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Weight Loss

Healthy weight is about balancing food intake with physical activity, and small changes can make a big difference.

8 Ways to Beat the Freshman 15

While you can't handpick your freshman-year roommate, you can take steps to eat healthy and avoid the dreaded freshman 15 weight gain your first year of college.

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.

Should We Eat Like Our Caveman Ancestors?

The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the "Caveman" or "Stone Age" diet, centers around the idea that if we eat like our ancestors did 10,000 years ago, we'll be healthier, lose weight and curb disease.

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.

Weight Gain at College

The Freshman 15, as it is commonly know, is a real concern for many college students — not just freshman and not always 15 pounds, sometimes less, sometimes more.

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.

Emphasizing Health vs. Weight for Body-Positive Thinking

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Your health and your weight are connected. If your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for diseases and certain conditions. Learn more about BMI, defining overweight and obese, and healthy weights for all ages.

Latest Articles

  • Eating Out

    8 Ways to Beat the Freshman 15

    Wendy Marcason, RD, LDN

    While you can't handpick your freshman-year roommate, you can take steps to eat healthy and avoid the dreaded freshman 15 weight gain your first year of college. Read More

  • Tips for Weight Loss

    Weight Gain at College

    Wendy Marcason, RD, LDN

    The Freshman 15, as it is commonly know, is a real concern for many college students — not just freshman and not always 15 pounds, sometimes less, sometimes more. Read More

  • Fad Diets

    Should We Eat Like Our Caveman Ancestors?

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the "Caveman" or "Stone Age" diet, centers around the idea that if we eat like our ancestors did 10,000 years ago, we'll be healthier, lose weight and curb disease. Read More