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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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Will I Gain Weight When I Quit Smoking?

Even if you keep strictly to your regular diet and exercise routine when you give up smoking, you are still likely to gain a small amount of weight. That s because when you smoke, your body burns slightly more calories in order to cope with carbon monoxide and other tobacco...

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How Much Fat Do I Need?

Twenty to thirty-five percent of your calories should come from fat. The bad news is that most Americans consume over 40 percent of their daily calories from fat. This overload of fat can lead to obesity and heart disease, as well as high blood cholesterol and countless other health problems....

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Which Fats Are "Bad" Fats?

Not all fat is bad for you. In fact, some fats are crucial for good health. While it's important to limit your fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of your calories, it's also important to ensure that within this range you're mostly eating a variety and balance of "good"...

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