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Diets and Dieting

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  • The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?

    The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?
    The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone...
  • Getting through the lobster feast as a vegan

    Getting through the lobster feast as a vegan
    On Sunday, four days into my monthlong vegan diet, I went to dinner with dear friends – 10 people who’d planned for many weeks to share a Chinese seafood feast. Could I make an exception (a.k.a. cheat)? my son asked. I cannot say that wasn&...
  • Fresh diet trends bloom in 2015

    Want to lose weight? Stop cooking your food. Put down the carbohydrates. Have a heaping bowl of gluten-free ice cream; it’s healthy, right? A new year brings new diets, from the simple to the outlandish — even dangerous, for some. Local...
  • Post-holiday food shopping keeps the merry going (and calories coming)

    Why, when the calendar turns to a new year and we proclaim our most virtuous intentions to eat right and lose some weight, do we so often fail? A new study finds that come January, our resolve to eat healthfully may run headlong into a runaway train of...
  • Eat less sugar? Salt? Meat? 5 things to look for as government writes new dietary advice

    For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine. Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary guidelines affect...
  • 5 Things To Look For In The Government's Upcoming Healthy Eating Guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government's upcoming dietary guidelines for...
  • Simple test at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center helps take guesswork out of dieting

    Simple test at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center helps take guesswork out of dieting
    What if there were a way to take the guesswork out of dieting? If you could pinpoint exactly how many calories you need to maintain a healthy weight? What if you discovered you could eat more in order to lose pounds? Health professionals at Riverside...
  • Another drug is approved to help the obese

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that may be help some of the millions of Americans resolving to lose weight this year. The daily injectable drug, liraglutide, is part of a new class of diabetes medicines that prompt the pancreas to...
  • Study finds that eating whole grains can help you live longer

    Study finds that eating whole grains can help you live longer
    Despite the popularity of such grain-eschewing diets as the Paleo and the gluten-free craze, a new study has found that people who eat a whole grain-rich diet live longer. In fact, eating more whole grains may decrease people’s risk of death by up...
  • Mayo Clinic Q&A: Steps can be taken to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression to diabetes

    By Adrian Vella, M.D., Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does...
  • Despite menu changes over 18 years, fast food is still bad for you

    Despite menu changes over 18 years, fast food is still bad for you
    Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse. Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than...