Diet

Costco now has acai bowls, but are they actually good for you?

You used to think smoothies were the best summer breakfast since they’re cool and refreshing, but you missed feeling like you actually ate something. That’s when the acai bowl entered your life, whether you made your own or shelled out for one from Juice Generation or another healthy...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:38pm

What is the Vertical Diet, and should you give it a try?

Why is it that we treat diets like scarves when they’re really like jeans? There’s no one-size-fits-all diet. In fact, finding the right diet for you can be just as long of a process as finding the perfect pair of jeans because it’s all about what works best with your body. On...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

Young Jeezy says running helped him drop 60 pounds

Young Jeezy should probably change his name to Trim Jeezy. The rapper participated in the AJC Peachtree Road Race — a large 10K race in Atlanta to raise money for various charities — on the Fourth of July and he dropped 60 pounds in the process.   Put on for my...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:56am

Does Sweet Defeat work on sugar cravings? I tried it, and here's what happened

Every dieter is all too familiar with the drug-like delerium you experience when you give into your sugar cravings after denying yourself for so long. You’re a pro at this, so you figure one piece of chocolate should do it; just enough to make you feel better, but not enough to set you off...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

The carnivore diet is like keto on steroids

If you want to try the keto diet but don’t think it’s hardcore enough, then the carnivore diet is the latest healthy eating fat you need to try. What is the carnivore diet? The carnivore diet is exactly what it sounds like: You eat meat — and only meat (save for the occasional...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:19pm

Are those Kodiak cakes that people post about on Instagram actually healthy?

They’re making protein-packed everything now, in case you haven’t already noticed. There’s low-calorie ice cream loaded with protein and insoluble fiber, protein donuts that come with their own icings and topping and endless options for protein bars, some of which look...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:19pm

Is intermittent fasting healthy? What you need to know

Besides the keto diet, intermittent fasting has been the talk of the health sphere — and the internet — as one of the most popular diets in recent years. It entails alternating periods of fasting and eating. The bottom line is this: it's not necessarily about what you eat. It's...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:20pm

Are Peeps vegan? What about Peeps Oreos? What you need to know before diving in

They’re either pillowy soft or hard as a rock, and no, we’re not talking about pretzels here. Easter Sunday is rapidly approaching, which means that deeply polarizing season snack is on everyone’s minds: Peeps. But before you play the role of Easter Bunny and pass out baskets full...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:11pm

Can the Cinderella diet actually tell you your ideal weight?

Using your body’s weight-to-height ratio — known as its Body Mass Index (BMI) — is controversial, but it sounds a whole lot more rational when compared to another bizarre weight goal making the rounds on social media: the Cinderella diet. According to Revelist, a new trend known...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:58pm

How many times a day should you eat to lose weight?

When it comes to weight loss, science shows that it’s diet — not exercise — that helps you drop the most weight. That might be the case, but ask five different people their opinions on how many times a day should you eat and you’ll get five different answers. Never eat...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:01pm

Diet Coke gets a massive makeover

On Wednesday, as part of an initiative to rejuvenate the brand, Coca-Cola debuted four new flavors of Diet Coke and new packaging to hit shelves this month. The re-vamp (or facelift, if you will) took two years to complete and was "fueled by consumer research pointing to younger Americans...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:44pm

The easiest way to eat healthier? This simple thing you're still ignoring

What if we told you there really is “one simple trick” to eating healthier? Well, there is one — and it has nothing to do with taking raspberry ketone pills washed down with a cocktail of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. A study by researchers at King’s...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:50pm

Is fasting better than dieting?

We might be in the throes of the holiday season now, but in a couple of weeks many of us will switch from a steady diet of candy, cookies and alcohol to something a little more healthy — at least for a few weeks. Going on a “diet” might seem like punishment for some of us, but...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:10pm

Is there really such a thing as 'fault-free obesity'? New science says maybe

You eat right, exercise and generally do all the things you’re supposed to do in order to maintain a healthy weight. Yet, you’re still overweight. What gives? It might really be genetics, at least according to a study published in November in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:39pm

New book reveals just how much Trump loves his fast food diet

Like any other hustling American on-the-go, Trump loves his fast food. Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania - departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016 Maybe it’s the saltiness...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:37pm

Can a sprinkle of this spice on your food actually help you lose weight?

What if we told you all those holiday treats you’re eating might actually help you lose weight? OK, that might be a stretch, but a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute suggests that a classic Christmas spice could give our bodies an edge when it...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:46pm

Steve Bannon is on a juice cleanse to prepare for upcoming 'battles'

The Virginia elections weren't the only unprecedented event that shocked the political world this week: Steve Bannon is reportedly on a diet. The Breitbart chairman and former Trump presidential adviser, who is not exactly known for his healthful glow, has embarked on a juice cleanse to shape...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 4:31pm

Diet avocados: A food that no one asked for, but is now a thing anyway

A regular diet of guacamole and avocado toast might do a number on your wallet, but a Spanish company wants to make that habit a little less damaging for your waistline. Spanish company Eurobanan is launching Isla Bonita Avocado Light, a “milder” and “juicier” avocado that...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:48pm

Aging better may be as simple as cutting this many calories from your diet

Hold on if you’re planning to celebrate your retirement with a few trips around the buffet: A new study found that our metabolism directly impacts how fast we age. For the study, researchers with the Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine, took liver...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 4:04pm

No, protein powders aren’t to blame for this bodybuilder’s death

The mother of an Australian bodybuilder is blaming her daughter’s sudden death on her use of protein supplements. Meegan Hefford, 25, was eating a diet rich in protein — and protein shakes — to prepare for an upcoming bodybuilding competition when she collapsed on June 19. She...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:56am