Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Exercise combined with a healthy diet is one of the best ways to reduce body fat, but even if you’re obese and never lose a pound, a new study shows you’re still getting benefits. Find out why.
Learn the secrets and science to losing weight safely and effectively.
No doubt – yogurt is a quick and convenient snack that can also double as breakfast when you’re running behind in the morning. If you’re on the fence as to whether to add yogurt to your diet, here’s a reason to give it a try. Trying to lose or control your weight? More than one study shows yogurt may help with fat loss.
Is there a disconnect with how people perceive their weight? Recent studies show some people who are overweight or obese aren’t aware they have a weight problem. Find out more about obesity “misperception” and new research on how well we’re dealing with the obesity epidemic.
After losing weight, you need a sound nutritional and exercise strategy to keep from undoing all your hard work. How much you eat matters but so does the composition of your diet. Find out what a new study shows about diet composition and weight maintenance.
It happens to everyone. You splurge on something “off limits” like a piece of cake or an ice cream sundae. How likely is it that your unexpected splurge will lead to weight gain? Not as high as you might think. A new study shows an occasional splurge meal won’t hurt you and probably has benefits. Find out more.
Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.
Are weekends making it hard to control your weight? Weekends are a time when most people change their eating habits – and not for the better. Discover the pitfalls of weekend eating and easy strategies for avoiding weekend weight gain.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.