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Nutrition

Healthy eating is very important, especially if you are an active person. Most of you may not remember what a balanced diet looks like. These links will help you figure out if your current diet is healthy and, if it isn't, how to change it so you're getting all the nutrients you need.

How Much Protein Do You Need?
Learn the basics about how much protein you need to build muscle and lose fat.

Nutrition for Weight Loss - Nutrition for Beginners
Get the basics about how to get started with healthy nutrition for weight loss and fitness.

The Menopause Diet
If you're worried about gaining weight during menopause, check out my review of The Menopause Diet to find out if it's right for you

The Truth About Low Carb Diets
With all the diets out there and this latest low-carb trend, you may be wondering: Do carbs really make you fat?

Top 10 Reasons to Quit Dieting Forever
Ever wonder why it's nearly impossible to stay on a diet and lose weight? If you've tried more diets than you remember, it's time to reach your goals the old fashioned way: with small changes.

Nutrition at About.com
Shereen Jegtvig takes you through the confusing world of nutrition and healthy eating. Get eating advice, information about important nutritients your body needs and healthy recipes.

Hi-Protein Hype; Carbs Still Best Fuel
Athletes shouldn't be taken in by the high protein hype. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for intense muscular effort, and should not be reduced or avoided in the name of performance.

Weight Loss at About.com
Jennifer Scott gives some great ideas for losing weight and maintaining that weight loss. Read about portion control, healthy recipes and more!

Calorie Control Council
Calorie Control says "If you're looking for information on cutting calories and fat in your diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, or your favorite low-calorie, reduced-fat foods and beverages (and the ingredients that make them possible)... you've come to the right place!" Need I say more?

The USDA's MyPlate
The Food Guide Pyramid has now been replaced by MyPlate, a new site with all kinds of bells and whistles. You can get the basics on food groups, recommendations on your diet, look up foods and more.

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