With roughly 45 million Americans dieting each year, healthy eating is a hot topic—not only at New Year's, but through all seasons. But at what point does eating nutritious foods become an unhealthy obsession?
When most peop... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Started my diet on monday, breakfast is my downfall I've had yogurt fruit and granola all week because I just can't seem to get up early enough for eggs and I don't like hard boiled. Any other suggestions for easy things I can take on the go?... Read more
I'm going to use this journal to track my food intake and journal about my sugar cravings (as suggested in the 'Tame your sweet tooth' challenge). At the moment I'm guesstimating most of the time with the food tracker and I'm not consistently using i... Read more
I've not done great food-wise on this trip, but it's almost over! One more flight - & one meal & a snack - until I get home & can really get back on track. Still, a "bad" day now is miles better than before so trying not to be too hard on myself.... Read more
Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a... Read more
The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i... Read more
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