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Two new studies comparing Atkins-style diets with high-carbohydrate diets, published in the May 22, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine, generated numerous headlines. Some reports suggested that the studies proved Atkins was right while others suggested the diet had little impact on weight. Initially and for up to 6...
 
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We are constantly bombarded with trendy fad diets. Whether the diet is touting the benefits of low carbs or the glycemic index, the promise is the same: quick weight loss. Unfortunately, subsequent weight gain is usually the result. Let’s take a look at the popular fads and see how...
 
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Magazine advertisements.  Infomercials.  Health food stores. Celebrity testimonials. Nutrition messages are everywhere. Often times it is difficult to decipher what is fact from fiction. Here are some common nutrition myths, mistakes and misconceptions solved for you. 1.  Skipping breakfast is a good idea to save calories for weight loss. FALSE. Breakfast is one of the ... 5 Common Nutrition Mistakes
 
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These 5 steps should be the major and most important ones you and your family follow for better health. Major food-related health risks: 1. Not getting enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Visit www.choosemyplate.gov for individualized serving recommendations for these groups and the milk and meat categories. 2. Eating...
 
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The definition of nutrition is, “The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.” This sounds simple, but in reality, especially in the U.S., nutrition is a very complicated subject. It...