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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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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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Do Carbohydrates Make You Fat?

Calories count: Having too many calories from carbohydrates (and from fat, and from protein) leads to weight gain. It's the calories that make a difference to your waistline, not the carbs. The exception to this is people who are allergic to carbs. Such people can gain weight from carbs. If...

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Difficulties getting a good night's sleep can be caused by sleep apnea, a condition which causes people to involuntarily stop breathing for a few moments during sleep. It is often associated with being overweight. When someone has sleep apnea, the throat muscles and tongue that relax during sleep actually cause...

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