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Eating Right in Difficult Times
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

The fact that many of us must shelter in place with limited access to the foods we are used to is an opportunity as well as a handicap. Read more >

Those Holiday Sugar Blues
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

It's not uncommon to feel low over the holidays. How we eat can make depression worse. Read more >

Restricted Eatings' Big Results
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Limiting the number of hours during which you eat, not how much you eat, can have a profound effect on your metabolism and weight. Read more >

Game Your Diet
Charlotte LoBuono

Making exercise a game keeps activity levels up. And one kind of gamification seems to work best. Read more >

Dietitians to the Rescue
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Few MDs feel qualified to make dietary recommendations. That's a problem for patients' health. Read more >

Processed Foods Fuel Obesity
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

If you want to gain weight, processed foods are the way to do it. They add about 500 calories a day. Read more >

Beware of Diet Blogs
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Weight loss blogs can be uplifting, but the information they offer is often inaccurate and high calorie. Read more >

Food Tracking Made Easy
Leslie Carr

Counting calories is a good way to lose weight, but it can be tedious. A quicker approach works better. Read more >

The Sugar in Your Yogurt
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDNi

Yogurt is health food, right? Not necessarily. Many, if not most, yogurts are loaded with sugar. Read more >

Low-Carb Diets are High-Risk
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Cutting carbohydrates raises your risk of premature death and serious health problems. What matters is the kind of carbs you eat. Read more >

Diabetes, Just Around the Corner
Alice G. Walton

Even seemingly healthy people can have blood sugar spikes that creep into diabetes territory. Read more >

How Do You Deal with Setbacks?
Charlotte LoBuono

Setbacks tell us important things about our goals. We just need to listen. Read more >

A Tip Sheet on Childhood Obesity
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Nutritionists weigh in on child obesity, offering tips for what parents can do to help. Read more >

Joint Effort: Avoiding Osteoarthritis
Esther Entin, M.D.

You can lower your risk of osteoarthritis and increase your chances of staying mobile and pain-free for years to come. Read more >

Health on Hand: Snack On
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

There's nothing wrong with a snack. It's what you grab that matters. Use this list to stock your pantry. Read more >

An End to the Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Debate?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Deciding between a low-carb or a low-fat diet has puzzled dieters for decades. Here's an answer. Read more >

Dealing with a Picky Eater
Alice G. Walton

Who doesn't like dessert better than vegetables? Picky eaters need to try healthy foods repeatedly. Read more >

Go with the Grain
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Give whole grains in bread, pastas and salads a chance. You'll lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes and colorectal cancer. Read more >

It's a Not-So-Small World After All
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

About a third of all the people on the planet are overweight or obese. These countries have the highest average BMIs. Read more >

Photo Sharing As Food Diary
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Taking a picture of your meal and posting it to social media brings diet support -- and accuracy. Read more >

Four Unhealthy Eating Habits That Make You Gain Weight
Esther Entin, M.D.

The American Heart Association offers way to tweak your eating habits to keep the pounds off. Read more >

Calm and Happy? There's an App for That
Neil Wagner

Clinicians have designed a set of apps to reduce depression and anxiety. They seem to help. Read more >

Diets: Which Is Better — Low Carb or Low Fat?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

What's the best way to lose weight in the New Year? Here are some answers. Read more >

For Teens, Dieting Can Lead to Eating Disorders
Esther Entin, M.D.

Teens who are overweight often turn to extreme dieting. The result? An eating disorder. Family meals help. Read more >

Binge-Eating, Disordered and Not
Esther Entin, M.D.

Binge-eating disorder is not just about out-of-control eating. It takes an emotional toll, too. Read more >

Corporate Wellness Programs: Pros and Cons
Maxwell J. Mehlman, J.D.

Corporate wellness programs can help; they can also be punitive and invade privacy. Read more >

Eating for Two
Esther Entin, M.D.

Mothers' weight gain during pregnancy actually changes their babies' metabolisms. Read more >

Tweaks Boost A Vegan Diet
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Vegans tend to be healthier, but even they need to be on the lookout for a number of nutritional deficiencies. Read more >

Weight Loss Plans — Over-Marketed and Under-Regulated
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Diet plans are easy to sell, and that, not weight-loss, may be their point. Read more >

Like Magic: A Quick Turn-Around For Kids’ Health
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Simply reducing sugar in the diets of children who are overweight changes their metabolism for the better. Read more >

Time to Stop Blaming Fat
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Four decades of nutrition wisdom may be overturned when the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are released later this year. Read more >

What Noise Is Doing to Your Waistline
Neil Wagner

The more noise from trains, planes and automobiles you hear daily, the bigger your waist, and the more belly fat you are likely to have. Read more >

Dieting? Prepare for The Emotional Ride
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Don't let emotions sabotage your diet. Preparation can really help. Read more >

Successful Offensives in the Battle of The Bulge
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Cities have banned super-sized sodas and built bike lanes. What works? Read more >

To Fight Obesity, Help Kids Get Enough Sleep
Esther Entin, M.D.

