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If you’re trying to be healthy, sitting down for a meal at a full-service restaurant like Olive Garden is a better option than pulling up to the nearest McDonald’s to grab a Big Mac. Right?
Keeping track of what you’re supposed to eat to stay healthy can already be overwhelming, but it turns out that when you eat what can also be important for keeping your weight in control and for warding off chronic disease.
Thanks to calorie counts on menus, we now know a Big Mac packs 550 calories, but that hasn’t deterred us from ordering the fast food burger. Those designed-to-make-you-feel-guilty numbers may, however, be changing the American …
Smaller plates, fewer calories? The latest study shows one way to fight childhood obesity may be to shrink the size of the dinner plate.
The good news: we’re eating fewer calories. The bad news: that’s not translating into lower obesity rates.
Ever wonder what exactly those calories we consume every day are used for? Here are all the answers
Researchers analyzed historical data on children’s height and weight and calculated that the childhood obesity rate will rise to 21% by 2020 unless children eat less, exercise more or both.
This week on the podcast, we discuss three topics: How restaurant chains may mislead you when writing their menus; whether nutraceuticals work; and new data on the perils of sexting. To hear the podcast, click this play button:
Each year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) analyzes menu items from the country’s most popular restaurants, looking for indefensibly fatty, salty and calorie-laden fare to include in their Xtreme Eating …
You may avert your eyes from them, or purposefully cover them up when you’re scanning the menu at your favorite restaurant, but increasingly, they’re hard to ignore — the unsettling number of calories in the meal you’re …
Americans love to snack. We do at the movie theater, at our desks at work, in front of the TV, in the car, even on the subway. There’s hardly a time during the day when we aren’t putting food in our faces.