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Dieting companies now targeting menupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 11:33:00

Jeff Romig kept putting it off.

Seven factors can help your heartupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 11:33:00

Seven factors can keep your heart healthy. The more you have in your life, the healthier your heart.

5 habits of highly successful dietersupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 07:27:00

Eat less, exercise more. That's the recipe for losing weight, and we all know it by heart. So if we want to get slimmer, and we know the formula, then why can't we do it?

Understanding nutrition labelsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 07:27:00

Do you know what to look for in a nutrition label? Susan Hendricks reports in today's Health Minute.

Mom-child relationship tied to weight?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:40:00

The mother-child relationship is vital. But now researchers say that connection may be directly linked to child obesity.

Can mindfulness curb overeating?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:40:00

Supersized portions and high-calorie dishes in restaurants are often blamed for contributing to America's obesity epidemic, and for good reason. People tend to carry more body fat if they eat out frequently, and they tend to consume more calories and fat in restaurants than they do when eating at home, studies suggest.

Dieters in Weight Watchers study drop up to 15 pounds in a year updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 16:18:00

Overweight and obese adults who followed the Weight Watchers program lost more than twice as much weight as those who received weight-loss advice from a doctor or nurse, according to a new yearlong study funded by the company.

Too little protein may equal too much body fatupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 16:30:00

People who consistently consume more calories than they burn each day will lose lean muscle and accumulate body fat more easily if their diets contain too little protein and too much fat and carbohydrates, suggests a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Why we're getting fatter -- and what to do about itupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:51:00

Monday is the second day of the year, which means millions of Americans have started new diets. They resolved to lose weight, get in shape, and they are starting strong.

Wake up slimmer with these easy tipsupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 07:16:00

We get it: You want to lose the jiggle but don't want to blacklist your favorite eats, count every single calorie, or overdose on gym hours. The great news is, you can drop weight without dieting: Experts say making small change-ups to your day is one of the best ways to lose.

Following 'The Thin Commandments'updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 18:48:00

At 6'3" and 277 pounds, Darryl Roberts had a body mass index of 34.6. Anything over 30.0 on the BMI scale is considered obese, and his doctor warned him that his blood pressure was too high.

Cutting obesity surgery to save moneyupdated: Mon Nov 14 2011 10:10:00

State cuts weight loss surgery insurance coverage to save cash. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

After dieting, hormone changes may fuel weight regain updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 17:27:00

Losing weight is hard, but keeping the pounds off can be even harder.

Review: 'America the Beautiful 2' is something to chew onupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 08:33:00

A broadside against the dieting industry, Darryl Roberts' documentary isn't always pretty but it provides plenty of food for thought.

Which burns more calories, walking or running?updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:48:00

I have read and heard from other people that running and walking a mile burns the same number of calories. I have compared the two on a treadmill and the difference is astounding! Walking = 92, running = 158. I understand that treadmills don't show an accurate count of calories burned, but these numbers are so different. Is this true?

Is the Paleo diet healthy?updated: Fri Sep 09 2011 10:06:00

I am obese and have been working on losing weight for three years. I have been working with nutritionists and personal trainers instead of fad dieting. On the Web, I stumbled upon the Paleolithic (Paleo) diet. Is this lifestyle change beneficial despite the promotion of saturated fats and cholesterol? Jennifer Hudson: How I Found Out I Had a Weight Problemupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 14:09:00

"I didn't even know I was considered plus-sized until I came to Hollywood," she says Jason Segel's Weight Loss Motivation: Himselfupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 15:29:00

The actor tells David Letterman about his Taco Bell-covered low point

Foodie struggles every day to keep pounds offupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:36:00

Doug Skinner held up the pants in the tiny dressing room and shook his head. There's no way, he thought. No way I'm at a size 48.

