Losing weight is hard enough to do without myths interfering in the process. Information based on evidence, not legend, is important. Doctors aren't enough. Friends, family, media need to be on board.
One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?
Weight-loss supplement Garcinia Cambogia has had an exponential rise in sales since its marketing on the Doctor Oz show.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
The list of over-the-counter dietary and weight-loss supplements is exhaustive, with the majority based on scant supporting evidence from studies conducted in humans to support their claims.
If it sounds too good to be true ...
Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.
Some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss need to be addressed before you undertake those resolutions.
If you're embarking on post-holiday weight loss, understanding your body’s physiological responses to the excess of the holiday season could give you the edge for a successful New Year’s resolution.
Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
Finding it hard to lose weight? Here's why this may be.
Does working out really cut the mustard in the battle against the bulge? The verdict's in.
The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year's Eve, it can be an effort not to gain weight.
Thanks to our ancestors, we're designed to hold on to fat.
While 32 is an arbitrary number, chewing your food for longer could actually aid weight loss.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Mixed martial arts athletes are risking serious injury and death through crash dieting, a new report warns.
While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.