Counting ‘Macros’ Diet

Maybe you’ve overheard people at the gym buzzing about how the IIFYM diet helped them slim down. Or at a work lunch, some coworkers made references to counting “macros” rather than calculating calories or carbs. What’s it all about? The initials stand for “if it Fits Your Macros,” an acronym that caught on first withRead More

Food Poisoning, What to Know

With food safety seemingly making news headlines more today, it’s impossible not to worry about food poisoning, whether it’s caused by E. Coli, Listeria, or Salmonella. Recent food recalls from a major cereal company and even a popular grocery store show us that any business—even ones you trust—is vulnerable to a foodborne illness. And whileRead More

Are you eating too much protein?

The protein powder aisle is beginning to look like the cereal aisle. Dozens of options, an abundance of ingredients and colorful packaging, with promises of better health. The market for more protein in the American diet has arrived — and it’s not going away. The attraction to protein as a weight-loss and muscle-building nutrient has exploded so exponentially that manyRead More

When You Don’t Eat After A Workout

Most nutritionists recommend eating something within 30 minutes after a workout. Your body, after using up its available energy, needs to be refueled. Specifically with carbs and protein—for energy and to repair the microdamage that exercise does to your muscles. We’re all busy, though. And sometimes, fitting in a workout means squeezing it into aRead More

The Secret to Making Healthy Food Taste Better

So you’re at your local supermarket, perusing the shelves to fill up your get-ripped grocery list, and everything’s going along smoothly. But right before you pick up your usual low-fat plain yogurt or lean cut of sirloin, you notice that tastier options—that sugary fruit-flavored yogurt, the sumptuous porterhouse—are staring you in the face, begging toRead More