small meals or 3 square

Small meals or 3 Square? Is there a best size for all?

There have been claims and research on both sides:  “To lose weight, it’s better to eat 3 square meals a day and avoid snacking” or “Eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day facilitates weight loss.” So which is best? Small meals or 3 square? “Best”, when it comes to nutrition …. well it’s hard to […]

What to Eat Before a Workout for MAXIMUM results (10 Ideas!)

In order to get the maximum benefit from your workouts, you need enough energy to get thru them.  Food fuels your workouts, and it’s important to eat before exercising.  Working out on an empty stomach will leave you low on energy and can cause your body to burn muscle tissue for energy.  So regardless of […]

Updated Lists: Clean Fifteen™ & Dirty Dozen™

A healthy diet is one full of fruits and vegetables.  But as good as they are for you, sometimes fruits and vegetables are contaminated with toxic pesticides. The Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ lists published by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) help consumers make better decisions about which foods are most likely to be contaminated […]

Not All Calories Are Created Equal

If you want to lose weight, you’ve probably heard the good advice that you need to count calories to know what you’re really eating. Still true. The energy balance equation which says “if you consume more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight” is also still true. However, research indicates that not all calories are created equal. […]