Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775
By:
Elyse Glickman
People who went away to college probably recall the “Freshman 15,” and not very fondly. This phenomenon, where college students gain weight during their first year, is not just traced to easier access to junk food, but also tied to their adjusting to the higher stress of the university environment. They may eventually recover in time for their sophomore year,...
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Deborah Beck Busis, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is possible to celebrate the High Holidays without gaining weight. But for this to happen, people, especially those who have a propensity to gain weight, need a plan for how they'll handle their eating. Why? Because "winging it" invariably leads to overeating. When people are hesitant or unmotivated to devise an eating plan for the High Holidays, it's important...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Frapped, whipped, blended or heated, coffee has stirred up some popularity among an increasingly younger generation of fans, along with a touch of controversy on its benefits: What's good in theory for one generation could be bad for another. A recent coffee study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine certainly adds to its appeal among people 50 and...
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Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a variety of colors, sizes and textures; and then there's molasses, honey and the more esoteric agave syrup -- not to mention the growing variety of calorie-free sweeteners. When do you use what, and why? Granulated sugar...
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Annoying, sure. But can toddlers playing with their food have darker implications?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Why do toddlers play with their food? Is it simply an annoying -- and frustrating -- rite of passage for a child? Or does it have deeper implications? Recent headlines in Europe and a major study in Israel show that quirky early eating habits may have some serious roots with international ramifications. Britain's Daily Mail reported recently that a child...
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