Popcorn Vs. Potato Chips

A new study published in Nutrition Journal was titled “Popcorn is more satiating than potato chips in normal-weight adults.” One cup of regular potato chips is about 28g and 150 calories. Six cups of low-fat popcorn is 27g and 100 calories. Participants expressed less hunger, more satisfaction, and lower estimates of prospective food consumption after…

Are You Addicted To Food? Take The Quiz

Are you a food addict? Several studies now suggest that food and drug addictions have much in common, particularly in the way that both disrupt the parts of the brain involved in pleasure and self-control. While the scientific community continues to debate whether food addiction is real, researchers at Yale have devised a Food Addiction…

The Real Coke Polar Bears

Soft drinks – a source of “happiness” or major cause of disease – or both? Remember the Coke polar bears in commercials? Cute, fun-loving bears just enjoying an icy Coke. What could be wrong with that? Alex Bogusky, formerly an ad agency legend with former clients such as Burger King, Dominos and Coca-Cola, has created…

My Family Would NEVER Eat This Way

A common issue is how do you make one meal when you’re a Lifestyler and your family could REALLY care less about eating overly healthy. First, you don’t need to make two meals. You need to make one extra dish – a carby, starchy and perhaps even fatty-starchy side dish (cheesy potatoes, mac and cheese,…

Whole Grains For Body Weight Regulation?

We hear in the media and from government and academic institutions we should consume whole grains for health and weight-management. But with specific reference to weight-management are the whole-grains commonly purchased of any benefit? First, what is a whole-grain? A whole-grain is one where the intact kernel (containing the endosperm, germ, and bran) contains the…