Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Some foods contain copious amounts of sodium, and we don’t even notice. Due to the use of additional flavors, our taste buds don’t necessarily discern the saltiness. For example, a single sandwich may contain half or more of the daily … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs Will You Eat Today?

How Many Carbs Will You Eat Today?

Most people we’ve asked, had no idea. We thought it would be a good idea to provide a bit of a refresher for you so you can figure out your numbers. Let’s start with the basics. All food is composed … Continue reading

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THIS is Why it’s Harder for Women to Lose Weight

THIS is Why it’s Harder for Women to Lose Weight

We’ll get right to the point. Scientifically, women have a harder time shedding weight compared with men. There are several reasons for this. We’ll start off with the basic resting metabolism. Men have a faster metabolism than women, burning 3-10% … Continue reading

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The Volumetric Diet: Eat More, Gain Less

The Volumetric Diet: Eat More, Gain Less

Barbara Rolls is a professor of nutrition and inventor of an eating system she named “Volumetrics”. The concept is brilliant – to lose weight you should eat voluminous food that is low in calories but literally fills your stomach. According … Continue reading

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Weight Loss from Exercise Tends to be Lower than Expected

Weight Loss from Exercise Tends to be Lower than Expected

Exercise is important for health, but is not the deciding factor when it comes to losing weight. You see, weight loss is more about food calorie reduction than it is about calorie expenditure through exercise. In a study comparing the … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Eat More Sardines

7 Reasons to Eat More Sardines

Let’s talk about sardines. Often overlooked by grocery shoppers and fish lovers, sardines are a healthy and tasty source of protein. Sardines are a small type of fish, also known as pilchards. They are usually less than 15 cm in length. … Continue reading

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Can 2 Cups of Water Improve Your Weight Loss By 30 Percent?

Can 2 Cups of Water Improve Your Weight Loss By 30 Percent?

Fooducate community members know that we preach for water instead of caloric drinks. There is another potential benefit for dieters, if they choose to strategically consume water before meals. This seems like a no-brainer, but scientists wanted to see if … Continue reading

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Is McDonald’s Getting Desperate?

Is McDonald’s Getting Desperate?

For the first time since 1970, fast food icon McDonald’s is downsizing. In 2016 it will be shuttering more stores than it will open. This would be great news had an increase in home cooking been noticed as well. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Which Diet Burns Fat Faster – Low-Fat or Low-Carb?

Which Diet Burns Fat Faster – Low-Fat or Low-Carb?

Low-fat or low-carb, that is the questions that dieters have been arguing about for decades. In the 80′s and 90′s low-fat was the winning approach. These days, low-carb is king. Many of the studies conducted to prove one approach or … Continue reading

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Can I Eat Bread if I’m on a Diet?

Can I Eat Bread if I’m on a Diet?

Total avoidance of bread is a mistake made by some people trying to lose weight. They believe that the carbs in bread are interfering with their diet plans. It’s true that many supermarket breads are high in carbs, and often low … Continue reading

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