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Food device knows whether that avocado is ripe

Shine on a light on that fast food burger and the SCiO will send calorie, protein and even ingredient information to a smartphone.

Friday - 06/13/2014, 03:47pm EDT

Tags: food, Mary Beth Albright, calories, SCiO

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Diet drinks more effective than water in weight loss

A new study finds that diet drinks may be more effective than water in aiding weight loss.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:59am EDT

Tags: weight loss, diet soda, paula wolfson

5:2 Diet: 'Fast' diet a new way to prevent weight gain this holiday?

A new fad diet has the attention of holiday overeaters to keep the pounds at bay. But is it the best option to manage your weight during this season of parties and treats?

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:28pm EST

Tags: weight gain, paula wolfson, health, 5:2 Diet, Fast Diet

Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: weight loss, george washington university, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, paula wolfson, avatar

Diet or exercise? It depends on the goal

When it comes to getting healthy, what you're trying to accomplish will help you determine which is better, dieting or exercising.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 06:53am EDT

Tags: alan etter, weight loss, Women, diet, nutrition, depression, mood, exercise,

Tick-tock: Secret to losing weight may be the clock

Dining earlier may be the way to lose extra pounds.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:04am EDT

Tags: del walters, prevention, weight loss,

Luna debunks diet myths with a smile

Luna, the maker of a popular woman's nutritional bar, is hoping to help women make smarter choices about their diets with the help of laughter.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 10:50am EST

Tags: nutrition

How to avoid packing on pounds during holidays

This is the heaviest season of the year. Halloween through New Year's tends to be the time when many put on a few extra pounds.

Monday - 11/05/2012, 05:08am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, holidays, weight, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Diet tips to keep you fuller, longer

If you want a sweet treat while you're on a diet, which is better: a handful of jelly beans or five cups of cotton candy?

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 05:42am EDT

Tags: del walters, chicago sun-times, food

Yo-yo dieting may not be so bad after all

Yo-yo dieting, the act of repeatedly and quickly losing and gaining weight, doesn't impact future weight loss in women who've gone through menopause, a new study finds.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: metabolism, weight loss, Randi Martin