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Could Eating This Salad Help Save The Earth?

Eating is complicated. Not only is food comprised of complex chemical systems that affect our bodies in all sorts of ways (both good and bad), but once you start thinking about animal welfare, farming practices, and water use, it can be downright overwhelming to try to eat “like a good person.” But that doesn’t mean…Read […]

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Ditch the ‘Vehicle’ If You’re Dieting

Some foods are too delicious to completely let go of when you’re trying to reduce your calorie intake. For me, those things are a topping or dip of some kind that usually require an additional calorie-heavy food to deliver the tasty goodness to my mouth. If you’re dieting, it’s smart to replace the delivery method…Read […]

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What ‘Healthy’ Substitutions Do You Actually Enjoy?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to talk about the tweaks you make to render your meals a little more healthful, and the substitutions and swaps that didn’t quite work…Read more… […]

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A Big New Diet Study Just Disproved a Lot of Pet Theories on Weight Loss

Teach 600 people to eat more vegetables and less added sugar for a year, and it turns out they’ll lose weight. There’s nothing super shocking in the DIETFITS study published today, but there’s a lot to learn about what doesn’t matter in dieting.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Diets Like Whole30 Can Lead to Eating Disorders

We don’t often discuss the mental impact of restrictive diets like Whole30 (no “inflammatory” foods), keto (low carb, high fat) or paleo (foods supposedly eaten during the Paleolithic era). People like to tout the weight loss and mood-boosting effects of these diets, but experts say they can push some of us toward…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Is the butter coffee diet bulletproof?

’Tis the season: U.S. News & World Report just released its list of Top 40 Diets, just in time for all of those new year’s dieters looking for the quickest antidote possible to their holiday overindulgence. It’s a swarm that comes out every year, like clockwork (See also: the annual People cover headline touting…Read more… […]

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We Finally Have Long-Term Data on an Intermittent Fasting Diet

If you’re intrigued by the 5:2 diet or other forms of intermittent fasting, you probably want to know if these diets work in the long term. Until recently, we didn’t have much data. Now, we have a little bit: fasting every other day turns out to deliver the same results as regular dieting.Read more… Continue […]

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