Post date: May 31, 2011

Choose activating protein rather than energy-sapping carbs throughout the day to ward off any...

Post date: May 30, 2011
If you're like many people, shortly after lunch your head begins buzzing, your concentration plummets, your eyes droop and the top of your desk begins to look as cozy as a feather mattress. There are many possible reasons for the midday slump: your morning surge of hormones has dwindled down; some degree of boredom has set in. Or it may have something to do with what you ate (or didn't eat); all meals divert blood from your brain to your gut, but some foods will also boost your...
Post date: May 28, 2011

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 medium (4-6 ounce) red pepper, chopped...
Post date: May 27, 2011
Who breaks it: Judith S. Stern, Sc. D., professor of nutrition and internal medicine at the University of California, Davis. She has a "few bites of something decadent" when she dines out.
Why you can, too: We all discover a little more room beneath our waistbands when the dessert tray rolls by. Studies show that when you're offered a variety of foods, you never achieve what's known as taste-specific satiety;...
Post date: May 26, 2011

Who breaks it: Dr. Mark Hyman,...

Post date: May 25, 2011
Who breaks it: Ann G. Kulze, M.D., author of Dr. Ann's 10-step Diet: A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality. She sits down to dinner every night at 9 pm or later.
Why you can, too: "A calorie consumed at 9 pm isn't handled any differently by your body that one consumed at 9 am," Kulze says. It's less about when you eat than how much you eat. A study published in the European Journal of...
Post date: May 24, 2011

Who breaks it: Christine Avanti, clinical...

Post date: May 23, 2011

Growing up, it seemed like the more rules there were, the more we wanted to break them. And while our rebellion subsides...
Post date: May 20, 2011

With the economy still in a state of flux, we are all looking for ways to save money here and stretch our food dollars a little further....

Post date: May 19, 2011
There has been an explosion of single-serving snacks in recent years and you can find just about everything from chips to cookies to cereal in a pre-packaged form. 100 calorie snack packs are a lifesaver for those trying to lose weight because they take the guess work out of portion sizes. However, this convenience comes with a cost because these packs are often much more expensive than an equivalent item purchased in a larger package. While portion control is a great thing, you don't...