Is Whole Wheat Flour Made from Pure Whole Wheat? Surprise!

Here’s an easy question you’ll probably get wrong (I did): Is whole wheat flour made from pure whole wheat?  The answer, at least in the United States, is “Probably not.”  The problem is convoluted; the solution is straightforward. A rational person would assume that pure whole wheat flour is made by grinding unprocessed kernels of…

New Major Study: A Calorie Is Not A Calorie

Despite what the sugary beverage and processed snack food companies want us to believe, all calories are not created equal. A new study from Harvard shows that individuals following a low-carbohydrate (20% of total calories) diet burn between 209 and 278 more calories per day than those on a high-carbohydrate (60% of total calories) diet. So the…

Does Eating Fat Make Us Fat?

Does eating fat make us fat? According to a new article in The New York Times, it just might. With a heavy emphasis on “might.” The New York Times: Which kinds of foods make us fat? (Paywall) The article is based on a trial published in Cell Metabolism over the summer, which concluded that feeding mice up to 80% calories from fat…

Low Carb and Intermittent Fasting Make Traveling a Breeze!

It’s challenging enough to stick to your health, fitness, and dieting goals when you’re at home. When you’re traveling, it can be even harder. Nothing’s worse than going on vacation only to be frustrated that you’ve gained back weight you worked so hard to lose. Let’s be honest. When you travel, it’s harder to pay attention to what…

Healthy Recipe: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

It’s October, which means playoff baseball, especially if you’re a Red Sox or a Dodgers fan. Even if you don’t care about baseball, you’ll probably find yourself at some championship game and/or World Series party. What you may not find is a healthy snack that fits into your weight loss plan. The solution: bring one…

A Guide to Keto-Friendly Meal Prep

Let’s be honest. Changing our eating habits is hard. No matter how inspired and gung-ho we may feel when we first decide to go keto, inevitably, we will face temptations and frustrations. Whether you’re brand new to the low carb or ketogenic diet or you’ve been following it for ages, adopting a meal prep habit can help…

Why Should I Meal Prep?

In a perfect world, you would be able to cook all your meals fresh at home and sit down to eat them at your leisure; but in today’s modern society, most people just don’t have that luxury. Meals are eaten at home, at work, and even in the car. There are restaurants everywhere and lots…

Sugar Alcohols: What are they, and how do they affect us?

Health snacks and alternative ingredients are increasingly abundant in our world, as people become more concerned with what goes into their bodies. But food labels are trickier to read than ever before, as food manufacturers find new sugar substitutes and sweeteners to make their products taste better. Sugar alcohols are a great example. Many products…

Is Yogurt Healthy? Making Sense of the “Diet” Food

Since 2010, more than 670 new yogurt products have made their way into your local supermarket. Manufacturers market these yogurts as a healthy, waist-reducing option, but that’s not always the whole story. It’s true that yogurt can make for a great breakfast or on-the-go snack, but you have to choose wisely. Some contain almost as…

More False Claims About Keto- Bias and Lack of Evidence Beware!

There is a lot of “Fake Science” out there. It’s clear that we live in an age of misinformation and sensationalized headlines, and it’s often difficult to discern what contains real evidence, and what is lacking. This week, I’m motivated by a particular article by a “reputable” source. Aside from pointing out the specifics of…