When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

The rise of TV cooking shows over the past several decades should have been accompanied by an increase in home cooked meals, but unfortunately that is not the case. Shows like Master Chef are the equivalent of Olympic gymnastics – … Continue reading

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It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

It’s the Waistline, Stupid!

The body mass index (BMI) is the accepted standard for measuring obesity levels. It was invented 200 years ago by a Belgian mathematician by the name of Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet. Although it has been shown to be an ineffective … Continue reading

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The Bogus BMI

The Bogus BMI

There’s a great read on The Body Mass Index (BMI) over at Mother Jones. This is the standard unit of measurement used to assess a person’s health via assumptions about overweight and obesity. Adopted in the 80′s by the health … Continue reading

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News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

photo: quirkycookery.com Plant based diets are correlated with lower BMI (body mass index) according to an interesting study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Data was collected from over 70,000 participants over 5 years (2002-2007) … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Diet Strategy – Few Big Meals or Many Small Ones?

What’s the Best Diet Strategy – Few Big Meals or Many Small Ones?

What’s the better way to lose weight? 3 small meals and 3 snacks a day? or 2 big meals with no snacking? A research project that was presented at the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions Conference in Chicago has shown … Continue reading

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How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  A recent issue of Pediatrics discusses school snacks. Not the ones that kids bring from home. The ones that are sold on campus, but outside of the USDA regulated lunches. … Continue reading

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