The Dietary Guidelines on fat are not at all user-friendly, since they require you to know how many total calories you should be eating, and to know how much fat you’re eating, and to know how many calories are in that fat, and to calculate those calories as a percentage of your overall calories. Continue Reading How much fat should I eat?
Know which types of fats are “good” and which types are “bad,” and then start paying attention to which ones you’re putting in your body. Continue Reading Types of fat in food
Although the jury is still out about the deleterious health effects of HFCS, I’ve decided nevertheless to avoid it completely. Here’s why. Continue Reading Why I don’t eat High Fructose Corn Syrup
Last week I wrote about changing the way you eat by deciding upon just a few critical rules, and then followed it up with the idea of a cheat meal. I want to expand on these concepts just a little bit more today. Continue Reading Decide once
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
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
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
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