5 Food Fallacies
Should you skip breakfast if you want to lose weight? Is all fat bad for you? Find out the answers to these and other questions about food.
A 7-Step Plan for Weight Loss
The latest studies conclude that a successful weight-loss plan is a mind/body undertaking that not only involves monitoring calorie intake and expenditure, but dealing with the psychological side of weight loss and habit change.
A Healthy Weight for Life
The “secret” to maintaining a healthy weight is not found in any magic diet or weight loss system. In fact, it’s no secret to it at all. You just need to take in about the same amount of calories that your body uses up.
A Weighty Issue: Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is more prevalent in the Northeast, followed by the Midwest, South and West. It is also more prevalent in cities than in rural areas.
As Snack Attacks Rise, Seek Healthy Options
Youths of all ages from 2 through the teen years snack more often. With 13 to 14 percent of children and adolescents overweight, we can blame eating between meals for part of the trend.
Balanced Ways to Attain a Healthy Weight
Whether you have tried to lose weight on your own or with the help of a weight-loss program, the focus is too often on severely restrictive diets and unrealistic goals, nutrition experts say.
Choosing a Safe Weight-Loss Program
The not-so-secret secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. This can be done safely and effectively by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Could Medication Be Causing Weight Gain?
The most common prescription medications to cause weight gain include drugs that treat depression, heartburn, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Counting Liquid Calories
When counting calories, don’t forget the ones you drink. For many people, these so-called liquid calories can make or break an effort to lose pounds successfully.
Cut a Rug and Cut the Fat
When you think of dancing, you probably don't think about how good it is for your heart, your lungs, your joints, your muscles and your stress level -- because it's just fun.
Diet Drinks, Small Snacks Have Drawbacks
Although sugar-free soft drinks don’t add calories, they don’t provide nutrients either. And one study found that students who had been primed to think about their diets actually ate more when given small bags of potato chips than students who were given large bags.
Diet Traps to Avoid
Making and following a weight-loss plan that includes balanced meals and exercise can help you attain a healthy weight.
Emotional Eating: How to Cope
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
Even with Weight-Loss Drugs, Losing Pounds Isn't Easy
Out of the millions Americans who are overweight and go on a diet each year, many regain all or a part of the weight they lose within five years.
Everyday Ways to Lose Weight
Moderately intense activities, such as walking briskly from your parked car to the mall entrance and taking your dog for a quick jog after dinner, won't help you train for a sport. But they can help you achieve and maintain a healthful weight and improve your overall fitness level.
Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off
People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.
Fight Back Against Fat
obesity increases the risk for illness from 30 serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and several types of cancer.
Foods That Help You Lose Weight
Low-calorie, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables fill you up but don't add that much to your daily calorie total.
For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today?
Some weight gain is unavoidable, because as the body ages, body fat increases as lean muscle mass and bone mass decrease. Body weight increases until you reach age 60, when it begins to decline.
Healthy Strategies for Weight Loss
Experts say the long-term success at weight loss requires a balance between diet and physical activity.
Helpful Hints for a Healthy Weight
You can lose a significant amount of weight by making small changes in your eating habits that don't require record keeping or a food scale.
How Diets Work
If you’ve tried everything, yet weight loss continues to elude you, don’t give up. There are ways to up the odds and increase your chance of success.
How to Help an Overweight or Obese Child
Ask a parent to name the greatest health threat to children and you'll hear about drinking or drugs. Rarely will anyone cite obesity -- even though it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.