Restaurant Calorie Labels: Do They Work?

Restaurant Calorie Labels: Do They Work?

According to a new report, the answer is NO. New York was the first major city to require calorie labels on fast food restaurant menu boards in 2008. A study conducted by researchers from NYU compared the habits of people … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Politely Refuse Needless Calories from Friends and Family

3 Ways to Politely Refuse Needless Calories from Friends and Family

Many dieters face constant temptations from an obesogenic food environment in America. Junk food is ever-present, whether at a book-shop, gas station, or commercials on every radio station you listen to. Added to that is the social pressure coming from … Continue reading

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4 Reasons You’re Miserable after a Holiday Meal

4 Reasons You’re Miserable after a Holiday Meal

The holidays are upon us, and with them is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, relax, and enjoy tasty meals together. For people who are on a weight loss diet, this 6-week period until early January can … Continue reading

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10 Agonizing Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

10 Agonizing Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you stuck in a weight-loss plateau? Don't fret, you're in good company. It happens to many people after a certain period of time and can last a few weeks or longer. During this time, try to assess your situation … Continue reading

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It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

It’s Easier than Ever to Eat Cauliflower

Cauliflower is an unsung hero in the battle against the bulge. The highly versatile vegetable is extremely low in calories, rich in nutrients, and tastes great when prepared correctly. Unfortunately, its unwieldy shape, tendency for brownish spots, and unfriendly odor … Continue reading

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Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

Energy Drinks – A Clear & Present Danger to Your Health

At Fooducate, we’re no advocates of sugary drinks. They are empty calories with a helping of increased risk for diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Unlike soft drinks, whose sales are slowly decreasing, energy drinks are growing in popularity. This is … Continue reading

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If Junk Food Doesn’t Contribute to Obesity, What Does?

If Junk Food Doesn’t Contribute to Obesity, What Does?

A new study by well-respected scientists David Just and Brian Wansink from Cornell University poised to shatter a long held conviction: It’s common knowledge that the obesity epidemic in America is the result of excessive intake of junk food, candy, … Continue reading

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The Fastest Way to Lose Weight is Actually the Slowest

The Fastest Way to Lose Weight is Actually the Slowest

Every once in a while, we get emails and questions from the community that go along the lines of “What’s the fastest way to lose weight?” This is a straightforward and simple question, but the answer is not what you’d … Continue reading

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This is How I Lost 80 Pounds in 10 Months

This is How I Lost 80 Pounds in 10 Months

This is a guest post by Fooducate community member Rebecca. In 2004, I was 18 years old and tragically lost my father. I began living an unhealthy lifestyle which left me weighing 215lbs. Almost 10 years later, in December 2013, … Continue reading

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Avoid This One Big Halloween Mistake

Avoid This One Big Halloween Mistake

Halloween is just 6 days away and with it, the great sugar rush known as Trick-or-treat. Although most fun-size candies have 80 calories or less, it’s very easy to eat 10 or more during a leisurely evening stroll among young … Continue reading

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