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Mar 16, 2020.

How to Eat, With Mark Bittman and Dr. David L. Katz

How to Eat, With Mark Bittman and Dr. David L. Katz

Forget paleo, keto, and intermittent fasting—we’re getting to the truth of how you really should be eating this week with Mark Bittman and Dr. David L. Katz. Their latest book is called How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered , and in this episode, they discuss the importance of using both science and common sense when it comes to our consumption. Hear them talk with Alice and...

Feb 04, 2020. 14 comments

How to Cut Down on Sugar, With Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

How to Cut Down on Sugar, With Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

Trying to lower your sugar intake? We’re learning how this week with the help of two experts. First, Kathleen DesMaisons, addictive nutrition guru and author of Potatoes Not Prozac: Simple Solutions for Sugar Addiction , walks us through her practical and effective approach to gradually cutting sugar out of your diet. Then we speak with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, author of The Diet Fix: Why Diets...

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Jan 08, 2020. 22 comments

What Happens in Your Body During a 'Cleanse' or 'Detox'

What Happens in Your Body During a 'Cleanse' or 'Detox'

Cleanses and detoxes are trendy, popular, and promise to clear out nasty toxins from your body and make you healthier. It’s a tall promise, especially since they can’t usually point to any specific toxins that they’re trying to rid you of.

Over the past few years, the meaning of “detox” has shifted from a protocol meant to rid you of toxins to, often, just a diet meant as a temporary reset. It...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Dec 31, 2019. 23 comments

Leave These Nutrition Myths Behind in 2019

Leave These Nutrition Myths Behind in 2019

As we begin a new year and, arguably, a new decade, there are a few things I think we can safely do without. Here are three nutrition myths that I believed, or maybe wanted to believe, at the start of the decade—and why I’m leaving them behind.

Myth: specific chemical compounds make a food “good for you”

Remember superfoods? Anything with a high antioxidant score was supposed to be especially...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Dec 18, 2019. 13 comments

We Explain the Most Googled Diets of 2019

We Explain the Most Googled Diets of 2019

There were a lot of trendy diets in 2019, including a few even I hadn’t heard of before I started researching this list. Google published the ten most-googled diets, and we’re here to explain what they are and what you might want to know if you’re looking into them.

Two of the diets seem pretty reasonable: intermittent fasting, which is a legit hack if you’re into that sort of thing, and...

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Melanie Pinola Melanie Pinola Oct 03, 2019. 24 comments

Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?

Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?

When you ask someone how they’re doing, if they don’t throw out the usual “I’m fine,” they’ll probably mention that they’re tired, or even exhausted. So what’s going on? Are we all actually that tired all the time? Have we just stopped sleeping? Though it’s different for every person, if you find that you do get what should be “enough” sleep, but you’re still tired all the time, you’re not...

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A.A. Newton A.A. Newton Aug 09, 2019. 22 comments

Don't Be a Dick About Other People's Food Allergies

Don't Be a Dick About Other People's Food Allergies

In this week’s truly heinous edition of Ask Polly, the letter writer casually describes what amounts to multiple attempts on her life by her in-laws. Not only do they refuse to acknowledge her deadly mushroom allergy, they seem to take pleasure in serving them every time she’s over for dinner. Nearly everyone who’s read this column has had the exact same reaction: Holy shit. Are people...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Jun 17, 2019. 16 comments

Try These Meals if You Want to Eat Less Processed Food

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.

A New Diet Study Confirms Your Worst Suspicions About Ultra-Processed Foods

A U.S. government-led trial may confirm the worst fears of anyone...

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Meghan Moravcik Walbert Meghan Moravcik Walbert May 18, 2019. 3 comments

Get Free Artificial-Free Pet Food at Petco This Weekend

Get Free Artificial-Free Pet Food at Petco This Weekend

If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your dog or cat’s diet but were waiting for the perfect opportunity, this weekend might be your chance. Petco will take your artificial-ingredient-ridden food off your hands in exchange for a free bag of artificial-free food.

If you bring in any bag or can of pet food with artificial ingredients, you can receive a free in-store nutrition consultation and...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Apr 15, 2019. 14 comments

Where to Start When You Want to Optimize Your Health

Where to Start When You Want to Optimize Your Health

You could spend forever working out exactly how to live a healthy life—the Internet is full of hacks meant to help you optimize each little detail. But honestly, most of the benefits of sleep, exercise, and diet come from just doing the basics right. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, here’s where to start.

