There are several different types of fats, and it's important for our health to get them straight. Fats must be distinguished because while some are necessary for survival, the negative health effects of others are serious.

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Cleverly disguised as nagging, our parents are actually telling us about the adolescent obesity problem: Over the past 25 years, overweight/obesity rates for youth aged 12-17 have doubled, from 14% to 29%. But what can we do? Let's take a look:

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Metabolism is the term that describes the energy your body needs to get through a day of classes, sports and watching American Idol. Your Resting Metabolic Rate is the number of calories you burn to maintain life.

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The good news is that first year university weight gain "Frechmen 15" is NOT inevitable! All you need is some basic knowledge of nutrition along with a willingness to make an effort to stay healthy and active.

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If you go to your local drug store, or health foods store, you'll notice there is a whole whack of diet pills out on the market and each work a little differently depending on what ingredients they contain.

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People trying to lose weight have a seemingly endless number of options. Many have jumped on the low-carb bandwagon with the Atkins diet. While these have been around for some time, people continue to ask: do low-carb diets actually work?

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Other than in dire cases, diet pills carry more risk than benefits. Dieting and exercise are still the best ways to control our weight.

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