Diet

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The Case for Eating More Fat, According to Two New Studies

Americans have been fearful of fat for decades (blame the sugar industry), and many still are. (See: low-fat yogurts galore lining the shelves of your […]

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The Checkup: How to Indulge Your Cravings Without Wrecking Your Diet

• Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too, without completely undoing your diet. The key? Stick to a cheat meal, rather than […]

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8 Things I’ve Noticed Since I Kicked Added Sugar

About a month ago, I decided to take on a weeklong sugar-free challenge, ridding my diet of all added sugars, including good ol’ fashioned cane sugar […]

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The Checkup: How to Tweak Cheat Days So You Don’t Totally Wreck Your Diet

• Splurge moments: According to Robb Wolf, author of “Wired to Eat,” those are what you should be embracing instead of cheat days (read: days when you […]

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The Checkup: Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly 

• It’s time to get rid of the green plant that’s shedding all over your living room floor — but don’t you dare dump your […]

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The Checkup: This Was the Most Googled Diet of 2016

• Yesterday, Google announced its most-searched-for terms of 2016, and when it comes to diets, the diet that racked up the most searches is pretty surprising. […]

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This Laid-Back Dieting Approach Is About to Be Huge — And More Insights From Whole Foods’ 2017 Trend Predictions 

When Whole Foods Market buyers and experts announce their top trend predictions in the food arena, I have to wonder if it’s a chicken-or-the-egg situation. […]

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How to Eat Clean and Lose Weight: The Un-diet Diet

Ah, the word “diet” — perhaps the most fraught and misunderstood word in the health-and-wellness dictionary. And it’s no wonder: A quick Google search for […]

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The Secrets of People Who Don’t Gain Weight

The other day, I was on the elevator, making my way out of the Philly Mag offices to head to lunch. On the way down, two […]

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The Checkup: The Diet Habits to Steal from Successful MyFitnessPal Users

• Anyone who’s used the app MyFitnessPal to track their food intake and weight loss knows how addictive it is to record every single morsel you […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Carbs

While at a rookie camp for an NHL team, I asked the players what they eat at Chipotle. A few of them raised their hands […]

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The Checkup: How to Eat Well — And Keep Your Weight in Check — Without Dieting

• You’ve probably heard of the “everything in moderation” approach to eating — that is, allowing yourself to eat a little bit of everything you […]

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The Checkup: This Is How Many Burpees It Takes to Burn Off a Glass of Wine

• Warning: This is a look-if-you-dare kind of thing. Here, how many burpees, on average, it takes to burn off the calories from your favorite […]

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FBI Raids Home of Jared, the Subway Diet Guy

Remember Jared? You know, the guy who lost 200 pounds living off a diet of Subway sandwiches, then held up his pants that were way […]

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The Checkup: The Most Addictive Foods, According to Science

• Researchers at the University of Michigan just released the results of a new study, pegging what they say are the most addictive foods we […]