If you skimp on healthy fats — omega-3s in fish, supplements, and some plant and dairy products — you're missing out on a great way to help prevent a host of common problems. Here's a quick look at how good these fats really are, and the best ways to work them into your life.
It's 9 p.m. and you know just where that bag of peanut M&Ms is — it's stashed in the pantry behind the ultravirtuous oatmeal and seriously fortified cereal. Out of sight, but not out of mind. How can you be hungry, you wonder, when you ate a mere hour-and-a-half ago? The answer isn't so simple. Everything from stress to hormones to people, places, and situations can kick your appetite into overdrive. The good news: Whatever the cause, you can beat your hunger pangs. Here, the latest stay-full strategies from the experts.
If you're trying to lose weight or stave off chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, it's not only the type of food that's important — it's also how much is consumed and when. Learn to gauge the portion size correctly so you know how many calories and carbohydrates you're taking in.
Face it: Diets come and go, but unfortunately, all too often the extra pounds stay put. To make matters worse, too much of the wrong kind of dieting can be downright dangerous. Here's a short guide to diet trends that people take as gospel, but may be preventing you from losing weight.
Certain foods can actually help you get the things you want: a good night's sleep, a big raise, a long-awaited pregnancy, and more. Read on to find out what to eat to gear up for life's little (and big) challenges.
Health.com shares recipes to transform seven powerful, disease-fighting foods into winning dishes.
At least one-fifth of the calories you consume come from things you drink, and let's face it, you're much more likely to tip back a glass or two during the holidays. Here's the calorie lowdown on some classic holiday drinks, how much treadmill time they'll take to work off — plus, tips on how to enjoy them without winding up with a belly that only Mrs. Claus could love. (And remember: If you choose to drink, give the keys to your sleigh to a designated driver.)
This month, certified nutrition counselor, New York Times bestselling author and Diet.com contributor Leanne Ely shares the best foods to rev up your metabolism.
Think you don't have time to prepare a nutritious, diet-friendly dish? Think again! This month Diet.com shows how good, healthy food can make for a fast and easy meal.
This month, certified nutrition counselor, New York Times bestselling author and Diet.com contributor Leanne Ely warns about the ultimate diet no-no.