'Fed Up:' New Documentary Examines America's Obese Kids -- Guess Who's to Blame?

If you listen to the "pundits," American kids are lazy, Cheeto-munching, Dr. Pepper swilling, video game playing couch potatoes.   read more


May 20, 2014  |   8:05 AM  |  13 COMMENTS
Is Your Diet Making You Fat?

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


May 14, 2014  |   9:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Sorry Pork, Rabbit is the New 'Other' White Meat

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


May 9, 2014  |   8:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
A Mother-Daughter Pair Meet A Remarkable 100 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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


May 8, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Step Aside Coconuts, There's a New 'Healthy' Water in Town

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


May 1, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Failing to Lose Weight? Maybe It's Because You're the Wrong Age

Indulge me a few queries.

Been trying in vain to lose weight? To shed pounds? To squeeze back into those "skinny" jeans?   read more


April 30, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Forbidden Fruit: Why Europe Is Banning U.S. Apples

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


April 29, 2014  |  12:04 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
Food Texture Fools Us Into False Beliefs About Calorie Counts

• 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


April 25, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Walmart's New Line of Organics: Sign of the Apocalypse or Good News for Your Wallet?

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


April 21, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Love Chicken? What if it Was Served Up Blue?

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


April 17, 2014  |  12:04 PM  |  COMMENT

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