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Popular Diets That Could Be Bad for You

Your friend lost weight on the Paleo Diet. Your mom slimmed down on the Military Diet. Your sister is reaching her weight loss goals with the Wheat Belly diet. Now it’s your turn to get trim. Should you follow in the footsteps of your friends and family? No, not necessarily. Those popular … Read more

Why All Calories Are Not the Same

Why All Calories Are Not the Same

Robert Lustig, MD, explains why all calories are not created equal. Cutting-edge experts say the “calories in, calories out” philosophy is oversimplified and inadequate. Quality of calories determines the quantity your body burns or stores, says Robert Lustig, MD, author of the recently published book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, … Read more

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Surprisingly Germy Kitchen Items You Never Even Thought to Clean

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but new research shows that other everyday kitchen objects can also harbor germs that can cause foodborne illnesses or worse. Even the cleanest kitchen has germs. In a new study from NSF International, a non-profit public health and safety organization, when 20 families … Read more

Meal Plans to Lose Weight

Smell these foods for weight loss

There’s no doubting the powerful role smell can play in stimulating a craving—freshly baked apple pie, anyone? But here’s some surprising good news: Smelling certain scents can also help you with weight loss. Extra Virgin Olive Oil A new study from the German Research Center for Food Chemistry found that even … Read more