Healthy Eating

What’s Worse For Your Bod: Sugar Or Salt?

Let’s settle this once and for all.<p>These days, the saying "everything in moderation" has become a battle cry for healthy eaters everywhere—but when it comes to sugar and salt, many of us just can't help ourselves. Even though both play several essential roles in our health (the brain needs sugar …

Wellness

​Make This Meat Lover’s Pasta Tonight

​Flank steak meets pasta. You won’t regret it<p>This pasta dish is a new way to combine the greatest things in life: Steak and carbs. It’s a twist on meat and potatoes that’s just as easy to whip up after work. And it provides 33 grams of protein to keep you satisfied and boost your muscle gains. …

Eating

'I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.'

<i>Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here's</i> …

Weight Loss

​4 Smart Ways to Kill Sugar Cravings

Here's why it's so hard to stop eating sweets—and what you can do about it<p>If you have a tough time resisting those cookies on the conference table, you’re not alone. It’s no secret that Americans love sugar. Most guys eat more than double the amount the American Heart Association recommends.<p>While …

Eating

Jillian Michaels’ 7 commandments for lasting weight loss

If there's one woman who isn't afraid to get real about weight loss, it's Jillian Michaels. She's known for her badass, no-holds-barred approach to transforming lives on TV shows like <i>The Biggest Loser</i> and <i>Sweat Inc.</i>, and she's made a name for herself as America's toughest trainer—with good reason. …

Weight Loss

5 Extremely Healthy Foods That Are Just as Filling as Pasta

Sometimes, a pristinely healthy diet can leave something to be desired in terms of satisfaction; even an entrée-size salad topped with all the …

Nutrition

The One Thing You Should Never Order At Krispy Kreme, According To A Nutritionist

Just the thought of Krispy Kreme makes your mouth water, right? From its famous glazed donuts to the limited-edition holiday masterpieces (mmm, Red …

Diets

‘I Love Snacking—What’s The Best Way For Me To Lose Weight?’

Emily Johnson can’t quit the snack drawer—we asked experts to weigh in.<p>Snacking is a national pastime, an industry unto itself, even a belief system. But is its mantra—"eat small and often"—a healthy move for your body? Experts are divided: Studies find that eating frequently can help balance blood …

Weight Loss

The Most Disturbing Scene In Mama June: From Not To Hot Premiere

If you thought the issues with the new reality show <i>Mama June: From Not To Hot</i> started and ended with its warped fixation on dramatic weight loss, you'd be wrong. (You can read about our beef with the show's problematic messaging on health and body image here and here.) There's also a terrible and …

TV

‘I Lost 30 Pounds After Trying The Whole30 Diet—Here’s How I Did It’

Alli Zack couldn't stick with anything until she tried this new way of eating.<p><b>BEFORE:</b> 175<b><br>AFTER:</b> 143<p>Before I turned 27, I never had to worry about my weight. I was never "skinny." But my body just stayed at a constant weight, fluctuating between five and 10 pounds max.<p>I was active, but never …

Fitness

10 Ways to Eat Collard Greens

In your quest to get more greens in your diet, I urge you to look past the usual suspects of kale, spinach, and chard and embrace collard greens. …

Nutrition

7 Must-Eat Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut

Try these 7 probiotic foods for gut health.<p>The trillions of tiny creatures living in our bodies have been making headlines lately—and for good …

Nutrition

Sunday Meal Prep: These Healthy Vegetarian Recipes Are All You Need

Cook on the weekend, then relax all week long.<p><i>Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good</i> …

Vegetarian Food

Mama June wore disguises to hide gigantic weight loss

“It’s been really hard for her [to stay hidden], because my mama is not just a person who can stay in the house,” her 11-year-old daughter Alana, …

Diets

Meet the people who eat 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day

After scientists recommended eating 800g a day to prevent early death, readers tell us how they get so much greens in their diet<p>Forget five a day, now it’s all about getting 10 portions of fruit and vegetables into your diet. That is according to scientists who say doing this could prevent up to …

Diets

The Liver-Boosting Teas That Improve Digestion Naturally (and Your Skin Too)

Raise your hand if your bathroom cupboard is brimming with creams, potions, elixirs, and tinctures that promise to deliver healthy, stress-free skin? …

Wellness

A nutritionist ranks the best and worst Girl Scout cookies for you

If you're like us in the Tribune newsroom, your office — or home — is inundated with the annual delivery of Girl Scout cookies.<p>After scarfing down a handful of the addictive sweet treats, you might wonder just how much calorie guilt you should have?<p>This got us thinking: What is the "healthiest" …

Eating

How Silicon Valley Is Trying to Hack Its Way Into a Longer Life

The titans of the tech industry are known for their confidence that they can solve any problem--even, as it turns out, the one that's defeated every …

Longevity

Pumpkin Hilariously Reacts to Mama June's Weight Loss: "Her Stomach Started Looking Gross"

<b>Pumpkin</b> is not holding back when it comes to <b>Mama June</b>'s <b>weight loss</b>!<p>The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality star shed the pounds and dropped from …

Diets

The One Thing You Should Eat Before Every Meal For Weight Loss, According To A Dietitian

If you're trying to lose weight and are sitting down to enjoy a meal — even a healthy meal that is low is calories, carbs, and bad fats — you're …

Diets

Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell Opens Up About Mama June’s Dramatic Weight Loss: She Is ‘More Confident’

A different person! <b>Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell</b> opened up exclusively to <i>Us Weekly</i> about her mother <b>Mama June Shannon</b>’s dramatic weight loss. The …

Diets

1-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

Often called the world's healthiest diet, the Mediterranean diet gets points for being delicious <i>and</i> healthy. It can help reduce the risk of certain …

Diets

We Talked To Mama June About Her New Weight-Loss Show

It's no secret that we have some concerns about June Shannon's newest reality show, <i>Mama June: From Not To Hot</i>. The seven-episode WE tv series promises to document the "physical and emotional metamorphosis that will leave one of America’s most recognizable personalities virtually unrecognizable," …

TV

Take a Tour of Tiffani Thiessen’s Los Angeles Kitchen and Hyper-Organized Pantry

Tiffani Thiessen‘s kitchen is the focal point of the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband, actor-artist Brady Smith, and their two children …

Diets

7 foods that seem vegetarian — but definitely are not

Eating vegetarian seems simple — just avoid meat — but in today's tasty world of processed foods laden with mystery ingredients, keeping your diet …

Eating

Surprising foods that pack more Vitamin C than an orange

The orange might be the poster child for Vitamin C, but there are plenty of other foods that pack more of this essential nutrient <i>per gram</i>.<p>For normal growth and development, adults should consume between 65 to 90 milligrams of Vitamin C a day. The average orange will get you about halfway there …

Nutrition

A Doctor Shares the Best (and Worst) Supplements for a Healthy Thyroid

Food directly impacts how we feel because its vitamin and mineral properties influence hormonal balance and lymphatic function. To ensure you feel as …

Wellness

How to Keep Toxins Out of Your Gluten-Free Diet

You’ve probably seen some scary headlines recently about how a gluten-free diet may expose your body to more arsenic and mercury—toxic metals that …

Gluten

Is the 10-a-day diet only for the wealthy?

<b>New advice suggests that for a longer life, we need to eat 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but how realistic is this and is it only a diet for the wealthy?</b><p>"Healthy foods are three times more expensive calorie-for-calorie than unhealthy foods so there's a very strong price differential in …

Diets

5 foods and drinks that worsen IBS symptoms

Ease your IBS woes by avoiding these foods<p>Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder affecting the colon, characterised by fluctuating …

Wellness