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Diets and Dieting

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  • More than a DASH of hope

    More than a DASH of hope
    Walter Swierk was at death's door in the summer of 2012 when he agreed to participate in a medical study conducted by a team at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The retired Chicago police officer was asked to go on the research-based DASH diet,...
  • Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet

    Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet
    Nutritionists are continually spouting the benefits of foods like tomatoes, avocados and fish, but overdoing it on these healthy foods actually can be harmful. "Even nutritious food can be too much of a good thing if you eat it in too large a quantity...
  • Letter: Nutrition panel tells all

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity but because it slows the...
  • EatingWell: Make a healthy diet a way of life

    All too often, when starting a diet, we start out with grand intentions ("I'm going to lose weight and eat better! This time will be different, I swear!) only to revert to our old eating habits within a week or two. So how can you give your desire to...
  • Nutritional roadblocks: 11 whole gain myths busted

    At first glance, whole grains like whole wheat, barley, quinoa and brown rice may not seem controversial, but misconceptions and half-truths abound, creating barriers to meeting the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume at least three servings...
  • UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
    Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10...
  • A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads

     A brief timeline shows how we're gluttons for diet fads
    We've barely dug ourselves out from beneath the pile of new diet books that arrived to kick off the year, and already the "get in shape for summer" diet books are filling our mailboxes. That raises the question: If any of these diets actually worked,...
  • Vegan January was full of good food and wise lessons

    Vegan January was full of good food and wise lessons
    A man in The Times cafeteria the other day bought sliced turkey, white rice, a slice of white bread with butter and a Diet Coke. I realize it wasn't a vegan lunch, but it provides a lesson in how to create a healthful meal: color. I spent the month of...
  • New government dietary guidelines will drop cholesterol warnings

    New government dietary guidelines will drop cholesterol warnings
    The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The group&...
  • Home-delivered diet meals not the final answer for healthy weight loss, maintenance

    Diets wouldn't be nearly as challenging an undertaking if you removed all of the planning, shopping, measuring and counting involved. Delivery programs do all of that for you, and meals appear right on your doorstep. No preparation, no impulse shopping...
  • Heart Month tips to eat better

    Heart Month tips to eat better
    Large portions. Fruit juice. Sugar. How about none of the above, according to Nicole Marchand, registered dietitian at West Boca Medical Center and in private practice at Healthy Steps Nutrition in Pompano Beach. Especially during National Heart Month...