Diet's Blog (Page 35)
Since I read about the Dukan Diet, which the New York Times has dubbed the “French Atkins,” I’ve been wondering how much this diet will take hold in the U.S. (you can read Elaine Sciolino’s piece in the New York Times here). It’s been wildly popular in Europe, with the French copy selling 3.5 million copies, and is soon to make its North American debut. Adherents, or “Dukannistes” include European celebrities, such as Kate Middleton's glamorous mother, Carole.
What is the Dukan Diet? It’s a low-carb plan made up of 4 phases, with an emphasis on lean protein foods. During Phase 1, which lasts about 5 days, Dukannistes eat only lean protein—fat-free dairy, fish, lean meat, skinless poultry and eggs—with a little bit of oat bran and lots of water. Phase 2 adds low-...read full post »
“Everything in moderation” has long been my eating motto. As a weight-loss expert, I know small treats often help people stick to an overall healthy eating style. And the philosophy has always worked well for me. Until recently. For whatever reason (I’m blaming stress), my “moderate” treats, lately, have morphed into... more. Example: I’ll dish out a half cup of ice cream, then decide I need another quarter cup. Ten minutes later, I’ll revisit the freezer for just one more spoonful, which turns into another and another... (Find Tips to Regain Control Over Your Eating.)
I’m not normally one to ban “bad” foods, but I...read full post »
I’ve always considered myself “active”—I did track in high school and have danced most of my life. In the last decade I’ve run two marathons. I feel at home in a yoga studio. But even though I love to exercise, I’m not super-consistent with it, particularly now that I have two kids under the age of 3. I do yoga a couple times a year. I jog a few miles twice a week, tops. Recently, I went two months without exercising at all.
So when one of my EatingWell colleagues reported it takes exercising 40 minutes a day, 5 days a week, in your twenties and thirties to keep weight from creeping on in middle age, I felt even worse about my increasingly sedentary life. (...read full post »
If you’re like many women, I’m going to venture a guess that you fall off the healthy-eating bandwagon once every, say, 28 days, give or take a few. Am I right? You know what I mean. PMS cravings. Even my super-clean-eating friend told me, “I’m not big on food cravings, but that’s the only way I know that I’m PMS-ing.” Ain’t that the truth. As I write this blog, I’m working my way through a bowl of spicy baked cheese puffs and waiting for Aunt Flo’s monthly visit.
So what’s a girl to do when she wants to “be good,” but every hormone and emotion in her body is screaming, “BE BAD! BE VERY BAD! EAT THAT!”?
I started off by asking my favorite gal pals what they craved most when they’re PMS-ing. Although a...read full post »