7 Reasons to Eat More Eggs

Who doesn’t love eggs? Whether scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, or folded into an omelet, eggs are versatile and tasty. Even better, eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition in a healthy diet and a great low-calorie addition to a weight-loss diet. With only 15 calories each, hard-boiled egg whites, for instance, can help you stick to your diet — […]

The Wii Effect: Can Active Video Games Help Kids Lose Weight?

The secret weapon in the fight against childhood obesity may be right at your kids’ fingertips. Interactive video games that prompt players to box, swing, and dance along with their on-screen avatars have surged in popularity and are now one of the most popular ways to promote fun family fitness. But does playing a little Wii […]

Most Weight Regained by Older Women Is Fat

is common after weight loss, but in older women many of those regained pounds return as fat mass rather than muscle mass, according to a new study. How this affects strength and health needs further study, but experts said the findings underscore the downside of so-called yo-yo dieting. The study included 78 women, average age 58, who […]

Short-Term Diets Can Have Longer Effects

Moderately obese patients who participated in a 2-year diet intervention — especially those on a low-carbohydrate or Mediterranean diet were able to maintain at least some weight loss and a lower lipid profile through 6 years, researchers found. Those who followed a low-carbohydrate diet lost a 3.7 lbs. and those who ate a Mediterranean diet lost 6.8 […]

Counting Calories at Work

At home, you have total control over your diet, stocking your favorite healthy snacks and banning temptation from your pantry &mdash only to find those very same temptations at work, begging you to ease up on your dedication to counting calories. Many people spend as much time at work as at home, so giving into temptation […]

Are Carbs Standing in the Way of Your Weight Loss?

There’s no question that obesity is a major problem in the United States, with about two-thirds of all adults weighing more than they should. In recent years, carbohydrates have shouldered much of the blame for our struggles with weight loss and eating a healthy diet. The reality, however, is that a low carb diet is not the […]