nutrition

How To Go On Holiday Without Ruining Your Diet

Even the most exciting holiday can turn into a huge source of anxiety if you’re worried about disrupting your hard-earned progress. But you didn’t turn to a fitter lifestyle to become a hermit. Here’s how to enjoy the break without finding yourself back at square one.


Replace Carbs With Cauliflower To Stick To A Low-Carb Or Paleo Diet

Many people choose to limit carbs in their diet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have rice or pizza — well, rice or pizza made from cauliflower.


Five Steps To Overcome Binge Eating

Binge eating episodes can be terrifying. They’re like an out-of-body experience where you watch yourself in a feeding frenzy, searching for every morsel of tastiness you can find. Here’s how to stop them.


Ask LH: Are Smoothies Healthy?

Dear Lifehacker, I love smoothies and figure they’re pretty healthy. After all, they’re mostly fruit, sometimes even with some leafy greens and protein. But I have friends who won’t touch the stuff, saying smoothies have so much sugar they’re basically confectionery. What’s the deal? Aren’t smoothies healthy?


Sports Foods May Not Be Better Than Real Food For Recovery

The companies that sell post-workout drinks and snacks would love you to believe that post-exercise nutrition is an exact science, and that you need specific nutrients in specific ratios from specific products to recover and perform your best. Recently, a study tested that idea, pitting sports recovery products against a McDonald’s meal — and the fast food worked just as well.


Beyond Probiotics: Can You 'Hack' Your Microbiome?

Trillions of tiny creatures call your body home, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and others. They’re not always bad news, and in fact, our health depends on having a thriving collection of microbes. Which leads to the obvious question: can we hack our health by hacking our microbiome?


Eight Sneaky Tricks To Get Your Children To Eat Healthy Food

A child’s diet should be high in fruit and vegetables, high in complex carbohydrates such as brown bread, brown pasta and brown rice and relatively low in fat and sugary foods. It should also be low in salt. But as many of us know, getting children to eat what is good for them can be easier said than done. So how do you get your child to eat a healthy diet?


How To Keep Your Diet Healthy This Easter

As you tuck into your crème eggs, dark chocolate bunnies and scrumptious hot cross buns this Easter long weekend, remember that decadent treats and weight management don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.


How To Determine The Number Of Calories You Should Eat To Lose Weight

When you start a diet, determining how much to eat can feel a bit like playing calorie roulette. Many people turn to a calorie calculator, but they can greatly overestimate the amount of food that you need to lose weight. Here’s how to calculate your own target.


What To Eat Before An Endurance Race

So you’ve decided to tackle an endurance race — maybe a marathon or half marathon, maybe a triathlon, century ride, all-day hike, or some other multi-hour effort. Of the many tough decisions you’ll make that day, one of the first is: What should you eat for breakfast?