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  1. No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets: Analysis

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same. For years,

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  2. Action-Packed TV a Threat to Your Waistline?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching action shows on TV may be bad for your waistline, a new study contends. People eat much more snack food while watching action films and programs than something less exciting, according to the Cornell University re

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  3. Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Vs. French Fries

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests. The study included eight overweight and obese people who were enrolled in a newly designed weight-loss prog

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  4. Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests. In a small clinical trial of obese adults, researchers found that

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  5. Is Breakfast Really Your Most Important Meal?

    Sept. 2, 2014 -- Your mother might've told you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some recent reports, though, might make you think Mom’s take on breakfast is about as credible as other old wives’ tales. The reports that challenge the importance of breakfast say most studies linking it

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  6. Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

    Aug. 27, 2014 -- Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year -- not terribly surprising when you consider that more than a third of American adults are obese. That number, from 2009, is the latest reported by the CDC. Other estimates are even higher, and those costs are ex

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  7. Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks

    Fresh and beautifully bright green, pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts. This version uses walnuts.  It's easy to make: Drop 3 unpeeled garlic cloves in boiling water and cook 45 seconds. Drain water; peel and mince cloves. Combine garlic with 1/4 cup toasted walnuts (see instructions on how

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  8. Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe

    Although you'll find them in the produce aisle, mushrooms aren't really vegetables. They’re the nutrition-packed fruit of fungi. They're naturally low in calories and sodium and high in fiber, plus they have potassium and selenium. Some common varieties: White: small, round mushrooms with short stem

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  9. Stay-Slim Secrets From Dietitians

    Ddietitians share their diet and fitness tips.

  10. How to Eat 5 Small Meals a Day

    I'm a chef (and a mom). You might think that eating frequent meals wouldn’t be an issue. I understand the concept: Five small meals a day takes the edge off your appetite, evens out blood sugar levels, and keeps your energy steady. But I confess: I don’t always eat this way. Although my fitness trai

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