How to Outsmart Your Appetite

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

You work out regularly and watch what you eat. So why do you have to lie down to button your…

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

About two years ago, Michael Saraceno decided he wanted to lose weight. He was nearing 275 pounds and was planning…

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I am considering intermittent fasting. While I definitely need to shed a…

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Obese middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical…

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That’s the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the…

A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

Healthy behaviors can counter childhood obesity Ana Hernandez, 32, of Cicero, was worried about her son, Luis, who is now…

The best diet for weight loss

The best diet for weight loss

Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight…

End the yo-yo diet cycle

End the yo-yo diet cycle

Last spring you reached your goal weight and celebrated by hitting the beach in a bikini. Then your job got…

Losing weight doesn’t change actual stomach size

Losing weight doesn’t change actual stomach size

Q: Does my stomach actually shrink when I lose weight? A: Not exactly. But here’s why you might feel full.…

Chicago Tech Start-up Spurs Weight Loss

Chicago Tech Start-up Spurs Weight Loss

At the start of every new year, Americans’ number one resolution is to lose weight. It’s a sensible commitment considering…