Top 10 Diets & Online Food Database

We provide online food databases for almost all of these popular diets. Click on the ‘food database’ link below a book’s title for additional information about the diet and its food database.

 

 

National Institutes of Health Articles on Dieting and Weight Control

  • Make It Easier to Control Your Weight
    First off, learn how to read nutrition labels and ignore the rest of the packaging. Phrases like “low-fat” don’t necessarily mean anything if you’re concerned about calories. Some low-fat and non-fat foods actually have more calories than the normal versions. Make sure to look at the number of portions, too. That muffin might seem like it has 150 calories, but if the serving size is 1/3 of a muffin, it really has 450 calories.
  • How to Keep that Weight Off
    The methods people used to lose weight varied. They included cutting down on certain foods, eating less overall, liquid diets and many others.

    In contrast, there isn’t a whole lot of difference in how they maintain their weight. People who successfully control their weight tend to eat a low-fat diet, watch their total calories and do a lot of physical activity.

  • How to Hold Off Those Extra Pounds
    Maintaining weight is a matter of balance—energy balance. If you take in more calories than you burn in physical activity, you store the extra energy around your body, mostly as fat, and gain weight. To maintain your weight, you need to balance the energy you take in with the energy you burn.
  • The Mindless Eating That Adds Pounds

    People seem to gain weight easily but have a hard time taking it off. Americans are continuing to get heavier, increasing the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and various other health conditions. Healthy eating can play an important role in helping you avoid excess weight. It can also increase the quality and length of your life. Interesting new research is revealing that part of the reason why it’s so difficult to eat healthy is that “hidden persuaders” can lead you to eat more than you think you’re eating.

    For example, the size and shape of containers, he said, can as much as double the amount of food you consume.