| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:07 PM
For many struggling with obesity, taking one of the newly approved prescription medications for weight loss (marketed as Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave) feels like climbing a mountain with a walking cane — it's a little help, but not enough. And...
| Nov 22, 2014
The holidays can be a particularly challenging time to be on a diet — all that comfort food, all those old favorites. So, guard yourself as best you can from tripping into the usual dieting pitfalls. Try to stay mindful of these dieting tenets....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson — yes, that Lagasse — set out to write a book that celebrated the foods they love — made in a way they can eat them. Neither of Emeril Lagasse’s daughters can eat gluten.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:22 PM
If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.
Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative?
A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
What could be more wholesome for students than a bag lunch packed at home? A lunch from the school cafeteria.
Researchers found that the typical lunch brought from home contained far fewer vegetables, fruit and whole grains than federal nutrition...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Society's obsession with being thin doesn't seem to have motivated most people to lose weight and keep it off. One expert suggests that people give up on dieting and learn to listen to their bodies. Linda Bacon, a speaker and author, plans a free...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.
A new study in the journal BMJ casts doubt on the widely held...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The foods we eat contribute directly to our overall health. From toddlers just getting used to solid foods to adults planning their diets, the foods we eat heavily influence how healthy or unhealthy we become.
Some foods can even reduce our risk for...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for men and women looking to improve their overall health. While it can be tempting to skip a workout in favor of relaxing on the couch at home, the temptation to cheat on your diet is far more pervasive, as dieters...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters...