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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How I Lost 100 Pounds (and 10 Tips On How You Can, Too)

How I Lost 100 Pounds (and 10 Tips On How You Can, Too)

This is a guest blog post by Fooducate community member, MikeDD. My unhealthy lifestyle centered around a busy career, lots of travel, restaurants, junk food, and no exercise. I drank way too much pop, and at my heaviest, exactly three … 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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Understanding Serving Sizes is Key to Weight Loss

Understanding Serving Sizes is Key to Weight Loss

One of the challenges of losing weight is choosing the correct portion size and not overeating. This is true for both packaged products and home made food. Even if all you eat is A-grade foods, you can still go over … Continue reading

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Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Can I Have Pasta on a Low-Carb Diet?

Today is another made-up marketing holiday – National Pasta Day. A perfect occasion to take a closer nutritional look at one of the staples of American food. Now that low-carb is a mainstream diet, is there still room for pasta … Continue reading

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Are Liquid Calories Undermining Your Diet? (Bonus: Free Tracking Tool)

Are Liquid Calories Undermining Your Diet? (Bonus: Free Tracking Tool)

Smoothies, pressed juices, shakes, and lattes are fun little parties your tastebuds can celebrate without going to the trouble of having to bite or chew solid food. There is only one problem – liquid calories won’t satisfy you as much … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Weight Gain, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome

The Connection Between Weight Gain, Insulin Resistance, and Metabolic Syndrome

Weight management isn’t just about fitting into your skinny jeans. As people age and gain weight, they increase their chances of disease. Insulin resistance The pancreas produces insulin which acts as a doorman to help glucose leave the bloodstream and … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Moderation

The Fallacy of Moderation

If you are on a diet, you may have heard the term “Everything in moderation!” from a health professional or friend. While theoretically this phrase makes sense, its practical application is setting you up for weight loss failure. Let us … 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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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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