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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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Menopausal Weight-Control Tips: Metabolism

Around the time of menopause, many women find themselves gaining a few extra pounds. This is true even for those who continue the eating and exercising habits that have helped them prevent weight gain previously. It's also common for there to be a shift in where extra pounds end up...

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Healthy Snack Ideas When Traveling

If you're planning a road trip and want to take some healthy snacks that are suitable for traveling, try some of the following ideas. Dried fruit Get adventurous! Dates and raisins aren t the only dried fruits around. Try unsweetened apricots, pears, apples, papaya, and mango. Dried banana is also...

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