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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Planning for Thanksgiving

As we leave the relative quiet of summer behind, we enter the fall/winter holiday period, which brings many food challenges. It starts with Halloween, which could be called the “festival of candy”, then rolls into Thanksgiving, which is perhaps our most food-centric holiday, then the December holiday parties and celebrations, […]

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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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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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How to prepare for successful weight loss

Whether your weight loss concern is belly fat, aching knees, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, or feeling better in your clothes, you can start to see progress before you ever begin counting calories or measuring your portions. Just make simple changes and swaps to ease your transition from super-sized to super-slim.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Do a Cleansing Fast

The master cleanse, juice fasting, detoxing, or juice cleansing. No matter what trendy term you apply to it, these weight loss fads are not the amazing way to lose weight and detox or purify yourself that bloggers describe them to be. Your body is perfectly capable of losing weight and […]

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Bread. To eat or not to eat, that is the question.

sliced whole-grain bread

sliced whole-grain bread

How to use the best high-fiber breads for weight control. Now that Oprah has bought 10% of Weight Watchers and is appearing in TV ads saying she is losing weight while eating the bread she loves, it is timely to re-examine what we know about bread and weight management. What […]

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Dieting Beyond the Calorie

Did you know a calorie is not always a calorie once it enters the body? The calorie is a measurement of a unit of energy — the energy contained in food. And it’s at the heart of every weight loss strategy. Most people think of the calorie as an absolute […]

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The Skinny on Fat, Part 1: Moderation is Sexy

Yet another article, this one in the New York Times, weighed in this week on the war over carbs and fats, and appeared to come out strongly favoring high-fat. Here is my take on this issue from my perspective as a weight regulation expert. The article also talked about the […]

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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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