October Food News You Can Use

We’re back to share a selection of the science & food news that caught our eyes recently. Childhood Obesity In 1975 there were 11 million obese children and adolescents in the USA. Now there are 124 million. This is more than a 10x increase. Additionally, 213 more children and adolescents […]

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Summer Weight Loss Science News Roundup

This summer, we’ve been watching some fascinating news in the science world, summarized below for you. Microbiome research continues to be a hot area. Lab animals are getting fatter and we don’t know why. Debate continues on carbs vs fat vs protein (we say: the best science supports balanced eating […]

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What happens when you lose 10-15 pounds?

There are many good reasons to lose weight. Appearance, self-confidence, or an upcoming big event are all great reasons. But today, let’s talk about health. What happens in your body if you start by losing a few pounds, like 5% of your weight? For people between 180 and 300 pounds, […]

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iDiet’s Curated Weight Loss News for April 2017

Here is what caught our attention during the past month. It’s not all rosy news, but we believe it’s best to work from realistic, responsible and science-based foundation. The good news is that iDiet is the answer to most weight loss problems, including these challenges. And we’ve got cats at the end! More evidence […]

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Whole grains for a longer life and lower weight (New studies)

For years, nutrition experts have been describing the health benefits of avoiding refined grains in your diet and eating more whole grains. But a new study definitively shows the weight-related benefit of whole-grain consumption. Health benefits You may already know that whole grains have more dietary fiber, and nutrients such […]

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Why your fitness tracker may not be your friend

A large-scale weight loss study, just published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, raises questions about how fitness trackers influence weight loss and eating behavior. It found that over a 24 month period, people who did NOT use a fitness tracker lost nearly TWICE as much weight […]

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Legumes aren’t paleo, but they’re good for you anyway

Sometimes the sheerest nonsense is put out about what foods are healthy versus unhealthy. Into that category I would now firmly put the strange and incorrect notion that legumes are unhealthy. This horribly unhelpful ‘advice’ appears to have originated with the Paleo fad (I sincerely hope it is a fad). […]

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Congratulations to Tim: 80 lbs in 14 weeks

“The iDiet has really helped regain control of my future and I’m very thankful for the program that you have all put together.” Tim joined the iDiet 14 weeks ago. At the end of his 12-week Engage program, he had lost 70 pounds. That’s almost 6 pounds a week. Now […]

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Making Sense of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

Every 5 years the government produces a new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are intended to give definitive advice on what Americans should eat to stay healthy. And every 5 years these same Dietary Guidelines are vilified and ridiculed in the media, making it hard for anyone to know what […]

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Legumes Improve Heart Risk, Glycemic Control

Low-glycemic beans, peas and lentils are also linked to lower blood pressure. Previous research has shown that legumes — beans, peas and lentils — can help fight heart disease by improving cholesterol. Now, a new study suggests that legumescould also lower cardiovascular risk by reducing blood pressure, along with improving glycemic control. […]

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