A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found.
Making small changes daily can help prevent weight gain in the long run.
Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.
Riders in the 2021 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Certain body processes aim to prevent weight loss by slowing our metabolic rate.
There are some factors you can’t change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.
People worried about gaining weight over the holidays may try to estimate how many calories are in the foods they put on their plates. But it’s not as easy as it looks.
This latest fad diet draws many parallels with other intermittent fasting-type diets.
Counting macronutrients offers more food flexibility – but may be most useful when trying to build muscle.
If it weren’t for historical and biological happenstance, few would be eating avocados today.
Don’t give up just yet.
Youth sports are a great way for kids to be active, but a recent study showed that after-sports snacks, on average, had 43 more calories than the amount burned during the activity.
British people are increasingly eating out. Menu labelleling is a way to ensure they make healthy choices.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
The fact that relative food prices differ so markedly and so systematically provides a very strong rationale for nutrition-focused food policies.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
Although nutritious, inexpensive food options do exist for low-income Canadians, whether those foods are easily accessible or feasible has long evaded both nutrition researchers and politicians.
Eating celery, grapefruit and cucumber to lose weight is not a bad idea, just don’t think that you’re consuming negative calories.
The U.S. is vehemently opposed to Canada’s intention to put labels on unhealthy processed foods. Here’s why Canada should continue to stand its ground during NAFTA renegotiations.