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  1. The Dos and Don'ts of Counting Calories

    Counting calories is a complicated business. Fat, carbs, protein, sweets -- are all calories created equal, or are some better than others? Here's what the experts have to say. People haven't been counting calories forever (though some days it may feel as if you have). The idea became popular around

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  2. The Special K Challenge

    Can eating Special K twice a day help you lose weight? WebMD reviews the Special K Diet including how it works, what you can eat, and if it’s healthy.

  3. Healthy Cooking Secrets from Celebrity Chefs

    It seems the latest category of superstar in America is the celebrity chef. The popularity of food shows, restaurants, and cookbooks masterminded by our favorite celebrity chefs shows no sign of waning. With that in mind, WebMD took this question to several star chefs: Do you have any secrets to pas

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  4. Chef Curtis Stone Dishes Up Healthy Eating

    Curtis Stone, as the Take Home Chef on your hit TLC series, now in its second season, you ambush people in the grocery store and follow them home to help them prepare dinner. What’s the most surprising thing you learned from going into other people’s homes? People don’t have much confidence in the k

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  5. Answers to Your Questions about Probiotics

    The business of beneficial bacteria seems to be booming, with the word "probiotics" showing up on labels of everything from supplements to yogurt to granola bars. Probiotics are "friendly bacteria" that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of

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  6. Need to Lose a Few Pounds Fast? Here’s How

    Each month WebMD Magazine puts your questions about fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Katie Coakley, 30, a travel public relations professional from Vail, Colo., seeks help on dropping weight quickly before a big trip. She gets advice from Jennifer Cohen, author of No Gym

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  7. Coffee's Surprising Health Benefits

    Legend has it that coffee was discovered around 850 A.D. in Ethiopia by a goatherd who observed that his animals were unusually lively after eating bright-red berries. Inside those berries were the coffee beans that later went on a global journey. Now, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every

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  8. Five Surprising Reasons You're Gaining Weight

    It's no mystery that a diet full of fried foods, giant portions, decadent desserts, alcohol, and sugary soft drinks will lead to weight gain. And there's little question why the pounds pile up when you take in more calories than you burn in physical activity. But how do you explain weight gain when

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  9. How to Stay on a Diet

    Will this be the year you lose weight for good, or will you end up a diet dropout? Most dieters start out with great intentions for diet success -- hitting the gym every day and cutting calories to a minimum. But before long, when the results are not fast enough, and maintaining the routine gets tou

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  10. Diet Mistakes: 6 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

    Are you dieting and not losing weight? More than likely, some common diet mistakes are tripping you up. The truth, experts say, is that even when you're "on a diet," you may be eating a lot more calories than you think. There's often a disconnect between what we know we should do to lose weight, and

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