We Asked 10 Experts What the Phrase ‘Plant-Based Diet’ Means and No One Could Agree

Instead, the term “plant-based” is similar to the word “natural,” in that whoever (or whatever company) can use the term as they see fit, and not in accordance with a strict definition.

Heres how 10 experts within the world nutrition and plant-based eating had to say when asked this question: How would you define the phrase plant-based diet?
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9 Healthy Peanut and Nut Butters Taste Amazing on Pretty Much Anything

We can’t promise that eating peanut butter will help you lose weight. Remember how Elvis looked toward the end? All those PB-and-banana sandwiches didn’t help him fit into a slimmer jumpsuit. So no, peanut butter will not magically melt your middle.
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We Tried 36 Ice Creams to Pick the Best Healthy Options. You’re Welcome.

After rigorous, scientific, brain-freezingly thorough testing, we can definitively say that the best ice cream does not involve fava bean protein concentrate. Or soy milk. Or even coconut milk. No, the best ice cream is . . . ice cream….
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10 Surprising Superfoods That Also Taste Amazing

What makes a “superfood” so super, anyway? Well, sometimes it has more to do with the super-powered marketing team behind the product than the food itself. Here is our list of top 10 superfoods to work into your diet today.
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How to Give Up Your 4 Worst Eating Habits For Good

Valerie Goldstein featured in Men’s health recent article about how to give up your four worst eating habbits. For instance, when your stress levels skyrocket, so does your need for potato chips. Research suggests that downing salty foods can decrease the amount of cortisol — a stress-producing hormone — in your body. At the same time, the feel-good hormone oxytocin increases, making you feel better after you indulge.
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Having trouble figuring out whether the protein bar you like is actually good for you? You’re not alone. The options can overwhelm anyone. Which is why we worked with nutrition experts to identify what you really need to know the next time you shop.
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The 8 Best Foods For All-Day Energy

Nosh on these for optimal power to haul through your day
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The Weight-Loss Secret You’ve Never Heard

If you seem to have more than an inch to pinch on your waist no matter what you eat or whether you focus on intervals or weight training, the problem may not be your stomach but another organ.
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Your Post-Weekend Detox Meal Plan

Weekends are meant for relaxing—and, for many, relaxing their diets, especially on holiday weekends. With happy hour Friday, a party Saturday, brunch Sunday, and movies, dinners out, errands (hello, drive-through), and more thrown into the mix, even the healthiest eater finds it hard to stay on track.
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A Fix for Stubborn Fat? – The Zied Guide

I recently interviewed registered dietitian Valerie Berkowitz, author of The Stubborn Fat Fix. At first glance, her book looked like a reincarnation of the low carbohydrate, high protein diet espoused by the late Dr. Robert Atkins. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, or are familiar with my work or follow me on twitter or facebook, you know I very much support the evidence-based Dietary Guidelines for Americans that promote a diet that’s rich in carbohydrates and moderate in fat and protein.
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Following Five Key Lifestyle Habits Key To Optimum Sports Performance

Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, sports active kids need balanced nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats in a ratio of 1:1:1) throughout the day. The main purpose of carbohydrates is to provide energy. Fat helps the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Protein functions to repair muscle after prolonged exercise and is important for growth.
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Control Your Cravings

Your blood sugar can fall too low after just 4 hours of not eating,” says Valerie Berkowitz, M.S., R.D., nutrition
director at the Center for Balanced Health in New York City. So you search the fridge, food court, or seat cushions
for carbohydrates, which will provide a quick boost.
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Outwit the Leading Weight-Loss Traps for Guys

In prehistoric times, you would have emerged from a cave to survey the landscape for
food. For survival, your brain would have urged devouring anything you could kill or
uproot. Yet, when you weren’t out hunting sloths, you would have become one for similar
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Bizarre Diets That Actually Worked

Today there’s no shortage of equally strange meal plans—but the trick now, as it was then, is to glean their secrets to leanness, says Alan Aragon, M.S., a Men’s Health weight loss advisor. “Some of the stranger diets are based on foods people like to eat, so they’re easier to sustain.”
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Necessary Nutritional Supplements for Those with a Metabolic Disadvantage

Most of us understand the importance of adding a multivitamin and an Omega 3 supplement to our diet. But if you are at a metabolic disadvantage (an underlying condition that inhibits weight or health goals) you’ll need more support than just these two basics and here’s why…
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“Reverse Resolutions” You Should Make This Year

Take a counterintuitive approach to your healthy goals in the New Year for results that last.
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Fight Diet Failure with 4 Secrets for Weight-Loss Success

It seems so simple: Eat right, exercise, get some rest, and you will lose weight. But maybe it’s not so simple. According to Jessica Bartfield, M.D., who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care, diets fail for four reasons…
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9 Ingredients Nutritionists Won’t Touch

If you see any of these listed on a food label, don’t buy whatever you’re holding…
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National Healthy Weight Week: Self-Satisfaction Is Key

Diets don’t work—healthy lifelong habits are what will get you weight loss, weight maintenance, and good health. Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week (January 20 to 26) by dropping the diet and picking up a few healthy habits instead.
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45 CDEs & Experts Talk About the Importance of Diet & Lifestyle in People with Diabetes

1. Do you think diabetes is on rise or decline? If on rise can you add your feedback as to why you think its on rise and if its on decline then why?
2.What is the importance of diet in diabetes? What kind of dietary guidelines should people with diabetes be following?
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7 Gross Foods That Are Extremely Healthy For You

Maybe close your eyes before you take a bite
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Who Am I? My Professional Life with Dr. Atkins & My Low Carb Pregnancy

In my previous life, I was a vegetarian who worked as a clinical dietitian in a hospital. I got mixed up with a “crazy diet doctor” (Dr. Atkins) who won me over, and earned my support as a nutrition expert.

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