The Puzzle of Weight Loss Plateaus

The Puzzle of Weight Loss Plateaus

You’ve started a new plan to get to a healthier weight but at some point you find you’ve hit a…

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

You work out regularly and watch what you eat. So why do you have to lie down to button your…

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

About two years ago, Michael Saraceno decided he wanted to lose weight. He was nearing 275 pounds and was planning…

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I am considering intermittent fasting. While I definitely need to shed a…

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese Patients

Obese middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical…

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That’s the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the…

A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

Healthy behaviors can counter childhood obesity Ana Hernandez, 32, of Cicero, was worried about her son, Luis, who is now…

The best diet for weight loss

The best diet for weight loss

Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight…

End the yo-yo diet cycle

End the yo-yo diet cycle

Last spring you reached your goal weight and celebrated by hitting the beach in a bikini. Then your job got…

Losing weight doesn’t change actual stomach size

Losing weight doesn’t change actual stomach size

Q: Does my stomach actually shrink when I lose weight? A: Not exactly. But here’s why you might feel full.…

Chicago Tech Start-up Spurs Weight Loss

Chicago Tech Start-up Spurs Weight Loss

At the start of every new year, Americans’ number one resolution is to lose weight. It’s a sensible commitment considering…

Smart food choices, smart portions

Smart food choices, smart portions

Healthy eating can often seem complicated. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of foods available in grocery…

8 tips to master portion control

8 tips to master portion control

From restaurants to packaged foods to home cooking, portion sizes have ballooned in past decades. Many health experts link the…

How to eat all day to lose weight

How to eat all day to lose weight

A successful diet doesn’t mean starving yourself until you can’t stand it any longer, as that’s a surefire way to…

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

Slowing down can be a challenge in our fast-paced society, but when it comes to how you eat, there can…

7 strategies to deal with weight-loss plateaus

7 strategies to deal with weight-loss plateaus

By Jean Harvey, Ph.D., R.D., & Joyce Hendley You’re losing weight at a nice, steady pace, and then, all of…

Shed Extra Pounds for Healthier Joints

Shed Extra Pounds for Healthier Joints

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I am starting to have knee pain when…

The truth behind standing desks

The truth behind standing desks

By Robert H. Shmerling, M.D. Harvard Health Letter Are you reading this while standing at your desk? There’s a good…

How to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

How to Exercise Without Even Knowing It

By EatingWell In a review that appeared in the International Journal of Obesity, a group of scientists recently suggested that…

The big benefits of plain water

The big benefits of plain water

By Mallika Marshall, M.D. Harvard Health Blog “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” Unlike Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Ancient…

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

By Elizabeth Pegg Frates, M.D. Harvard Health Blog If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve surely heard that you need…

EatingWell: Everyday activities can help you keep fit and stay active

EatingWell: Everyday activities can help you keep fit and stay active

By EatingWell editors, EatingWell.com In a review that appeared recently in the International Journal of Obesity, a group of scientists…

EatingWell: Is your workout making you gain weight?

EatingWell: Is your workout making you gain weight?

By Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com I love the pumped-up energy I have after a good workout. Plus, I feel…

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

By Megy Karydes The appeal was strong. A three-day juice cleanse was half off on Groupon, and it promised to…

To Detox or Not to Detox

To Detox or Not to Detox

The trend to cleanse through detoxification diets may not be worth following By Megy Karydes Our bodies have a built-in…

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

By Megy Karydes Linda Quirk was busy chopping up six pounds of mushrooms for a soup she was preparing for…

The Surgery Diet

Bariatric surgery is not a permanent fix to obesity, but there are newfound benefits By Terri Yablonsky Stat Weight-loss surgery can…