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Fifteen years ago, I gained the dreaded "freshman 15" — times two. I packed on 30 pounds in what felt like a blink of an eye. Sophomore year, things were going to change. I adopted a Spartan regime: limiting my calories and fat intake, emulating...
Most Americans eat between 250 and 300 grams of carbohydrates a day, the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. The Institute of Medicine, which sets dietary nutrient requirements, recommends 130 grams a day. Some, such as Dr. Frank Hu, professor of...
As people gain weight, their blood pressure tends to go up. Fortunately, as they lose weight, their blood pressure tends to go down -- but only so far, says Dr. Karol Watson, co-director of preventive cardiology and director of the hypertension clinic...
Top of the TicketA presidential campaign can be a disorienting thing, especially for a novice like Sarah Palin, who was plucked from the Alaska governorâs mansion and tossed onto the national stage with very little seasoning and preparation. The pressures on her were......
Booster ShotsAs the deadline for new yearâs resolutions approaches, dieting sits on the lips of talk show hosts and at the fingertips of bloggers everywhere. With all the new fads debuting and old favorites that just wonât exit stage left, prospective......
Booster ShotsNeed more low-carb diet versus something else comparisons? You're in luck. A new study found that following a low-carb diet may be better for lowering blood pressure than taking an over-the-counter weight loss medication and sticking to a low-fat diet.......
Booster ShotsWith its cartoon book cover and high-concept premise, "The Big Breakfast Diet" looks and sounds like a gimmick. Eat a breakfast of up to 3,000 calories -- loading up on protein, sweets and starches -- and watch the pounds disappear?......
Administrator: Welcome to our first nutrition chat with Susan Bowerman of UCLA. Administrator: Here's a question to start: Administrator: I've been seeing all these vitamin drinks everywhere. Even Coke has vitamins in it now! Are these drinks really...
Times Staff WriterVeteran dieter Louise "Cookie" Witham never considered trying the Dr. Atkins' diet that promises followers they can eat plenty of steak, cheese, bacon and eggs and still lose weight — provided they give up almost all carbohydrates. Not only...
Special to The TimesI developed a little trick in my conversational Italian class a few years ago. Insecure in my command of vocabulary, I found I could deflect difficult conversation by changing the subject to Italian food and restaurants. Prosciutto, risotto, minestrone ...
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Vital Signs Health Blog - Orlando SentinelDieters have weighed in on their favorite weight loss plans, and this month’s Consumer Reports has the score. After tallying more than 9,000 surveys, magazine editors found that a high-tech app and a caveman approach were respondents favorite ways...
Premium Health News ServiceIf you're feeling blue--or want to fend off feeling that way--adding certain foods to your diet might help. Studies suggest the following foods may help reduce stress, ease anxiety and fight depression. 1. Chocolate This may not be news to you, but it's...
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