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
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
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... 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
I'm back. Gained 4 lbs a week ago. I wanted to quit. I kinda did for that week. Didn't log food, didn't exercise. But this is a new week. I didn't gain anymore and It told me that I can do this! Do not quit!... Read more
Is there any way you can delete foods on the search foods page? Once I search it and add it to my log food page it is there and the list is getting long. I would like to delete some of them I do not eat regularly or won't eat again. Thanks for any... Read more
I'm not hungry, I just crave junk food. I know it's junk food. But in my head it is good. I was better at distancing myself from junk food two years ago. But now it makes me think about it every second of the day until I eat it... Read more
Whoo hoo second day in a row that I met my food goals. Ate mostly around a thousand calories a day last week because I wasn't hungry and didn't feel like cooking. Happy to be getting in more cals so far this week.... Read more
At first I was just trying to stay withing my caloric range, but thanks to the Full Nutrition Report that I ran at the end of each day, I discovered a few things about my eating habits. My calories were fine, but my nutritional values were all over t... 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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