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Nutrition

  • Choose My Plate Now Tailored to You

    Many of us used the old Food Pyramid for years to help make sure we were following a balanced diet. Its replacement, Choose My Plate, was introduced in 2011.

  • Lifestyle Changes

    Living a healthier lifestyle can help to prevent heart disease. This means eliminating all tobacco, following a heart-healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.

  • A Guide to Healthier Eating

    You should cut back on foods that have only limited nutritional value, that are overprocessed or that contain too much fat, salt, sugar and refined white flour.

  • Turn High-Fat Recipes Into Low-Fat Dishes

    It's difficult to be satisfied with grilled squash if you've grown up eating fried chicken. Fortunately, there are ways to eat a healthy diet and still enjoy your favorite foods, nutrition experts say. The secret? Prepare the foods differently.

  • The Facts on Fat: What a Healthful Diet Should Include

    News reports on the role fat should play in your diet can be confusing. Some new studies suggest the type of fat you consume is more important to your health than the amount of fat eaten. Other recent reports contradict these findings.

  • Calculating Calories and Fat Grams

    Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.

  • Cutting Calories and Fat When Eating Out

    To better control your calorie intake you need to know how much you eat. But if you're like most Americans, proper serving sizes are a mystery, thanks to mega-burgers, biggie fries and saucer-sized bagels.

  • Counting Liquid Calories

    When counting calories, don’t forget the ones you drink. For many people, these so-called liquid calories can make or break an effort to lose pounds successfully.

  • How to Junk a Junk-Food Diet

    Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or improve your health, junk food can sabotage a worthy effort.

  • When Your Diet 'Disconnects'

    Even with some basic knowledge about how to accomplish weight-loss goals, 66 percent of us are still overweight.

  • Why Portion Sizes Are Important

    Most people are serving-size challenged, thanks to today's large portions: mega-muffins, heaping plates of pasta, behemoth burgers and extra-large bagels.

  • Components of Food

    When trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition.

  • The Importance of Eating Together as a Family

    Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also for your children. This lifestyle habit may actually help to fend off childhood obesity.