Tag: portion control

Q&A: Weight Loss; Cranberry Supplements; Radiation

Q. A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say you need to combine diet and exercise—which of us is right?
A. Portion-control can help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake, and exercise does so by helping you burn off calories. But both approaches

7. Rethinking Protein Needs

You Might Need More
Most Americans get plenty of protein, despite the marketing hype suggesting otherwise, but an emerging scientific consensus says older adults may need even more. Evidence also is mounting that the timing of older adults’ protein consumption may be important; the traditional, protein-heavy dinner might need to give

5. Maximum Nutrition, Minimal Fuss

Who’s Cooking?
Hands down, when it comes to getting the many different nutrients needed to support physical activity and good health, eating whole foods in forms close to nature trumps eating foods processed in a factory. Unfortunately, as a nation people are cooking less and relying more on packaged convenience foods,

Mastering Portion Control

A lot of factors likely affect how much food you eat, such as how it looks and smells, how tasty it is, how filling you believe the food will be and whether you were taught to “clean your plate” when you were young. Environmental influences, such as the size of

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an

Alternative Pastas on the Rise

For many, a plate of spaghetti means pasta made from some type of wheat—semolina, durum, or lately, 100% whole wheat. But recently, pasta has taken on a whole new look and taste. As a way to offer pasta to those intolerant of wheat, or to simply provide something new, food

Set Yourself Up for Success With Mindful Eating

We all complain of not having enough time—even for sitting down to a quiet meal. Instead, we often find ourselves eating in the car, at the computer, or while working. These distractions create an environment for making poor food choices, such as eating too much at one time and munching

Ask the Experts: Detoxification Diets; Medical Marijuana; Canned Salmon

Q. I’ve seen a number of ads saying I should “cleanse” my insides, and that doing so will help me lose weight. What are your views?
A. The idea behind “detoxification” diets is that chemicals, pollutants, and other toxins from the environment build up in your body over time. Proponents of

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