Exercise, any kind

You can run, lift weights, do yoga, take classes—there are tons of...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Apr 05, 2019. 11 comments

How to Live Longer, From Two People Over 100

How to Live Longer, From Two People Over 100

To meet some of the most famous old people in the world, I flew to Costa Rica. Where most folks from my flight probably headed straight for the beach, the Lifehacker crew and I drove into the hot, dry hills of the Nicoya peninsula.

There we met 103-year-old Don Aniano, who lives on the farm where he worked for much of his life, as the farmers’ adopted grandfather. Then we drove to a village...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Mar 29, 2019. 21 comments

What Is Your Must-Have Travel Snack? 

What Is Your Must-Have Travel Snack? 

I do not leave town without Clif bars. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve filled my belly in a pinch: all my sprints past airport restaurants when my connecting flight was late, the un-catered conferences where I had to choose between attending sessions and standing in line at the food court. The time I realized at 10 p.m. that I was starving, but I was staying in a shared AirBnB and the...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Feb 15, 2019. 4 comments

How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 

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 your diet, YouAte (free on iOS and Android) is a low key way to do just that.

To log a meal on...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Jan 16, 2019. 21 comments

Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Miracle Weight Loss Tool

Intermittent Fasting Is Not a Miracle Weight Loss Tool

Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight?

The short answer is yes, not eating will make you lose weight—for a while. Intermittent fasting...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Jan 09, 2019. 6 comments

How to Be Part of the Decline in Cancer Death Rates

How to Be Part of the Decline in Cancer Death Rates

Death rates from cancer are down by 27 percent over the last 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Smoking is a big part of that (lung cancer deaths are way down), and treatments have gotten better over the decades.

There are many types of cancer, and the big picture is complicated. The report found that racial gaps in death rates are decreasing (yay), but...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Dec 05, 2018. 20 comments

Here's How Much Protein You Really Need

Here's How Much Protein You Really Need

Your muscles are made of protein, so if you’re building muscle you need to eat up. But how much protein do you really need? More than a couch potato, but less than the protein-crazy gym bros would have you believe. Here’s how to quickly calculate the real answer.

Your Complete Guide to Getting Enough Protein in Your Diet

Getting enough protein is important, regardless of whether you want...

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Heather Yamada-Hosley Heather Yamada-Hosley May 08, 2018. 4 comments

Score Fish Easily with a Dish Edge

Score Fish Easily with a Dish Edge

Scoring fish (when you make little cuts in the flesh) is one of the best ways to pack a ton of flavor into the meat. As Justin Chapple of Food & Wine shows us, you can do a better job by placing the filet on the edge of a baking dish.

If you don't score fish often, you may be wondering what the advantages are. For one, when you score fish, it helps the flesh cook more evenly. ...

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Beth Skwarecki Beth Skwarecki Apr 19, 2018.

You Can Stretch Your Stomach to Eat More (But Not in Time for Thanksgiving)

You Can Stretch Your Stomach to Eat More (But Not in Time for Thanksgiving)

When those pumpkin pies come to the table, are you already stuffed with stuffing? It turns out that a mega-capacity stomach, that legendary superpower of competitive eaters, may be available to the rest of us. Too bad we would have had to start training weeks ago.

Dieters’ stomachs really do shrink, STAT reports, and binge eaters have a greater stomach capacity than the rest of us. Competitive...

Apr 18, 2018. 1 comments

How Your Food Choices Are Influenced by Outside Factors

How Your Food Choices Are Influenced by Outside Factors

Following a healthy diet can be hard. From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic. These automatic choices–dubbed “mindless eating” by some experts–happen when we eat and drink without consciously considering what kind of or how much food to consume. We’ll...

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Shane Roberts Shane Roberts Apr 15, 2018.

Get Some Protein In Your Water With Trimino

Get Some Protein In Your Water With Trimino

If you’re looking to count calories for whatever reason, have low vitamin B levels, or are just trying to drink more water, Trimino is for you.

Amazon product B014UMYVKS What Vitamins to Take, What to Skip, and How to Know the Difference

Wandering into any conversation about vitamins and other health supplements is wandering into a…

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