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Drinking diet beverages and using artificial sweeteners on our foods instead of real sugar can sound like a smart, easy way to cut calories and lose weight. But it’s not the “magic bullet” it might seem.

Carbohydrates sometimes get a bad rap. But the truth is, they’re an important part of a healthy diet and have heaps of benefits. At Yes Health we’re not into labeling food as “good” or “bad.” But we will say, all carbs are definitely not created equal. 

A lot of us at Yes Health have been dragging this week. It’s surprising what a difference “springing forward” an hour can make! There are, of course, plenty of upsides to having more daylight.

by Dr. Suneil Koliwad, senior medical advisor for Yes Health 

It might sound counterintuitive, but eating fat can help us maintain a healthy weight. It can also be good for our heart (and hair, nails, skin and so many other organs). The most important thing is knowing what kinds of fats to choose. During the fat-free craze that began in[...]

Fiber might not seem like the sexiest of subjects (especially if MetaMUCIL commercials come to mind), but it’s a crucial part of a healthy diet. Fiber helps us stabilize our blood sugar levels, manage our weight (by helping us feel full after meals) and keep our colons happy. 

We’ve all done it—made room for dessert when we’re already full or mindlessly polished off an entire pizza in one sitting. Sometimes we eat to fill emotional needs instead of our stomachs. Unfortunately, literally swallowing our anger or sadness often makes us feel worse instead[...]

Food journaling has long been shown to be a helpful tool in weight loss. Keeping a food journal can teach you some interesting things about what, when, why and how you eat. Not only do you start to see your patterns more clearly, you also notice what you eat (and why) when you[...]

If diabetes runs in your family or if you think you might be at risk, Yes Health is here to help. Our goal is to stop the progression of diabetes one person at a time by encouraging people everywhere to adopt healthier eating and exercise habits that last a lifetime. Luckily,[...]

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