Diet's Blog (Page 36)
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 »
So. You’re trying to lose weight... join the club. (No, seriously—find weight-loss support among more than 120 other people in EatingWell’s Losing Well online community group.) Wouldn’t it be great if you could just turn a knob and rev up your metabolism, your calorie burn, just like that? (Imagine me snapping my fingers here.) Well... we all hear about diet and exercise strategies that supposedly do just that. But do they work? Yes—and no. Read on for the skinny on strategies to outsmart your metabolism.
You can boost your burn by... Spicing things up....read full post »