Weight Control

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  1. 5 Food Fallacies

    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.

  2. A Healthy Weight for Life

    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.

  3. A Weighty Issue: Childhood Obesity

    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.

  4. As Snack Attacks Rise, Seek Healthy Options

    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.

  5. Balanced Ways to Attain a Healthy Weight

    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.

  6. Choosing a Safe Weight-Loss Program

    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.

  7. Could Medication Be Causing Weight Gain?

    The most common prescription medications to cause weight gain include drugs that treat depression, heartburn, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

  8. Counting Liquid Calories

    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.

  9. Cut a Rug and Cut the Fat

    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.

  10. Diet Drinks, Small Snacks Have Drawbacks

    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.

  11. Diet Traps to Avoid

    Making and following a weight-loss plan that includes balanced meals and exercise can help you attain a healthy weight.

  12. Emotional Eating: How to Cope

    Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

  13. Even With Weight-Loss Drugs, Losing Pounds Isn't Easy

    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.

  14. Everyday Ways to Lose Weight

    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.

  15. Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

    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.

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