The Front Desk

The Psychology Behind Why Fad Diets Fail
Countless studies have demonstrated that dieting takes a toll on our mental health and our relationship with food. Researchers have known this for decades. One revealing study, first published in 1988 in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, found that just two weeks of calorie-restricted dieting led participants to adopt negative feelings about eating. This same result has been replicated time and time again. There is a simple reason that restrictive dieting leads to negative thoughts.
June 8, 2021
Is Eating Spicy Food Basically Exercise?
Eating spicy food causes a physical reaction similar to how the body responds to exercise. We sweat, we become short of breath, and we might even experience feelings of euphoria akin to a runner’s high. But while eating spicy food sure feels like a workout, can it actually help us lose weight? Is it possible to overheat while eating something spicy? And why does eating spicy food give us a euphoric buzz? Here are the answers to these “burning” questions.
May 25, 2021
The Difference Between Fermented Foods and Probiotics Explained
Humans have been consuming fermented foods for thousands of years, but there was no widely accepted scientific definition until recently. In 2019, the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) enlisted a panel of thirteen experts from a wide range of disciplines to answer a specific question: What does the term “fermented foods'' even mean?
May 19, 2021
Learn to Cook Without a Recipe to Eat Healthier
Have you ever stared into a fridge full of food longingly, discouraged by your options, and then promptly closed the door in defeat? Did you reach for something fast and easy instead, like a bag of chips or your phone to order delivery? While these are quick solutions, they are not beneficial for your wallet or your health. The ultimate solution to your refrigerator woes is learning to cook without a recipe.
May 12, 2021
Shop Your Local Farmers’ Market Like an Expert
Farmers markets are a thrill. They offer the freshest locally grown produce, incomparable food transparency, and the opportunity to support small businesses in the community. What could be better than that?
May 10, 2021
Try Mindful Cooking as a Meditation Alternative
Meditation is difficult to master. Have you tried mindful cooking? All the benefits of meditation are waiting for you in the kitchen. Learn more on this blog.
April 29, 2021
Easy Ways to Cook Healthy Comfort Foods at Home
Pizza, burgers, and mac and cheese are no longer reserved for cheat days. Cook mouth-watering healthy versions of your favorite comfort foods at home. All the tips and tricks you need are in this post!
April 22, 2021
Unexpected Health Benefits of Common Cooking Herbs
Which contains more vitamin C, an orange or a bundle of fresh thyme? The answer might change how you prepare your next meal. Discover the unexpected health benefits of common cooking herbs on this blog.
April 14, 2021
Save Money and Eat Healthier By Grocery Shopping Smarter
Life hack your grocery list. Follow these five simple guidelines to save time, money, and make healthy eating a total breeze. Who is stressed about grocery shopping? Not you.
April 12, 2021
What Your Phone’s Physical Activity Log Reveals About Your Happiness
If your smartphone is always by your side during the day, it records how much you get up and move. Here’s what that data may reveal about your overall happiness, according to the latest research.
December 9, 2020
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