HAES – Health at Every Size – the New Diet Movement

HAES – Health at Every Size – the New Diet Movement

Losing weight and eating healthy are not necessarily the same. As one school teacher proved a few years back, you can lose weight on a McDonald’s diet. Conversely you can stay at your current weight while eating healthy. This describes … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Popcorn Day!

Celebrate National Popcorn Day!

Today is another made-up product marketing day, celebrating … popcorn. Popcorn is a wonderful snack that is made up almost entirely of air. A one-ounce serving of stove-top popcorn with a bit of oil can easily fill 3 cups, but … Continue reading

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Dieting is on the Decline, But People Still Want to Lose Weight

Dieting is on the Decline, But People Still Want to Lose Weight

People love to lose weight, but they hate to count calories. According to consumer marketing research firm NPD, the past decade has seen a significant shift from restrictive dieting to healthier lifestyle. Calories are still the top concern when reviewing … Continue reading

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Finding Out if Your Beef is Grass Fed Just Got Harder

Finding Out if Your Beef is Grass Fed Just Got Harder

Earlier this month, the Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) arm of the USDA decided that it is withdrawing its standard for “Grass Fed Beef”. While this is more of a marketing claim standard for beef producers, and not as rigid as … Continue reading

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Would You Eat Avocado Ice Cream?

Would You Eat Avocado Ice Cream?

Avocados are unusually high in (healthy) fats for a fruit: 75%-80% of the calories come from fat. Now that Americans aren’t afraid of fat any longer, avocados are enjoying heightening popularity. It’s no surprise to see avocados popping up as … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A’s Kale Salad

Chick-fil-A’s Kale Salad

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A is introducing a kale salad to its menu. Starting next week, you’ll be able to order a “Superfood Side”. It has just 170 calories, 1 gram of saturated fat, 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams … Continue reading

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Conflicting Nutrition Advice Harms Dieters

Conflicting Nutrition Advice Harms Dieters

“Saturated fat is bad for you!” “No, it’s actually good for you…” If you’re following nutrition news, you’ve probably been exposed to conflicting advice from mainstream media, health professionals, and maybe even us. That’s because nutrition is an evolving science, … Continue reading

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The Greek Yogurt Wars Have Begun

The Greek Yogurt Wars Have Begun

One of the fastest growing food categories in recent years has been Greek Yogurt.  Dannon and Yoplait were totally blindsided by Chobani, a company that grew from zero to a billion dollars in sales in less than a decade. The … Continue reading

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Subway’s Nasty Ad

Subway’s Nasty Ad

Subway is running an ad campaign enticing people to buy a 30-ounce soft drink in order to get a free 6-inch sub. We won’t get into the economics of this choice, but we do want to spend a minute scolding … Continue reading

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My Weight Loss Success So Far (Plus 6 Tips)

My Weight Loss Success So Far (Plus 6 Tips)

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member KayleeClifton. I’ve always wanted to lose a little weight. I wasn’t over weight as a child but as I became more developed in my teens I was “thicker” in my butt … Continue reading

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