Multivitamins May Just be Hype

Multivitamins May Just be Hype

Multivitamins and dietary supplements are common among adults in the United States. But these vitamins and supplements might not be as beneficial as people thought. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently announced that there is not enough evidence to...

Paleo Diet Ranks Lowest on U.S. News List

CNN recently did a great article on the latest ranking of fad diets, current spreading across the U.S.  Ranking in dead last, is the much hyped, “Paleo Diet.” Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The...

7 Foods to Eat When You Are Exercising Less

There is always an offseason in training when athletes can find themselves a few pounds heavier than they prefer. First, remember to match your caloric intake with your energy expenditure. During the offseason, try to make sure your diet consists of a better balance...
8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

8 Foods that Pack on Muscle

OVERVIEW If muscles were made from chips and beer, we’d look huge. But they aren’t, and we don’t—unless you count that sack o’ fat up front and dead center. If not Doritos and double bock, then what? We decided to delve deep into the human...
Is Gluten Bad for Your Body

Is Gluten Bad for Your Body

“Gluten Free” has been all the rage for the past several years, and gaining popularity more and more.  While not directly having a gluten allergy, or Celiac Disease, my sister was diagnosed with a severe form of the disease several years ago. I have...
Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Think if you don’t have a sweet tooth then you don’t need to worry about how much sugar you’re consuming? Think again.  There are numerous sneaky sources or sugar lurking in your kitchen. The truth isn’t so sweet. Sugar consumption is at an all time high, with...
7 Crazy Weight Loss Methods You Should Never Try

7 Crazy Weight Loss Methods You Should Never Try

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, another quick fix weight-loss method pops up. Over the years I’ve heard about weight-loss lollipops, diet chopsticks, even slimming sunglasses (designed to change the color of food and make it unappetizing). There will always be...

Is Sugar Toxic?

Originally printed in the Sunday Magazine of the NY Times, this article provides fascinating insight and research into what affects sugar has on our body. On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the...

Top 10 Ways to Control Portions

About.com produced a fantastic article highlighting one of the number one ideals for losing weight, and keeping it off….Portion Control. Ask anyone who has achieved long-term weight loss how they did it and they’re sure to mention portion control. In fact,...

5 Tasty Substitutes for High Fat Foods

In order to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. There are several ways to do this, but one quick way is to substitute healthy low calorie or low fat foods for the high calorie or high fat foods that you eat. This article was originally posted on...

Foods With More Saturated Fat Than a Cheeseburger

The Huffington Post wrote a great article on common foods that are just as bad, if not worse for your body than a cheeseburger.  Click to read more on these foods. By now, we know there are both “good” fats and “bad” fats. But what’s the...

3 Unhealthy Food Substitutes

When creating a healthy diet plan, it is possible to indulge in a variety of food substitutes that can result in risky weight loss and harm to your body. Often used to ward off hunger and help you to eat less, substitutions in food can frequently promise lower...

Want to lose weight? Try a Gluten Free Diet

Weight loss weighs heavily on many people’s minds. The good news is that the gluten-free diet may be the key to losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, gorging on gluten-free brownies and cookies isn’t part of this weight-loss plan; the key to...

Alcohol’s Effects on Weight-loss

Shape-Fit.com did a great article recently on the effects drinking alcoholic beverages on the body, and the results may surprise you… In the never-never land of diet hype, something new is on the scene. Alcoholic beverages labeled for carbohydrate and calorie...

Low-Fat Diet: Why Fat-Free Isn’t Trouble Free

WebMD did a fantastic article on the risks of eating “Fat-Free” foods. Supermarket shelves are full of “fat-free” products these days — everything from cookies to bread, from juices (which didn’t have fat in the first place) to...
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