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January 16, 2013 - 1:15pm

Trying to clean up your diet and eat healthier this year but having a hard time loving the new healthy foods you should be eating? I’m the same way: there are so many bad foods I love and so many good ones I feel like I’m forcing myself to eat.

9 “Bad” Foods You Can Feel Good About Eating

The good news: in EatingWell Magazine, Holly Pevzner reports on new research that shows and curb your taste for those foods you may regret getting chummy with.

Ditch These 4 Foods to Clean Up Your Diet

The secret to learning to love healthier foods lies in using all five senses. “A food’s...

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January 15, 2013 - 10:28am

If you go to the grocery store you’ll probably notice that gluten-free products are more widespread than ever—everything from bread and pasta to chips and dessert have gluten-free versions. (Gluten is a protein primarily found in foods containing wheat, barley or rye.)

And that’s for a good reason: roughly 18 million Americans have some degree of gluten sensitivity, according to Alessio Fasano, director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, and as many as 3 million Americans (about 1 percent of the population) have celiac disease.

For people with celiac disease, the battle in their gut between their immune system and the gluten winds up damaging tiny, fingerlike projections called villi that line the small intestine and absorb nutrients. The damage prevents nutrients from being absorbed properly, causing a...

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January 11, 2013 - 10:36am

When it comes to dieting, who isn’t looking to lose weight as quickly as possible? In our quest for a quick fix, we latch on to diet notions that may or may not be true (Can You Safely Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days?).

Here are 3 diet myths that may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts.

Weight-Loss Myth: It doesn't matter what time you eat dinner.
Truth: The early-bird special is good for your waistline and your overall health. According to a recent study in Cell Metabolism, mice that eat an early dinner and then fast for 16 hours are slimmer than those who eat the same amount of calories, but snack around the clock. Researchers suspect that the longer lapse between meals allows the...

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January 4, 2013 - 10:22am

Did you know that one-third of New Year’s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It’s true. Unfortunately, the majority of us are successful for no more than one week. You’re 10 times as likely to keep your healthy-eating resolutions, however, when you set an explicit goal—like, say, by following a meal plan.

Related: Lose Up to 2 Pounds This Week with This Meal Plan

Start your weight-loss resolution off on the right foot—and successfully lose weight—using this 1,500-calorie meal plan (a calorie level that most people will lose weight on). If you want to be even more precise, click...

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December 7, 2012 - 11:12am

Camembert cheese and buttery croissants are staples of French cuisine, so you’d think France would be the last place where the government would police fat content in food. Yet, in an effort to reduce obesity, France's Senate recently approved an amendment to triple taxes on products containing one unhealthy fat in particular: palm kernel oil, which is extracted from the palm seed of palm oil trees. (The lower house of parliament still has to vote on the tax.)

Don't Miss: 7 of the Healthiest Foods You Should Be Eating (But Probably Aren’t)

It turns out that palm oil is a major ingredient in one beloved treat in France: Nutella. The French, who love to smear the creamy hazelnut-chocolate spread on...

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