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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There’s No Realistic Amount of Exercise That Will Stop Weight Gain

There’s No Realistic Amount of Exercise That Will Stop Weight Gain

This is a guest blog post by Yoni Freedhoff, MD The key word there being “realistic“. There’s no doubt that exercising in sufficient quantities will affect weight. Yet in study after study after study, long term exercise in quantities between 150 and 300 minutes per … Continue reading

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Does Isagenix Help You Lose Weight, or Lose Your Money?

Does Isagenix Help You Lose Weight, or Lose Your Money?

Fooducate community members know that we support healthy weight loss that is the result of  diet modification: switching to whole foods, mostly home cooked, with minimal use of processed products. There are no shortcuts to permanent weight loss. That’s why … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Food (and Everything Else)

Happy Mother’s Day! None of us would be where we are without our moms. For good, and, sometimes, for bad. We asked Fooducate community members a simple question: “How did your mom shape your eating habits?” Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Taking Supplements? Perhaps You Should Save Your Money

Earlier this week, The New York State Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to 4 major retailers, demanding they remove several supplements from their shelves immediately. The retailers – Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC – were selling herbal supplements … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy the Superbowl Without Gaining Weight

Watching the Superbowl is a fun afternoon / evening activity shared by million of Americans every year. Much like other gatherings of friends and family, lots of food is involved. Here are suggestions that will help you stick to your … Continue reading

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Is America’s Warped Food Supply Ruining Your Health?

Is America’s Warped Food Supply Ruining Your Health?

There is a mismatch between America’s food supply and its nutritional needs. This is the somber conclusion of a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Farmers and food companies are churning out too … Continue reading

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The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

The Food I’m Most Thankful for Is _________?

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone is spending this special holiday with friends and family, surrounded by love and plenty of good food. Informal survey: What food are you most thankful for this year, and why? Shoot away in the comments … 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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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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