Category: Diet

DASH, in a Dash

A DASH-like diet can help lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke.  Here’s a 2,100-calorie version. (Note: The serving sizes are small.) Vegetables and Fruit    1 serving:  I/2 cup (or 1 cup greens) or 1 piece fruit ...

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Diet Or Exercise To Lose Weight?

Diet and exercise are equally important, but for different reasons. Although reducing your calorie intake plays a greater role in initial weight loss, exercise plays a greater role in keeping the pounds off in the long term and...

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Preventing Prostate Cancer

Skip the supplements, including multivitamins. When it comes to preventing prostate cancer, the best advice is the same as for staying healthy in general: Maintain a healthy weight, eat a diet rich in produce, and exercise...

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Low-Fat or No-Fat

The promise:  Proponents say these plans can prevent or ease heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure, and help you lose weight and keep it off. The truth:  Without some dietary fat, you can become...

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Y0-Y0 Dieting

Yo-y0 dieting can be good for you.   People who repeatedly lose weight, then put it back on, still reduce their risk for heart disease. Losing 3% to 10% of body weight anytime keeps your heart and blood vessels healthier in the...

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Never Go On A Fad Diet

The word “diet” can be a nasty four-letter word. Diet speaks defeat and depression and denotes temporary action. You may go on diets only to go off them. Diets don’t work: they modify behavior only temporarily....

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