Sleep can help your child develop a healthy metabolism and avoid gaining weight. Read more >

Apps Help Dieters Lose Weight — If They Are Motivated
Charlotte LoBuono

Phone apps can help you lose weight, but it's what they can't do that makes the biggest difference. Read more >

And the Winner of Best Weight-Loss Diet Is...
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Weight loss may be the new Holy Grail. But which plans really help? Pick one that is right for you. Read more >

Junk Food Changes the Brain, But Healthy Foods Can Bring It Back
Alice G. Walton

Too much junk food may wire the brain for unhealthy choices. But you can change this. Read more >

Stress Is a Recipe for Weight Gain
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Stress can add an extra 100 calories day — even if you don't eat more. For those who are depressed, it's even worse news. Read more >

The Childhood Obesity Crisis: Who Is in Denial?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Kids can have inaccurate ideas about their own weight. Parents, too. What helps. Read more >

A Steep Rise in Diabetes Seen in Children and Teens in the U.S.
Esther Entin, M.D.

Kids are eating more and exercising less. The upshot is a huge increase in diabetes -- and medical costs. Read more >

Early Morning Light May Help Keep Weight under Control
Alice G. Walton

Getting some early morning sun may not only wake you up – it may help you slim down. Read more >

Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Leslie Carr

Bariatric surgery can help some lose enough weight to improve their health, but it is not problem-free. Read more >

Weight in Kindergarten Predicts Obesity Later in Life
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

If your child is overweight, he or she needs your help. The weight isn't going to come off naturally. Read more >

How to Keep Those Holiday Pounds Off
Neil Wagner

The holidays are a great time...to gain weight. Here are tips for ways to avoid picking up pounds. Read more >

Reader Beware: Study Results May Be Overstated
Neil Wagner

Scientists often overstate their findings. It's about attention. Read more >

Severe Obesity On the Rise Among Kids and Teens
Charlotte LoBuono

The fattest kids are getting fatter. Parents and doctors need to step in to help. Read more >

Help Navigating the World of Dietary Supplements
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Consumers now have help navigating the uncharted waters of the enormous supplement market. Read more >

Soda Bans Appear to Find Their Target
Alice G. Walton

So-called “soda bans” may actually help those who need it most. Read more >

Just One Sugary Drink A Day Increases Diabetes Risk Significantly
Alice G. Walton

Oh come on! How much can one little sugary drink a day up your risk for diabetes? Pretty significantly. Read more >

Companies Help Workers Lose Weight on the Job
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Companies seeking to cut healthcare costs might want to consider offering financial incentives for weight loss. Read more >

A Shift Away from Fast Food
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Americans are eating less fast food. You can guess what group eats the most. Read more >

Confirmed: The Cardiovascular Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Olive oil, nuts, a glass of wine, what's not to love about the Mediterranean diet? It prevents heart attacks, too. Read more >

Popular Misconceptions (and a Few Facts) about Obesity
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine shows we know less than we think we do about dieting. Read more >

Green Coffee Extract: Weight Loss Miracle or Just Another Fad?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

The pounds just melt away! Can you believe it? It's worth a closer look. Read more >

Are Cooking Shows Making Us Fat?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Are cooking shows, with their exotic locales and gorgeous food, contributing to our waistlines? Read more >

What You Need to Know About Apples
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Autumn is a good time to rediscover apples. Don't take these health dynamos for granted. Read more >

Bringing Your Nutritional Makeover Home
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Planning meals is key to your nutritional makeover. Eating out? Bag some food before you begin. Read more >

Nutrition 101 -Part 2
The First Three Steps to a Nutrition Makeover
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Small steps work best when you start a nutritional makeover. Read more >

Nutrition 101: Finding Reliable Sources of Nutrition Information
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

What's the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist? It's not a joke; it's important. Read more >

Big Beverage vs. A Big Health Problem
Harry A. Levy, M.D., M.P.H.

Is the move to restrict serving sizes of soda in NYC a bad idea or a bold way to begin tackling obesity? Read more >

Helping Kids Lose Weight
Alice G. Walton

Helping your child lose weight is tricky. You may want to start by changing your own behavior. Read more >

Why We Overeat and What We Can Do About It
Alice G. Walton

Eating should be simple: Eat when you are hungry, then stop. If only food weren't so pleasurable. Read more >

Eating Disorder or Disordered Eating?
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Eating disorder or disordered eating? The distinction is fuzzy, but stopping early is key. Read more >

Family Meals Help Cut Childhood Obesity
Alice G. Walton

Just having kids cut their fat intake does not help them lose weight. So what does work? Read more >

The Skinny on Fat: How to Tell the Healthy from the Harmful
Alice G. Walton

"Fats" is not just a 4-letter word. It pays to be able to tell the good from the bad. Read more >

Managing Obesity: A Work In Progress
Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., and Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H.

Two physicians discuss the risks of obesity. Learn to recognize the behavioral triggers behind overeating and overcome them. Read more >

How Sweet It Is: Sweeteners in Health and Disease
Edward Saltzman, M.D.

A Body to Die For: The ABC's of Eating Disorders
Kathryn J. Zerbe, M.D.

Recovering bulimics should protect their teeth by NOT brushing vigorously. Read more >

How Much Protein Do You Need?
Robert M. Russell, M.D., and Carmen Castanada Sceppa, M.D., Ph.D.

Amino acid supplements are not digested and absorbed into the body as readily as amino acidscoming directly from food sources. Read more >

Diet and Heart Disease
Robert M. Russell, M.D., and Alice H. Lichtenstein, D. Sc.

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