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Putting Your Kitchen on a Diet

One of the first things we do when we start a new diet is make a menu and grocery list and go shopping. However, we don’t always prepare our kitchen for the new stock, and we leave behind a lot of trigger foods that may cause problems later. Have you ever searched your cabinet for […]

Is it Eating Breakfast or What You Eat for Breakfast?

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Messages encouraging us to eat breakfast usually focus on benefits related to weight control, concentration and work performance, or overall health. It?s important to distinguish, however, between the benefits of eating breakfast and those related to what we eat for breakfast. Eating breakfast shows up […]

The Salad Strategy to Control Weight

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Maybe you’ve had this experience: After arriving at a restaurant, ravenously hungry, you first eat a good-sized salad. Later, when the main course arrives, all you can do is nibble and pick at it. If this has happened to you, you’ve stumbled across a good […]

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 […]

Weight Loss Requires More Than Cutting Fat

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research After years of being unsure whether cutting back on dietary fat is the key to weight loss, the public is now more confused by the recently released results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). This study seems to suggest that fat in the diet doesn’t […]