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Most adults don’t eat enough protein, mainly because they don’t know how much protein to eat. See how much you need and how to spot signs of protein deficiency.

By uclahealth • November 14, 2022

What does it mean when something is a “complete protein”? A friend said that when I count beans or grains as a protein, it’s not the same nutritional value as meat or cheese. Are there really different kinds of protein? Is he right that it matters which kind of protein you eat?

By Ask the Doctors • November 9, 2022

I heard on the news about a study that says you won’t get as hungry if you eat all of your meals earlier in the day. Does that have to do with the way the body clock works? It seems like circadian rhythms affect everything we do. Can you talk about that, and about this study?

By Ask the Doctors • November 4, 2022

Why is ditching junk food so hard? I know I should have an apple instead of a doughnut, but when I crave a snack, I don’t reach for the fruit bowl. Making and then breaking the promise to eat healthy makes me feel like a failure. How can a junk food addict like me get back on track?

By Ask the Doctors • October 26, 2022

Can you please talk about what makes something count as “junk food”? My diet has been less than stellar during the pandemic, and not only did I gain weight, but I just got the news that I have prediabetes. Specifics about how those kinds of food are bad for your health would help a lot.

By Ask the Doctors • October 21, 2022

You don't need a scale to weigh your success with weight loss

By Chayil Champion • October 19, 2022

Looking at weight management from a fresh perspective can help your calorie burning journey

By Chayil Champion • October 5, 2022

Dieting is not one size fits all

By Chayil Champion • September 28, 2022

Make sure you're getting your nutrition facts from a valid source

By Chayil Champion • August 26, 2022

One of the things that makes polyphenols useful to humans is their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

By Ask the Doctors • August 15, 2022