Diet's Blog (Page 34)
A lot of new members have joined LosingWell in the past few weeks--welcome! Since the new year, we've been encouraging people to try out the EatingWell Diet Challenge, a 12-week program on our site that blends the clinically-tested weight-loss principles of the EatingWell Diet with delicious recipes and helpful tools. You can start the challenge at any time! Just refer back to the Week 1 post for discussion questions that correspond with that week's diet tip. To see all the discussion questions that have been posted, go to the...read full post »
In what felt—to me and others in the nutrition community—like a long time coming, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines were released yesterday. Remember, it’s 2011 now, folks, not 2010. Nevertheless, they are here and while many debate their efficacy and the politics behind them (see Marion Nestle’s post here), the point of the dietary guidelines is to help Americans improve their health. The majority of Americans, after all, are overweight or obese and many of us have—or are at risk for developing—diet-related conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
Here are the super-simplified, main take-home messages of the new...read full post »
The Super Bowl is almost here—and I couldn’t be any more excited to suit up in black and gold and wave my Terrible Towel for the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Woot! Woot!) Obviously these guys do everything they can to edge out their competitors—for this game, the Green Bay Packers.
This includes eating healthy high-octane diets. Leslie Bonci, R.D., the Steelers’ nutritionist, makes sure that the players’ diets keep them at their best, on and off the field. Last year, I...read full post »