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Do you know how much sugar is in 4 grams?

Hide the sugar

Posted on October 05, 2015 at 17:41 PM

We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and find industrial uses for it. The all-around substance I’m referring to is the white stuff we know as sugar, or sucrose — a molecule responsible for wreaking havoc on the American diet. The average person, for example, consumes more than 22 teaspoons […]

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Eat more Fruits and Veggies

Core reasons to eat more produce

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 13:04 PM

In a perfect world, the healthy tenets of a healthy lifestyle would translate into not only awareness but behavior change. Oh, that behavior change. I mean, we, as a nation, know what’s good for us — eat more fruits and vegetables. Awareness of that recommendation has increased a lot since George H. W. Bush was […]

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Eat to win

Eating to win

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 18:03 PM

Just like you wouldn’t put regular gas in a high-end sports car, you wouldn’t fuel your body with a candy bar before a workout. Or, would you? If you do, or if you’re not eating anything, you’re doing your body a disservice. Working out on an empty stomach, for example, increases your risk of injury. […]

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The American diet

Eating well to stay well

Posted on March 02, 2015 at 16:41 PM

We are a nation of burgers, sandwiches and tacos, and don’t take away desserts and sweet snacks. They rank No. 2 out of 32 food categories reviewed by the advisory committee of the 2015 dietary guidelines in a report recently released to the public for comment. It also found that Americans consume too much sugar-sweetened […]

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Research Design

Be your own nutrition sleuth

Posted on February 09, 2015 at 04:59 AM

You may have read the headlines — Tomato-rich diet ‘reduces prostate cancer risk’ or Overweight people ‘live longer,’ study claims. Headlines like these might pique your interest to read more and follow the advice to achieve a healthier you. But flashy headlines like these are often deficient in providing the real truth. Truth be told, […]

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Protein Powder Lab Tests

Lab-tested protein powders: what to buy

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 19:16 PM

For all the bad things about the American diet (whatever that really is), one fact is certain: We don’t suffer from a lack of protein in our diets. Depending on your age, and level and frequency of exercise, you may need more or less. For men, the ballpark number is 56 grams of protein a […]

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Coffee: The Good Buzz

Grounds for that morning cup of coffee

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 14:48 PM

I’m always quite taken by the number of people I meet who have prejudices against certain foods, often for no good reason other than they’ve read or heard about it somewhere. I call these prejudices food-isms. Much like the “isms” that compartmentalize people into ethnicity, religion and socio-economic classes, food-isms place food into their own […]

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The Longest Losers

The 7 Highly Effective Habits of the Longest Losers

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 18:29 PM

You’d think after 21 years of research by the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), created by researchers at Brown University and the University of Colorado, we’d know the secret to long-term, successful weight loss. According to the NWCR, we sort of do. The registry, the largest study of its kind, has been tracking more than […]

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Flapper

Defensive Eating for Nutrition Survival

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 20:46 PM

Back in the days — think the years following World War I — U.S. society witnessed a sea change in fashion and body image. The curvaceous figure of the Gibson Girl, the female ideal of beauty, was out, replaced by the rail-thin, waist-less figure of the flapper. Musical Comedy Star Miss Camilla Clifford, aka the [...]

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Nutrient Timing for Everyone

The Dose Makes the Poison

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 06:00 AM

My new obsession is maintaining an optimal energy balance throughout the day. For the past week, I’ve been keeping a food and activity diary by the hour in a new app I’ve discovered, which I’ll cover later. If you think keeping such a diary is tedious, it’s not all that bad, but it’s important to be […]

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