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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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List of Whole Grains: Suggested Uses and Cooking Methods

Are you interested in increasing your intake of whole grains but are unsure where to start? Check out the table below for a list of some common whole grains, their uses and suggested cooking methods. Grain Description Uses and Cooking Methods Aaranth Very small seeds with slightly peppery flavor. Boil...

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How Does Fiber Help With Weight Control?

Fiber helps with weight control mainly by making you feel fuller. This, in turn, makes you less hungry and therefore less likely to eat more. Fiber-rich foods such as fruit, vegetables, potatoes, wholegrain breads and brown rice contain few calories for volume. Because they are bulky, they keep you feeling...

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Eating Out Tips: Italian

Although the Mediterranean diet has been touted as a great way to eat healthily, many of the foods served in Italian restaurants are high in both fat and calories. Creamy sauces (such as Alfredo), plenty of cheese and large portion sizes are the biggest problems with this style of cuisine....

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