Every year as the weather gets warmer I look forward to beach days, picnics and cookouts, outdoor festivals, workouts, and summer activities. But all it takes is a morning of forgetting your sunscreen to give you a sunburn: red, painful looking skin and blisters that leave you feeling miserable for days. Sunscreen is a must, but there are also cool foods that can add a little extra protection and soothing.Continue reading...
During the summer, some of us get a little loose with our fitness and eating habits. We offer tips to help you make less slips during the summer months.Continue reading...
Natural food. Organic. Variety. Supplements. These are all words that popped into my head when I heard a local health food store was opening in my neighborhood. As it turns out, you have to be an educated consumer when looking at items in a health food store just like the supermarket.Continue reading...
Nothing beats holding a cup of hot cocoa after a long, cold day and having the rich, chocolaty flavor warm your insides. You don’t have to wait until next winter to enjoy a cocoa treat. Cooling things off with cold alternatives can taste and feel just as good as the hot stuff.Continue reading...
Saving calories on desserts isn't as easy as replacing that rich dessert you love with a sugar-free alternative. Here's the lowdown on why sugar-free desserts may do more harm than good.Continue reading...
If you have been on and off the weight loss wagon and the amount you have to lose to reach a healthy weight is overwhelming, you may have considered bariatric surgery. However, it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. Here we break down the research to give you the pros and cons of getting weight loss surgery and what it may mean for you.
Does this sound familiar? Midway through munching on a snack you flip it over to look at the Nutrition Facts. You realize that there are not 140 calories in the whole package but per serving (and there's 3 servings in the package!) That’s why I thought I’d share some of my portion controlled food finds from this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City to help keep those calories in check.Continue reading...
Anyone who keeps up with nutrition news knows that fad diets spring up and die off faster than you can say "what a waste of time!" Programs that sound too good to be true, promising quick weight loss and miraculous health benefits, often are. We break down all the hype and even find a bright side in what we can learn from these popular diets.Continue reading...
We can either hide ourselves inside the gym for the next three months or try something off the beaten path to keep us moving. Here are our summer workout ideas to beat the heat.Continue reading...
Despite our remarkable ability to multitask, the fact is, our brain can only fully focus on one thing at a time. When we eat and drive, work, read, or watch TV, something has to go on autopilot. Most of the time, it will be eating! If you’ve ever felt stuffed but unsatisfied after eating, chances are you’ve experienced unconscious eating.Continue reading...
If you like fish, you will not like this: A February 2013 report revealed that seafood fraud is running rampant, and a large percentage of fish tested—namely sushi—was falsely labeled. Meaning, what’s in between those chopsticks may not be what you think.Continue reading...
While you may not be able to shun the ice cream shop the entire summer, you can plan ahead for what you'll order before your kids, family, or friends scream for ice cream. Here are your best and worst options at the most popular ice cream parlors.Continue reading...
You’ve heard the old slogan: Milk: It does a body good. Well, the truth is, we don’t know that for sure. Strong data from laboratory tests and a major research effort called the China Study have revealed serious questions about whether or not milk is truly safe for humans. But what we do know is that whole milk products—cream and whole-fat cheese, yogurt and ice cream—do a body bad. Very bad.Continue reading...
Californians and New Yorkers may take calorie counts for granted. While they've faced calories on menu boards for years, most of the rest of the nation has remained in the dark. Now Starbucks is shining a spotlight on their menu.Continue reading...
Protein has become a big marketing buzzword these days, especially when it comes to snacks. And when I saw Planters had come out with a new NUT-rition Sustaining Energy Mix boasting 10 grams of protein on the front, I wasn’t impressed by the package claim. But I was happily surprised with the snack within.Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.