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Teens Make Healthier Choices When They See It as Defiant

Teen rebellion could be an asset, not a threat

(Newser) - As anyone who can remember being a teenager (or parenting a teenager) well knows, telling a teen to do something because it's the healthy choice just doesn't cut it. Implying that it's an act of defiance against some corrupt authority figure, on the other hand, appears to... More »

Messy Kitchens May Tempt Us to Overeat

Study suggests you may not want to leave that sink full of dishes

(Newser) - Research has already suggested that people in neat work environments are more likely to opt for a healthy snack than people in cluttered ones. "Messy rooms are, sort of, enabling people to break free from what's expected of them," one researcher from that 2013 study tells NPR... More »

A Growing Food Concern: Obsession With 'Clean Eating'

Some want 'orthorexia' recognized as an eating disorder

(Newser) - It's called "orthorexia"—an obsession with healthy, "clean eating"—and as it gains traction in this age of Instagrammed food photos, some think it should be recognized as its own eating disorder. "It's really a real fixation," one nutritionist tells NBC News... More »

When It Comes to Your Diet, Variety Is Not the Key

Americans with the healthiest diets only eat a small range of healthy foods

(Newser) - Have a favorite food you find yourself eating day in and day out? If it's healthy, new research suggests you should stop feeling guilty about it, because eating "everything in moderation" may not be as healthy as we think. Reporting in the journal PLoS ONE , researchers say that... More »

New York First City to Put Salt Warning on Menus

They'll be required at chain restaurants on extra-salty meals

(Newser) - Salty fare from sandwiches to salads will soon come with a first-of-its-kind warning label at chain restaurants in New York City. The city Board of Health voted unanimously today to require chain eateries to put salt-shaker symbols on menus to denote dishes with more than the recommended daily limit of... More »

How a Woman Ate Healthier on Meager $16K Salary

Megan Kimble writes a book about her 'Unprocessed' year

(Newser) - Eating healthy is no easy task. Case in point: Megan Kimble, a food writer in Tucson, tried going without processed food twice before it stuck on the third go-around. Now, as Health reports via Time , she's written a book called Unprocessed about how she went a year "unprocessed"... More »

How Recess Can Make Kids Eat More Veggies

Just let them play before lunch

(Newser) - Researchers have come up with a way to get kids to chow down on 54% more fruits and vegetables, and it's remarkably straightforward: Just have them go out for recess before lunch rather than afterward. Researchers studied 2,500 elementary-schoolers in Utah receiving fruits and veggies at lunch as... More »

Want to Lose Some Weight? Use a Clock

Restricting eating to 8 or 12 hours per day can help: study

(Newser) - Instead of counting calories next time you want to lose weight, try keeping an eye on the clock. US researchers at the Salk Institute have found that restricting eating to an 8-to-12-hour window each day can help the body burn fat instead of storing it, the Telegraph reports. Mice whose... More »

5 Low-Fat Foods to Stop Eating Now

Sometimes it's better to stick with the real thing

(Newser) - If it's low-fat, it's good for you, right? Not necessarily: Often, companies remove fat only to increase sugar, salt, and additives in an effort to make "diet" food taste better, and a recent study found that 10% of such foods actually have the same number of calories... More »

'Fat-Shaming' Fork Zaps You While You Eat

HAPIfork flashes and vibrates when you eat too fast

(Newser) - Since you probably don't feel awful enough while eating chocolate cake, the HAPIfork is here to make you feel worse. At least that's the general consensus about the high-tech, bulky utensil that vibrates and flashes when you eat too fast, the Los Angeles Times reports. The weight-loss gadget... More »

You Can Make Yourself Favor Healthy Food

We're not born loving junk, says expert

(Newser) - It's tough to eat right when that bad-for-you food tastes so much better than the good stuff. But what if you actually liked healthy food more than junk? Such a reversal may be possible, a study suggests, via Time . "We don’t start out in life loving French... More »

Fast Food's New Trend: 'Stealth Health'

Companies don't always tell us when our food gets healthier

(Newser) - In the minds of customers, healthy food often means less-tasty food. At the same time, however, many clamor for healthier options. All this puts restaurants and food makers in a bind—and the solution, the Wall Street Journal reports, is "stealth health." This refers to companies secretly improving... More »

The Next Trendy Diet: Eating Ice?

Expert calls it 'negative-calorie food'

(Newser) - Not only does ice offer a calorie-free way to snack—it actually burns calories as your body melts it, says an expert. Gastroenterologist Dr. Brian Weiner steers patients away from fad diets, but his findings on ice have inspired him to write a free e-book of his own: The Ice ... More »

School Officials: Kids Just Throw Away Healthy Food

We can't make students eat it, says official

(Newser) - It's not just House Republicans that are fighting Michelle Obama's healthy school lunches. School officials say kids across the country are actually throwing away the healthy food offered to them in place of less-healthy options. In New Mexico, whole-wheat tortillas went into the garbage, while whole-grain biscuits in... More »

Michelle Obama to Congress: Hands Off of School Lunches

First lady hits House attempts to weaken school lunch standards

(Newser) - She's not naming any names, but Michelle Obama is taking to the pages of the New York Times today to call out "some members of the House of Representatives" who took the "Let's Move" in her anti-childhood obesity program to mean "Let's Move ... Squarely... More »

Man Loses 37 Pounds Eating Only McDonald's

John Cisna stuck to strict dietary guidelines for 3 months, walked each day

(Newser) - Want to lose some weight? Try eating nothing but McDonald's for 90 days. That's what science teacher John Cisna did, and he not only lost 37 pounds but also saw dramatic improvements in health markers like cholesterol. The Iowa man was inspired to try his experiment after watching... More »

The Latest Diet Trend Comes From ...God

The "Daniel Fast" involves sticking to fruits, veggies, whole grains

(Newser) - Most of America's most obese metropolitan areas are in the Bible belt, and a study points to a higher risk of future obesity among church-going young people. But Christians may also have an advantage in reaching their dietary goals—one that comes straight from heaven. "I probably couldn’... More »

Eat These 7 'Unhealthy' Foods

They can actually be good for you: Katherine Tallmadge

(Newser) - If you religiously stay away from eggs (cholesterol!), wheat (gluten!), potatoes (carbs!), and the like, dietitian and author Katherine Tallmadge has good news for you. On LiveScience , she outlines seven foods typically seen as "bad" that, in her opinion, you should actually be eating:
  • Eggs: Consider
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This Girl, 9, Scolded McDonald's CEO

'Don't you want kids to be healthy so they can live a long and healthy life?'

(Newser) - Nine-year-old Hannah Robertson knows it's important to eat her fruits and veggies (more so than most; this is her mom ), but she thought Don Thompson ought to know, too. Thompson just so happens to be the CEO of McDonald's, and Robertson addressed him at the fast-food giant'... More »

Elementary School Cafeteria Goes 100% Vegetarian

PS 244 is first school in New York City to do so

(Newser) - Forget Meatless Mondays : Every day is meatless at New York City's Public School 244, the first public school in the city to offer up an entirely vegetarian menu, the AP reports. (It's thought to be the one of first meat-free elementary schools in the entire country, adds NBC... More »

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