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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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). […]

Read more

Pumpkin Pie Parfait Recipe

This deceptively rich and satisfying seasonal treat is a fast and easy week-night dessert, as well as being good enough to serve to company. Just layer it in your best serving pieces for a special presentation. Canned pumpkin is full of vitamins and fiber, low in calories, and available all […]

Read more

What’s Your Favorite Instinct Diet Recipe?

Here is one of our favorites: West African Bean Cakes with Spicy Dip and Green Salad Makes four servings of six chickpea cakes, plus dip and salad; there will be chickpea cakes left over For the chickpea cakes: 1 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans), soaked for 12 hours or overnight […]

Read more

8 Best High Fiber Cereals for Weight Control

If you’ve taken the time to learn about why fiber is such a key component to your diet, you’ve probably started to ask yourself what products you can incorporate to increase your fiber intake. (If you haven’t taken the time to learn about the amazing properties of fiber, check out […]

Read more

The 2 Kinds of Fiber for Fullness | Useful Dieting Tips

Over the past few years we’ve all seen products come onto the market promoting the importance of fiber in the American diet. Companies such as General Mills (who produce our favorite fiber source, Fiber One Original), boast that fiber is not only good for you but it can actually taste […]

Read more