How many times have you been in a store and seen food packaging that read "healthy!", "low sodium!", "sugar free!," "natural!", and so on? If you've doubted what those terms actually meant, you have reason to wonder. While the FDA and USDA work to regulate and provide guidelines for consumer safety and transparency, there is… Continue reading “Low Fat!” “Sugar Free!” and More. . .But Are They Really? We Decipher Common Food Terms
Last week we shared how processed foods are detrimental to your waistline. If consuming whole, fresh foods is ideal, how is one to avoid ingredients that work against the hard-earned gains made from positive lifestyle choices? Cooking and baking don't have to be a downfall to a healthy diet. Here are some common baking substitutions,… Continue reading Baking and Cooking Substitutions That Help Maintain A Healthy Diet
It’s hard to scroll past a perfectly photographed dessert or indulgent dish, but that's exactly what you should do. "Food porn," defined as appetizing food or cooking imagery, has long been used by advertisers and now even has its own searchable hashtag. If you frequently view these delicious images, you might notice a change in… Continue reading Does Social Media Contribute To Weight Gain?
There's so much data available on the internet it's sometimes difficult to know what's accurate and what's not. A claim isn't accurate just because it's on the internet. Here are several weight-loss myths that are always bandied about, but aren't true. Eating at night makes you fat: While some research has associated late night intake with a higher… Continue reading 22 Weight Loss Myths
In last week's post we shared a wide range of low calorie recipes to demonstrate that eating sensibly doesn't mean eating flavorless, boring food. Sometimes it's not always possible to make food from scratch. Maybe you want to modify a recipe or snack that you love to make it healthier. Knowing how to adjust ingredients… Continue reading Easy Ways To Make Favorite Foods Healthier