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Eating Our Words

Foodism has turned every restaurant outing into an adventure, and every dish an epiphany. What happened to, "I'm hungry?"

Is the Recession Making Americans Fatter?

  Could the plummeting economy be contributing to expanding waistlines? Something is: new data released exclusively to NEWSWEEK from Gallup-Healthways shows that in the past year, the number of Americans considered obese has jumped by 1.7 percent—or almost 5.5 million people—and that the obese report a much lower quality of life than those who are at healthier weights.

Big Belly, Bad Memory

Why that spare tire puts you at greater risk of dementia (along with a host of other diseases), and what you can do about it.

Diet

Probably a little of both. Whether you've been a health nut or a couch potato, you're going to find menopause a challenge. Your metabolism slows down as you get older, so you will gain weight if you don't cut calories and increase your level of exercise.

Midlife Guide for Women: Diet

I've always been able to lose weight fairly quickly by cutting back on sweets and carbs and working out more. That still works—but it's much, much slower. Also, I feel as if I can gain weight just by looking at food. Is it me or is it menopause?

Why Heavy Isn't Healthy

Pendulum swings are common in medical research. So some people yawned--and others grinned--when they heard about recent studies that concluded being overweight isn't so bad for us after all.

Why Heavy Isn't Healthy

Pendulum swings are common in medical research. So some people yawned--and others grinned--when they heard about recent studies that concluded being overweight isn't so bad for us after all.

Why Is It So Hard to Stick to a Diet?

I know it's risky. I've been drilled on the rule, and usually I'm pretty sensible about it. But every once in a while, if I'm feeling whimsical, I just do it: I go grocery shopping on an empty stomach.It's exhilarating.

The Empathy Gap

I know it's risky. I've been drilled on the rule, and usually I'm pretty sensible about it. But every once in a while, if I'm feeling whimsical, I just do it: I go grocery shopping on an empty stomach.It's exhilarating.

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