And The Winner of “Best Diet” Is… (You’ll Be Surprised)

Posted on 06/7/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEver heard of the DASH diet? A new ranking of major diet plans says the government-developed DASH plan is the best overall whether your goal is weight loss, controlling diabetes or staying heart-healthy. U.S. News and World Reports, the news magazine better known for its annual college rankings, this week issued its first-ever ranking of 20 popular diet programs based on the recommendations of a panel of 22 health experts. The panel gave top marks to Weight Watchers as the …

Counting Calories, But Not For That Margarita

Posted on 05/2/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMcDonald’s may soon have to post how many calories are in a Big Mac and fries under the government’s new proposed guidelines, but it looks like the popcorn at your local movie theater is off the hook. And so are the alcoholic drinks at your favorite Applebee’s or Olive Garden. Evidently, calorie counting comes to a halt when it’s booze or the stuff you munch while watching “The King’s Speech.” Under the proposed menu labeling rules, you won’t know that …