Tag Archives: Childhood Obesity

Healthy Nibbles: ListMania Edition

26 Mar

From our eyes to yours … here’s what was up in health and nutrition news for the week of March 19th, 2012.

Whether it be ‘how to’ tips or ‘best and worst’ rankings, people just can’t seem to get enough of lists. So, in keeping with this spirit, here’s a collection of health- and nutrition-related lists that made news headlines this past week. Enjoy!

Healthy Living Lists

Pic Courtesy of J. Mulik

Just how much control does your mood have over your appetite? If you’re anything like me and answered “too much,” here’s a breakdown of handy tips to help overcome emotional eating. [Healthland TIME]

When it comes to exercising, getting started is often the biggest hurdle for many people. For those who’ve successfully made it over this initial hump, the next challenge will likely be maintaining momentum. For that extra push, here are a few fitness tips to help overcome that dreaded performance plateau. [Health Zone]

Childhood obesity is a growing concern for parents and public health officials alike. To help address the issue, here are a few parenting tips to help little ones lose unwanted pounds. [The Atlantic]

Though the items might change from time to time, this list seems to be on permanent rotation in any health forum. It’s an oldie but a goodie – a breakdown of the best foods to help boost your diet and fight fat. [Vancouver Sun]

Okay, as far as lists go, this one is pretty short. But what this food-related recommended reading list lacks in size, it makes up for in substance. Who wouldn’t want to get their hands on a bit more perspective, right? [The Atlantic]

Healthy Nibbles: 05 March 2012 Edition

12 Mar

From our eyes to yours … here’s what was up in health and nutrition news for the week of March 5th, 2012:

Pic courtesy of J. Mulik

Following a recent regualtory mandate that warning labels be put on foods containing certain levels of cancer-promoting ingredients, Coca-Cola® and Pepsi® have announced impending changes to the recipe for their iconic caramel colouring. How about just getting rid of the caramel colour all together, because let’s face it, who drinks Coke for its colour? [Healthland TIME]

Contrary to popular belief, Disney may NOT actually be the “happiest place on earth” for all children. Not if you’re an overweight child, anyways. [Vancouver Sun]

When it comes to food labeling, do you know what natural means? Because food experts and regulatory officials don’t always agree. [The Atlantic]

Recent research suggests that both fatness and fitness matter when it comes to promoting a healthy heart. [NY Times]

According to researchers at the University of Laval, healthy isn’t necessarily synonymous with skinny. In fact, they believe that people of every size have the potential to be healthy – provided they focus more on behaviours rather than on scale numbers.  [Vancouver Sun]

Wondering why you just can’t keep from over indulging? Here are some of the most common reasons people tend to overeat, and what you can do to try and minimize that second (… or third) helping. [The Atlantic]

If you’re still on the hunt for a magic weight loss pill, stop. According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, it just doesn’t exist. [Science Daily]

How would you describe the feeling of fat on your tongue? Your answer may be related to your personal preference for fatty foods, and ultimately, your likelihood of obesity. [Science Daily]

Moving from field to plate is no easy task. To better appreciate what you put into your mouth, here’s a journalist’s account of what it’s like on the frontline picking peaches. [The Atlantic]

Healthy Nibbles: 20 February 2012 Edition

27 Feb

From our eyes to yours … here’s what’s up in health and nutrition news for the week of February 20th, 2012:

Even the smallest choices can eventually add up to big differences on the scale. It therefore helps to be mindful of how to make the right choices, everyday, to ensure the scale is tipping in the right direction. [Globe & Mail]

Gluten-free diets have taken the diet spotlight as of late, but how much do you really know about them? Before jumping onto the gluten-free bandwagon, be sure to carefully consider all available information. After all, there’s still a lot that the experts themselves are unsure of. [Healthland TIME]

Forget Wheaties™. Believe it or not, the new breakfast of champions may in fact include a modest portion of cake, cookies, or ice cream. [NY Times]

Are the current formulas used to predict weight loss setting people up for disappointment? Forgetting to take into account that metabolic rate can change during weight loss could make the difference between missing and meeting target goals. [Guardian UK]

When it comes to regulating the types of foods available to school-aged children, just how strict is too strict. Not surprisingly, the answer depends on who you’re asking. [NY Times]

The saga continues: when it comes to weight gain, is it the quality or quantity of calories that matters? [Science Daily]