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Try These Meals if You Want to Eat Less Processed Food

Last month, a study found that people who ate “ultra processed” food (think cereal and muffins) ate more calories and gained more weight than those who ate a less processed diet. Ever since, I’ve been using the study’s menus as breakfast inspiration.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 

Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every calorie or ask an app to run weight loss calculations. If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in […]

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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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What Is Ultra-Processed Food?

We eat a lot of ultra-processed food, and these foods tend to be sugary and not so great for us. But the problem isn’t necessarily the fact that they’re ultra-processed. This is a weird and arguably unfair way to categorize foods, so let’s take a look at what “ultra-processed” really means.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Resolve to Eat Healthy in 2018

Bright and beautiful fruits. Hearty whole grains. Vitamin packed vegetables in the most delicious of sauces. Are you ready for this? Here are some of our best tips, tricks, and advice on eating healthy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Processed Food Has More Fat Than It Used to, But Less Sugar

There’s good and bad news from a November government report on how the nutrition content of processed food has changed over time. The good news: new products often have less sugar, less salt, and more fiber. But that’s offset by a change in fat content: new cereals, yogurts, and snacks tended to be higher in […]

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Biggest Losers Have to Exercise a Ton to Keep the Weight Off

Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren’t Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Do You Eat Healthy When Your Work Surrounds You With Junk Food? 

I worked in a bakery once. If a cookie broke, we couldn’t sell it, so naturally I would dispose of the evidence in the most delicious way possible. Sometimes I’d be filling doughnuts with icing and it would smell so good and at the end there would be some leftover icing. A little taste couldn’t […]

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Science Weighs in on How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

My oldest child will only eat one vegetable: carrots. (It used to be broccoli, but he’s switched.) His little brother will only eat corn. Since veggies are good for kids, it would be great if we knew some foolproof way of getting kids to eat them. Science doesn’t have solid answers, but it does give […]

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That Study About Unhealthy “Plant-Based Diets” Didn’t Actually Compare Plant-Based Diets

If you eat a plant-based diet, you don’t get an automatic get-out-of-heart-disease-free card. (There’s definitely such a thing as vegan junk food.) But a new study that supposedly confirms some plant-based diets are better than others…actually wasn’t comparing plant-based diets to each other at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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