Money Magazine: Slim your body, not your walletupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 10:16:00

If you're among the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese, shedding pounds is a nobrainer way to save. For example, "even losing 7% of your weight may lower blood pressure enough to erase the need for medication," says Cheryl Rock, a professor at the medical school at the University of California� San Diego.

When it's OK to say 'thank you' via e-mailupdated: Wed May 11 2011 07:04:00

Sound the trumpets! We're mere weeks away from Memorial Day, moving inchworm-style toward the unofficial season of gift exchange: weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, housewarmings, graduations -- and doesn't it seem like an awful lot of people have birthdays this month?

Man's change began when he couldn't fit in ride with sonupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 09:55:00

John Memmer said his light bulb moment occurred when he couldn't fit on an amusement park ride with his son.

How to help your dog age gracefullyupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 00:12:00

While every dog is different, most canines enter their geriatric phase at seven to eight years of age. As with humans, advanced age can lead to arthritis, decreased mobility and decreased organ functions.

Recall issued for Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter sold in 16 statesupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 12:22:00

The possible discovery of salmonella has prompted a limited recall of Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter spreads sold in 16 states, its parent company announced.

CNNMoney: Weight-loss stocks post large-scale gainsupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 11:22:00

If going on a diet was your New Year's resolution this year, Wall Street is betting that you'll succeed.

Why you're not seeing fitness results this yearupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 12:04:00

Remember those resolutions in the beginning of the year -- you were going to get in shape, exercise regularly and take fitness classes? Kim Cattrall: Dieting Is Harder in Your 50supdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 18:48:00

The actress exercises and eats well but has a weakness for "French food and anything creamy" Ginnifer Goodwin Reacts to Uproar over Her Weight Watchers Historyupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 15:33:00

The actress, who has followed the program since childhood, says she merely has healthy eating habits

Is your diet good for your skin?updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 08:09:00

Sure, your diet keeps your body slim and healthy, but its impact doesn't stop there.

Best way to jump-start your metabolism after a plateau?updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 08:12:00

I'm 5-foot-8 and 26 years old and started at 247 pounds and am at 203 pounds now, in about 22 weeks. I've seemed to stop losing weight when I used to average about two pounds a week. I've tried other exercises but almost to no effect. Any suggestions?

Can drinking lots of water help you lose weight?updated: Fri Dec 24 2010 10:17:00

Is it true if you drink lots of water, it will help you to lose weight? Is it bad for your body if you consume too much of it?

Inside one boy's anorexia: 'How can I burn the most calories?'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 09:06:00

In class, Eric Ostendorf fidgeted in his seat and constantly kicked his knees up for exercise. He'd ask to go to the restroom, where he would do 45 chin-ups using the bar between the stall walls. Mandy Moore: If I Want a Burger, I Eat Oneupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:29:00

The Tangled actress says she's "not obsessed" with dieting

How do I put my 11-year-old on a diet?updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 09:01:00

How do I put my 11-year-old daughter on a diet? She is 50 pounds overweight, though she only looks about 20 pounds over. She has a lot of muscle. She plays sports year-round. Kelly Osbourne Shows Off Her Bikini Bodyupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 11:29:00

Called "fat and ugly" much of her life, Osbourne says she turned to exercise and healthy eating to drop 50 lbs.

The ultimate Twinkie dietupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:45:00

A Kansas State professor loses weight eating junk food.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 poundsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 17:45:00

Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts.

The bottom-line diet: Eat lessupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 15:19:00

There were no diet pills, shakes or detoxes. And no, it wasn't caveman food, grapefruit, Twinkies, Taco Bell or Subway sandwiches.

Dieting gets you nowhereupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:57:00

Preparations are on the way for Thanksgiving and I, like millions of my fellow Americans, already worry about what the bathroom scale will show the day after. Like so many others, I have been dieting for years. I used to feel guilty when I gained a few pounds, during the holiday season or otherwise, and on top of the world when I lost some.

Trying to lose weight? Drink more waterupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 19:01:00

Forget diet pills and cleanses. A new study suggests that an effective weight-loss aid is available straight from your kitchen sink.

