1. The many faces of yogurt- Yogurt selection can get pretty confusing with all the various options. This article does a great job discussing all those choices and why some are better selections than others. Conclusion-mix it up and enjoy many types, but keep sweeteners to a minimum.
2. Are you smarter than the dietitian?- This is a quiz that discusses food labels. I didn't do as well as I had hoped, so I hope you all fare better. Kind of a neat way to learn something new!
The big news in health this week were the articles circulating about the infamous show 'The Biggest Loser'. A study that followed 14 of the show's contestants came out this week and explained why all of these individuals have gained their weight back and often more. The article discusses how the extreme measures and fast weight loss affect metabolism and hormones, which often leads to rebound weight gain. Overall, the study can scare us a little, but it really shows how important an overall healthy lifestyle habits, without extremes, can lead to a healthy weight. Take a look at a few deviations of the information here, here and here.