Weight Loss

Millions struggle with weight loss. Learn everything you need to know about weight loss meal plans and weight loss tips.

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Can Turning Down the Thermostat Help You Lose Weight?

You may be cold, but if you're trying to lose weight, new research about a substance called brown fat suggests...


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13 Quick Fixes for a Diet-Friendly Kitchen

1. Keep the kitchen clean. Make a rule and impress it on all family members: dirty dishes are never to


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8 Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers for Weight Loss

1. Portion nuts in snack-sized bags. Sure, you know that nuts are a healthy snack — we’ve certainly recommended eating


13 Things You Never Knew About Losing Weight

Weight loss is a science, and a fascinating one at that. You won't look at diets the same way after...


7 Diet Misconceptions

Weight loss can be difficult, no thanks to popular misconceptions that have the ring of truth but can actually work...


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Yes You Can…Lose Weight With Twinkies

As schools continue to ban soda and chocolate milk in an effort to get kids to eat better, CNN now


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20 Food Questions for Weight Loss and Better Health

1. Bacon or sausage? ANSWER: BACON. A slice of bacon, cooked thoroughly, has fewer calories than a typical sausage. Your


13 Ways to Deal With Food Temptation

Office birthdays, chocolate from your sweetheart, busy schedules and more cause less than perfect diet conditions. Here is advice on...

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8 Connections Between Diet and Sleep

What you eat or drink in the hours and minutes before bed may make the difference between a restful slumber...


Global Poll: A Look at Weight Around the World

To understand what's happening and to bring us closer to a possible solution, Reader's Digest commissioned a global diet poll,...


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10 Ways to Right-Size Your Diet

Portion distortion is one of the prime causes of America's obesity epidemic, yet most of us don't realize that we...


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7 Tricks to Drop Pounds

Chew GumVolunteers who chewed gum for 15 minutes each hour between lunch and a snack consumed 60 fewer calories from


Simple Till Six: An Eating Plan for Busy People

The anti-girth, pro-Earth eating plan for busy, real people.


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Weight Loss Tips From Around the World

When did eating become such an all-or-nothing proposition? It seems that Americans are either gorging on gargantuan portions of unhealthy,


What Is the Digest Diet?

Editor Liz Vaccariello reveals the breakthrough science behind the Digest Diet and its healthy weight-loss plan.


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Are You Aiming for a Healthy Weight Goal?

Unrealistic weight-loss goals are really tough to live up to. Here are five of the leading myths that lure people


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The Weight-Loss Formula: 12 Tricks that Total Success

What’s Your Number? The weight-loss formula is one of the simplest in mathematics: Consume fewer calories than you burn, or

16 Ways to Monitor Your Health

Between checkups, why not play doctor at home?


Burn More Calories in Less Time

Kick start weight loss with these metabolism boosting tips