Nutrition

Are Chocolate Covered Katie's calorie counts on her desserts way off?

Everyone with a wicked sweet tooth trying to stick to a low-calorie diet has probably heard of Chocolate Covered Katie. Her desserts seem downright magical. Some chocolate-dipped creations on “The Healthy Dessert Blog” boast calorie counts, calculated by Katie herself, that sound like...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:33pm

Phyter nutrition bars put fruits and veggies at forefront

Nutrition bars help keep many people fueled and not hangry, but some are not as good for you as fruits and vegetables. And that’s the exact reason Phyter bars came to be. Plant-based chef David Choi Jr., who grew up in a household of Korean Buddhist chefs and was head chef in his family...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:36am

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

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

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

All you need to slim down on the 'simplest diet in the world' is your hand

Diets, like fashion, have trends that come and go, and lately the world of weight loss has been all about counting … everything. Between counting macros on IIFYM, points on Weight Watchers, carbs on keto and just about everything possible on the Economists’ Diet, we don’t blame...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:09pm

Stress eating: It's real and it's not your fault, but here's how to stop it for good

The pressure’s on at work and you’re feeling down and overwhelmed. Suddenly those doughnuts in the break room that looked blah this morning sound really good — irresistible, actually. The siren song of the sugary snacks pulls you to them and, before you know it, you’re down...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:21pm

Is dark chocolate actually healthy or are we all kidding ourselves?

If you go by advice doled out by nutritionists and health coaches all over the web, you probably think dark chocolate is one of the most nutritious foods out there. In fact, we might risk upending your entire world view by asking, is dark chocolate healthy? It must be, right? After all, we’...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 2:38pm

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

McDonald's announces changes to the Happy Meal

In 2016, the fast food joint with the famous golden arches removed artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets served in the U.S. And now, Mickey D’s is changing up its Happy Meal in an initiative to offer healthier and "more balanced" options. In a press release published...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:28pm

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

Getting cancer is a good thing, ridiculous blogger claims

Cancer is a horrible disease that killed nearly 600,000 Americans in 2016. But one Australian blogger thinks it’s not that bad — and she’s not afraid of sharing her ridiculous viewpoint with the world. “Cancer and disease is your body trying to save you,” Olivia...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:42pm

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

What is organic food, exactly, and do hydroponic crops count?

There’s a new battle brewing in the food world and it has nothing to do with GMOs. Organic farmers — especially those affiliated with the National Organic Coalition — are fighting another growing of farmers they say have unfairly adopted the term for the foods they grow. “...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:32pm

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

Kourtney Kardashian wants you to believe this is the key to a flat stomach, but here's the truth

It’s no secret that Kourtney Kardashian cares about her body and the food she puts in it. The mom of three routinely talks about her strict wellness routine — daily workouts, only organic foods — on both her E! reality show and social media. But what she really credits her taut...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:13pm

Should you be drinking alkaline water?

You might have heard the buzz around alkaline water. The mineral-rich, low-acidic water is said to give you energy, balance the pH levels in the body and even slow down aging and prevent cancer.  First, a bit of chemistry. Alkaline means “having the properties of an alkali,” which...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:46am

Introducing the 7-day gummy bear cleanse

Green juice is the glitter of the fad diet world —we can’t seem to shake it, even when we think the health fad has overstayed its welcome. But if a new collaboration between Pressed Juicery and Sugarfina is any indication of the culture around this craze, maybe, just maybe people are...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:55pm