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Americans Are Lousy at Assessing Their Diets
Your Diet Probably Isn't
as Healthy as You Think
new study

Your Diet Probably Isn't as Healthy as You Think

Study finds that most Americans overestimate it

(Newser) - In these divisive times, there is at least one thing nearly all Americans have in common: We are terrible at evaluating the healthfulness of our own diets, at least compared to how scientists rate us. That is according to Dr. Jessica Thomson of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in...

Popular Time-Restricted Diet Plan May Not Work
Popular Time-Restricted
Diet Plan May Not Work
new study

Popular Time-Restricted Diet Plan May Not Work

Comprehensive study suggests limiting meals to a certain time window doesn't matter

(Newser) - It's a been a popular fitness trend in recent years—people limit their meals to a certain window each day. Small-scale studies suggested this form of intermittent fasting helped people lose weight, but a comprehensive new study concludes otherwise, reports the New York Times . The yearlong study out of...

Mike Pompeo Reveals Big Weight Loss, but People Have Questions

Not everyone is buying ex-CIA chief's story on how he dropped 90 pounds in 6 months

(Newser) - People have been whispering for months about Mike Pompeo's out-of-nowhere weight loss, first noticed in the late fall as he made various appearances. Some speculated he was sick; others wondered if he was getting in shape to make a presidential run in 2024. The former CIA director and secretary...

'Big Meal' Can Replace 3 Squares a Day—With Snacks
Our Routines May Not Fit
3 Meals a Day Anymore
opinion

Our Routines May Not Fit 3 Meals a Day Anymore

Experts say not to worry about changes in our pre-pandemic eating patterns

(Newser) - The three-meals-a-day habit is fully engrained. But it may not suit us anymore, Amanda Mull writes in the Atlantic . People working at home during the pandemic have less reason to eat when the clock tells them to, and some are finding themselves less committed to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our...

New Dietary Guidelines Skip 2 Controversial Suggestions
New Dietary
Guidelines Skip
2 Controversial
Suggestions
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New Dietary Guidelines Skip 2 Controversial Suggestions

USDA rejects idea to further cut alcohol and sugar intake, weighs in on breastfeeding

(Newser) - The official new dietary guidelines for Americans have been updated for the first time in five years, and they might be more notable for what they don't include. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the federal guidelines don't call for cuts in alcohol and sugar intake. Over the...

More Americans Are on Special Diets These Days

CDC says half of adults are trying to manage a condition such as diabetes or heart disease

(Newser) - If it seems like more people are on diets these days, you might not be imagining it. A higher percentage of Americans said they're on a special diet to lose weight or for other health reasons compared with a decade ago, according to a report Tuesday by the US...

Twitter CEO: I Skip Breakfast, Lunch Every Day

Jack Dorsey talks more on his intermittent fasting habits, disputes rumor on his sauna/ice bath habit

(Newser) - People have a lot of questions about Twitter, and about CEO Jack Dorsey in particular, and on Tuesday, the 43-year-old social media leader tried to answer some of them. Wired has the video interview , and one of the questions that came in via the platform he oversees wanted to know...

Actor Undergoes '1K-Pound' Change
Actor Undergoes
'1K-Pound' Change

Actor Undergoes '1K-Pound' Change

Ethan Suplee looks incredibly lean and mean

(Newser) - That guy with the beard and "Die First, Then Quit" T-shirt is someone you recognize—sort of. It's Remember the Titans star Ethan Suplee, who has trimmed down, pumped up, and publicly revealed a grueling battle-with-fat story, People reports. "I learned really quickly that if I wanted...

Scientist Who Led Stunning Meat Study Had Industry Ties

But Bradley Johnston says that makes no difference

(Newser) - A head-spinning new study says red meat might not be unhealthy—but the lead author's past ties to the food and meat industry are raising a few eyebrows, the New York Times reports. "Journals require disclosure, and it is always better to disclose fully, if for no other...

