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5 Things You Should Stop Doing Today (If You Want to Manage Your Weight) Feature
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5 Things You Should Stop Doing Today (If You Want to Manage Your Weight)

Change these 5 habits to help lose weight or stay at a healthy weight. One is as simple as putting the snack bag away.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
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How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
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5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?
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Is Your Thyroid Making You Gain Weight?

When your thyroid underperforms and can't produce enough of the thyroid hormone needed to regulate many bodily functions, it can cause weight gain. But the good news is that the condition can be treated.

Can Cutting Out Bread Products Help You Lose Weight?
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Can Cutting Out Bread Products Help You Lose Weight?

Cutting out bread products may help you lose weight in the short term, but it's better to focus on eating healthy grains.

The Best Fruits for Weight Loss
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The Best Fruits for Weight Loss

The fiber and water in fruits can help you feel full and make it easier to manage your weight. Plus, fruits provide lots of other nutrients to help keep you healthy.


The Best Nuts for Weight Loss
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The Best Nuts for Weight Loss

Many varieties of nuts are associated with weight loss and other health benefits, so try adding some—in moderation—to your diet.

5 Things You Should Stop Doing Today (If You Want to Manage Your Weight)
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5 Things You Should Stop Doing Today (If You Want to Manage Your Weight)

Change these 5 habits to help lose weight or stay at a healthy weight. One is as simple as putting the snack bag away.

8 Easy Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity
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8 Easy Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity often follows kids into adulthood, causing serious health threats later in life. Here are some easy ways to help your child maintain a healthy weight.

The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss
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The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss

Some teas can help you shed pounds. Find out how teas can play a role in helping slim your waistline and other health benefits.

7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism
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7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism

Recharge and refresh your body with this easy-to-follow cleanse.

How to Maintain Weight Loss
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How to Maintain Weight Loss

If you've been on a diet more than once, you know that it can be harder to maintain weight than to lose weight in the first place.

The Best Way to Track Weight Loss
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The Best Way to Track Weight Loss

If you're on a diet, a scale isn’t the only—or the best—way to track your progress. Try these tips for tracking weight loss.

5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber
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5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

Add these deliciously healthy foods into your diet.

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk

The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence -- a greater risk of gallstones.

Best Dairy for Weight Loss
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Best Dairy for Weight Loss

Best Dairy for Weight Loss Dairy can be a tough arena to navigate when you're trying to lose weight. But it's packed with nutrients and contributes to feelings of fullness, so try these dairy products.


Here's How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain
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Here's How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot
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Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot

Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes.

Best Weight-Loss–Friendly Foods
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Best Weight-Loss–Friendly Foods

All calories are NOT equal in terms of how your body uses those calories or the nutrition they provide. Find out what foods can help you lose weight.

4 Habits That Lead to Better Food Choices
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4 Habits That Lead to Better Food Choices

Understanding why you make the choices you do and how to improve those choices are important steps for weight loss.

Science-Based Diet Tips That Really Work
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Science-Based Diet Tips That Really Work

There's no shortage of good diet advice, but these tips have scientific research to support them.

The Skinny on Fats
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The Skinny on Fats

Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health.

Calorie Counts on Menus May Be Trimming Americans' Waistlines
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Calorie Counts on Menus May Be Trimming Americans' Waistlines

With roughly 40 percent of Americans now obese, new research finds that one strategy may be helping Americans stay slim: calorie counts on restaurant menus.

Say No to Yo-Yo Dieting
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Say No to Yo-Yo Dieting

New to weight loss or tired of yo-yo dieting? Learning "stability skills" first may lead to greater long-term weight loss success.

4 Rules to Avoid Regaining Lost Weight
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4 Rules to Avoid Regaining Lost Weight

Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfway to winning the weight loss battle.

What Is the Keto Diet?
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What Is the Keto Diet?

The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that may help you lose weight but can be difficult to stick to and has some unpleasant side effects.