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A crostini of smoked trout, hard-boiled egg, aioli and roe at The Red Hen in Washington, D.C. Owner/Chef Michael Friedman says Mediterranean cooking is simply a tweaking of basic cooking ideas. Courtesy of Brian Oh hide caption

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For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both

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People following a 5-2 diet would eat lean protein and non-starchy vegetables two days a week. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Two-Day Diets: How Mini Fasts Can Help Maximize Weight Loss

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Posting a picture like this on the fridge might seem like good motivation for weight loss. But scientists say it might instead inspire weight gain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

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Eating low-glycemic foods, or foods that take longer to digest, may help you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Robyn Mackenzie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Low And Slow May Be The Way To Go When It Comes To Dieting

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Older women on a diet don't need to stop eating out; they just may need to make wiser food choices to keep weight off. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Boomer Women Prove They Can Dine Out And Still Lose Weight

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Federal health officials recommend 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day for people younger than 50, but some are overdoing it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Too Much Calcium Could Cause Kidney, Heart Problems, Researchers Say

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A competitor stops for a cigarette after he broke down during the Enduropale race at Le Touquet Beach on February 22, 2009 in Le Touquet, France. Paul Gilham/Getty Images hide caption

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Studies show that friends and family gain weight — and lose weight — together. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Gain Together, Lose Together: The Weight-Loss 'Halo' Effect

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Jenny Craig brand ambassador and singer Mariah Carey (left) poses with Dana Fiser, CEO of Jenny Craig, at a press conference in New York City in November. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real Holiday Party For Weight-Loss Firms? It's Now

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