Do rotation diets help food, sugar addictions?updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 08:31:00

What do you think about rotation diets for food addiction and sugar addiction?

Recipe makeover: Cheesy enchiladasupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:32:00

Cooking Light offers a low-fat twist on a delicious dinner favorite.

Recipe Makeover: Cheesy chicken enchiladasupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:32:00

A cheesy chicken casserole is revamped to meet a Texas reader's health goals.

Should I put my 11-year-old on a diet?updated: Fri Jul 23 2010 08:22:00

How do I put my 11-year-old daughter on a diet? She is 50 pounds overweight, though she looks only about 20 pounds over. She has a lot of muscle. She plays sports year-round. She is a picky, picky eater.

For weight-loss help, faithfuls turn to Godupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 11:14:00

Hallelujah diets. Body by God. Karate for Christ. Gospel groove workouts.

Fortune: Weight Watchers looks to fatten up post-recessionupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 13:55:00

If you see a plate of food and think about points, then you're probably familiar with Weight Watchers. It's the company behind the diet-method-turned-lifestyle-guide that revolves around a simple way to count calories, group meetings, and increasingly, a community online.

Can eating more be the key to never dieting again?updated: Thu Jun 17 2010 11:51:00

As a child, were you encouraged to clean your plate and then go back for seconds? If so, you probably didn't grow up in France, where children are taught to savor the feeling of longing, or envie, for their next course (just think of the cheese!). Our differing notions of satisfaction were examined in a 2006 study of 133 Parisians and 145 Chicagoans published in the journal Obesity. While the French paid attention to an internal cue, the feeling of fullness, the Windy City-ers relied on the external: when their plate was empty; when their companion had finished eating; or when -- quelle horreur! -- the credits started to roll on the TV show they were watching. Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Loss: How She Did Itupdated: Fri May 21 2010 10:08:00

The Weight Watchers spokesperson reveals the inspiration behind her new size-6 figure Jennifer Hudson's Mother's Day Plan: Sing for Oprah!updated: Sun May 09 2010 23:08:00

The singer is "thrilled" to spend her first Mother's Day at the talk show host's charity walk

Celebs who've complained about dietingupdated: Wed May 05 2010 17:26:00

Actress Amanda Seyfried has been pretty candid about her disdain for dieting. She recently spoke up on The Huffington Post site about how unfortunate it is that near starvation is often necessary for success in Hollywood:

Is food obsession linked to spirituality?updated: Tue May 04 2010 11:35:00

Her obsession with food arrived early, at the tender age of 11. Then came laxatives and anorexia, weight loss and weight gain, and of course, unfounded diets like consuming only Grape Nuts or downing a hot fudge sundae every day.

Does stunt fare muddy restaurant brand?updated: Tue Apr 27 2010 08:32:00

When it comes to fast food, the big chains can't help going over the top.

How crash diets harm your healthupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 11:07:00

Linda Bacon, Ph.D, dreads swimsuit season, but not because she has anything against the beach.

White bread, rice, and other carbs boost heart disease risk in womenupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 10:19:00

Women who eat more white bread, white rice, pizza, and other carbohydrate-rich foods that cause blood sugar to spike are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than women who eat less of those foods, a new study suggests.

It's time to spring clean your dietupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 08:18:00

Spring has arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce.

Even on a liquid diet, my stomach won't emptyupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:16:00

I have severe gastroparesis with a gastric pacemaker and have had no relief. I am now on a full liquid diet and still have many problems. Is there anything else I can do?

Fortune: An auto alliance that finally makes senseupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 07:50:00

The joint announcement Wednesday by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan that the three companies will cooperate on various technology and product initiatives opens the door to a whole new chapter in the history of the auto industry.

Jennifer Hudson's diet campaignupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 20:25:00

Jennifer Hudson is the new spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. HLN's Showbiz Tonight reports.

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