How to be a Smarter Consumer

Here’s a quiz for you: Which of the following foods is healthier? Roasted chicken wrap. Cost= $2.99 Chicken balsamic wrap. Cost= $4.99 And how about this one: Vegan gluten free puffed rice   Puffed rice There are many ways that we can be mislead by marketing on food packages. Numerous studies have confirmed that consumers…

The Magic of the Midday Meal

The timing of your meals may have an impact on your ability to lose weight according to a study published this summer in the American Journal of clinical nutrition. Researchers in Iran found that having the largest meal at mid-day resulted in greater weight loss than the more traditional large dinner meal. The study followed…

Knowledge is not always power

This somewhat dispiriting phrase is a quote from Dr. David Katz at the reThink Food conference.  He describes the challenge of knowing what to eat in a media saturated world that gives us seemingly conflicting information about nutrition nearly every day. How do you know what is healthy to eat when you see stories that say butter…

Activity Trackers

Activity trackers have become common place in our tech heavy lives. Many of us have them on our phones and our wrists, we carry them with us and even wear them to sleep. But do they work? Several recent studies have highlighted the poor accuracy of most of these high end pedometers and sleep trackers….