The new FDA Nutrition Facts label, now finalized, shines a spotlight on hidden sugars — and how many calories and servings are in “biggie-sized” foods. This should help turn the tide on America’s obesity epidemic.
Eating at the movies can be hazardous for your health. “Movie theater sizes exceed recommended servings (by a lot!) and are typically full of sodium, sugar and fat,” says dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD. A large buttered popcorn has 1,200 calories, extra salt, and saturated fat in the butter. A box of Snowcaps® has sugar plus saturated fat (in the chocolate). Your … Read More
The best way to enjoy healthy dinners all week is to plan and shop a week in advance. Then you’ve got all the ingredients you need to cook when crunched for time. But if you need to rely on convenience foods, here’s how to make some popular options healthier: Other tips for enjoying nutritious meals on … Read More
Turns out, your mother had it right. You should eat more vegetables. Upping your intake is a smart way to begin when you want the right mix of protein, carbs and fats on your dinner plate. People tend to under-eat these cruciferous crunchies, roots, sprouts and leafy lovelies without truly realizing their benefits. Vegetables have … Read More
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When the food on your plate or in your bowl doesn’t match a proper, healthy serving size, you may have “portion distortion.” But food lovers, rejoice: Portion distortion goes both ways. I’ve written in the past about foods people tend to overeat, but there are certain foods people eat in too-small portions, too. The four … Read More
There are simple tools in your kitchen right now to help you lose weight — or avoid gaining it. Next time you grab a snack or make a meal, reach into the cabinet for your measuring cup and spoons. Sound like no fun? Consider this: A study in the British Medical Journal found that one-fourth … Read More