Eating fat won’t make you fat but sugar will

“Eat fat, get fat” has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided. “There is one thing we know about fats,”Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes in his new book, “The Bad Food Bible:Read More

Eating After A Workout

What you eat after a workout matters! No matter what time of day you exercise, the key is to follow up with meals that combine protein, which helps your muscles recover, and carbohydrates, which replenish energy stores. For best results, eat within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise, when muscles are most receptive. During this window, an increase inRead More

Eating while standing can make you fat

Good eating habits are not just about what we ingest but also, and above all, how we ingest it. Eating slowly and thoughtfully, chewing thoroughly and enjoying a meal sitting down, for example, are all behaviors that can affect your weight. Eating while Standing = Weight Gain You do it all the time—at parties, officeRead More

You should really be eating your broccoli

Not many children (or adults, for that matter) are big fans of broccoli—especially if you grew up in a household where the cruciferous crusader was exclusively prepared via boiling and more boiling. Limp and soggy anything isn’t going to win any admirers. Thankfully, most of us who are dedicated to eating healthy know how toRead More

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