A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won't melt the pounds away.
Expert looks at latest diet trend which claims 'resetting' your hormones is the key to losing stubborn weight.
What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to.
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A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
New research on consumer behavior shows that we tend to match some types of choices the people around us make, but not others.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
Recent study found it's no more a "miracle" solution for weight loss than regular diets are.
Five experts were divided on whether or not we should choose the "light"dairy option.
A new study has found breaking old and forming new habits is key in keeping weight off.
Many mothers experience body dissatisfaction after birth. Dieting is not the answer.
Can a ketogenic diet really help you lose weight? Here's what the research says.
Being a mindful eater is about ending your obsession with food and weight loss and listening to your body.
New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
Here are five weightloss supplements you shouldn't waste your money on.
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Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
Despite the efforts of millions of Americans, obesity rates continue to climb. Why is it so hard to lose weight and to keep it off? It's a lot more complicated than just pushing back the plate.
Health care providers often recommend exercise to overweight people as a way to lose weight, but that often does not work. Injuries can occur, and frustration can mount. Can walking with them work?
Dieting is a setup. The act of dieting causes physiological changes that make it hard to continue dieting successfully. Here's how the body fights back when some people try to lose weight.