× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2019 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × Everything You Need To Know About The Mediterranean Diet Food & Drink Unlike the keto diet, this lifestyle is actually healthy for you in the long term. By Kristen Aiken 01/16/2019 05:45am ET U.S. News & World Report, a noted authority on both ranking things and consumer advice, has named the Mediterranean diet the best diet for 2019, and for good reason. In this age of restrictive eating regimens like keto and paleo, the Mediterranean diet offers a long-term plan that you may actually be able to sustain. Unlike diets that seem to eliminate more ingredients than they allow, the Mediterranean diet serves more as a list of what you should eat … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know About The Mediterranean Diet
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By Amy Osmond Cook | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: November 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm | UPDATED: November 26, 2018 at 4:09 pm Sitting down at the end of the day with a bowl of ice cream probably sounds good to most people. But while the occasional sundae tastes delicious, it might also have more sugar than your body needs for an entire day. Added sugars are common in many foods, but having too much sugar in your diet can do more than just expand your waistline. Here are five things to know about sugar and how much you really need in your diet. How much sugar Is too much? You know it isn’t healthy to gorge on candy all day, but what is a healthy amount of sugar? Unlike nutrients like vitamins, iron, or protein, added sugar is not a nutrient your body needs. There is no required amount of added sugar a person should have in their diet, but there is a recommended limit. The American Heart Association recommends that women limit added sugar to 100 calories a day, or six teaspoons. For … [Read more...] about How much sugar is too much? 5 things to know about the sweet stuff
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The folks at Eat This, Not That! are out with an entertaining list of candy and calories. Eat This, Not That! ranked 52 candies. What's interesting is that several mini sizes are included. Maybe the tinier bites make us think a nibble or two or six isn't that much. But they are some of the unhealthiest candy on the market. They note Sour Patch Kids have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut. Those thin Andes mints you pick up on the way out of a fancy restaurant? "One of the worst candies in the supermarket," the site says. "The first two ingredients are sugar and partially hydrogenated oil, and you're getting as much saturated fat as you'll find in a handful of french fries." With 100 Grand bars "You'd go broke trying to figure out how to eat these and stay slim. Each tiny bar has as much sugar as a bowl of Frosted Flakes." Heath snack size, the site says, might be "one of the more natural brands on the market - that richness you taste is pure dairy … [Read more...] about What Halloween candy should you NOT eat? Site ranks best, worst
Summer is one of my favorite times of year due to the delicious (and nutritious!) seasonal local produce. I always recommend that my clients eat plentiful amounts of vegetables – I’m talking several cups a day – not only to be healthy, but also to help aid in weight loss. To get the most bang for your buck when produce shopping, local is your best option in terms of price, environmental impact, and nutrition. Plus, you’ll support local farmers, and your community and economy. A great way to experience new seasonal produce from local farms is to take part in Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs). As a dietitian, I get excited when my clients participate in CSAs because they are usually exposed to different foods that they are not used to buying. And since CSAs provide a bulk of fresh produce, this generally encourages participants to find ways to consume their share before it goes bad. Not surprisingly, this leads to experimentation with new recipes and an … [Read more...] about How to: Add more seasonal local produce into your meals this summer
David and Sarah Bentley don't mind saying this: They look better today than they did on their wedding day nearly nine years ago – and so do Sarah's parents, Steve and Debbie Hoffman. All four were overweight on that momentous occasion, and continued to gain weight for several years afterward. The Hoffmans said they were fooled into thinking that the processed "health" foods they were eating were good for them. Four years ago, Steve weighed 400 pounds; his wife, 270 pounds. The Bentleys pushed into a life that would include two children. "We were the eat-out, take-out people. We never cooked," said Sarah, who weighed as much as her mom when she decided in early 2014 that enough was enough. Her husband weighed nearly 350 pounds. Each of the four Western New York family members has since dropped at least 100 pounds – 447 pounds in all. They used a program called Advocare to shed weight, and recently were featured in the company's 25th anniversary issue magazine. Advocare is a … [Read more...] about Mom, dad, daughter and son-in-law each lost 100 pounds. Here’s how.