Posts tagged "nutrition"

There’s No Such Thing As Chemical-Free Eating

A few months ago, I started an elimination diet under the guidance of a nutritionist. This wound up with me eating roughly paleo, not because I think that the paleo diet makes legitimate sense on its own, but because the paleo diet roughly aligned with the foods I’ve been able to tolerate eating for the

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 8, 2015

Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to do

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Sugar Should Be Only 5 Percent Of Your Calories, According To Who Cares

Hey, here’s another draconian diet metric that health officials want you to follow! According to the British Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, sugar should constitute only five percent of your diet – and not just added sugar, all sugar, including sugar from fruit. Ha ha ha WHAT.
It apparently took the SACN seven years to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2015

Managing Diet And Exercise With My ADHD Brain

I have pretty severe ADHD. That dictates a lot of the way that my life, brain, body, and relationships function, but it’s not something I talk about a lot because – well, I don’t know, I’ve known about it and been living with it for fifteen years. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But it’s been coming up a lot…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

Frisky Eats: An Intro To Clean Eating With Celebrity Chef Ariane Resnick

If your patience for that New Year’s health resolution is dangerously close to running out, here in the middle of February when you just want to eat macaroni and cheese and swaddle yourself in blankets on your couch, I have a motivation injection for you: Some tips from badass nutritionist and chef-to-the-stars Ariane Resnick!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Science Has Proven That The Buddy System Really Does Work For Fitness

If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise more, or stop smoking, you should try doing it with your bae. (Just don’t do actual couples exercises like these please.) According to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, couples who build new good habits as a team are more likely to reach their health goals and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

How To Organize Your Fridge Like A Boss

I’m the type of person who constantly looks for household spaces to improve: I want a better-organized desk, better-organized cabinets, better-organized closets. But the one household space that drives me absolutely up the wall is the refrigerator, because negligence of the refrigerator can be both disgusting and costly.
I worked in grocery retail for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

The Best Diet Of The Year: The Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

U.S. News had a panel of health experts — including doctors and professors from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Chicago — look at popular diets and rank their quality in terms of short-term and long-term weight loss, easiness to follow, nutrition, safety, and benefits for diabetes and heart health. The overall winner? The…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

It Might Not Be Necessary To Eat Three Meals A Day, But It’s Better For You

I was scrolling through nutrition news today when I happened upon this article on the decline of the Three Meals A Day paradigm. It’s weirdly depressing: It starts out talking about the fact that back in ye olde days, before electricity, people didn’t actually eat three meals a day — they had bread for breakfast…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

Cameron Diaz Writing Nutrition Book For Teen Girls

Cameron Diaz is writing her first book: a guide to nutrition for teen girls. [Celebrity Cafe]
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts revealed yesterday she is battling a blood and bone-marrow disease and is getting a bone-marrow transplant. Roberts also beat breast cancer a few years ago. Get well soon! [Uptown Magazine]…

Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2012

In San Fran, Happy Meals Will Soon Be Sad

Although Prop 19, legislation that would have legalized marijuana in California, didn’t pass on Nov. 2, a new controversial bill has just gone into effect in the state: San Francisco passed an ordinance yesterday that prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 35 percent of their calories from fat. Yes, kids,…

Joanne Hinkel / November 10, 2010

What’s The Craziest Diet You’ve Ever Been On?

Twinkies for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Sounds kind of gross (and, OK, delicious) to us — and it’s also the diet Mark Haub used to shed more than 27 pounds. The Kansas State University nutrition professor ate a steady diet of Twinkies to prove that it’s calorie consumption — not nutritional content — that make…

Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2010

Weight Loss Wears Relationships Thin

I once covered a national fat acceptance convention for the old Jane magazine. As I sat in a room full of men who were the spouses of big beautiful women, they all had one unanimous lament: why doesn’t my wife think she’s sexy, especially when I, her husband, do? These guys would tell their special…

Simcha / March 31, 2008