The Facts on Fat: What a Healthful Diet Should Include
News reports on the role fat should play in your diet can be confusing. Some new studies suggest the type of fat you consume is more important to your health than the amount of fat eaten. Other recent reports contradict these findings.
The Importance of Eating Together as a Family
Eating together as a family has many benefits not only for you, but also for your children. This lifestyle habit may actually help to fend off childhood obesity.
The Science of Weight Loss
On paper, losing weight is simple math. One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. In real life, however, it’s more complex.
Vegetarians and Weight Loss
Most people who follow a vegetarian diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than non-vegetarians. Even so, becoming a vegetarian is no guarantee you will attain or maintain a healthy weight.
What's Your Healthy Weight?
In today's society, there's much confusion over what constitutes a healthy weight. Here are some ways to find out where you stand on the weight issue.
Why Fat Cells Are Important
Fat cells store excess energy in the body. People who tend to become overweight aren't very good at burning up calories; instead they store them as fat.