How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

How Many Meals Should I Eat In a Day?

Most people will answer 3 meals and 2 snacks. But is this the right approach? To answer, we must go back in time and realize that, from an evolutionary perspective, the daily construct of 3 square meals is a rather … Continue reading

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Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Can Working Out Before Breakfast Help You Lose Weight Faster?

Exercising on an empty stomach may increase your weight loss success. This is the conclusion of a study conducted in Belgium on a group of young men over the course of 6 weeks. They were divided into 3 groups: sedentary, … Continue reading

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Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

Is Eating Breakfast Really That Important?

The age-old advice about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is being questioned in a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. More specifically, the researchers wanted to see how breakfast, or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so we have been indoctrinated to believe since early childhood. It’s not just our mothers who pressed us to put some morsels in our mouths; they had the generous help … Continue reading

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Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

Oatwashing: Inside the Label of Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights

You’ve heard of healthwashing . . . but welcome to the latest trend – oatwashing. Oatwashing: Taking a mostly unhealthy product, adding the word oatmeal to its name and watching the sales roll in. See: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Oatmeal Delights. … Continue reading

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Are You a Breakfast Eater or a Breakfast Skipper?

Are You a Breakfast Eater or a Breakfast Skipper?

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, or not. While most parents want to send their kids off to school with a full stomach and the required energy to learn, many adults make it all the way … Continue reading

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The OMG Diet – Motivating Teens to be Skinnier Than Their Friends

The OMG Diet – Motivating Teens to be Skinnier Than Their Friends

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Want to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks?  There is a big hoopla around a new book – Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than … Continue reading

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Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

Kraft Nutritionist Responds to Our Belvita Review. Read This

A few days ago we posted a review of Kraft’s new line of breakfast cookies, Belvita. Our bottom line was that as far as cookies go, it was OK. However, for breakfast, there are better options. We were contacted by … Continue reading

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6 Thoughts About Dads & Nutrition

6 Thoughts About Dads & Nutrition

Happy Father’s Day! Although this holiday is usually associated with buying dads a tie/electronic gizmo/golg club/fishing gear and enjoying a BBQ meal, we’d like to take a minute to ponder the paternal role in a family’s healthy eating habits. 1. … Continue reading

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Why Does Michelle Obama Think Honey Nut Cheerios is a Healthy Breakfast?

Why Does Michelle Obama Think Honey Nut Cheerios is a Healthy Breakfast?

Last week,  First Lady Michelle Obama held a holiday reception with children, parents and staff at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Chit-chating with the kids, the subject of healthy breakfast came up. From the transcript: CHILD:  What’s … Continue reading

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