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Can I Drink Alcohol and Still Lose Weight?

As long as you stay within the number of calories you need each day to lose weight, alcohol can make up part of your calorie intake. However, if you're watching your weight, keep in mind that alcohol can be problematic for a number of reasons: Alcohol is calorie-dense. There are...

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Menopausal Weight-Control Tips: Fat versus muscle

Around the time of menopause, many women find themselves gaining a few extra pounds. This is true even for those who continue the eating and exercising habits that have helped them prevent weight gain previously. It's also common for there to be a shift in where extra pounds end up...

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What Are Whole Grains?

Grains can be roughly divided into two groups: Whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa, pre-date refined grains, which are a product of modern society. You can think of a whole grain as a three-part package: Bran (outer layer) - This layer is packed...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory