Restricting Calories: Fountain of Youth?

There is a consensus among health professionals that avoiding obesity can help us live a long and healthy life. Now, two new studies add to evidence that it’s possible to live longer and healthier by restricting calories. Previous studies have found that rats which were placed on a very low-calorie...

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Less Fat Often Results in Fewer Calories!

Whether a product is low in calories, fat or sugar, it is important to remember that calories still count when making choices for a healthier diet. As the new federal obesity guidelines state, "You do need to watch your fat intake. But remember calories count too." Typically, when you choose...

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Most Popular Reduced-Fat Products

[su_table] % Reduced-Fat Consumers Skim or Low-Fat Milk 62 Salad Dressings, Sauces or Mayonnaise 56 Cheese/Dairy Products (yogurt, sour cream) 50 Margarine 44 Chips/Snack Foods 40 Meat Products 39 Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts 36 Cakes/Baked Goods 32 Dinner Entrees 30 Candy 18 [/su_table]     Source: Calorie Control Council 1998 National...

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Trends and Statistics

Dieting Figures More and more Americans are trying to lose weight. In general, people continue to understand that restrictive dieting (deprivation, short-term solutions) spells failure. Instead, it takes permanent lifestyle changes to lose weight and prevent weight gain. Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults are currently trying to reduce their weight. (Note:...

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Heavy Allegations: A link between low calorie sweeteners...

A recent article in the New York Times says NO. The February 17, 2009 edition of the New York Times featured an article entitled, “Sweeteners – Real Aid or Excuse to Indulge?” which address allegations of a relationship between the use of low-calorie sweeteners and weight gain.  The article poses...

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Winning By Losing | 10 Tips to Reshape...

Have you ever lost weight and then watched the pounds creep back on? Do you think of good-tasting food as something you must avoid when dieting? Are you still searching for that miracle weight-loss plan? 1. When Losing Means Winning More than 186 million American adults – or eight out...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.