Escape the Junk Food Jungle

The Skinny on Fat

Not all fat is created equal. If you’ve a gained a few extra pounds, you should know that where you carry that weight could put you at greater risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Where to watch? Your waist.

The Obesity Era

Eat Less and Eat Better

New Federal Dietary Guidelines Released

Every five years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture update their guidelines for healthy eating. The 2010 dietary guidelines, released at the end of January 2011, offer more of the same advice as past ones: drink water instead of soda, cut back on salt, and eat more fruits and veggies.

Oh, and exercise a lot more. Enjoy your food, but eat less.