Nutrition and Weight Control

3 Weight-Loss Strategies Worth Trying

Whether you've just decided to lose weight or your resolve to lose those extra pounds is flagging, here are 3 weight-loss strategies that just might help you achieve your goal.

Tips to Avoid Extra Calories in Your Coffee

A growing body of evidence suggests that moderate coffee intake is not associated with adverse health effects in adults and can be incorporated into a healthy diet. But if you're watching your weight, don't overlook the calories from milk, cream, and sweeteners that you may add to your coffee.

A New Whole Grain Stamp to the Rescue

Trying to get more whole grains into your diet but don't like the taste or texture of 100% whole-grain foods? The new "50%+ Stamp" from the nonprofit Whole Grains Council (WGC), which launched in the spring of 2017, can help steer you to something in between that might better suit your taste buds.

Are You Consuming Too Much Sugar?

Sweet treats are ubiquitous this time of year, but the latest recommendations indicate that you should keep tabs on your sugar intake all year long.

How to Control Food Portions

Everything "in moderation" is considered sound and practical advice for a healthy life, especially when it comes to diet and weight management. And it is especially good advice to keep in mind during the holidays. But ask three people to specify what a "moderate" amount of a food-say, cookies, pasta, or cheese-is, and you're likely to…

How Much Protein Do You Need After 50?

The buzz is so strong that in many people's minds protein has become synonymous with the term "healthy," and Weight Watchers has incorporated protein into its SmartPoints program. But dietary surveys show that more than half of Americans actually get more protein than the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends.

Sleep More, Weigh Less?

The United States is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. We're also experiencing what some call a "sleep deprivation epidemic." Research has shown that people who rarely get enough sleep are more likely to add on extra pounds than those who are well rested. Here's a look at the connection.