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For a quick answer to just about any question on weight control, check out our LearnAbouts. With LearnAbouts, the answers you seek are at your fingertips. And because each LearnAbout has been fact checked by CalorieKing's dietitians, you know you're getting scientifically-sound information you can trust.

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Eating Healthily on a Shoestring Budget

Looking after your health and waistline need not mean blowing the budget. Try our tips for making your money stretch farther at the supermarket. Use those veggies. Halve the amount of meat in recipes and add additional vegetables. More veggies means less saturated fat, and more fiber, antioxidants and vitamins...

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The Glycemic Index & The Glycemic Load

Counting carbs is not just a matter of adding two and two together. Other factors also have to be taken into consideration, such as how fast the carbohydrate is digested, and how much it causes your blood sugar levels to rise. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that takes...

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The Glycemic Index & Weight Loss

The Glycemic Index can be a helpful tool for weight loss. However, it's also important to realize its limitations. Many low-GI foods are bulky, high in fiber, and more satiating than high GI foods because they take longer for the body to process; e.g. legumes take longer to process than...

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