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If you listen to the "pundits," American kids are lazy, Cheeto-munching, Dr. Pepper swilling, video game playing couch potatoes. read more
Nothing is more frustrating than sticking diligently to a diet and seeing no results -- or, maybe even worse, seeing awesome results only to plateau a few weeks later. But it can be hard to pinpoint what, exactly, is going wrong. So we chatted with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, author of the New York Times best seller S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches, to give us the skinny on the surprising mistakes people make on popular diets -- see if one of these sneaky saboteurs is messing with your weight loss goals. read more
As a pre-teen I spent some time living in France and I distinctly remember (because we still talk about it) being at the butcher shop when we'd only first arrived and pointing out the illustrations hanging over head to my younger siblings. There were cows and chickens, of course, but also bunnies and horses. We were not amused and longed for the good old A&P and its pre-packaged "hamburger" meat in that "let's keeps our heads-in-the-sand" way only kids can. read more
Cheryl Shaw and her 17-year-old daughter Tessa had both struggled with their weight for years. As a single mother, Shaw didn't like seeing her daughter deal with the same food and exercise problems she'd had, but she wasn't sure what to do about it. "I don't want her to have a lifetime of this," she said. read more
Raise your hand if you really, truly like coconut water. While mine is planted firmly by my side (I've tried to like it, honestly I really, really have) I thoroughly respect those of you who drink it and reap its benefits. read more
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Been trying in vain to lose weight? To shed pounds? To squeeze back into those "skinny" jeans? read more
In 1866, the Welsh guy who originated the "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" saying had no way of knowing that a century and a half later eating apples could potentially induce a visit to the doctor -- if they're grown in America anyway. read more
Don't be fooled! A study found that people believe that foods that are chewy, moist and have soft textures have more calories than foods that are hard and crunchy. But that's, of course, a blanket statement and not necessarily true. Don't be fooled into thinking texture determines a food's nutritional destiny, say researchers. [Journal of Consumer Research] read more
Scoot over Chester Cheetah, Walmart is making room on its shelves for organic products.
Wild Oats, a line featuring everything from organic pasta sauce and chicken broth to salsa and quinoa, is having a rebirth at Wal-Mart this month (it was originally launched in 1987 but faded to black over the years). To increase awareness and attract the healthy crowd that typically stays far, far away, the retail giant has embarked on an all-out marketing blitz to publicize both the re-launch and the unusually low price point. read more
Ever stop to wonder why Froot Loops and other such rainbow-colored "foods" are made that way? Why manufacturers think that Blue Gatorade or Purple ice cream will be too tempting to resist? read more
If it always feels like you're on a diet, that's because you're probably not on the right diet. Here are the expert-approved tips and recipes you need to stop your yo-yo dieting and start seeing results. Total Beauty gives you detailed advice and information about the diet foods and recipes that will help you get clearer skin, lose weight, and more.
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