NUTRITION GUIDELINES

“Everything in Moderation” Is Bad Diet Advice 

People hear the phrase as permission to overeat and indulge in junk.

NUTRITION

Carbs Make You Fat and Other Myths 

We’ve all heard that carbohydrates make you fat, eating chocolate causes zits, and that eggs are bad for you.

WEIGHT LOSS

How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Your Diet Resolutions 

Economists have tricks to get us to meet our goals.

WEIGHT LOSS

The New Weight Loss Drugs 

Do you need help to manage the risk of obesity?

NUTRITION

Microwave Cooking and Nutrition 

The myth that microwaving food zaps nutrients is … just a myth.

WEIGHT LOSS

Your Weight Can Naturally Fluctuate 

A few pounds one way or the other on a given day is nothing to worry about.

WEIGHT LOSS

Crash Diets Are Dangerous  

You can even get a heart attack.

NUTRITION GUIDELINES

Would Warning Labels Work on Soda? 

Could putting warning labels on sodas solve America’s childhood obesity problem?

NUTRITION GUIDELINES

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? 

Skipping breakfast might not be a problem after all.

RECIPES

Is Bone Broth Worthy of All the Hype? 

It seems that bone broth is everywhere these days. Is the appeal just another foodie trend, or are there really benefits?

POPULAR DIETS

The Raw Food Diet 

Eating a diet of completely raw food may have some health benefits, but it’s not without challenges and should be carefully considered before starting.

NUTRITION

Are Nightshade Fruits and Vegetables Harmful?  

Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and a few other foods in this family have a reputation for causing some chronic conditions to flare up.

What Do You Know About the 'Choose My Plate' Eating Plan?

The federal government's personalized food plan – called Choose My Plate – is the latest version of a guide to good nutrition that started years ago with the Four Food Groups. Find out how much you know about the current dietary guidelines.

1. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were developed to make people aware of the food groups that make up a healthy diet. Which of these organizations developed the guidelines?