obesity

America’s Losing War Against Obesity

January 22, 2012 / No Comments

It's no secret that Americans are getting fatter by the year. Much of the fault can be found on their plates. Portion sizes have been growing out of control and it's rare that anyone even knows how much a real "portion" is anymore. For example: Did you know that one FDA-recommended serving of fish or meat is 3 ounces? That's the equivalent of ...

America Wastes 2% of Energy on Uneaten Food!

October 4, 2010 / 1 Comment

Latest research reveals that the US wastes two percentage of energy on uneaten food. It says that tons of food gets tossed out every day. Americans are throwing off a shockingly high amount of food, where 8-16 percent of total US energy consumption goes into producing the food they consume. Estimates according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate that people ...

Cars Make Us Fat: Active Transportation is the Way to Go

December 19, 2008 / No Comments

Have you changed your habits? Do you commute to work on a bicycle or doing an extra mile walking? Well, good for you. Apparently you're not only helping the environment to reduce carbon emissions, but you're also helping yourself to stay healthier. Researchers at the University of Tennessee and Rutgers University found a direct link between "active transportation" and obesity. As ...