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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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Can I Eat Fast Food and Still Lose Weight?

While fast food is often high in calories, it is of course possible to eat it and still lose weight. The secret is to be aware of what you are eating and stick to your recommended calorie intake for the day. If the number of calories and fat in your...

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Why Do I Need to Eat Fat?

Too much dietary fat causes many health problems. However, it is important to have some fat in your diet; about 20 to 35 percent of your calories should come from a variety and balance of healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats). Healthy fats are used by your body in several...

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Why Is Breakfast So Important?

"Breakfast" literally means the meal that "breaks the fast". It's considered your most important meal because it affects your eating for the rest of the day. Starting the day with a well-balanced meal that supplies adequate protein, carbohydrate and fiber keeps hunger at bay and allows you to make wise...

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