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It's easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      12 comments

Clearly it's gotten easier and easier to gain weight, and harder and harder to avoid it. So what's going on here? There's an obvious answer - we eat more than we burn off. But increasingly public health experts agree that we are not conscio... Read more
This is what the "fittest woman on earth" eats every day!
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      6 comments

"I've got to have my eggs, otherwise my day starts off wrong, "she told the publication. "In an effort to get more fat in my diet for fuel, I eat half of the avocado and then the cream in my coffee." Full article here - www.bodyan... Read more
Are your friends making you fat?
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      4 comments

"For women, food and friendship are intimately linked. To refuse food or to over or under eat compared to others could be viewed as rejection. The result is that while many of us are able to juggle career and family, making unpopular decisi... Read more
Obesity: How your body uses fat to protect you.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      2 comments

"Now, adipocytes are specialized cells to store fat. Having more fat cells is not particularly dangerous. That's what it does. Other than taking up room, it doesn't really matter. The fat cell is designed to hold fat, so you don't get sick from ... Read more
Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests
Sunday, July 24, 2016      3 comments

"Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a "cult of perfection", deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment. Vast quantities of fresh produce grown in the US are left in the field to... Read more
Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Saturday, July 02, 2016      3 comments

"After 250,000 years of evolution, humans became a healthy, well-nourished species with a long life expectancy. In only 30 years, things have gone catastrophically wrong, with epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes, unchecked by current polici... Read more
Old Soda Ad - Tagline "Refreshes without filling" Like that's a good thing, lol!
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      2 comments

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Why the Calorie is Broken
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      7 comments

"Humans are not bomb calorimeters, of course, and we don't extract every calorie from the food we eat." "Even if the calorie counts themselves were accurate, dieters like Haelle and Nash would have to contend with the significant variations... Read more
Look at This Crap Cheerios Is Trying to Pull
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      7 comments

"Now, we're talking about a much bigger serving size: 55 grams. This new-and-improved Cheerios iteration delivers 7 grams of protein and 17 grams of sugar at this enlarged serving size. To compare the two, I adjusted the original Cheerios n... Read more
If Soda Commercials Were Honest - Honest Ads
Thursday, April 07, 2016      8 comments

So funny!
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Reebok announced that it'll no longer be selling soda at its headquarters. Why?
Thursday, April 07, 2016      7 comments

Reebok announced that it'll no longer be selling soda at its headquarters. Why? Here's President Matt O'Toole, "The goal for us here at Reebok is simple - to be the very best fitness brand in the world and to inspire everyone who touches ou... Read more
Cool Infographics Showing Sugar in Foods - Totally Worth a Look
Monday, April 04, 2016      4 comments

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume to no more than half of your daily discretionary calories allowance. For most American women, that's no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 te... Read more
Soft Drinks, Hard Lobbying
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      2 comments

"The industry gave more than $96,000 to Council candidates in 2014 and 2015. That's not quite as much as it contributed in the two years before the 2011 elections, when Nutter was actively pursuing the levy, but it is still a sizable pot. A... Read more
Here's Why You Should Add More Veggies To Your Diet ASAP
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      5 comments

"About half of the total U.S. population eats less than 1.5 cups of vegetables a day. And a whopping 87% don't reach the recommended minimum goal of 2 to 3 cups a day." "#2 Veggies can help you lose pounds without dieting. Research has... Read more
If David Ludwig Is Right, Everything We Thought We Knew About Obesity and Low Fat Diets Is Wrong
Saturday, February 13, 2016      8 comments

This article is a must read! ----------------- "In the end, the low fat diet had a strongly negative effect: When subjects were on it, they burned 325 fewer calories per day. That is, their metabolism slowed dramatically compared with ... Read more

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