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World Cup Photo Diary: Porcao and the Carnival King

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I loved going to the Confeitaria Colombo with the King of the Carnival and for this trip El Rey took me to Porcao for some fresh pork.

3 Things to Think About Before You Urge Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Do you enjoy being nudged? Criticized? Neither do your kids. If you've never told them that eating vegetables is good and tasty go ahead, but if you've already said it before, trust that the tune's already playing in their head.

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

9 Reasons to Plan Your Vacations Around Eating

Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Eliza Sankar-Gorton

Everyone knows that museums, galleries, scenic tours, and even shopping are downright difficult when you're hungry. At a certain point you realize: just like a toddler, if you're hungry, you're crabby. Who wants to spend a vacation in a crabby mood?

I'm With Stupid: The One Thing Bacon Doesn't Make Better

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It's not that I dislike the taste or have any moral objection to eating fat; it's just that pork belly doesn't deserve to be its own trend. It's bacon, for crying out loud. It's what we put on everything to make everything taste better. Has bacon ever not been a food trend?

Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them with donuts, Snackwells and soda.

School Lunch and the State of a Nation

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.

Newtonian Nutrition

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Arguments against the fundamental utility of the calorie to human energy balance, and weight control, really do devolve to arguments against Newton and this basic law.

Debunking Breakfast

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Personally, I have long thought that whatever the particular merits of breakfast, hieratic zeal as the main course was in fact a rather dubious way to start the day. So it is that I welcomed a new study that purportedly was about debunking breakfast, but was really about debunking dogma for breakfast.

Are Diet Pills an Aggressively Marketed Scam?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Silly and optimistic as I am, I'm hoping for an end to health claims on foods and supplements. Health claims were introduced in 1994, have been so miserably abused and have become so utterly misleading that it's just time to say goodbye. The other more realistic scenario is that consumers will start rejecting the hype and express their skepticism with their wallets.

You Are Not a Garbage Disposal

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny G. Perry

Now stop! Put the chips down. No, seriously. I get it. I've eaten enough French onion dip for a few whole lifetimes. At parties, I've shoveled...

What Would It Take to Get People Eating Their Fruits and Veggies?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Eating more fruits and veggies is the most tried and true piece of nutrition advice ever to be given -- health experts agree on it, and it has been withstanding the test of time and further research for many decades.

4 Ways Your Social Circle Can Help You Curb Emotional Eating

Elle Penner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

A great strategy to prevent emotional eating is to trade food for a short bout of exercise with your fitness-minded friends. Physically, exercise reduces stress and anxiety, alleviates boredom, and releases feel-good endorphins. Getting one of your supportive friends to join you can squash feelings of loneliness and provide an opportunity for you to vent, too.

Easy Ways To Sneak In More Fruits And Veggies

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

If you thought fitting in five fruits and veggies a day was tough, hold onto your fruit bowl: New research from the University College London suggests that we need at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day for optimal health. Holy zucchini! That's a lot of produce.

Study Shows Food Advergames Entice Kids to Overeat

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're all quite impulsive when it comes to food, and even more so when it comes to high-reward foods. Kids are even more vulnerable, and kids with higher impulsivity are a great target audience for advertisers. All the more reason to try and limit kids' exposure to these ads.

Making Dinner With Your Toddler: An Activity Breakdown

Honest Toddler | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Honest Toddler

Making dinner with a toddler around is a lot like doing taxes: difficult, but your legal responsibility.

9 Ways To Tell You're On The Wrong Diet

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

Every spring, another round of diets sprout up. Some are solid plans with sound diet advice, and others, not so much. Want to spot the ones you should skip?

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.

Does Healthy Food Sell?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What can be more wholesome than an athletic event at school? I've been to many, and my frequent regret is that the foods and drinks offered during these games almost undo the message and purpose of sport's healthfulness.

Make Mealtime Count!

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

Mealtime is crucial to your family's mental and physical health. Here are some guidelines that I often talk with patients about when trying to figure out how they can optimize mealtime without completely rearranging their lives.

Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

The Wolfing (Down) of Wall Street

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Eat this, Scorsese! I've read Jordon Belfort's book of excess, greed and over-consumption yet I felt it paled in comparison to the same qualities, but...

14 Shameful Eating Habits Of People Who Work From Home

Thrillist | Posted 03.06.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

The reality is shoveling handfuls of dry cereal into your gullet and drinking microwave coffee.

How I Stayed On Track on Vacation

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

As my countdown to vacation crept closer and closer, I got a little scared -- how could I continue my newfound healthy eating habits in a city that for me holds all manner of delectable culinary sins?The answers turned out to be simple, and despite the fact that I have been largely ignoring my scale over the past month or two, I actually lost weight while I was in London.

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.