How High Protein Diets Fail

In recent years, high protein diets have become popular for weight loss. News outlets like Women’s Health publish articles with titles like “Protein: Your Secret Weigh-Loss Weapon,” that feature astounding statements, including “The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts winnowing your waistline.” Other popular websites like Eat This, Not That! claim that “protein helps [...]

Don’t Be Duped – General Mills Cherrios Protein

In June, General Mills finally caved to mounting consumer pressure and agreed to remove artificial flavors and food dyes from their breakfast cereals over the next two to three years. Children cheered and moms everywhere breathed a sigh of relief – one less thing to worry about. While I am glad to hear they are [...]

Why It’s Time to Knock the Halo Off of Protein

Americans are obsessed with protein.  We worry if we are "getting enough.”  And if we start to reduce our meat intake in favor of more vegetables and grains, we really worry we’re not getting enough. Because “carbs” are perceived as bad, food companies proudly tout the grams of protein on their highly-processed breakfast cereals and [...]