Where did calorie labels come from and are they wrong?

Studies suggest that calorie counts are inaccurate, especially for raw and unprocessed foods. To understand the modern calorie counting system, we have to go back to the late 19th century, when Wilbur Atwater sat in his Connecticut lab and burned a bunch of food. Then he weighed some human feces and urine. The burning told him the…

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Why skipping breakfast will make you fatter and less healthy

by: Ethan A. Huff Remembering to eat a hearty, healthy breakfast every morning before starting your day just might make all the difference in determining your likelihood of becoming overweight, ill, or both. A recent study out of Imperial College London (ICL) found that breakfast really does seem to be the most important meal of the day,…

Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking

Well I have posted on here about weight loss surgery increases your risk of suicide (read here http://wp.me/p1PS9A-fA) and my thoughts on how this surgery is just to put money in the pocket of doctors and hospitals because they do not do anything to help or show people how to lose weight long term and not get the surgery.  …

How Big is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

By Dr. Becker If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know that the size of the plates, bowls and utensils you use has a significant impact on how much food you serve yourself and consume. This is a known psychological phenomenon related to optical and size-contrast illusions. It has led to advice to dieters…

Everything you need to know about protein

by: Aurora Geib For certain people, getting protein is serious business. Bodybuilders wanting that perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger build, vegetarians looking for that perfect source of protein or health buffs searching for the best kind of protein to ensure their health. Chemically speaking, a protein is composed of amino acids covalently bonded through peptide bonds to…

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

by: Eric Hunter Studies show that people eating “ancestral diets” maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy from carbohydrates, while fat is…

American Dietetic Association Is Intentionally Using State Legislatures to Block Alternative Nutrition Providers and Restrict Free Speech

By Dr. Mercola When health and nutrition blogger Steve Cooksey received a disturbing 19-page letter from the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, complete with threats of arrest, he did what others are often afraid to do: made it public. It seems that his blog, which features nutrition principles based on the Paleo Diet, upset the…

Is Drinking Water Overrated?

By Malia Frey Dietitians, weight loss experts and fitness coaches often recommend drinking plenty of water. Some say it helps you to lose weight. Others say it cleanses your body. Experts used to say we should drink eight glasses a day.  But is drinking water really that important? Research About Drinking Water A new study about water intake…

The Carbs-Depression Connection

If you reach for something sweet when you’re stressed or angry – or simply out of habit – then you’re definitely not alone. Many people reach for simple carbohydrates like candy, icecream or cookies when they’re tired or upset.Some researchers are convinced that carb cravings like this may indicate depression because they’re linked to a drop in…

Are school lunch programs equal child abuse

(NaturalNews) Childhood obesity is a worldwide epidemic with about 22 million children (under age 5) – overweight. In the United States, one out of every three kids is overweight or obese causing type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and even cardiovascular disease. How do most policy makers, school officials and food industry CEO’s sleep at…

Foods that can Cause Depression

Here are parts of three different articles on foods that cause depression in some people, remember that everyone it different. I have been looking into this a lot as I change my diet for weight loss so I don’t end up eating the wrong foods. Mike G =========== Stimulants Stimulants might give you instant energy, but beware; they may any time…

Best foods for type-2 diabetics

People diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, should take steps to control their blood sugar. However, this does not mean that their diet is vastly different from the general population. The main emphasis is losing weight and eating right. Below are some foods that can help in weight management and the prevention dangerous…

The Pros and Cons of Fasting

Fasting is a practice that predates biblical times and the relevancy of fasting has been debated for many years. When considering whether fasting is right for you, you must first understand your own body and know what you can handle. Fasting is a deprivation of the body from food for a set period of time.…

Some children with ADHD can benefit from change in diet

By Liz Lockhart Many studies have been conducted in the past into the significance of diet for young people and children who have ADHD.  Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have joined forces with child and adolescent psychiatrists to review many of these studies and have produced an extensive report. The study is headed by Kim…

Dangers of a Low Carb Diet

I eat about 200 to 225 carbs a day which is the lowest I believe I can go while dieting … Mike G ——- Low carb (carbohydrate), high protein diets are the latest dieting craze. However, before you jump on the band wagon, you may want to consider a few things: 1. Low carb (ketogenic)…

Snacks with Less Than 100 Calories

For me its not a good idea for me to do this because I camt seem to stop at just one.  For me its about planning my days out a head of time.  Mike G ——————— Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that…

One Early Morning Mistake (and 7 Others) You Don’t Want to Make

By Dr. Mercola Exercising is, hands-down, one of the best physical things you can do for your health. Besides being beneficial for weight management, exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression, and it can increase your energy levels, help you think clearer, and slow down the aging process. Unfortunately, exercise…

How Much Food Should I Eat Before I Exercise?

