5 Tips to Help Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

5 Tips to Help Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

It’s Friday afternoon, and you’ve been meticulously sticking to your weight loss game plan all week long. You even got an extra workout in-between juggling a million responsibilities. In a few hours you’ll head home from work, and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in a Bud-Light? Most people are clueless when it comes to calories in alcoholic beverages, simply … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Awesome: Slight Alcohol Intoxication Facilitates Creative Problem Solving

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, surprising news for those of us who like to drink. Alcohol, consumed in the right amount, may help people with creative problem solving. It’s all about the dosage. Scientists from the Department of … Continue reading

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How to Choose Eggnog

How to Choose Eggnog

Christmas is almost here and it’s time for Eggnog! Have you ever wondered what’s inside? Eggnog is a dairy based drink, with sugar, spices (usually nutmeg), egg yolks, and alcohol added. Although you can make your own eggnog quite easily, … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol

The annual holiday office party is happening! Impress your tipsy coworkers with these tidbits about alcoholic beverages. 1. Alcohol affects men and woman differently. Most women have a higher fat to water ration in their body, which affects the ability … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

When Cooking with Wine, What Happens to the Alcohol?

Cooking with wine is a an age-old tradition that upgrades the flavor of any dish. The other day, we were enjoying a modified beef bourguignon with the kids. My son, who had earlier seen me pour an entire bottle’s worth … Continue reading

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5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

5 Weekend Weight Loss Strategies

Looking at some analytic data from the Fooducate app usage, we noticed an interesting trend. A certain percentage of people who keep pretty good track of their food intake on weekdays, seem to drop off on the weekends. If this … Continue reading

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Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

Three Ways Skinny Cocktails Are Actually Cheating You

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Now that “lite” beers are everywhere, are “skinny” cocktails the next battle-the-bulge-with-booze trend? And what are the labeling regulations, if any, for these brazenly … Continue reading

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