9 Appetite Suppressants That Actually Work

Throughout my 15+ year career, I’ve seen countless diet and weight loss tactics, from powders, pills and potions, to unorthodox treatments, like ice baths and ear clips. When clients inquire, “Should I try this?” my first step is to check out the science, and often times, there isn’t any.

Hydration Tips for Your Dance Workout

Dancing is so darned fun, it’s easy to neglect basic food and hydration. Use these guidelines from Health’s contributing nutritionist Cynthia Sass, RD, to make sure you’re properly fueled and hydrated as you salsa off those extra pounds.

Top 5 Food Swaps for Nutrition

We asked Health magazine's nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, RD, whether she had any go-to food swaps—and she said "So many!" Here are her favorites.

5 Questions to Ask Before Trying Any Diet

I loathe the word diet. Technically, it can simply mean a manner or style of eating, such a vegetarian diet or Mediterranean diet, but for most people, the ‘D word’ means a short term period of deprivation and downright misery, that will inevitably be abandoned.

5 Diet Lessons From This Year's Oscars

I’ve never missed an Oscars telecast. I split my time between New York City and Los Angeles, so I frequently see movies being filmed, and I have friends who work in “the industry.” But the real reason I tune in is because movies are my great escape from the challenges of every day life, and I love to root for my favorite films and performances.

Beyonce's Post-Baby Weight Loss Secret: Should You Try It?

This week Beyonce’s trainer revealed that his advice to eat one vegan meal a day has helped his superstar client shed 60 pregnancy pounds, and I want to high-five him! I’ve been touting the weight loss and health benefits of going vegan, even part-time, for several years.

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Making You Fat

Have you ever gone on a diet and gained weight? According to a new UK survey, nearly a third of women have seen a spike on the scale after going on a diet, gaining an average of nearly four pounds. It may sound counterintuitive, but I’ve seen it happen.

Why Calorie Counts are Wrong: 6 Diet Myths, Busted

When I tell clients that they can lose weight by eating more calories, they often look at me like I’m either trying to trick them or I’ve lost my marbles. But the truth is, the concept of "calories in versus calories out" is greatly oversimplified, and in my opinion, seriously outdated.

Ashton Kutcher's Diet Scare: 5 Fad-Diet Red Flags

If you thought the worst that could happen on the wrong diet is not losing weight, or losing too much weight, check out Ashton Kutcher’s recent comments in USA Today. While portraying Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming film, Kutcher tested out Jobs’ fruitarian diet and landed in the hospital as a result.

The Secret Reason You’re Pigging Out (and What To Do About It!)

The fiscal cliff, poor economy, natural disasters, disturbing news stories, doomsday theories, and over-the-top reality TV…it’s all enough to make you want to bury your face in a bag of M&Ms. And according to a new study from the University of Miami, that’s exactly what may be happening.