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Reducing diets

Mar 29, 2013 — Debuting at No. 8, The FastDiet advises limiting calorie intake twice a week to help lose weight.
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Feb 15, 2013 — Al Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. That was until he had bariatric surgery, and lost more than 100 pounds. During this encore presentation, Roker talks with host Michel Martin about his experiences, and his latest book, Never Goin' Back.
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Jan 28, 2013 — Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. Then, in 2001, he had bariatric surgery and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about his experiences and his latest book, Never Goin' Back.
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Aug 20, 2009 — Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni has had a lifelong self-proclaimed obsession with food. Bruni talks about his memoir, Born Round, his struggle with overeating, and the eating disorders he has overcome.
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Nov 2, 2007 — Science writer Gary Taubes argues that when it comes to counting calories, dieters need to be thinking about quality, not just quantity. In his new book, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes challenges widely held beliefs about the healthiest ways to eat.
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Jun 29, 2007 — From Atkins, to The Zone, to Jenny Craig, Americans are trying to slim down. But with so many diets and dieters, why is the nation collectively getting bigger? Gina Kolata, author of the new book Rethinking Thin, talks about why the country's obsession with waistlines isn't translating into weight loss.
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May 23, 2007 — In Rethinking Thin, Gina Kolata, a science writer for The New York Times, examines trends in America's diet industry and some of the most basic assumptions about health, dieting and body weight.
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Apr 12, 2007 — Most weight-loss diets work, as long as you stick to them. But studies show that most of us can't make ourselves stay with a diet long-term. Now, a growing focus on behavioral tricks may help people change the way they think about food and eating.
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May 2, 2005 — These delicious individual cheesecakes have only a few ingredients and no measurable fat.
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May 2, 2005 — There are lots of combinations of vegetables that work with pasta. This is delicious without the usual butter or cream.
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