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Making Sense of Nutrition Research

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Publicity about the recently released results from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense. Some of the media reports on the WHI study […]

Volumetrics Eating Plan

Less is not always more, especially when it comes to food! If a Lean Cuisine frozen dinner is your idea of an appetizer, it might be time to look at a new eating plan. Barbara Rolls, PhD, created the Volumetrics Eating Plan, which teaches us how we can eat a lot of high volume, low […]

Northwoods Diet

The Northwoods Diet was developed by David Bernlohr, an obesity researcher and professor at the University of Minnesota. Bernlohr said he’d fallen into the traditional American habits of skipping breakfast, eating too much during the day, and eating too late at night. So he created a diet for himself, that he jokingly dubbed the “Northwoods […]

Flavor Point Diet by Dr. David Katz

If this diet book had been written by anyone else, I would have passed over it without cracking open the cover, assuming it was just another fad diet plan which was was more apt to thin our wallets than our waistlines. After all, the concept does seem gimmicky. The Flavor Point Diet promises that if […]

Denise Austin – Eat Carbs to Lose Weight

The popularity of low carb diets has never been as low as it is now, with only 2% of the nation following a low carb plan. This makes for a very timely release of Denise Austin’s latest book Eat Carbs Lose Weight. Denise lets us eat bread, pasta, potatoes and more, and still lose 2 […]

Eating Well: Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook

Cooking a diet meal in a hurry doesn’t have to mean popping a Lean Cuisine into the microwave, or reaching for anything instant in a box. Learn to cook mouth-watering gourmet meals that are so good, you’ll never know you’re on a diet! Cooking a diet meal in a hurry doesn’t have to mean popping […]

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

By Bill Philips Publisher: HarperCollins; (June 10, 1999) Body For Life is unique because it is a complete mind and body workout. How many diets on the bestseller lists can say that? The 12-week plan, developed by Bill Phillips, covers full body improvement – physical and mental. It encompasses positive thinking, a balanced eating plan, […]

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 […]

South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook

The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook is the latest addition to the series of books by Dr. Agatston, who brought the idea of good carbs and good fats into the mainstream. This cookbook is not just for our Fat Chicks on the Beach. The delicious recipes can be used on most diet plans. […]