Losing Weight — More Than Counting Calories

Americans are getting fatter – and putting on pounds at an alarmingly rapid rate. They're also sacrificing their health for the sake of supersize portions, "biggie" drinks, and two-for-one value meals. With more than 66 percent of U.S. adults being either overweight or obese, what can we do to stop this trend?

A Low-Fat Diet Is Not Enough — Choose Good Fats

A study of nearly 49,000 women found that a low-fat diet did not protect against heart disease, cancer, or stroke. Many people were shocked by this. But very little research has shown that a low-fat diet can protect against these health problems. Here’s what is known: The kind – not the amount – of fat eaten is what can help prevent illness.

Making Wise and Nutritious Choices at the Grocery Store

To choose the foods that are best for your overall health, read food labels carefully. Here are a few tips on just how to go healthy food shopping.

Mood and Overeating

Many overweight people need to start feeling better mentally before they can lose weight.

Portions and Energy Density: Keys to Weight Loss

Eating smaller portions and lower energy-density foods are important keys to weight loss. Find out about the study, and learn about energy density.