I can do that on my own.

A Calorie, Is a Calorie, Is a Calorie -- Or Is It?

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Acknowledging that all calories are not created equal and that ultra processed foods are detrimental to everyone would go a long way in changing our crash course with diet related disease and death.

The Obesity Paradox: Overfed But Undernourished

Kristin Wartman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Study findings highlight an interesting contradiction: obesity correlates with malnourishment.

The Real Barriers To Changing Our Soda Habit

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We can make health a prevailing cultural meme by replacing our unconscious adaptations with conscious choices. It's true, we are adapted to like sweet. But we are also adapted to be terrestrial -- yet can learn to swim, and to hold our breath under water.

Perils of a Sugar-Coated Scapegoat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Excess dietary sugar is harmful, and among the salient liabilities of the modern food supply. Sugar is not poison, however. And yes, I think the distinction matters enough to keep fighting for it. Here's why.

Marion Nestle Says Calories Count for Weight Loss, Health (Video)

Linda Watson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Watson

The conclusion of Dr. Marion Nestle's Why Calories Count offers refreshingly straightforward advice about how to stay healthy and trim in a society that promotes overeating: Eat less, eat better, and move more.

The Problem With Our Approach To The Obesity Epidemic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fundamentally, we have converted a world in which calories were relatively scarce and hard to get and physical activity unavoidable into a world where physical activity is scarce and hard to get and calories are unavoidable.

Fast Food Salad Shocker Could Make You Rethink Your Order

The Stir | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
The Stir

If you had to guess, which salads do you think would be highest in calories -- the salad at a fast food restaurant or the salad at a casual dining restaurant?

Toil, or Tirade? Hard Truths About Hype

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Tirades are, by their very nature, apt to gain a lot of attention and "go viral." They are dramatic. They are extreme, provocative, and full of intrigue. Hype sells. Unfortunately, much of the time -- it is wrong.

The K-E Diet: Weight Loss Lunacy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What makes the K-E diet truly appalling is that it transforms a medical therapy into the indulgence of a short-term, short-sighted, vanity-driven whim. It opens up a whole new world of shockingly bad ideas.

What’s A Calorie?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are wasting our energy debating the nature of the calorie -- which is, simply, and incontrovertibly, a measure of energy.

Catherine Pearson

Sleep Less, Eat More?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Skimping on sleep may significantly increase the number of calories consumed in a day. A new study finds that individuals who are sleep deprived m...

Fighting Childhood Obesity On All Fronts

Darell Hammond | Posted 04.08.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

With a 29 percent increase of childhood obesity in neighborhoods without a park or playground, this is an effort that should be applauded beyond KaBOOM!, whose vision is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Quiz: HOW Many Calories Are In Your Super Bowl Snacks?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein and Laura Schocker | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Football and commercials aside, the Super Bowl is all about the snacks. In fact, the average American will pack away nearly a day's worth of calories ...

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

Tamar Haspel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
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?"