Category: Diet

This Food will Save Your Life/Kill You

There’s an interesting post on Quartz discussing the difficulty of getting accurate studies of the health benefits of a particular food. The post points out that while it might seem simple to get accurate nutritional studies, in fact, reliable nutritional

The Spirituality of Healthy Eating

In a previous post, we discussed the four human dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Let’s examine the fundamental human activity of eating through these dimensions. At its root, eating is fundamentally a physical activity. We need food to survive,

Three Reasons Why You Can’t Change Your Bad Eating Habits

There has been a tremendous amount of work in the areas of habits and willpower over the past ten years. Our favorite books on the subject include Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” with its cue-behavior-reward model, Baumeister and Tierny’s “Willpower”

There is No Best Diet

Julia Belluz has a great piece on Vox summarizing the salient points made in her interviews with more than 20 leading nutrition experts. I’m not sure whether the points that are listed are in order of importance but number one

More Pleasure, Less Pounds. VIDEO: The Brevedy Diet Overview

We’re excited to release our first Brevedy Diet Video. This short video gives an overview of the Brevedy Diet. Our next video cover estimating proper portions and calorie counts. Learn how to eat with more pleasure and lose weight by

Disrupting Dieting

As the following facts illustrate, dieting is a market yearning to be consumed. – An estimated 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. (link) – More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are

The Trouble With Diet Tracking

Many diets require that you count your calories. For example, three of the highest rated diets in the US News and World Report Annual Diet Review (Weight Watchers, TLC DIet, and DASH) require you to keep track of your calorie

DIETS – Decide, Inform, Eat, Track, Support

To understand why diets succeed in the short term and fail in the long term, it is helpful to look at the different components of dieting. We are using the acronym DIETS to describe the Decide, Inform, Eat, Track and

The Changing American Breakfast

The Wall Street Journal recently had an interesting piece called Fast and Furious: Americans at Breakfast. While the piece had a business angle (after all, it is the Wall Street Journal), there were some interesting points about the changing ways

Quinoa – the Superest of the Superfoods?

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an installment in its How We Eat series titled “Quinoa Rides the Superfoods Wave”. The term Superfood had been bandied about for the past decade and has really taken hold over the past few years.