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Overwhelmed by the amount of weight-loss information out there? Check out these articles for a simple and comprehensive approach to losing weight.

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7 Unhealthy Habits That Prevent Us From Losing Weight

With obesity rates on the rise despite the countless diets on the market, it's clear that we're doing something wrong. Learn about seven unhealthy habits that prevent us from losing weight and what you can do to get rid of them.


Does exercise really help with weight loss?

 Does exercise really help with weight loss?

You're proud of yourself for finally sticking with an exercise routine. Learn if it really helps with weight loss at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is it bad to eat right before bedtime?

 Is it bad to eat right before bedtime?

Is eating before bedtime bad for your waistline? Find out if eating before bedtime should be avoided at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will you gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m.?

 Will you gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m.?

Are you a late-night eater? Find out if you'll gain weight if you eat after 8 p.m. See more »

10 Causes of Weight Gain That Doctors Have Changed Their Minds About

 10 Causes of Weight Gain That Doctors Have Changed Their Minds About

Some of the causes of weight gain we thought were true turned out to be wrong. View 10 causes of weight gain doctors have changed their minds about. See more »

10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

 10 Most Absurd Fad Diets

In the quest to drop weight, how far would you go? Find out about 10 diet fats that are simply absurd. See more »

5 Summer Cocktail Recipes Under 200 Calories

 5 Summer Cocktail Recipes Under 200 Calories

Everyone loves cocktails but what about the calories? Get 5 refreshing low-calorie cocktail recipes, from watermelon martinis to skinny mojitos! See more »

Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

 Is there a real way to lose belly fat?

Is there a real way to lose belly fat? Find out whether there's a healthy, safe way to get rid of belly fat in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

YOU On A Diet Tips

 YOU On A Diet Tips

Learn how to lose weight with YOU On a Diet. For example, to help make eating automatic, pick at least one meal a day to alter and have the same foods every day for all other meals. See more »

Eating Out on a Diet

 Eating Out on a Diet

Dining out doesn't mean staying on your calorie budget no longer matters. Learn helpful tips here, like opting for lower-calorie menu choices. See more »

8 Green Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting or Exercise

 8 Green Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting or Exercise

If you really want to green your exercise routine, forget about the gym and brand new gear and instead take advantage of some of life's greatest (and surprisingly fat burning) pleasures like sleep, and sex. See more »