Weight Loss

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about weight loss, including medical research on treatment, nutrition, and fitness.

What is Night Eating Syndrome

This hidden disorder causes rapid or late night eating, sleep issues and cravings.

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Relative Fat Mass (RFM): The New BMI?

Is relative fat mass (RFM) a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI? Researchers think it may be more reliable and much simpler to use.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Could This Weight Loss Drug Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Lorcaserin (Belviq), approved to promote weight loss in people with obesity, can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

By Diane Domina

Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Your Heart

New research confirms earlier studies suggesting yo-yo dieters have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people whose weight is stable.

By Diane Domina

Can You Load Up on Beans, Fruit, and Veggies and Still Lose Weight?

Complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains are the healthiest fuel for our bodies, and can aid weight loss.

By Diane Domina

12-Month Plan for a Lighter, Healthier You This Year

Tough time losing weight? Maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Try this 12-month approach to make steady progress.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Finally Winning the War on Weight: Judy’s Story

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how she was able to achieve her goals with the help of a close friend.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Are Processed Foods Killing Us?

Processed foods may be a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Learn why eating low fat or low carb might not matter as much as eating real food.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Weight Loss Surgery Wait Times Rise Dramatically

People who are eligible for weight loss surgery are waiting longer and longer for the potentially life-saving procedures to help them safely lose weight.

By Diane Domina

Benefits of Careful Blood Sugar Management

Learn about the many health benefits of careful blood sugar management. Find out about optimal blood sugar target levels and how to achieve them.

By Mary Shomon

Prioritize Sleep for Improved Weight Loss

Sleep quality is important for getting rid of excess body fat. Learn how sleep deprivation can impact weight loss goals.

By Martin Reed