Movie Plans? 9 Hacks for Your Snacks

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.

Why Your Mother Was Right About Vegetables (Infographic)

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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4 Fantastic Foods You Can Eat in Bigger Portions

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

These 5 Foods Might Give You Portion Distortion

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