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These Digital Tools Can Help You Lose Weight

Weight loss is never easy, but these new digital devices can help you meet your goals by making it easier to monitor your eating and exercise habits.

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It Can Take Five Months to Lose Your Two-Month Holiday Weight Gain

According to a study published in September 2016 in The New England Journal of Medicine, it will likely take five months to lose weight gained during the two-month holiday period, from Halloween to New Year’s Day. The study involved 3,000 subjects fr...

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How to Stop Menopause Weight Gain

Feel like you’ve put on weight lately? Here’s why and what to do about it.

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Shedding Pounds Can Help With Joint Pain

If you live with joint pain from osteoarthritis, here's why losing weight should be your top priority, and the best approaches for shedding those extra pounds.

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Drinking Water May Help Your Weight

Drinking one to three cups of plain water daily reduces the number of calories you consume, scientists have found.

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8 Ways to Stick With a Weight-Loss Plan

If you’re like most people, you’ve tried many times to lose weight through diet and exercise.

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How to Tell if You're Obese or Just Overweight

According to a recent poll, about 60 percent of overweight people don’t realize they need to lose weight. Other researchers found that 85 percent of obese people don’t recognize that they are so. So how can you determine whether you’re in either cate...

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Lose Weight—and Keep It Off

Exercise gives you some wiggle room in the calorie department. Break it into three 10-minute chunks of walking and you’re off to a good start.

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12 Expert Strategies for Weight Loss

Successful weight loss requires changing your behavior, altering your diet, and increasing your physical activity. The following research-based diet strategies have been used by people who have lost weight and kept it off.