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  • Calorie counts can’t be trusted

    Dieters can’t believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised. A …


  • Joy to the scales

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, when it’s oh-so-easy to begin to look a lot like Santa Claus. Sweet temptations are everywhere. The office, in particular, can be …


  • Web sites map diet plans

    The road to diet hell is paved with books, all by authors firmly convinced of the inarguable perfection of their own eating plans. And although detailed, customized menus may not …


  • Take steps to better eating

    Changing your diet habits isn’t easy, but here are some tips from Sharon Salsman, a dietitian with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, on taking the first steps: Adopt an …


  • Green tea can help you lose that belly fat

    If reducing that paunch is one of your goals, consider adding green tea to your diet. A study published in the February issue of the Journal of Nutrition supports the …


  • Tricks help you make thick soups minus the fat

    Thinking about how to fill up while on a diet? Think about soup. Soup as a main course is an excellent way to feel satisfied by eating low-calorie vegetables and …


  • Healthy eating for 2009 starts now

    Resolutions that involve better eating could start right here. These recipes fall within our nutritional guidelines as healthful, and they all taste great.


  • A guy’s guide

    Hey, guys, we’re four days into 2009 and chances are good that you’re already feeling like a loser. Resolutions not working out too well, eh? It’s pretty easy to see …


  • New Year offers chance for a fresh start

    Whether you’re resolving to eat more meals at home, learn to love vegetables or add a few new kitchen tricks to your repertoire, there’s help for those New Year’s promises. …


  • Weight&see

    E verybody who has tried to lose weight knows this simple fact: It’s all about calories in and energy out. Build up enough of a deficit and the pounds start …


  • Calculate Your Calorie Needs

    How do you know how many calories you should be eating each day? Nutritionists work with resting metabolic rate (RMR) as the cornerstone for determining that. The RMR is the …


  • Even Moderate Weight Gain Can Be Deadly, Study Shows

    The evidence continues to weigh in: for health and longevity, it pays to be thin - considerably thinner than current guidelines for middle-aged Americans recommend. A major new study suggests …


  • Camp Calcium Not Exactly A Fun-Filled Vacation

    To the 14 middle-school girls, spending three weeks of their summer vacation in a college sorority house with free food, interesting classes and tons of recreation was a great adventure. …


  • Baby Foods: First Junk Food? Consumer Group Critical Of Fillers, Sugar In Baby Food

    Parents should read those labels. They may be starting their infants down the junk-food trail with baby food laden with starches and sugars, a consumer advocacy group said Thursday. “I’m …


  • Dr. Spock’s Advice For Everyone: Embrace A Non-Dairy Vegetarian Diet

    “Don’t drink your milk! Don’t eat your meat!” Surprising advice from the world’s most famous doctor? Not if you know Benjamin Spock. Vegetarian. Peace lover. Animal-rights activist. Since writing the …


  • Nearly 3 In 4 Americans Are Overweight

    Americans keep putting on the pounds, according to a new survey that says nearly three in four are overweight. The Harris Survey released today found that 71 percent of Americans …

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