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The surprising truth about “middle-aged spread”

Many people remember a time in their life when they could eat just about anything and not gain a single pound. (I’m not one of those people. I was overweight from childhood through college. And even now, I fight to stay trim and fit every day.)   Of course, it’s easy to blame metabolic changes when bad habits start catching up with you later in life. […]

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Snack your way to better heart health (in just 8 weeks!)

Since we spent all week breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly side of dietary fat, I thought today would be a great time to talk about the perfect “diet” snack…  One that’s actually quite full of the right kinds of fat: Nuts!   Nuts are abundant in fat, fiber, and protein. They satisfy your hunger while delivering a long list of health-boosting nutrients. And they do, indeed, impact [...]

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Facts about fats: Confusing terms and common cooking oils

As I briefly mentioned on Tuesday, it’s important to pay attention to the types of cooking oils we consume.   So, today, let’s first continue clarifying some confusing aspects of fats—starting with a few terms you may not be so familiar with. And then, we’ll compare the health benefits of common cooking oils.  Omega-9 fatty acids  Omega-9s are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)—but not [...]

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Facts about fats: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Having knocked out a few basic definitions about fats yesterday, I’d like to keep the conversation going by breaking down dietary fats by type—the good, the bad, and the ugly.   Here’s everything you need to know…  Saturated fats    In my view, saturated fats get a really bad rap—not only in medical literature but in mainstream nutrition circles as well.    These fats are found in meats, [...]

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Facts about fats: Cholesterol, triglycerides, and more

As a “diet doctor,” I encounter misconceptions about fats every day—despite the progress we’ve made in nutritional research. Clearly, many myths persist. (Just look at the “fat-free” craze, which is still going around.)   In fact, I was recently in a grocery store, speaking with my friend about salad dressing. A woman came over and said to me: “That dressing would be better with grapeseed [...]

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