Years of Junk Food Caused Teen to Go Blind, Say Doctors

He subsisted on potato chips, fries, white bread, ham, and sausage

(Newser) - A case study in a medical journal illustrates the hazards of extremely picky eating. A young patient in the UK says in elementary school he began subsisting on a narrow range of food—potato chips (mostly Pringles), french fries, white bread, and sliced ham and sausage, reports CNN . The result...

Penn Jillette Talks 'Hard-Core' Magic He Uses to Stay Slim

Magician says he fasts 23 hours each day to maintain 100-pound weight loss

(Newser) - "I don't respect moderation." That's the reasoning magician Penn Jillette gives the Los Angeles Times for both the diet that helped him lose over 100 pounds in just a few months in 2015, and now for the "hard-core" way he maintains that weight loss. In...

Study on Our Bad Diets Names What We Should Eat

Bad diets blamed for 1 in 5 deaths

(Newser) - Bad diets are responsible for one in five deaths around the world every year, according to a new study—but the authors say we shouldn't nag people about eating fewer cheeseburgers. Instead, they say the best way to cut down on those deaths is to push the foods people...

Suit: He Skipped 2 Meals, Felt 'Lightheaded.' A Woman Died

Lawsuit says driver's Whole30 diet caused accident that killed Susan Matthies, 68

(Newser) - A lawsuit blames a driver and his diet for the death of a woman struck in a Safeway parking lot, saying he was lightheaded after skipping two meals when he lost control of the truck he was driving. Susan Matthies, 68, was putting groceries in her car in Dallas, Ore....

Sunny Side's Up: Americans Eat Nearly 300 Eggs a Year

Government forecasts say Americans eating the most eggs in 5 decades

(Newser) - Poached, scrambled, sunny, or not: whatever the preference, Americans are eating the most eggs in almost five decades. The average number of huevos consumed is 279 per person per year, reports the Washington Post , the highest since 1973, though well down from the post-World War II peak of 405 in...

A Mosquito Study Started as 'a Lark.' Then It Worked

Scientists discover that our diet drugs work on the insects, keep them from feeding

(Newser) - Human diet pills could one day stop mosquitoes from feasting on you in the night. Scientists have given drugs used on people to trick blood-thirsty mosquitoes into thinking they've already had their fill of blood. The researchers hope the technique will eventually be used to control the spread of...

Beyonce to Online Followers: Eat This

The singer endorses 'The Greenprint' by Marco Borges

(Newser) - So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram fee d? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social-media endorsement, the AP reports. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to...

Experts Say World Urgently Needs a New Diet

They advise reducing red meat to 1 serving a week

(Newser) - A hamburger a week, but no more—that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet . Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week,...

Are You Doing This Often Enough? Probably Not

A CDC report found that just 23% of Americans are getting enough exercise

(Newser) - Here’s some bad news, but don’t take it sitting down. A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report has found that only 23% of Americans are getting enough exercise. For adults 18 to 64, US guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week (half that...

Donuts and Pizza Are Irresistible. Literally
Can't Stop Eating Snack
Food? Here's Why 
New Study

Can't Stop Eating Snack Food? Here's Why

Yale researchers have found that the fat-carbo combo creates a powerful chemical reward

(Newser) - Yes, that donut is delicious–practically irresistible. And here’s why. Yale researchers have found that foods that combine fat and carbohydrates create a powerful reward in the brain, reports USA Today . The investigators recruited 206 volunteers and gave them a small amount of money to bid on various foods...

Key to Longer Life May Be Smaller Portions
Restricting Calories 
May Mean a Longer Life
new study

Restricting Calories May Mean a Longer Life

Study suggests smaller meals can pay off for humans in longevity

(Newser) - A new study suggests that those who hope to live long lives should start reducing the portions on their plates. The study in Cell Metabolism followed 53 non-obese men and women over the course of two years, some of whom reduced the amount of calories they ate by 15%, reports...

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