Weight Loss

How to Make Healthier Choices While Eating Out

Food choices away from home are important to your health and weight since many of us eat more meals away from home.

Eating at a restaurant does not have to sabotage a healthy diet. Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan. Learn more tips for maintaining your healthy weight when dining out.

What's the Deal with Detox Diets?

It seems everyone is talking about "detox" or considering a "cleanse." Toxins are said to be the problem, but when was the last time anyone explained what a detox, toxin or cleanse actually are?

Fad diets, as their name implies, are short-term quick fixes that actually set many dieters up for weight-loss failure. If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Learn more about diet trends and get answers from the food and nutrition experts.

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses energy in the form of glucose from food. Diabetes cannot be cured but it can be successfully treated.

Carrying too much body fat has harmful effects on your health. Learn how the appropriate approach to weight loss and lifestyle changes can give you long-term success.

Get to Know Your Spice Rack

When it comes to lightening up recipes, it is important to understand how to keep flavor when reducing fat, sugar or sodium. One way is through the addition of spices and herbs.

Healthy weight is about balancing food intake with physical activity, and small changes can make a big difference. Learn about getting started with a healthy eating plan, foods to include, ways to cut calories and more tips for losing weight the healthy way.

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