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Summertime is just around the corner -- and sweet corn can be a wonderful treat and accent to any barbecue. And guess what -- it does have nutritional value.
Everything costs money, and that includes staying fit and healthy. But there are ways to trim the fat -- so to speak -- and still, well, trim the fat.
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These greens are refreshing, satisfying, super-low-calorie and high in nutrients. Keep on the lookout for these fabulous foods.
How's your New Year's resolution to lose weight going? Not so good? Did you take time to map out how you were going to lose the weight and keep it off?
Want to look slimmer without doing any "real" work? How about getting rid of back and neck pain? It all starts with one simple thing: posture. We talked with a few posture experts, and here's what they had to say:
It's that time of year -- you start to think about getting into shape, and joining a gym seems like a good place to start. Before you rush to join one, here are a few tips to keep you from losing more than you bargained for.
There has been a significant amount of research to demonstrate that watching too much television can lead to an increase in body weight -- because you become a coach potato. I wondered if TV could also inspire the opposite, so I asked a few advertising experts which TV commercials they found…
You say you're tired of dieting, you've had enough, and this is the year you're going to do it once and for all. You're finally going to lose those 30, 60 or 80 pounds for good.
Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part series on fitness and nutrition for new mothers. This column is about nutrition and weight loss.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on fitness and nutrition for new mothers. The first column is about exercise and activity. The second focuses on nutrition and weight loss.
Even good foods can wreak havoc in your life. Here are a few to keep your eye on.
We are a nation of blamers. We love to blame situations, circumstances, events and even ourselves for where we are in our lives. Blame allows you to avoid taking action -- it gets you off the hook from acting responsibly. In terms of diet, it allows you to avoid focusing on controlling your …
Manners can be helpful if you're trying to make a decent impression on a date, at a business meeting or on any social occasion -- they might even help keep a marriage together. However, there is an even better reason to eat with etiquette: It can help you lose weight.
Are all saturated fats bad for you? What about coconut oil? Is it dangerous to heat olive oil? Which is better: polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat? We asked a few of the country's leading nutrition experts, and here are their answers.
This is an ongoing feature investigating the claims of food products -- here are a few of my latest findings.
I'm always looking for new healthy-living products and services. Here are a few of my latest finds.
Are the marketing claims true? Are they Calorie Bargains or Calorie Rip-offs? That's the ongoing question with claims on food packages proliferating and food manufacturers looking for any angle to increase sales. Here are the results of two of my latest investigations.
Diet Detective: Slimming Electric Belts and Russian Bells -- Are they fitness rip-offs or fitness bargains?
Have you ever heard of a belt that can help you get skinny? One that claims it can get you in shape? And what about the latest fitness craze -- using Russian weights to get extra fit? Possible? Here's what we found in two of our latest investigations.
Is a vegetarian diet always best in terms of health and weight control?
Here are a two inexpensive, fun ways to get in shape.
Here are a few nutrition and fitness tips to keep you healthier this summer.
This is the third part of a continuing series on the health benefits of nuts -- however, for this particular column, we're going to fudge it a little, because peanuts are really legumes and more like beans than nuts.
I'm always looking for Calorie Bargains to help you live a healthier lifestyle -- here are my latest finds.
Barbecues, sun, water and fun. Summer is here, and it's time for a cocktail.
Broccoli, spinach and peppers are among the more "famous" vegetables, but there are lots of others out there, too.
Warning: If you have an aversion to your body's waste, don't read any further.
Have you ever heard of a shoe claiming it can get you in shape? And what about the latest fitness craze -- you vibrate and get fit? Possible? Here are a few of our latest investigations and what we found.
Research substantiates the claim that populations who consume plant-based diets have less chronic disease, such as hardening of the arteries, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and obesity, says Anne VanBeber, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Texas Christian University.
The stock market roller coaster, the housing crisis, the dreaded "R" word -- it's stressful out there.
Michael Pollan, the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley, has struck a chord in this country. His back-to-back best-sellers, "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" (Penguin, 2006) and "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" (Penguin, 2…
When you're thinking about what to eat, you need to ask yourself, "Will it keep me satisfied, or will I be hungry again in 30 minutes?" "Am I getting the vitamins and minerals I need, or am I just entertaining my mouth?"
I'm always looking for new Calorie Bargains to help you live a healthier lifestyle -- here are my latest finds.
Do all vegetables offer nutritional value? I wondered, so I asked a few nutrition experts -- the responses may surprise you.
This is part of a continuing series exploring nuts as nutrition powerhouses.
Even good foods can cause havoc in your life. Here are a few to keep your eye on.
This is part of a continuing series on the health benefits of nuts. The first in the series focuses on pistachios and pecans.
Valentine's Day is coming, which means chocolates, gifts and other goodies.
A day doesn't go by that you don't hear some new claim about how a particular food can help you live a better life. Here are a few we investigated to see if they live up to the hype.
Need some motivation to eat a bit better on Super Bowl Sunday? Remember these equivalents:
Here are a few of our latest Calorie Bargain findings -- foods, drinks, products and services that help you live a healthier life.
It might be the simplest way to lose weight ever -- simply laugh more, stand and pace when you're on the phone, gesture when you talk, and lower the heat.
Here are a few tips to help you eat the right food whether you're taking your morning walk, a long drive or a relaxing day off.
The holidays are behind us, and now we face the inevitable -- diet season.
When you're battling the winter weather, you feel somewhat justified in drinking whatever you want.
We asked more than 400 people on DietDetective.com to vote on their Eating Alarm Times -- those few hours each day when you can consume up to 300 extra calories, which causes you to gain weight.
Each year approximately 6 million women in America are faced with infertility, according to Harvard researcher Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D.
Gift: Healthful experience-oriented activities
This is the second-annual DietDetective.com Airline Survey. The airlines are constantly changing what they serve, and we're on the case, trying to distinguish Calorie Bargains from Calorie Rip-offs.
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