If you have any interest at all in healthy eating, you probably have come across Brian Wansink’s book, “Mindless Eating – Why We Eat More Than We Think.” In a nutshell, the author, a professor of marketing and nutritional science at Cornell University, wants us to pay more attention to our eating habits, something that may be easier said than done. But if mindless eating is such a central component of the ongoing obesity epidemic, as the professor suggests, what would its opposite – mindful eating – entail?
The holiday season can make sticking to your normal diet routines nearly impossible. Luckily, your smart phone can be your friend, helping you to keep eating escapades in check. Apps can assist you to stay on track when schedules become hectic. With the touch of an app button, you can launch a quick and easy search for healthy recipes, navigate grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and even locate places for a more wholesome meal or snack.
Holiday dinners shouldn’t destroy your diet, especially since many traditional holiday foods are nutritional all-stars. Here are six holiday super foods, and tips how nutrition pros prepare them in ways that don’t pile on unnecessary and “empty” calories.
Diet plans like to make all sorts of claims in terms of their effectiveness for weight loss and better health. Most emphasize certain food groups while eliminating others. Almost all assert their guidelines work best because they reflect how we should eat. One of the regimens that has been growing in popularity in recent years is called the paleo diet or caveman diet. Its premise is that we ought to return to the eating styles of our ancestors from way back – because it’s more in keeping with our genetic makeup.
According to a survey by Glamour magazine, 97 percent of women who were asked about their body image declared they were less than satisfied with the way they looked. “Too fat,” “too thin,” “ugly,” “gross,” and other descriptions to that effect revealed a widespread sense of low self-esteem among women when it comes to their bodies.