Diet and Weight Loss - Original Articles

Are You Ready to Eat For Life?

Could this thoughtful approach to eating work for you?

The Skinny on Brown Fat

What is brown fat? And why might you want more of it?

The Whole Scoop on the Whole30®

This new and popular diet goes back to basics.

Cutting Out Alcohol: The Shortcut to Better Health?

Learn about the small experiment that led to some measurable health benefits.

Diabetes and the Mediterranean Diet

Why this popular diet may help prevent diabetes and help those who already have the disease control their symptoms.

How to Indulge Without Overdoing It

Too much food and drink is bad for your health and can even shorten your lifespan.

Feeling Fat? The Alarming Cause of Sudden Weight Gain

Sudden weight gain may be water retention, medically known as edema. Here’s what it is, what you can about it, and when you should worry.

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy Food More Exciting

If you're under the impression that food has to be tasteless to be healthy, you're mistaken. Say goodbye to bland with these delicious and inspiring ideas that will make it easier to resist ordering pizza again.

It Is Not Possible to Be Obese and Healthy, Study Shows

Although they may feel healthy in the present, obese individuals are not exempt from the long-term consequences of carrying extra pounds.

Juicing vs. Eating Raw: What's Better for Diabetes Management?

Some say juicing is an effective way of warding off chronic diseases. Others say eating whole foods is the better route to go. Who's right?

Why Do Schools Send Home "Fat" Letters?

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are core subjects in schools. But in some districts, students' weights are being studied as well. Learn more about this heated topic.

Why Shedding Pounds Is Tough for Some Women

Some women's bodies hold on more tightly to calories consumed, resulting in unwanted weight gain. Here's the whole story.

Tofu: Perfect Health Food...or Not?

As a soy food, tofu is a terrific source of vegetable protein. But in addition to helping to prevent certain health problems, it may actually cause some others.

25 Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Vegetables

Veg out with these easy ideas to get more greens (and oranges and yellows) into your family's diet.

7 Health-Food Impostors

These seven edibles only seem healthy. Here's a list of smarter choices.

The Power of Phytonutrients

The key to getting your fill of phytonutrients? Eat the colors of the rainbow!

Moringa: The New Super Food?

Many people of Africa see the Moringa oleifera tree as a "miracle" plant, claiming it's responsible for rapidly curing malnutrition. Learn more about this vitamin-rich, mineral-rich food.

Sweet Potatoes: The Super Spud You Should Be Eating

Read on for the six reasons to serve this Thanksgiving side year 'round.

The Trouble With Tea

Five ingredients in tea can potentially harm your health. Here's what you need to know.

Are Vegetables Enough?

Are the greens on your plate providing you with the nutrients your body needs? Something may be missing.

What Type of Body Fat Is Most Dangerous?

More than one third of adults and nearly one in five children are obese. However, not all fat is created equal.

Do You Have Too Much of This Type of Fat?

Excess abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, may be a risk factor for some serious health problems. Fortunately, you can take measures to improve your health. Here's how.

Someone's Gained Weight: What to Say (and Not Say)

If someone near to you has recently gained weight, you may feel it's your duty to say something, but consider this expert insight first.

Healthy Spotlight: Kale

If you're wondering why all the buzz about this popular leafy green, find out what makes it a nutritional powerhouse and how you can enjoy it as a part of your healthy diet.

The Skinny on Green Coffee Bean Extract

An eye-opening study reveals the possible weight-loss benefits of this supplement created from green unroasted coffee beans.

Cut Calories (Not Flavor) From Your Cocktails

You can still get happy during Happy Hour without packing on the pounds. Here's how to slim down your cocktails (and your waistline, too)!

8 Habits of Skinny People

How do some folks manage to stay svelte with what looks like little effort? Learn their tricks.

A New Diet Tool?

An extract derived from unroasted coffee beans is showing promise as a weight-loss agent.

Sustainable Seafood Best Bets

Because of increasing threats to ocean ecosystems, many popular seafood items are not as sustainable as they could be. In addition, because of toxins in their water, several species could endanger your health if you eat too much of them.

Nutrition Bars: Healthy or Hype?

They're marketed as nutritious alternatives to poor-quality fast food. But what's really beneath the wrapper?
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