diet

Put A Mirror In Your Kitchen To Trick Yourself To Eat Healthier

It pays to be self-conscious sometimes. This one-minute video from In59second’s Richard Wiseman tells us that just looking at ourselves before we open the fridge can help us lose weight and make better food choices.


Ask LH: How Can I Help A Friend Gain Weight?

Hi Lifehacker, I have a friend with a fast metabolism. I know he eats a full lunch and dinner and sometimes even late-night snacks as well. However, he’s still well under the recommended weight for his height (11 kilograms in fact). Is there any way to help him gain weight?


The Best Things To Eat And Drink For Better-Tasting Bodily Fluids

Private parts are never going to taste like chocolate cake or a glazed doughnut — and that’s OK. Men and women’s natural smells and tastes are part of human sexuality, and as long as you’re healthy, there’s nothing wrong with how the universe made you. But there are a few things you can eat and drink to smell and taste “better”.


Playing Tetris May Stop Your Food Cravings

Tetris is a magical game. Not only can it wipe out bad memories, but a new study in the journal Appetite found that it can even help stop food cravings.


The Best (And Worst) Foods To Help You Recover When You're Sick

When you’re sick with a cold or stomach problems, eating might be the last thing you feel like doing. To recover as fast as possible though, you need to nourish your body. To that end, Greatist has a list of the best and worst you can eat when you’re sick.


Ask LH: What Can I Eat To Keep Cool?

Dear Lifehacker, What should I eat during summer to keep my body cool? In winter you have soup to stay warm: beyond cool drinks, what’s the summer equivalent? I’d like to know how to keep my oven of a body as cool as possible to fight the heat!


Ask LH: What Healthy Snacks Can I Bring To The Office?

Dear Lifehacker, Like most people, I get hungry sometimes between breakfast and lunch, or between lunch and quitting time. I don’t want to starve myself, but I also don’t want to just hit the vending machine. What can I nibble on that isn’t unhealthy but doesn’t require a kitchen to cook?


Are Saturated Fats Good Or Bad For You?

Dietary guidelines cite the fact that saturated fats can increase LDL cholesterol, which is also known as bad cholesterol because it’s a major risk factor for heart disease. Others claim saturated fats are not a problem.


Use Your Hand As A Guide To Portion Control

If portion control is part of your diet struggle, the best tool you have to judge whether there’s too much food on your plate is one you already have with you: Your hand. This graphic shows you how to judge servings of meat, pasta, even butter with your hand and fingers.


DIY Soylent: Should You Make Your Own Food Substitute?

Soylent, the yet-to-be-released food substitute, promises to replace meals you’re too busy to cook. It attempts to provide all essential nutrients so you only get what your body needs. With an indefinite release, some clever individuals decided to make their own and let others do the same. So, can you make a decent food substitute yourself? We decided to find out.