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Saturated fat isn't linked with increased risk of death - August 2015 Study

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

"New research from McMaster University shows that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, and should probably be avoided. But when you compare the two, trans fat's less evil cousins – saturated fat... Read more

Obesity is Not a Disease, But a Symptom?

Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

I started a tread in the Diet and Nutrition forum about Diet - Have we really just overcomplicated it? In it we were reminded of the fact that obesity is now classified as a disease. But is it a disease? I came across this article whe... Read more

One Shoe at a Time - Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

I never had a great deal of weight to lose. 3 years after the birth of my second child I found myself 15 lbs over my goal weight and not feeling good about myself. Clothes that had fit a year after I had my son didn't fit me anymore. I realiz... Read more

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      2 comments

“Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is ... Read more

Why “Eating in Moderation” Is Meaningless Advice

Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

"Food companies love the term moderation because it’s so tricky to define. Is moderation one bowl of ice cream a day, or one bowl a week? It’s a difficult concept to pin down when you’re addressing a population broadly, and that’s what m... Read more

You Need to Burn 7,000 Calories to Burn a Pound, Not 3,500?

Monday, August 17, 2015      1 comments

"If you’ve ever calculated how much weight you’ll lose by cutting out a certain number of calories a day, you know the most famous equation in dieting: 1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories. Too bad that equation is wrong. It may be right in ... Read more

8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Bread

Monday, August 17, 2015      2 comments

"The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, whole grains, or... Read more

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

Monday, August 17, 2015      1 comments

"Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories. The beverage giant h... Read more

This Is What Happens When You Stop Dieting and Start Eating Real Food

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      2 comments

"Here is what happens once you stop dieting and start enjoying real, nourishing foods. 1. You find freedom in your eating When you're no longer dieting but simply enjoying real, whole foods in their natural state, you let go of this id... Read more

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut to join ‘real food’ movement by purging chemicals.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015      2 comments

"Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colours and flavours, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing. Instead of “black pepper fla... Read more

Kraft Singles Will Not Be Considered A Kids' Health Food After All

Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) announced the end of a three-year partnership that was made public just last month. As the Associated Press reported, a group of dietitians petitioned for an end to the union, arg... Read more

Food industry waging a bitter battle over proposal on added-sugar labels.

Sunday, April 05, 2015      1 comments

"That one line on a label seems like a small thing," said Deborah Bailin, an analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. "But not having it covers up a very big fact that the food industry does not want people to know." "Things they want ... Read more

RD's Andy Bellatti and Debra Riedesel Highlight Problems with an All Foods in Moderation Approach

Saturday, March 28, 2015      2 comments

But not every Academy member agrees with the official organization position. For Las Vegas-based dietitian Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, “all foods can fit in a healthy diet” are fighting words. He says “The problem with “all foods can fit... Read more

The Daily Show Did a Segment on Big Food and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Saturday, March 28, 2015      4 comments

The Daily Show Did a Segment on Big Food and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Kraft singles are the first product to earn a nutrition seal from the Academy of Nutrition and Diete

Friday, March 27, 2015      6 comments

The plasticky, processed American "cheese" that typically plays a starring role in burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches is generally considered junk food, but perhaps no longer — if you take the advice of dietitians, anyway. The New York Tim... Read more

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