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Don't Tell Me to Lose Weight, Exercise More, or Eat Better! It Won't Work

Looking to shed a few pounds? Sound advice from a doctor or other health care provider can really help, as long as it isn't too general.

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Formal Weight Loss Programs For Diabetes

Many formal weight loss programs can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Learn how to find one that works for you, and get expert tips to help you stick with it.

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How to Start Losing Weight With Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, losing even small amounts of weight can relieve symptoms. These tips can help you get started.

Fasting diet note on plate.

Could Fasting Boost Your Metabolism?

Fasting — putting the body into “starvation mode” — can increase metabolic activity, produce antioxidants, and reverse some effects of aging, suggests a study.

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Long Term Risks of Weight Cycling

Researchers have found that people who let their weight cycle up and down may have higher mortality risks. Find out how to sustain long term weight loss.

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Can Probiotics and Prebiotics Help Diabetes?

You probably already know how eating carbohydrates affects type 2 diabetes, but how much do you know about prebiotics, probiotics, and your gut bacteria health?

Strawberries, blueberries, and broccoli that are high in flavonoids.

Your Microbiome and the Weight Loss Yo-Yo

Does your dieting feel like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your gut microbiome might be causing your yo-yo weight phenomenon.

Woman craving and sneaking a donut.

Yes, You Can Ease Food Cravings: Here's How

Whether you desire salty snacks, savory foods, or sweet treats, cravings can wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. There're several reasons why this is true.

Processed foods on grocery store shelves.

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.

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Can Diet Recalibration Treat Obesity?

If your weight loss efforts have been unsuccessful, you may need a diet recalibration that changes your perception of portions. Here's how to do it.