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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making and following a weight-loss plan that includes balanced meals and exercise can help you attain a healthy weight.
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
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.
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.
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.
You can't walk across a room without huffing and puffing. Your arms get tired unpacking a bag of groceries. You're carrying more and more excess body weight. And you can't remember the last time you got any real exercise.
obesity increases the risk for illness from 30 serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and several types of cancer.
Whether you want to run a marathon or just start exercising regularly, having a goal is an important tool.
Low-calorie, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables fill you up but don't add that much to your daily calorie total.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
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.
Experts say the long-term success at weight loss requires a balance between diet and physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight or improve your health, junk food can sabotage a worthy effort.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in five children in the United States is overweight or obese. That's twice as many overweight children as 20 years ago.
Whether you’ve already gained a few extra pounds or have yet to reach perimenopause, here are strategies to help you maintain a healthy weight in midlife and beyond.
If you’re eating according to outdated or untrue dietary commandments, all your efforts to lose weight could be in vain.