6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

6 Reasons Not to Trust Coke & Pepsi’s Calorie Reduction Pledge

Bill Clinton, junk food loving President turned vegan advocate, brought the 3 largest soft drink makers together this week to pledge what seems like a drastic reduction in calories in the coming years. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple committed … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Each year it seems the holiday season starts a bit earlier. You can tell the holidays are on the horizon when every other item on the supermarket shelf is a pumpkin flavored version of its original self. What exactly goes … Continue reading

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Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif is one of the biggest and most respected players in the bar category. Over the years, it has had so many brand extensions, its hard to keep track. Luna for women, Zbar, Clif Kids, are just a few examples. … Continue reading

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The Strange Sex Life of Figs

The Strange Sex Life of Figs

There’s nothing quite like biting into a chilled fresh fig. Not that dried figs aren’t tasty, but given the opportunity, pick up a pound of these treasures and enjoy their unique flavor and aroma. Due to their delicate nature, fresh … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news that in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’Connor covered the story … Continue reading

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Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

This is a guest post by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP. You cannot get a good answer to a lousy question. The current diet study making headlines purportedly asked, and answered this question: which is better for weight loss and improving cardiac … 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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Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

Weight Loss: 6 Reasons Women Have it Harder than Men

We’ve had this hunch for years. Women have a harder time losing weight than men do. Now, a great piece in the Washington Post explains why: 1. Men, in general, have a higher muscle to fat ratio compared to women. … Continue reading

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How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

How to Reduce 200 Calories from Your Daily Intake

Researchers reviewed consumer data for over 12,000 people from 2003-2010 and found that people who eat out consume on average 200 calories MORE than people who eat at home. When you consider the number of times people eat out, it’s … Continue reading

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Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Shrimp Chips. Seriously?

Just as I was checking out at Safeway, I noticed a row of boxes with these interestingly named snacks in and on top of them. Shrimp. Chips. A match made in heaven! Or is it? If you were expecting thinly … Continue reading

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