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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 Much Carbohydrate Do I Need?

Between 45 and 65 percent of your total calories should come from carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is the body's main fuel source and should therefore make up the majority of your daily energy intake, mainly in the form of whole grains, vegetables, legumes and some fruit. Exactly how many carbohydrates you need...

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Tips for Reducing Sugar Intake

The recommended maximum intake for added sugar is around 10 teaspoons per day. Given that a can of soda has around 10 teaspoons, it's fairly easy to go over the limit. Try these simple tips for reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet. At the supermarket: Read ingredient...

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Menopausal Weight-Control Tips: Fat versus muscle

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