debunk THIS.

Debunk: to expose the sham or falseness of, related to “bunk” meaning nonsense (merriam-webster). Can we stop with the “debunking” already? The diet-wars crew in the blogosphere loves to “debunk" things. But rather than going after a myth or a false idea that’s been propagated with no evidence, they go after a study, a researcher,... Continue Reading →

Diet Wars: Twitter Edition

This week, the American Heart Association posted a recipe for overnight oats on their twitter account. The recipe called for oats, skim milk, banana, nuts, and a little maple syrup. This sounds pretty innocuous, right?  You could quibble with including fat-free dairy, or a little added sugar, if you're looking for a specific and fine-tuned... Continue Reading →

France, Food, and Fat

Oh, the french. They smoke like chimneys, drink like poissons, and bread and cheese is practically a religion there. But I can count on one hand the number of obese people I encountered on my trip— and two of them were from Texas. Now, I’m not suggesting these habits are a path to health. Indeed,... Continue Reading →

Dietary Guidelines: Who, What, Why, and WTH?

Perhaps you’ve hear the kerfuffle going on recently over the new dietary guidelines  released back in February. What’s going on, exactly? Is butter back? The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans”  is updated every five years, and it is billed as a joint effort of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. Does that... Continue Reading →

welcome to the sunday smoothie!

smoothies. they're trendy. they're delicious. and depending on what you read, they are either the key to health, happiness, and the city, or they are why you're fat. what? here's the thing: some smoothies are glorified milkshakes, and some are unbeatable nutritional powerhouses. and if you go to the juice bar, they're probably six dollars... Continue Reading →

Food: sin to atone for or fuel for the fire?

We have been conditioned to think of exercise as punishment for eating— especially women. While men’s fitness magazines often discuss how to fuel for a workout or eating to build muscle, women’s magazines usually focus on how to burn calories. Prime example: Shape magazine’s “you ate it, negate it” feature that tells you how many... Continue Reading →

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