Weight Loss

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

Lose Weight Around the Clock

6:45 AM: Get Some Early Exercise “Studies show that most people who wear pedometers clock up more steps before lunch


25 Diet-Busting Foods You Should Never Eat

What to Pick, What to Skip It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of


8 Things That Are Making You Fat

If you're logging hours in the gym to no avail on the scale, it's time to rethink your game plan....


6 Household Chores That Burn Major Calories

Sweeping/mopping Burning about 240 calories per hour, sweeping/mopping is a great upper and lower body workout. Focus on the dirtiest


Lose Weight With Wheat Germ at Every Meal

Wheat Germ is a natural, rich source of fiber, Vitamin E, and calcium. Recently, wheat germ has been touted as


Is Diet Soda Making You Fat?

Let’s face it: No one drinks diet soda for the taste. People drink diet soda in the hopes that it...


3 vs. 6 Meals a Day: Disproving the Myths

Will eating more often make your metabolism burn more calories and help you lose weight? Nutritionist's feedback on a new...


Lose Weight by Eating Slowly

Slowing down when you eat is a weight-loss strategy based upon the fattening fact that our brains register fullness about

Eat Healthy Fats to Lose Weight

Most people don’t realize this, but your body adapts easily to foods you prefer; it will learn to burn what


The Beer Diet: Good or Bad Idea?

Could you be a monk? What if it meant drinking only beer for all of lent? Some people give up


Surprise! Eat Sugar to Lose Weight

Here's why a little candy isn’t all that bad for you.


Lose Weight by Dieting Every Other Day

Why is it if you tell people you ate 2,400 calories in a day and you feel so fat it’s


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...


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


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...

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


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...


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,...


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...

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.


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.


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


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