CONFESSIONS OF A (FORMER) FAT GIRL Number one!
I have a confession to make...I am a magazine junkie. One in particular that I absolutely love is Consumer Reports. I know, not what you expected was it?
I have purchased many items based on how some... Posted on 12/30/12 at 8:51 PM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Is There An Easy Solution To Your Growing Waistline?
Obesity: a rising epidemic in American culture. But what is the solution? Diet and exercise clearly come to mind as well as possible surgery in some cases, but if you could take a prescription to help... Posted on 12/7/12 at 5:31 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Rethink your drink
By Denise Pinkney
Theres nothing like a nice hot dessert coffee with lots of whipped cream to take the chill out of a cold North Dakota day. But if you have diabetes, you may need to think twice befo... Posted on 11/30/12 at 10:31 AM
JOE FITNESS Holiday Fat Loss Action Plan - Your Diet Strategy
Yesterday we talked about how we are going to keep you in awesome shape over the busy holidays. Now today we need to talk about a handful of diet strategies to keep that body rocking during the holida... Posted on 10/31/12 at 10:33 AM
REALLY EATING Can I get a Diet Mountain Dew?
"I'll have aDiet Mountain Dew" -- a year ago that was my standard. I had two a day most days, and I worked to cut back to just two a day. I haven't taken the time to look at how many ingredients are i... Posted on 10/11/12 at 8:45 AM
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag behind the rapidly expanding and changing food marketplace. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are trying to change that by creating a gargantuan map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.
The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much salt or fat, and often not a hint of vegetables or fruit, according to a study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
A few years ago, Janelle Stahl started hosting “Biggest Loser”-style weight-loss competitions with other women from the area. Each week, participants bring $10 to Janelle’s home for a weigh-in – $8 goes to the weekly winner, $2 goes to the overall winner, and $2 is added to the pot for each pound gained.
The person with the highest percentage of weight loss that week gets the pot.
Willpower apparently can be bought. The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9 pounds — four times more weight than others who were not offered dough to pass up the doughnuts.
After analyzing the eating habits of about 2,000 French adults, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing the plants, fish, meat, fowl and other ingredients, researchers concluded in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that such a diet might not be the greenest in environmental impact.
Previous research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems, said researchers publishing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, but it wasn’t clear if other lifestyle differences, such as exercise and smoking habits, might also play into that.
There is a debate raging about the role of sugar in today’s diet and its relationship to disease. There are those who say sugar ruins the nation’s health and it’s a primary dietary evil that leads to obesity and other diseases.
As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. “It’s a little hard to stomach when you’re a livestock producer and you’re raising a kid who might never be able to eat meat,” said Mark Wagner, who lives on a farm outside of Monango, N.D., with his wife, Val, and four sons.
The study found those who exercised just 15 minutes a day — or 90 minutes a week — cut their risk of death by 14 percent and extended their life expectancy by three years compared with those who did no exercise. Both men and women benefited equally from the minimum activity.
A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.
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