Soy. There has never been a food item with such debate as there is with soy. Soy has been toted to be incredibly beneficial for heart health, hot flashes, preventing breast and prostate cancer, helping with weight loss and preventing osteoporosis. While at the same time, there have also been claims of increased risk of breast cancer and minimal help in heart health.

So, where does the truth lie?


It’s 2 p.m. You were supposed to eat lunch an hour ago, and now you want to eat anything in sight and potentially harm anyone who stands in your way.

This picture is unfortunately all too familiar for most of us. The end is usually not pretty in the sense that we’ll end up with poor nutrition choices and eat to the point of feeling sick. We all tend to assume this is just how life goes, rather than acknowledging this is actually a lack of understanding our own hunger and satiety cues.

If you haven’t heard of those terms before, don’t worry — you aren’t alone. Hunger  is defined as the uncomfortable feeling in your stomach that is caused by the need for food. This is not to be confused with appetite, a desire for food. Your appetite often is not an indicator of what your body actually needs, but what your eyes are saying you need. Super frustrating.