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Do Diet Meals Help?

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research The frozen food section of the grocery store contains foods ranging from pizza and snack foods to traditional meat-loaf-and-mashed-potato dinners to meals targeted at people with health concerns including weight loss, heart health and vegetarian eating. Despite all the advertisements promoting weight loss-oriented meals, many […]

Diet versus Exercise for Weight Loss

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research With excess weight a greater problem than ever, the question of whether changing eating habits or exercise is more likely to produce weight loss is vital. A new study confirms the overall research findings that dietary change specifically eating less fat produces more weight loss […]

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program

Almost any of the commercial weight-loss programs can work, but only if they motivate you sufficiently to decrease the amount of calories you eat or increase the amount of calories you burn each day (or both). What elements of a weight-loss program should an intelligent consumer look for in judging its potential for safe and […]

Kimkins: Anatomy of a Diet Scam

Your high school reunion is 3 weeks away and you’re 25 pounds overweight. Know the feeling? Even if you don’t have an event to plan for, it’s only natural to want to lose weight fast, and the faster the better. Quick weight loss diets are tempting, but most of us have learned the hard way […]

More Studies Link Lack of Sleep to Overweight

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research As the numbers of obese continue to rise, researchers are exploring the possible connection between obesity and how too many of us -both adults and children- are getting too little sleep. A recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association observed that a […]