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Health experts offer tips for navigating the cereal aisle and finding the most nutritious -- and tastiest -- options among the fruity flakes and fiber twigs

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8 ways to simplify your life in 2012 updated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:49:00

Streamline your workouts, your morning makeup, even your resolution list. Here are eight New Year tips on how to look better and improve your health for 2012.

A family's guide to healthy food substitutesupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 07:10:00

Pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, M.D., recommends simple, everyday replacements for what you're eating, doing and even breathing that can have a major impact on your kids' health.

Help me balance career, new baby, weight lossupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 13:17:00

Since I had a baby at 44 after several years of fertility treatment, I personally have been struggling with addressing all that with the "no time" problem of new motherhood, career balance, etc, and yes, an extra 20 pounds gained pre-pregnancy due to fertility treatments. I bet there are LOTS of women out there who could benefit from some of your no-nonsense information and guidance on this issue, regardless of what point and circumstances they became new mothers. Any tips?

How do I lose weight on a gluten-free diet?updated: Fri Jun 24 2011 07:15:00

I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance), and I am wondering how to lose weight given my restrictions in my diet.

Plate icon to guide Americans to healthier eatingupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:33:00

The food pyramid has been dismantled in favor of a simple plate icon that urges Americans to eat a more plant-based diet.

Goodbye food pyramid, hello plateupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 14:33:00

Michelle Obama unveils the replacement for the food pyramid, a plate that aims to help people make better food choices.

How can I stop being hungry?updated: Fri May 13 2011 07:39:00

Losing weight has always been tough for me. It's even tougher for me now that I'm in my 40s. However, I made a resolution for 2010, and with diet and exercise, I've managed to lose 35 pounds. I've managed to lose weight through grit and determination. The problem is, I am always hungry and my appetite is ravenous, difficult to satisfy. I want to eat until I'm full EVERY TIME I eat. If it wasn't for force of will, I would continue to eat and pack the pounds back on. Is there anything I can do to fight the hunger? I try to snack on things that are healthy, but it seems no matter what I snack on, I get penalized with putting weight back on. I worry that if the only thing I have going for me is grit and determination, that might not be enough to stay in the fight.

How can I eat healthy if I have to buy in bulk?updated: Fri Mar 18 2011 07:19:00

I live in a very remote location: Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. I have a hard time buying groceries that are healthy. There is no way I could get to the store even once a week. I end up buying in bulk: frozen (limited space), cans, dry just-add-water type stuff. Any suggestions for better eating?

How can I stop being hungry?updated: Fri Mar 04 2011 10:24:00

Losing weight has always been tough for me. It's even tougher for me now that I'm in my 40s. However, I made a resolution for 2010, and with diet and exercise, I've managed to lose 35 pounds.

America's healthiest fast-food breakfastsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 08:26:00

Used to be, when you grabbed breakfast on the go, it was a diet disaster: nothing but fat-and-calorie bombs like butter-soaked croissants and jumbo muffins. Now, it's much easier to do right by your body: Fast-food legends like McDonald's and IHOP, as well as newbies like Cosi and Panera Bread, offer surprisingly healthy options that are filling, light, and much easier on your arteries.

Whole grain fiber linked to longer lifeupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 17:49:00

Eating a diet rich in fiber - especially the kind of fiber found in whole grains - reduces the risk of dying at an early age from a range of causes, a new government study suggests.

What should I eat if I have diabetes?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:52:00

I am type 2 diabetic trying to create a daily diet, and snacks, food program that I can use to prevent getting the terrible sick feeling that comes when my sugar goes too low. I would like to store these foods and snacks in my home so that I can reach them when necessary. Please name the foods, and snacks, as well as the proper times to consume them. Also when is the time to take Metformin even if your readings are regular and you feel OK? Thank you for your answer to these questions.

Best way to jump-start your metabolism after a plateau?updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 08:12:00

I'm 5-foot-8 and 26 years old and started at 247 pounds and am at 203 pounds now, in about 22 weeks. I've seemed to stop losing weight when I used to average about two pounds a week. I've tried other exercises but almost to no effect. Any suggestions?

The secrets to a super-happy winterupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 08:50:00

Freezing temps? Check. Gray skies? Check. Crabby mood? Check again. But not for long!

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