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Want To Cut The Calories From Rice In Half? Add Fat

Researchers at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting recently revealed a cooking technique that cuts 50-60% of the calories from rice.


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J.J. Smith’s Cleansing Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.


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Study: Viewing Pictures Of Unhealthy Foods Beneficial For Dieters

Social media sites are filled with photos of delicious meals and sinful desserts. Some experts believe looking at pictures of luscious food could actually help us stay on our diets and help curb your appetite.


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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Made False Diet Claims, Jury Finds

A federal jury on Tuesday found television pitchman Kevin Trudeau did violate a federal order barring him from making false claims about his diet books on Tuesday.


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How Much Protein Is Too Much?

You may be surprised at the number of products labelled with the word “protein. ” CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist asks, are we getting too much of a good thing?

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Local Expert: Eating Bugs Normal, But Take Caution

The United Nations is promoting edible insects as a low-fat, high-protein food for hungry people throughout the world, but Chicagoans probably won’t be changing their menu.


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Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their Animals

The food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.


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Some People Are Going Gluten-Free — By Choice

Some people are experimenting with the type of gluten-free diet that is mandatory for celiac patients. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.



Study: Dietary Changes May Help Treat ADHD

A new study by researchers at Children’s Memorial Hospital offers a dietary alternative for parents who don’t want their hyperactive children treated with medicine.

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Mark Achler talks with a "Retrofit" specialist who is helping him diet. (CBS)

Is ‘Big Brother’ Watching You Eat? Diet Firm Monitors Clients Over The Internet

A new high-tech, intensive diet system called Retrofit has clients try to lose weight, using the Internet to monitor progress. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman explains.



Can Alternating ‘Diet Days’ Help You Lose Weight?

Sticking to a diet is easier said than done. But what if you could diet just one day and then eat whatever you want the next, even higher fat foods?


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Editor Gives Up Food For Lent, Drinks Only Beer, Water

After 24 days on an Lenten diet of beer and water, J. Wilson says what he really misses is savory food like feta cheese omelets and olives and pulled pork.


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Weight Watchers Changes Program For First Time In 13 Years

The way millions of people slim down is about to change. On Monday, for the first time in 13 years, Weight Watchers said it’s switching up its program. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains why it will now be easier for dieters everywhere to make better choices.

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Food For Your Mood

Eating certain foods can help regulate your mood.

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