The Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals

The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently released its "Xtreme Eating Awards," which highlight the unhealthiest chain restaurant meals in America. Here are some...

Restaurant Calorie Counts: Correct?

Americans get about one-third of their calories from restaurant meals, and the numbers have been rising over the years—a rise that has been linked to increasing obesity...

Weight Control: Two Traps to Avoid

If you’re trying to follow a healthy diet, perhaps even lose some weight, could hidden obstacles be preventing you from staying on track? Here’s a look at...

Move to the U.S., Gain Weight

There are many debates about immigration, but one thing is clear: Among the things most immigrants gain when they come to the U.S. are weight and a...

Eat Less, Eat Healthy

That’s a key message of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. Every five years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) updates these recommendations for how Americans...

The Paleo Diet

Q: The Paleo diet emphasizes foods our early ancestors evolved to eat—namely lean meat, fish, fruits, veggies and nuts, but no grains. What do you think of...

Can One Big Meal Kill You?

You usually watch your diet, but it's a holiday party—and you love the holidays. The array of rich appetizers, hearty meats, starchy side dishes, and decadent desserts...

Underestimating Calories

People often underestimate how much—and how many calories—they eat. Sometimes it’s wishful thinking, self-deception or lack of knowledge about serving sizes and calorie counts. Context matters, too....

Leeway in Healthy Weight

Recently, a 65-year-old reader wrote to us about his problems achieving a healthy weight. When he retired four years ago, he weighed 260 pounds, at 5'10" tall....

Cholesterol: Size Matters

Not too long ago, when it came to blood cholesterol, most of us knew only our total number—say, 190 (under 200 is desirable) or 250 (over 240...
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