Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

Here’s How Exercise May Lead to Weight Gain

This post comes from the field of behavioral economics. Many people exercise as part of their weight loss journey. Yet despite burning hundreds of calories, they can’t seem to shed the pounds. One assumption is that after exercise, people feel … Continue reading

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This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

This is How Seattle Area Schools Reduced Obesity by 17 Percent

Youth obesity in King County in Washington dropped from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent after a 2-year intervention geared at middle and high school students. The public health experiment took place in several low-income school districts in the county, while … Continue reading

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Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

Is It Time for the Biggest Loser to Disappear?

The web is buzzing with conversation following the final episode of “The Biggest Loser”. The season ended with a jaw-dropping win by Rachel Fredrickson, who shed 60% of her body weight. The young contestant is a former competitive swimmer and … Continue reading

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How I Got Off 5 Meds After 20 Years

How I Got Off 5 Meds After 20 Years

A few days ago we got an email from AA that was so inspiring we wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks AA for allowing us to publish: Dear Fooducate, I can’t thank you enough for this application.  … Continue reading

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Lost Weight? 5 Ways to Keep it Off for Good

Lost Weight? 5 Ways to Keep it Off for Good

This is a guest post by Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN. If you recently lost weight—even just a few pounds, or upwards of 20 to 50 pounds or more—chances are you’re enjoying the glory many of us feel when we … Continue reading

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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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Coke’s Work-it-Out-Calculator to Help Combat Obesity?

Coke’s Work-it-Out-Calculator to Help Combat Obesity?

Coca Cola UK has introduced an online tool to help people calculate how much exercise they need to offset the calories in their beverages. You’ll need a 30 minute walk to burn off the 139 calories in a can of … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: It’s About Food, Not Exercise, Say 2 New Studies

Weight Loss: It’s About Food, Not Exercise, Say 2 New Studies

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Are you frustrated that despite your strict exercise regimen you are not losing weight? Are you running 5 times a week and disappointed to see the pounds dropping off much … Continue reading

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How to Burn 800 Calories in Just 30 Minutes

How to Burn 800 Calories in Just 30 Minutes

Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Did you really think it’s that easy  to burn off 800 calories ?!? While some elite athletes can do it, for most of us it would take at least an hour or two of moderate … Continue reading

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Why Calories Count

Why Calories Count

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Lisa Sutherland, PhD Eat better, move more, get political! That is the message delivered by Dr.’s Marion Nestle and Mal Nesheim in their latest book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. I … Continue reading

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