Diet And Nutrition Category

Our Diet and Nutrition section is not just about weight loss. These articles are also about healthy eating, understanding what makes a good diet and nutritional information to keep you informed (so you can make informed choices about your diet). Enjoy!
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The Strange Story of Pringles

Pringles is undoubtedly one of the world's most recognizable snack brands. But the account of how these ubiquitous chips came into existence is a fascinating story ... and not widely unknown. The story goes that, in 1956, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, tired of complaints that their existing potato chips were often found to be greasy, stale, and broken, looked to a man named Fredric Baur to solve the problem. Baur, using his expertise as a chemist, … [Read more...]

Holiday Diets: Staying on Track from Thanksgiving Through the New Year

From family gatherings to office potlucks, the holidays can be a nightmare if you're trying to manage your weight. Combine that with emotional eating and less time to exercise, and you have a recipe for weight gain. In one study, researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases found that people gained about one pound during the holiday season. That may not sound like … [Read more...]

The Symptoms of Vitamin C Overdose

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of nature's wonders and is needed every day for the body to function normally. It is an excellent anti-oxidant, which boosts the immune system and helps the body fight off infections such as colds. It is needed for maintenance of healthy connective tissues, which is essential for wound healing, and it may also help to prevent blood clots and hardening of the arteries. It improves iron and calcium absorption and plays a role in amino acid … [Read more...]

Is a Lack of Sleep Keeping You From Losing Weight?

Are you struggling to lose weight even though you are eating a low calorie diet and squeezing plenty of exercise into your day? A lack of sleep may be to blame. Research has shown that those who get less than 6 hours of sleep have much more difficulty losing weight than those who get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. Sleep and Activity Levels When your body is not well rested, it tends to conserve energy to prevent you from becoming even more exhausted. As a result, you … [Read more...]

Want to Lose Weight? Stop Watching Television!

According to the website, the most frequent New Year's resolution people make is to lose weight and get in good physical condition. That is, of course, a great goal. Here is one of the best and possibly the easiest tip to accomplish that. Figure out a way to reduce or eliminate television watching as well. The average American spends 20 hours a week watching television. Surprisingly, that number of hours is matched in many other developed and developing … [Read more...]