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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Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

Four Shocking Examples of Super-sized Portions

So, you’re trying to lose weight. You’ve bought the right foods, and you are even counting your calories. You read the nutrition label to see how many calories are in your cookie. Do you also take note of the serving … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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Food Marketing Psychology – Duping You to Eat More

Food Marketing Psychology – Duping You to Eat More

Question: How do you get people to order the larger (and more profitable) food portion even though they know they need to cut down? Answer: soothe their worries by labeling a “large” portion as “small” or “medium” Don’t think you’d … Continue reading

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On Coleslaw, Health Claims, and Portion Size

On Coleslaw, Health Claims, and Portion Size

Take a look at the coleslaw samples above. Say you are having a barbeque lunch and wanted to add some slaw as a side. You can choose either the creamy coleslaw or the low fat option. Which will you opt … Continue reading

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BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

Major news this morning! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just published a

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On Cereal Serving Sizes. Grape Nuts as an Example

On Cereal Serving Sizes. Grape Nuts as an Example

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS A serving of Post Grape-Nuts ready-to-eat breakfast cereal weighs 58g. A serving of Post Grape-Nuts Flakes ready-to-eat breakfast cereal weighs only 29g.     The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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How Your Nose May Help With Portion Control

How Your Nose May Help With Portion Control

The LA Times Booster Shots blog reports on an interesting study by a trade journal called Flavour. Researchers wanted to see if they could affect the bite size people take, based on a food’s aroma. They used vanilla custard at … Continue reading

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Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

Product Review: Nature’s Path Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola

We were recently contacted by Nature’s Path, maker of organic cereals, granolas, and other goodies. The  Love Crunch Granola line has undergone a makeover and we were sent a sample for review. From the company: Like all Nature’s Path products, … Continue reading

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NYC Relentless in Obesity War. This Time: Portion Sizes

NYC Relentless in Obesity War. This Time: Portion Sizes

We visited New York this week and were happy to see that at least one local government in this country is willing to face up to the big money that is junk food. The latest subway ad campaign is calling … Continue reading

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