Stories tagged: diet
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013
Making dieting, drinking mix
The first rule of drinking on a diet is: Don’t. Surely you’ve heard that Americans get way too many calories – and nutritionally empty calories at that – from alcohol. …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013
Losing weight is difficult enough. More difficult for many people: keeping it off. Uncomfortable in her skin, unhappy with how she looked in photos, Cathy Goins joined Weight Watchers in …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013
Brain on fructose doesn’t register feeling full, study finds
This is your brain on sugar – for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can …
Tue., Jan. 1, 2013
Weight-control system handles portion control
With two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight, it’s not rocket science to conclude that we don’t have a clue about how much to eat. But now there’s a countertop gadget that …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012
Diet sodas can stamp your ticket to trouble
DALLAS – In Laura West’s household, a 24-pack of Diet Coke lasts about a week. She drinks two or three a day, her 15-year-old-son Michael at least that many. “I’ve …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012
How Hungry Girls sheds pounds without guilt
LOS ANGELES – She never set out to become the maven of guilt-free, fun-food dieting, the go-to girl for people who want to have their cake – and cheeseburgers and …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2012
No proven link between milk, diabetes
DEAR READERS: Previously, I devoted a column to answering your questions and comments about my statements in past columns. I’m doing the same today. • Is drinking milk healthy? In …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012
Refugees’ group harvests fruits and vegetables for needy
In the summer of 2011, two East Central women, both refugees, came up with the idea of harvesting neighborhood fruit that otherwise wouldn’t be used, and donating it to the …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
Labeling modified food up to voters
WASHINGTON – California has long shaped agricultural and environmental practices nationwide, and an initiative on Tuesday’s ballot could frame the growing national movement over labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012, 3:38 p.m.
The Sandy 15? Superstorm comfort-eating on menu
Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy with good intentions. Cucumbers and apples were on her list.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
Archive compiles statewide cafeteria inspection reports
Only 15 of Washington’s 37 county health districts offer access to K-12 school cafeteria inspection reports online, and there is no state database offered by Washington’s health department, making information …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Doctor K: Choose foods wisely with IBS
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently heard about a new diet to manage IBS. Can you tell me about it? DEAR READER: Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder. Symptoms …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012, 9:17 a.m.
Report: Americans eat too much salt
When it comes to mealtime, most Americans need to hold the salt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 90 percent of Americans ages 2 and older eat …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012, 8:21 a.m.
Soda industry: Vending machines will show calories
NEW YORK — As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that display just how many calories are in their drinks.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012
Rock Doc: Retrain taste buds to like foods that are good for us
Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 10:58 a.m.
Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled
Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012
Roasting takes vegetables from ‘torture’ to tolerable
For two weeks this summer I made it my mission to improve my 8-year-old son’s tolerance of vegetables. I called it “veggie boot camp.” He called it torture.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012, 7:06 a.m.
Washington’s obesity rate on the rise
Washington’s obesity rate is projected to hit 55.5 percent by the year 2030 - more than double the rate from 2011.
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012
CDC says American children eat too much salt
CHICAGO – American children eat as much salt as adults – about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac. Extra salt is linked …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
Food co-ops brace for national competition
BOISE – The Boise Co-op eliminated thousands of slow-selling items, sweeping away the claustrophobic effect that accompanied too many offerings. The Wheatsville Food Co-op in Texas is opening its second …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012
Organic food not necessarily better for you
WASHINGTON – Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out – …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012
Produce produces results
Some new research tried to figure out what might help post-menopausal women achieve long-term weight loss. And it turns out that adding produce to their diet didn’t show up as …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012
Energy drinks face N.Y. probe
ALBANY, N.Y. – High-octane energy drinks including 5-Hour Energy and Monster that promise healthy bursts of energy are getting pulled over in New York. New York state Attorney General Eric …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
Doctor K: View nutrition facts to find healthy cereal
DEAR DOCTOR K: I know breakfast is important, but in our house we only have time for cereal. How can I make sure to at least choose a healthy one? …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012
In brief: T-shirt, legume sales to help food bank
Pacific Northwest Co-op Specialty Foods plans to raise money for Second Harvest food bank by selling T-shirts and bags of legumes during the upcoming National Lentil Festival. The lentil festival …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 2:21 p.m.
Study: Higher egg yolk consumption leads to accelerated thickening of arteries
Just as you were ready to tuck into a nice three-egg omelet again, comforted by the reassuring news that eggs are not so bad for you, here comes a study …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012
Laws may help combat kids’ obesity
CHICAGO – Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
Beverage companies invest in conservation
WEST COLUMBIA, Texas Fifty miles outside the nation’s fourth-largest city is a massive field of waist-high grass, buzzing bees and palm-size butterflies, just waiting to be ripped up by an …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, 11:50 a.m.
Investigation dampens Monster’s energy buzz
As energy drinks continue to surge in popularity, the disclosure by Monster Beverage Corp. that it’s being investigated is the latest signal that the high-octane industry is coming under sharper …