The much used before and after photograph to motivate weight loss might not be as motivational as was once thought.
No, being thin doesn’t mean you can live off junk food.
Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
Understanding the psychology behind why we overeat can help us to consume less.
You can be in a healthy weight range according to BMI but overweight according to waist circumference.
As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, individuals now have relatively less muscle mass and relatively more body fat.
We all have to die of something, so why can’t I die by delicious donuts?
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
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Health campaigns to reduce obesity have been accused of fat shaming, so how can we address this health issue without making people feel bad about themselves?
Is pointing out the negative health effects of overweight and obesity "fat shaming"?
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
A new study finds that 90% of men are overfat. But by what measure?
Food on the mind.
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Understanding how your brain responds to food could be the key to losing weight
Two new Cochrane reviews reveal that some interventions to tackle overweight and obesity in children do work, but only in the short term.
Weight loss surgery carries some risks.
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
It's time we considered the long-term benefits of community weight loss programmes to both individuals and society.
A good diet is key for a child’s well-being.
'Healthy child' vouchers and increased taxation could help tackle the childhood obesity problem.
Hair samples reveal how stress and obesity are linked.
Sugar activates the same brain system as drugs such as nicotine and cocaine, meaning consuming it is a behaviour we want to repeat.
If you’ve ever tried to cut back on sugar, you may have realised how incredibly difficult it is. This leads to the question: can you be addicted to sugar?
Regularly physically activity is more important than weight.
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
Metabolism can change after weight loss.
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Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate – how many calories we burn at rest – which makes it hard to keep the weight off. So why does weight loss make resting metabolism go down?
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