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Understanding Metabolism: How to Boost Yours with Exercise

The secret to permanent weight loss is training your body to be a more efficient calorie-burning engine by maximizing your metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at ...

How Cheating Can Help You Succeed

We've all heard the old adage "cheaters never prosper." But when it comes to following a healthy diet to lose weight or maintain your current weight, ...

Measuring Fat and Weight Loss: More Than Stepping on the Scale

In light of the constant stream of fad diets and the increasing concern for obesity, researchers are constantly looking for the best measure of weight loss. ...

Protein and Dairy: A Dieter's Best Friends?

New research has found that increased consumption of protein, particularly protein from dairy foods, helps people who are dieting lose more fat and preserve lean body ...

KaƱiwa: The Next Superfood?

People are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest foods to help enhance their health and prevent risk of disease. The term "superfood" has ...

Can the Secret to Successful Weight Loss Be as Simple as Chewing More?

In desperate attempts to lose weight, people are willing to try just about anything. New fad diets are constantly popping up, and the diet industry makes ...

The Good News About "Bad" Fats

Most people are probably aware that fat is "bad" for you. A diet high in fat is shown to cause many health problems, including heart disease, ...

Four "Bad" Foods That Are Actually Good for You

As a dietitian, I sometimes find people carefully watching what I choose to eat. The common misconception is that while I have a healthy lifestyle and ...

Carbs and Dairy: Is It Really Safe to Skip Them?

As a child, I was taught that my meals needed to come from 4 simple food groups: grains, seafood/meats (including beans), dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese), and ...

Pre-Diabetes and How You Can Stop It

Many people will develop diabetes in their lives. The causes of Type II diabetes are most often related to weight gains from taking in too many ...

Getting Enough Fiber Is Easier Than You Think!

The average American is not consuming enough fiber. Most health experts recommend approximately 25-35 grams of fiber every day. A few of the numerous benefits of ...

Quick, Healthy Snacks and Lunches-To-Go

When life gets busy, eating right can be hard to do. Our increasingly chaotic lifestyles are jam-packed with so many long hours working, taking care of ...

US News Ranks the "Best Diets"

US News and World Report recently released with a ranking of twenty diets. Their findings were based on seven criteria: short term weight loss, long term ...

Nutritive vs. Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

Sweeteners, whether they be nutritive (provide calories) or non-nutritive (do not provide calories), are added to a multitude of foods and beverages. Sweeteners not only provide ...

16 Surprising Sources of Protein

Protein does more than just build strong muscles. It also strengthens bones, increases satiety, protects against heart disease, and helps support a healthy immune system. We ...

What Are Net Carbs?

Most people who are concerned about their health are very familiar with food labels. You've probably looked at your fair share of Nutrition Facts panels, ingredient ...

Eat This, Not That: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

Every day, we are constantly faced with choices about what to eat. For most of us, it's got to be quick and easy, and it's got ...

Low, Less, and Lite: How to Decipher 'Healthy' Food Labels

Ever walk down a grocery store aisle and try to decipher labels? Or have you had a hard time deciding whether a product labeled as "low ...

Great Flavor With Healthy Additives

Can you really add flavor without adding calories or risking adverse health effects? We have all heard that we should cut down on the salt we ...

3 Steps to Smart Snacking

If you ask anyone in the health profession how often you should eat, you will most likely be told to eat 5 to 6 small meals spread out ...

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