Shop BedBathBeyond to LoseWeight

Did you know that getting different plates, bowls, and table linens might boost your weight loss efforts by helping you manage portions?

In a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people ate less when the color of the plate and the food on the plate contrasted, such as pasta in red sauce on

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Cooking by Number -- Main Dish Salads

It’s Thanksgiving week and the official start to the holiday season. What a perfect time to look for ways to get through November and December with your weight and health more or less intact. So I’m kicking off my Monday blog post with Cooking by Number.

Did you ever “paint by number”? You start

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Staying Motivated

With so much food and energy savers in our environment, motivation is essential to control eating. #RobynFlipse writes http://t.co/ZP2XyKw

Research findings continue to support #Volumetrics

Harvard study shows weight loss benefits from eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, yogurt in Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated – http://nyti.ms/q2Ouf7

Taste Buds Need Time To Adapt

Liked it better when Campbell’s quietly lowered sodium stealthfully. Taste buds need time to adapt http://t.co/ODOFG9v via @FoodNavigatorUS

Sugar or HFCS? Too Much Says NHANES

Whether it’s sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, we still get too much. 16% of total calories says NHANES. Read, Sweet Revenge, Chefs Pour on the Sugar in wsj online.

Satiety Retweet

eatsmartbd: Satiety is not always a function of how much you ate — it may be more related to how much it meant to you!

Berry Good

An article in the February 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links eating a variety of berries to lower blood pressure and higher HDL “good” cholesterol. We try to keep a couple of big bags of berries in the freezer, wild Maine blueberries and an organic mixed berry assortment

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A Place For Indulgence

The headline of an article in today’s Food Navigator, “Consumers Demand Guilt-Free Indulgence,” caught my eye. The article cited a Datamonitor.com study that found that

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Think Your Drink

You walk into Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts or even McDonald’s and buy a coffee drink without too much thought. Mark my words: our love of fancy beverages is going to translate into extra pounds down the road. Why? Because most drinks have lots of calories, sometimes close to one-third of the calories that a

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