weight control

Use mustard, salsa or plain yogurt in place of 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Eat 1 slice of toast at breakfast instead of 2. Order a cup of soup instead of a bowl. Try a plain baked potato with pepper and nonfat plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Eat cereal with skim milk instead of whole … Read More

Your gut bacteria may not be on your side when you switch to a healthier diet? All of us carry around trillions of microbial hitchhikers that interact with us every day. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, looked at how our human gut microbiota responds to diet. They found that those people who typically ate … Read More

According to David Katz, MD, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, “There are many efforts to combat obesity, but… We do much more across the expanse of our culture, to foster obesity, than to defend against it.” New statistics from 2011 to 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support his … Read More

A recently published research study showed that men were more likely to overeat when they ate their meals with women. They ate less when they shared a meal with guy friends. Not only did the men eat more unhealthy foods (like pizza) when their dinner companion was a woman but they also ate more healthy … Read More

During weight control counseling, questioning a person about their childhood experiences with food could help to develop more successful strategies to achieve weight loss. Researchers at Texas Christian University connected growing up food insecure with eating in the absence of hunger as an adult. Even if the person was now socioeconomically secure their experiences as a child continued to affect food … Read More

Order a turkey sandwich with 2 instead of 3 slices of bread. Swap the mayonnaise for low fat ranch dressing and you will save close to 250 calories. Ask for whole wheat bread and you boost the fiber. … Read More

Chicken fajitas served with stir-fried veggies and 3 soft tortillas plus a quarter cup each of salsa, sour cream and guacamole adds up to about 950 calories. Ask the wait person for one extra tortilla. The meal now goes over 1,000 calories, but here is the catch, split with a friend and your meal comes … Read More

The workings of your body’s biological clocks are very complex, composed of many interacting genes that turn the clocks on and off in an orchestrated way to keep time with the 24-hour cycle of a day. Facts about your biological clocks: Every organism has biological clocks, from algae to humans to zebras and many have … Read More

Apples are perceived as healthy, no ambiguity here. A cupcake, though delicious, would never be considered a diet or healthy choice. But the term salad is very different. Salad inherently carries a health halo – a good-for-you choice. In many cases this may not be the case. A research study explored how easy it was to … Read More

Yes, but make it small and you cut the number of calories in half. Today, most small servings are twice the size they were 20 years ago and provide a more than adequate portion. Keep in mind small servings equal a smaller you. When in doubt order small or even a kiddie portion. You’ll still … Read More