How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight  Blog Post

If you’re trying to slim down, you might be entirely cutting out some of your favorite (perhaps not-so-healthy) foods—thinking that not eating treats will help you lose weight.

However, restricting foods that you enjoy can actually make you overindulge in them later, potentially undoing all your recent healthy-eating efforts, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. You might not be successful at losing weight, despite your best intentions.

Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Gift Ideas for Food Lovers Blog Post

The holidays are my favorite time of year. Music, parties, lights, glitter, snow and, of course, the yummy food!

The one thing I don't always love is holiday shopping. It's hard to know what to get for the people on my list.

So this year, I polled my fellow EatingWell editors for their top gift picks for food lovers. Spread holiday cheer with any of these finds or give one to yourself (I won't tell).

The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post

When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for.

A Better Bottom: More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.

Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post

Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).

Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.

Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? Blog Post

Picking out healthy and filling breakfast foods at the grocery store can feel pretty overwhelming. There are thousands of options to choose from, but it’s hard to tell which are the healthiest choices.

We put two popular fast and filling breakfast foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? For a quick, easy breakfast that will fill you up, which is a better choice—1 cup of toasted-oats cereal with 1/2 cup low-fat (2%) milk or 2 slices of whole-grain toast topped with 2 tablespoons peanut butter?