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3 Reasons Why Cutting Calories Will Not Necessarily Make You Skinnier

Jenn Hand | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

It can be a relief to "allow" ourselves to actually fuel our bodies -- instead of restricting and focusing on cutting back. It's a much more satisfying way to eat and live.

Anna Almendrala

Why Counting Calories Won't Help You Lose Weight | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" mor...

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

Can 'Negative-Calorie' Foods Help You Lose Weight?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

It's true that a few foods, such as grapefruit and celery, contain fewer calories than it takes to digest them. So, when you eat these foods, you actually burn more calories than you take in. Thus, the term "negative-calorie foods."

The Truth About Carbs And Weight Gain

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

There's been a lot of buzz recently about a new study that punched a few new holes in the already-tattered notion that weight gain and loss is simply a matter of "calories in vs. calories out."

It Doesn't Matter If Your Diet Is Low-Fat Or Low-Carb, As Long As You Cut Calories, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're trying to lose weight, a new study shows it doesn't really matter what you cut out of your diet as long as you're cutting something. The ...

Still Counting Calories? Think Again

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

At one time or another, we've all been promised this: "If the amount of calories we eat is less than the amount of calories our bodies use, we will lose weight." I'm sorry to say that this promise is false.

Understanding the Physics of Weight Loss

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

And we are all governed by the prevailing laws of physics that relate matter and energy. Calories are a measure of energy, and matter cannot be created without energy input.