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Infographic: Coke is a Joke, Alarming Aspartame Facts

Coca-Cola rolls out a new ad campaign assuring consumers that its no- or low-calorie beverages containing the artificial sweetener aspartame are a safe alternative to sugar. Don’t believe these claims. Artificial sweeteners have never been proven to assist with weight


Recipes: Healthy Morning Oatmeal

Editor’s Note: Norine & I switch back and forth with each of these recipes every weekday morning.  You can either buy ground flax seed or buy flax seeds and  grind it in a coffee grinder.  We also add blueberries and

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The Mindlessly Slim

You know that one friend that never worries about weight and seems to stay effortlessly slim? That friend, and others like them might unknowingly possess secrets to helping those who struggle with their weight. New Cornell Food and Brand Lab


How to Find Trustworthy Nutrition Information

Have you ever heard nutrition advice and thought, “wow that almost sounds too good to be true?” We are all hungry for information about nutrition and health, but not all advice we see online or in media is evidence-based. In

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Slim by Buffet Design

Every day millions of people stand in line at all-you-can-to-eat buffet lines waiting to satiate their palates with the delicious foods on the line.  Most of these people, however, are unaware that food order biases what ends up on their

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Video: Feeding Your Feelings

How Mood Influences Food Choice When in a bad mood, focus on something other than the present to reduce consumption of indulgent foods To make healthier food choices, do something to make you feel happy and positive   Previous research has found

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Feeding Your Feelings

Previous research has found that emotions affect eating, and that negative moods and positive moods may actually lead to preferences for different kinds of foods. For example, if given the choice between grapes or chocolate candies, someone in a good

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For the Love of Food

I began reading this book lately, it’s called “Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook.” I’ve heard so many great things about the author Ellyn Satter and this particular book


What to Eat Before and After Exercise

Follow these five rules to feel your best when working out and afterwards. Walking, riding a bike or hitting the gym can help you meet the recommended minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Being active is an

Choc Granola Bites

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bites

Ingredients –  3  cups rolled oats – 1 scoop of chocolate or peanut butter chocolate protein powder (or 1/8 cup of cocoa) – 2 tablespoons chia seeds – 1/4 cup hemp hearts – 1/4 flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) – 1


What the Heck is a Dietician?

I have been asked so many times ‘What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist,’ but I hadn’t realized until this weekend past what it meant to people. I was speaking with a gentleman and the topics of

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