The Weekly Burn: Celebrating Healthy Decisions

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

Yes, we live in a culture that glorifies unhealthy food with massive serving sizes and sugar-laden food porn. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make room for healthier habits. From embracing mindful portion sizes to sharing colorful veggie pics, we’re all about celebrating healthier choices.

Celebrating Healthy Decisions

Nutrition FactsFor the first time in two decades, the Food and Drug Administration is poised to make big changes to the nutrition labels on food packaging. The proposed changes would more accurately reflect portion sizes and include a separate line for added sugar. (The New York TimesPhoto: Pond5 


Food Porn IndexUse Instagram? Then you’re probably guilty of posting #foodporn to your account from time to time. How often do you share pictures of vegetables, though? Bolthouse Farms’ Food Porn Index aggregates hashtags of 24 different foods in an effort to get us ‘gramming healthier food snaps. (Food Porn Index


National Eating Disorder AwarenessIn honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness week, here are five reasons to embrace recovery and spread awareness on the issue. (Choosing RawPhoto: NEDA




Tea Is tea better for you than water? Its antioxidant and metabolism-revving properties may pack more of a health punch than just the clear stuff. (Fitness




Personal Trainer - Fitbottomed GirlSigning up for a personal training session can be intimidating, but knowing what to expect can make the process easier. (FitBottomed Girls




BAAIf you didn’t qualify for Boston (yet!), you can still be a part of Marathon Monday with the Boston Marathon World Run. Athletes can participate anywhere in the world, running a distance of their choosing. (Boston Athletic Association