Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Having a hard time kicking those cravings? An Eat This, Not That! go-to expert tells her clients to allow themselves 100 discretionary calories each day so they can satisfy their cravings without falling off track. Nine Peanut M&Ms and a single Reese's Peanut Butter Cup both come in right around 100 calories, so enjoy and know you can have more tomorrow.
NY Times: At Chipotle, How Many Calories Do People Really Eat?
"How healthy is a normal Chipotle meal? Today, we have a ballpark estimate. The typical order at Chipotle has about 1,070 calories. That’s more than half of the calories that most adults are supposed to eat in an entire day. The recommended range for most adults is between 1,600 and 2,400." Click here to read the full story.
CNN: Fitness Craze: Undergoing Temps of -220F (Video)
"CNN's Rachel Crane tries out a new fitness craze: exposing herself to temperatures far below zero in hopes of boosting metabolism and reducing inflammation." Click here to read the full story.
THE ATLANTIC: Never Shop Hungry
"Humans are more likely to make purchases when they're hungry, according to behavioral scientists reporting this week on five novel experiments in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers found that the hunger-spending phenomenon applies not only in logical cases like grocery shopping or ordering at a restaurant, but to any type of shopping." Click here to read the full story.
NUTRITION FACTS: Organic Milk and Prostate Cancer
"A recent study from Clemson University represents the other extreme, controlling for as many factors as possible by isolating prostate cancer cells out of the body in a petri dish and dripping cow milk on them directly. The researchers chose organic cow’s milk, because they wanted to exclude the effect of added hormones so that they could test the effect of all the growth hormones and sex steroids found naturally in milk. They found that cow’s milk stimulated the growth of human prostate cancer cells in each of 14 separate experiments, producing an average increase in cancer growth rate of over 30%. In contrast, almond milk suppressed the growth of these cancer cells by over 30%." Click here to read the full story.