Completely depriving yourself of something you love doesn’t work in the long run. Continue Reading Willpower doesn’t work, so go ahead and cheat
Don’t go on a diet
If you really want to improve your life, lose those extra pounds and keep them off, and be healthier overall, don’t go on a diet. Instead, change your diet. Continue Reading Don’t go on a diet
Healthy Options at Taco Bell
Taco Bell’s “Fresco” menu is pretty good overall — except for the sodium. Continue Reading Healthy Options at Taco Bell
How to choose 100% whole grains
Manufacturers use lots of verbal sleight-of-hand to try to get you to think their food is healthier than their competitor’s. That’s nothing new, and they’re incredibly good at it. So arm yourself with this information next time you’re reading through the ingredients list at the store: Continue Reading How to choose 100% whole grains
How many calories should I eat?
I’ve been surprised several times over the past few days when I’ve casually asked a couple of people, “Do you know how many calories you should eat each day?” and they were completely off the mark. Continue Reading How many calories should I eat?
Anatomy of a Whole Grain
It’s pretty straightforward, really. A whole grain kernel — or seed — is composed of three parts: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. Continue Reading Anatomy of a Whole Grain
Advertising spend sums it all up
The food industry* spends more than $33 Billion — with a B — each year on advertising and promotion. In contrast, the National Cancer Institute spends $1 million a year to promote fruits & veggies. Surely, the NCI isn’t the only one on our side, but still… this imbalance paints a clear picture of what we’re up against. Source: Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies, p.438. Image found in a rather roundabout way from this MySpace page. I think it comes from… Continue Reading Advertising spend sums it all up
Ignorance is not bliss
I had dinner at Baja Fresh with a good friend last night. As soon as I walked in, I looked around to find the nutrition information which — to BF’s credit — was sitting right on the counter. Continue Reading Ignorance is not bliss