Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous

What does having excess belly fat mean if the rest of your body is at a normal weight? A lot, apparently.
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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.
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What to Know About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are morbidly obese—those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater, and have been unable to lose weight through diet, exercise and medication.
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Tips to Eat Less at Meals

Let’s face it: many people want to lose weight, but simply eating less is harder than it sounds. Here are a few tricks to cut back on how much you consume.
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