Eating With Clenched-Fist Tension?

A fellow student sent me a short recap of her weekend and it brought to the forefront a reminder for me to tell myself and all of you to slow down when you eat – slow down your life just 10 minutes a day. Do you eat with so much hurried tension that you literally…

BPA Concentrations Linked To Obesity In Children

Bisohenol A (BPA) is one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide, with over six billion pounds produced each year. It was mainly used for the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. Epoxy resins are commonly used as food-contact surface lacquer coatings and polycarbonate plastics are used in compact disk manufacturing, household appliances, food…

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,…