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How To Stay Healthy On The Go

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

This is the season for traveling and summer vacations. While we often do lots of research to find a great travel destination, we often do not have a plan to stay healthy while we are away.

8 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

7 Tips For Better Portion Control

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.

'I'll Have a Medium Soda' -- Why Current Size Labels Can Be Deceptive

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study concluded that varying the "regular" portions affected how much the subjects actually ate. Subjects ate more food when the portion was labeled "regular" than when it was labeled "double-size" despite the fact that the two sizes were actually the same size.

Holiday Tip: Mini-Size It!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

A great way -- perhaps the best way -- to cut calories is to trim your portion sizes, especially of foods that are high in calories. That would include many treats you would find at holiday parties and events.

11 Portion Control Tips That Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Many of us don't understand what a healthy portion size is, and for good reason. A pasta portion in a restaurant is easily three cups, and many steaks are at least a pound. Getting used to normal-sized portions is not an easy task.

Supersizing Boosts Your Self Importance, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2012 | Food

What's the real reason consumers like their meals supersized? They boost a person's sense of importance, according to a new study. The report by Da...

Last Supper Study: Obesity Research Finds Portions Larger In More Recent Paintings

Los Angeles Times | Melissa Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Christian faith holds several acts of "super-sizing" to be miracles accomplished by Jesus Christ -- a handful of fish and loaves of bread expanded...