Good Question: How Much Sugar Should We Be Eating?A new study found some Starbucks favorites are filled with all the added sugar we should eat in a day -- and then some. For example, a large white chocolate mocha has 74 sugary grams, and a large hot chocolate has 60 grams of sugar.
HealthEast Unveils 'Ways To Wellness' Chef-Consultation ProgramA lot of people entertain during the holidays, but some of our favorite meals can come with a high calorie count. So how do you cut back on calories without giving up flavor? Chef Jeremy Reinicke from HealthEast stopped by WCCO's studios Wednesday with some ideas you can try.
How Many Calories Are In Your State Fair Foods?Do you know how many calories are in those delicious cheese curds or that pork chop on a stick? If you actually knew what it took to burn off those calories, it may make you change your approach to what you eat at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Good Question: What Happens To Our Bodies When We Eat Too Much?You might as well get out the sweatpants right now, because we all know we're throwing moderation out the door for Thanksgiving. The average person consumes about 4,000 calories on Thanksgiving, or twice what we eat on a daily basis.
Minnesota Surgeon Pens Diet BookA Minnesota surgeon has written a new diet book that calls for counting cups instead of calories. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Nick Meyer wrote the book, "The ProportionFit Diet: Count Cups, Not Calories" after looking for ways to lose weight himself.
Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk OffWe've heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it's harmful to our health. But that isn't keeping many Americans from drinking it.
Get Movin' Monday: Don't Count Calories, Count CupsA Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.
Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?Pizza, nachos, ice cream -- when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. "We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival," said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.
Get Movin' Monday: State Fair Food Calorie CountsMost in Minnesota are excited for the State Fair, and all the fun and food that go along with it. Everyone indulges a little at fair; some indulge a little more. But knowledge is power, so we turned to experts with the YMCA to find out what's in some of your favorite fair foods, and what you would have to do to work it off.
Good Question: How Do They Count Calories In Food?The list is out for popular restaurant dishes with the worst calorie counts. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed menus at chains across the country.
Which ‘Bad’ Super Bowl Foods Are Best For You?Not only is the Super Bowl one of the most watched TV events of the year, but it's also one that gives us a good excuse to splurge on some of our favorite foods. Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year, except for Thanksgiving. The most popular items are wings, nachos, pizza, and beer. But Sara Bloms, a registered dietitian, says the calories can creep up quick.
Super Bowl Facts: 1 Chicken Wing = Running A Football Field 12 TimesOne billion chicken wings. About 6,000 tons of nachos. And 11.2 pounds of potato chips. That's what Americans eat come Super Bowl Sunday.