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High-Protein/Low-Carb Diets

Low-carb diets such as the Atkin's diet have been a popular way to lose weight. But are they any better or worse than low-fat or calorie-controlled diets? The general premise of high-protein/low-carb diets is that by cutting carbs and increasing protein, you can lose weight faster. Weight loss in the...

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body doesn't produce or properly use the hormone insulin. Insulin allows glucose (converted from carbohydrates) into the cells for energy. There are three types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. If you have Type I diabetes your body does not...

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How Often Should I Weigh In?

Weighing-in regularly is important. You should weigh yourself at least once per week. How often you weigh yourself during the week depends on what works best for you. Some people find daily weigh-ins helpful. For others, daily weigh-ins are more of a hindrance than a help. If you choose to...

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