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The rumor mill says that if a person were to intentionally swallow a tapeworm their excess pounds would simply melt away. But what's the truth about the 'tapeworm diet'?

By Ed Grabianowski & Alia Hoyt

Lots of people believe that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day helps to speed weight loss. But what does science say?

By Dave Roos

When it comes to the battle of the bulge, many of us are losing -- especially in the waist area. Is there a healthy, safe way to get rid of belly fat?

By Shanna Freeman


Laughter isn't just an external expression of hilarity, it's actually a green exercise that can help you to burn calories, improve your immune system, and induce a stress-relieved state.

By Laurel House

Staying motivated to lose weight can be difficult, especially if one stops seeing results. Learn more about staying motivated with a workout routine to feel you best and lead a healthier life.

By Elizabeth Scherer

In the midst of an obesity epidemic, it may seem like all things thin are in. Though we may think super skinny people are lucky, they face health problems of their own.

By Molly Edmonds

You've probably heard the stats: We, as a society, are becoming less healthy -- some are too heavy while others are too skinny. How do you find your healthy body weight?

By Kevin P. Allen


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How many times have you tried to lose weight, only to gain it back again? What you need is to pick a plan that is right for you. Learn how to start a weight-loss program.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Find out whether low carb diets really work as nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D., reveals the truth about dieting and fitness.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Quite simply, we eat too much high-calorie food and don't burn it off with enough exercise. But is all hope lost? Learn why we are fat and what needs to change to save us from ourselves.

By Jan Garavaglia, M.D.


The USDA Dietary Guidelines can be a useful tool if you're striving to lose weight. Three tenets -- eat fewer calories, be more active and eat wisely -- can help you drop pounds. Learn more.

Getting professional help to lose weight can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about what you need to look for when seeking professional help for weight control.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

People who seem to eat anything they want are just blessed with a fast metabolism ... right? The truth is, you have some control over how fast your metabolism is. What can you do to tweak it in your favor?

By Maria Trimarchi

The stress and anxiety of modern life may be contributing to weight gain, but there are ways to prevent this from happening. Learn 10 toxic weight prevention tips to keep you healthy.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers


Almost all diets involve eating less of something, and the range of food that come in for cutting in today's diets is staggering. In this article we cover diets that have you cut down on fat, sugar, or dairy. Here are details.

Some people notice that their weight fluctuates around their sleep. Why does this happen?

If the promise of easy weight loss hasn't delivered for you, you're not alone. But if you want to lose weight, and keep it off, start here to find sound, practical advice designed for the long term.

By Jennifer Czinsky

Almost all diets involve eating less of something, and the range of food that come in for cutting in today's diets is staggering. In this article we cover low-fat diets. Learn more.

By Betsy Hornick


An increasing number of grocery stores and restaurants are responding to the needs of the low-carb consumer. Find out what this low-carbing lifestyle is all about.

By Katherine Neer

When you spy your slim self in the mirror, you may wonder where that lost weight went. Your body has been rearranging molecules to create a svelte you.

By Cristen Conger

Heating things up burns calories -- that's a scientific fact. But can drinking ice water really help you burn calories?

In recent years, diet experts have seized upon carbohydrates as a major culprit in the weight problems many people have. Low carb diets are a response to this thinking. Here are details on several top high-protein diets.

By Betsy Hornick


There are dozens of well-known diet plans to choose from these days, and many of them focus on familiar themes. Dieters use commercial programs from Weight Watchers to Slim-Fast to lose weight. Learn more.

By Betsy Hornick

Dieters often find it hard to lose weight alone. Weight loss support groups, such as Overeaters Anonymous and TOPS, help people stick to their diet plans. Learn more about weight-loss support groups.

By Betsy Hornick