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Archive: March 2014

Another Scammer Hits the Slammer

I was really happy in January when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down on the marketers of Sensa, a weight loss supplement for deceptive advertising. And now the Feds have done it again. Bravo! On Monday 3-17-14 U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman sentenced Kevin Trudeau, author of several best-selling … Read More »

Categories: Dieting Lies

Stop Dancing The Diet-Binge Boogie

A major roadblock to positive weight management is all or nothing eating. Many women suffer from this mentality, either eating “perfectly” by following yet another diet to the letter or not eating healthfully at all. You know how it goes. You over indulge all weekend, enjoying the foods you love, because you’re planning to start a new diet on Monday. After weeks of dieting, counting calories and avoiding your favorite foods, you succumb and have a… cookie. This tiny diet detour triggers self-loathing, “I broke my diet.” “I wasn’t disciplined enough.” “It’s my own fault!” You’re upset at yourself. How do we make ourselves feel better? By eating the foods we’ve been denying ourselves on the diet. The end result: You’re trapped on the diet merry-go-round as the same song keeps playing over and over again, The Diet-Binge Boogie. Read More »

Categories: Dieting Truths

One Key to Positive Weight Management

Here’s a simple tip for diet free weight management: Slow Down! People who eat their meals in a relaxed, leisurely fashion tend to eat less and weigh less then people who eat quickly. That’s because it takes about 15-20 minutes for your body to signal your brain that you are full. If you eat quickly in those 20 minutes you will probably consume more food than if you eat slowly. Plus, eating slowly can improve digestion and increase how much you enjoy your meals. Read More »

Categories: Dieting Truths

Unappetizing Azodiacarbonamide

Azodiacarbonamide doesn’t sound like something you’d want to eat and rightfully so. It’s an industrial chemical foaming agent used to make yoga mats, window gaskets and flip-flops. It’s also a food ingredient used to whiten dough and help bread bake faster. Read More »

Categories: Dieting Lies

It’s About Time FDA

For the first time in 20 years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing major changes to nutrition labels. It’s about time those old black and white labels got a makeover. Nutrition science, eating habits and waistlines have changed substantially since the federal government started requiring labels in the early 1990s. Read More »

Categories: Dieting Truths

Can Supplements Give Cancer?

Millions of us do it: Pop supplements to lose weight, prevent cancer, heart disease and treat all kinds of maladies, real or imagined. Almost half of American adults take supplements regularly, spending $28 billion per year. But there could be a big, dangerous health problem. A government panel of health … Read More »

Categories: Dieting Lies

Carbohydrate Cravings Are Normal

Does a fight with your partner or a bad day at the office make you want to eat a cookie? Or do you head to the break room or hit the vending machines at around 3:00 pm for pretzels or chips? If that sounds like you relax, craving carbs is normal. Read More »

Categories: Dieting Truths