What is a conscious consumer? Someone who knows what they want, why they want it, when they need it and avoids being influenced by marketing and random cravings! Knowledge is power… and so is control!
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Author Megan Kimble shares the story of what it was like to spend an entire year ditching processed food and finding affordable ways to eat clean.
We're calorie counting, but is the FDA getting in our way?
One thing that I realized about myself in this journey to lose the weight, was that I needed to address my eating habits. I couldn't understand what was happening that was making this process so unbelievably difficult for me. I mean, I was working out 7 days a week for at least an hour at [...]
Y'know, I wrote about KFC's Double Down monstrosity almost 10 months ago, when it was being tested somewhere out in the northwest. I was outraged then, but I figured it simply wouldn't sell. Boy, was I wrong. People are lovin' this thing! I mean, OD'ing on it! Seems like the only ones up in arms [...]
I've been saying this for a while now... but when it becomes innocent you against people who stand to make lots of money off of you, you don't stand a chance. Taken from Women's Health magazine: Here's how this deviousness works: Human beings have what food-industry insiders call a "bliss point," a nirvana of the [...]
As someone who works in marketing, I'm often analyzing something from the aspect of the company. Why would a company pay to put "this-particular-image" in my face? What are they trying to get me to do? Why does my reaction benefit them? Is it truly in my best interests to react to this in this [...]
The advantages - and disadvantages - of the first Whole Foods opening in Brooklyn - culture, stereotypical Brooklyn, and a visible butcher.
"Well, what if it says [this] on the box? Doesn't that make a difference?" No.
Over the last year or so, It's been heavy on my heart to become more of a conscious shopper... an educated consumer, of sorts. What does that mean? It means trying to put an end to mindless shopping and spending, knowing what companies to whom you give your money, and making conscious decisions about what [...]
I'd like to talk about something that I think is pretty important when it comes to weight loss and changing our eating habits. However, I think this is different because I'm talking about the habits we don't necessarily know that we have. Let's talk about breakfast for an example. If you think about the average [...]
"A new technology, installed on buses in Seoul, would release the aroma of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee into the atmosphere for riders to inhale."
No-salt salts are just as bad as no-fat fats and no-sugar sugars. Here's why.
I get so annoyed by people who say things like, "Oh, I don't believe in calorie counting." or "Calorie counting is silly." I always ask them, "Well, why?" It's almost always some dumb answer like, "Well, I don't want to know how many calories my favorite foods are." or "I'm not going to [...]
Thanks to Nutrition to Wellness, I came across this phenomenal little series of videos from the 2007 Healthy Living Expo. Lots of juicy tidbits in there, but this one put me a little over the edge. I guess it's a little silly to have expectations of an industry that owes you nothing, yet aims to [...]
The anatomy of a super-fake weight loss transformation photo.
If a famous athlete promotes a junk food brand, do you think it encourages kids to eat it?
Early Saturday morning, my teen aged sister and I sat down for a little morning chat. In the middle of talking, she jumped up to begin preparing breakfast. In the background behind her chatter, I could hear the toaster going, the microwave beeping, and eggs being beaten. Then, I hear the salt shaker. I kind [...]