By Shereen Jegtvig Question: How Much Food Should I Eat Before I Exercise? Answer: You don’t want to have a full stomach when you work out, but you don’t want to be hungry either. If you eat a large meal just before strenuous physical activity, you may experience nausea, feel sluggish or end up with muscle cramps. This…

How I Remineralized my Tooth Cavities Without Dentistry

I read this on one of my favorte blogs >arealfoodlover.wordpress.com< you should go check it out. I will wait.  Okay now that your back, hopefully, and liked and saved her blog to your favorites too. here is the story I rebloged because I thought it was a great read. Mike G ———————— How I Remineralized my Tooth Cavities Without Dentistry…

Percentage of Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein in a 2000-Calorie Meal Plan

By Charlie OsborneIf you look at the FDA-approved Nutritional Facts label on any food item, you will see the quantities of nutrients listed as well as the percentage of their recommended daily value. The standard nutrition label is based on a standard, 2000-calorie-per-day meal plan. Understanding the percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fats in a 2000-calorie…

Where did the 2,000 calorie idea come from?

If you look at  a food label, you will see ingredient contents compared to a 2,000-calorie average diet. “Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.” You can find free calorie calculators all over the web, click >here< to see the one…

Exercise to Reduce Stress

by Sandra PetersenPerhaps you have too many projects at work and too little time to accomplish them. Maybe you are worrying over heavy financial debt. Stress seems an unavoidable part of life. The good news is that moderate regular exercise can reduce the effects of stress on the body. How Does the Body React to…

9 Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t

9 Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t Written by: Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian There are many foods in today’s supermarkets that aren’t as good for you as you might think. Before you bite, get the facts on some of these masters of disguise, but remember: All sorts of foods and drinks can fit into…

7 Key Nutrients Vegetarians Need to Watch

Vegetarian or Vegan? Make Sure These are Part of Your Diet By Sarah Haan and Becky Hand, Registered Dietitians, with Nicole Nichols, Health Educator There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily…

10 Things to Stop Doing When You’re on a Low-Carb Diet

By Laura Dolson  About.com Guide Clearing up Confusion About Carbohydrates “Carbs” are Not “Foods” As time has gone on, there has been some drift in the way food and nutrition writers use the term “carbohydrates” (or “carbs”), and it seems to be causing more and more confusion. I hope this little history makes things clearer. Carbohydrates are…

Salmon Nutrition, Health Benefits, Cooking, Farmed vs. Wild, selection, cooking and recipes

In my opinion I would prefer wild salmon because it just tasted better because it was free to roam.  I prefer any free/wild to caged anything, you can just taste the distress in the animal if its caged.   Mike G ————————————————————————— By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide Salmon Nutrition, Health Benefits, Cooking, Farmed vs. Wild There are so many wonderful things about salmon that it’s hard…

Having Cravings? Dessert for Breakfast May Be a Solution

Would you ever imagine that a healthy breakfast would include cakes and cookies?  Well it might.  Researchers in Israel recently conducted a diet study where some obese study participants were able to add a typical dessert food to their breakfast.  The control group ate a more typical low carbohydrate breakfast.  The group that ate dessert for breakfast…

3 Healthy Things That May Cause Weight Gain

You make healthy food choices and craft a well-designed workout plan, but you still gain weight.  Have you ever wondered why?  Your efforts to eat well and exercise might be the very things that are causing weight gain. 3 Healthy Things That May Cause Weight Gain Organic foods. Organic foods aren’t necessarily lower in calories than…

6 Diet Rules Meant to be Broken

Out with the Old, in with the New Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. Suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs, or choke down tasteless food combinations, but we…

Eggs Really ARE Incredible! / Deviled Eggs

Eggs Really ARE Incredible! Egg Nutrition and Cooking By Laura Dolson,  From: About.com Consider the egg. Its purpose is to bring new life into the world and to nourish that life until it reaches the point where it can survive on its own. No wonder eggs are one of the most nutrient-rich foods available to us. The egg…

If Your Pet is Overweight, Please Stay Away from These “Fixes”

By Dr. Becker As pets keep getting fatter, pet food companies get ever more creative developing ‘weight management’ formulas to peddle to uninformed consumers. It’s a discouraging trend, since most of these special formulas consist of the same inappropriate, low quality ingredients that contribute to pet obesity in the first place. And in fact, these…

Drinking Enough Water?

Good nutrition isn’t just about the foods you eat, it also includes the beverages you drink. Water is a good beverage. It doesn’t have any calories or artificial colorings or flavorings and your body needs it. (don’t drink it out the tap) It’s also cheap when you get it from the tap. (don’t drink it out the tap) Maybe you prefer (Destilled…