5 Smart Changes for Nutrition Labels (Infographic)

If you scan the Nutrition Facts labels of food at the grocery store before buying, you’re a smart shopper. Knowing the value of your food helps you make good decisions about what you put on your plate — and in your body. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed changes to make the … Read More

5 Ways to Slim Down Your Meatloaf

Meatloaf may not have the most appetizing name, but it’s a comfort food staple in many households. However, most recipes — a hunk of ground red meat mixed together with eggs and breadcrumbs — are comfort your body does not need. Luckily, you can swap some of the unhealthy items with healthier options without making … Read More

The Skinny on Nutrition Labels (Infographic)

Don’t shop for groceries on auto-pilot. Take a minute to check out the Nutrition Facts label on each box, package or jar before you put it in your cart. You may be surprised to see the differences between products. Our guide shows you how to make the healthiest choices. Pin this on Pinterest

Your NFL Team’s Loss Can Go Right to Your Gut

Rooting for the wrong football team may make you do bad things. A recent study by the INSEAD Business School, published in Psychological Science, found people living in cities whose NFL team loses on Sunday tend to eat more calories and fatty foods on the following Monday. Joseph Rock, PsyD, did not take part in … Read More

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Worried About a Child’s Weight?

Contributor: Sara Seither, MS, RD, LD If your child is overweight and you want to decrease his or her total calorie intake, consider not only what gets eaten at mealtime, but also what gets eaten in between. Parents also need to remember to monitor the fluids children drink. Before embarking on a reduced-calorie diet, consult … Read More

Snooze Your Way to a Slimmer Waistline

Don’t skimp on sleep. Not only is it bad for your health, it may also be bad for your waistline. According to a small study  presented by the American Heart Association, sleep-deprived people consume an average of 549 extra calories a day. That’s even more calories than you’d put away eating a big slab of … Read More