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Healthy Eating

Sugars: Become an Expert Sugar Detective

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Interpreting food labels is not always easy, but one simple tool will suddenly make grams of sugar more meaningful and will probably shock you.

Who's Hungry? Some Of The Best Southern-Inspired Eateries Are Anywhere But The South

Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

Fried chicken may not be the best option for our waistlines, but when your tastes buds are crying tears of joy (read: you’re drooling), calorie inta...

Teach the Power of 'No, Thank You'

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

As a parent, you have a great deal of influence over your kids' eating habits and attitudes about food. It's never too late to teach your kids some important lessons about sensible eating.

Why Are You Eating?

Amy Pleimling | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Pleimling

Mindful eating is a huge topic involving many elements of attention and awareness from the decision to eat to the decision to stop and everything in between. For now, I'd like to focus a bit more on just a few of those things that impact our decision to start eating.

The 10 Easiest Ways to Help Boost Your Immune System

The Active Times | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Almost everyone loves winter, but absolutely no one loves flu season. Unfortunately, the two tend to commence right around the same time.

Another Bite at the Apple: How SNAP Is Making Us a Healthier Nation

Todd Grindal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Todd Grindal

There is compelling evidence that monetary incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables work, and this new research suggests that they work in many different types of neighborhoods.

Tips For Not Gaining Weight Over The Holidays, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to avoiding extra weight gain around the holidays, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet says that your focus should be on stay...

Alone With Pie (From Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event.

This Is How Much Exercise It Takes To Burn Off Your Favorite Foods, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

How much exercise would it take to burn off your favorite holiday foods? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet gave us some perspective. To b...

Don't Eat THIS Food In Excess, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

We all know that sugar contributes excess calories, which causes weight gain, and is associated with diseases like diabetes. But according to Lisa Dra...

The Best Foods For Your Skin, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

What are the best foods for your skin? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet says that foods high in omega-3s, like salmon, herring, and trou...

Try To Avoid These Foods At Holidays Parties, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

If you're going to eat healthy during the holiday season, Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, and author of The Beauty Diet warns that certain staple holiday dishes ...

A Perfect Day Of Eating, From Lisa Drayer (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2014 | MarloThomas

What does a perfect day of eating look like? Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet recommends starting your day off with a healthy, fiber-ric...

Are Carbs Evil? Part Two

Alan Christianson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

To live at your greatest level of health and vitality requires using forethought when choosing foods. Carbs are not evil. They are a powerful tool best used wisely.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Laurel Moll | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
Laurel Moll

It's a smart idea to add in a few healthier salads and side dishes for a fresh change.

Holiday Stress-Less

Margaret Marshall | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

December can reach both sides of the spectrum by being the most exciting and fun month, or the most depressing and lonely. It's the month that peopl...

Food! Fabulous Food!

Jessica Donovan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Donovan

To develop a healthy relationship with food is to feel great, both inside and out. It is your choice what you fuel your body with! It is entirely up to you!

How Well Do You Know The Nutrition Basics?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

For such a universal activity, eating can be pretty confusing. Grocery stores are crowded with nutritional jargon -- think: organic, vegan, enriched, ...

7 Ways to Avoid Over-Indulging This Season

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

We are heading into the time of year when temptation is hardest to resist. While our best intentions are to stay fit and healthy, it's a slippery slope when we loosen our customary regimen or food rules.

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working

Angeles Burke | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

If you are trying to lose weight or know that a diet will be calling your name in the near future, below you will find some tips to keep in your fat shredding tool box so that you can get the most out of your diet and stop the madness without having to start over.

5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

There's a delicate balance between being festive and being stupid. Incorporating nutritious, temper-tantrum-fighting foods is a must to neutralize kids' sugar buzz during this time of year. We want them to go the f*ck to sleep, right?

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

Are Carbs Evil?

Alan Christianson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Today, people are much more wary of carbohydrates than fats. A few months ago, I was hanging out one evening with a different group of health-conscious friends. The evening treat of choice today is bacon and chocolate. Is this progress or a new fad?

Whole Plant Eating: Squash Seeds

Susan Liang | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
Susan Liang

It's easy to scrape the seeds and pulp directly into the compost bin, but during this traditional season of plenty, there are many ways to put every inch of your squash to good (and delicious) use!

5 Strategies to Enjoy Eating Without Getting Off Track This Holiday Season

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

But what all the successful strategies have in common is that they give you a plan, and that plan is made up of healthy food alternatives, consistent eating during the day throughout the season, and a policy of honesty with yourself.