By now you probably know that a high-sugar diet contributes to weight gain by adding calories without adding nutrition (“empty calories”), by increasing appetite and desire for more sugar, and by elevating insulin levels that promote fat storage. But there are other reasons our bodies like to accumulate fat, so if it seems like the more fat you put on, … Read More
Yikes, a new study in Nature shows that mice fed an extra 25% of sugar calories (the human equivalent of about 3 cans of soda) daily were twice as likely to die as those without the extra sugar in their diet!
by guest author Cole Millen How to Eat Healthy on Vacation Vacations help us relax, unwind and make memories that last a lifetime. You’ve worked hard to earn your vacation, so make sure it isn’t ruined by the discomfort that can come from eating irregular meals and unhealthy foods during your time away from home. Whether you fly, drive or … Read More
What supplements should I use? It’s important to choose nutrition supplements that come from reputable manufacturers that reliably test well in the laboratory for purity and labeling accuracy. There is a lot of junk in the nutrition industry, and some of the inexpensive (and expensive!) off-the-shelf products that you can buy through the retail giants are manufactured overseas with questionable … Read More
Diets don’t work because they are temporary changes to a recurring problem. You cannot change a recurring problem with a temporary fix! Take this typical scenario: Your “normal” eating patterns have gotten you too fat over time, so you “go on a diet” to try to lose some weight. “Diets” by nature are temporary, overly-strict eating regimens that are usually … Read More
A healthy snack bar should be low in sugar, and free of artificial ingredients. It should have a protein-to-carb ratio that is between 1:1 and 1:2. I like Quest Bars, because they are high in protein, all-natural, gluten-free, and have 15 grams of fiber too!
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism – a plant or animal that has had its DNA altered by inserting one or more genes from bacteria, viruses, or animals in an attempt to introduce a new genetic trait, such as resistance to certain chemicals or pests. Because some evidence exists that genetically modified foods are implicated in health problems like infertility, … Read More