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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.

Eating Breakfast Is Key to Weight-Loss Success
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Eating Breakfast Is Key to Weight-Loss Success

Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight
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Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some.

Is Bariatric Surgery for You?
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Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

If you've been struggling with your weight for some time, you might be wondering if bariatric surgery is the answer.

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.

Why Am I Gaining Weight?
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Why Am I Gaining Weight?

If you feel like you're eating well and exercising regularly, you may be wondering why you're still gaining weight. There can be many reasons.

Diet Groups Can Spell Diet Success
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Diet Groups Can Spell Diet Success

For some people, dieting is easier with emotional support.

Make Losing Weight a Family Affair
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Make Losing Weight a Family Affair

Is your family struggling with overweight or obesity?

Want to Lose Weight? Eat Slowly
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Want to Lose Weight? Eat Slowly

Instead of gulping your food, try eating more slowly and not snacking after dinner. Those changes may help you drop unwanted pounds, a new study suggests.

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain
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The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

Significant weight gain usually isn't due to just one bad habit, but rather to a combination.

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.

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.

How Do Crash Diets Affect Your Heart Health?
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How Do Crash Diets Affect Your Heart Health?

Everyone wants a beach-ready body, and many are willing to starve themselves to achieve it quickly. But new research suggests that fat lost on crash diets may clog the heart and reduce its function.

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.