Browsing the "calories" Tag

The 2,000 Calorie Diet: Why Restaurant Food Looks so Different than Home-Cooked

December 24th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Food is good. Even when it’s really, really bad for us. Usually, especially then. And if you’re trying to stick to the recommended 2,000 calorie diet, particularly at this time of year, you’ll want to think twice before you eat some of these restaurant meals that contain a startling number of calories.


A Weight Loss App that Feeds the Hungry

September 13th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Who couldn't stand to lose a few pounds? What if you had a free weight loss app to help you? And using that app also benefitted your local food bank


Fooducate Helps You Know What You Eat

February 24th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush

We live with information overload, but a few online sites dedicated to understanding nutritional value have proven their worth. Get to know Fooducate


PETA Enters the Fast Food Fight

March 2nd, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The fast food industry is taking on PETA's attempts to demonize them, and has unleashed a series of documents regarding some unethical behaviors of the nonprofit. A few months ago if you Googled PETA, you probably would've been greeted with images of supermodels in cages wearing nothing but body paint, or some controversial billboards shaming overweight children. Now, a PETA search turns up some pretty damning stuff.


Skinnygirl Wine Exposed: Not So Low-Calorie

February 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Kaplan

Not that long ago, I wrote about the dubious "natural" labeling (aka. greenwash) on Skinnygirl cocktails and how they contain E211, an additive linked to aging and cancer. So I was completely unsurprised to find more mis-truth in advertising surrounding their new line of wine



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