How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

Dieters have been discouraged from frequent weighing because lack of progress can decrease motivation and weighing oneself may be linked to eating disorders. It's been suggested that dieters limit their weighing to once per week but new research suggests that this advice may be misguided.

Eating Healthy but Gaining Weight

Subway turkey sandwich or Big Mac? What side and drink do you want to go with that?

Eat Spinach, Lose Weight?

Eating spinach made Popeye strong but adding this spinach extract to your drink may help you curb cravings and lose weight.

Should the Government Pay for Weight Watchers?

The U.S. isn't the only country with an obesity epidemic. There's a proposal in Britain to treat obesity by having the Government pay for a 12 week Weight Watchers program.

How to Get Kids to Choose Fruit For Snacks

Can't get your child to choose fruits or veggies for a snack? A recent study suggests that you can use the same methods that cereal and fast food marketers use to influence your child's food choices.

How Do You Know If Your Son Has an Eating Disorder?

About ten percent of anorexics and bulimics are male, but because the presentation of symptoms is different than it is for females, at risk boys may go undetected.

Can McDonald's Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Fast food restaurants aren't going to offer organically grown carrots or unprocessed wholesome foods but they can offer tasty processed fare with less sugar, fat, and calories.

Are toxic chemicals making you fat?

We can see the external cues in our environment prompting us to eat more than we need. What's less obvious is the non-natural chemicals in the environment that may make it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it.

The Sleeping Diet

It's not just your imagination. When you're tired it's harder to resist a calorie rich snack. Recent research sheds light on the relationship between sleep and eating.

Are Your Brother or Sister Obese?

Obesity is contagious. New research demonstrates that you can "catch" it from your older siblings!

Mayor Bloomberg's War on Big Soda—Nanny State?

Limiting soda size is a ridiculous example of the "nanny state" intruding on our freedoms, and anyway, it's an ineffective way of combating obesity. Or is it?

Two Easy, Painless Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Lose Weight

Parents of overweight kids may be concerned about the foods their children eat but often they are less concerned about the amount the child eats. Here are two simple, painless changes that will decrease unnecessary eating without depriving the child.

A Calorie Is a Calorie, Or Is It?

Is fructose responsible for the obesity epidemic?

Is Your Child Being Teased About His Weight?

It's hard being an overweight child or teen. There are the obvious health risks, but for most overweight children the actual consequences won't come until later in life. Although the medical consequences of childhood obesity may not emerge until adulthood, the psychological effects are immediately present.

Who Cares About Your Weight?

When you're trying to lose weight family and friends can cause you to lose motivation. Learn what to do when they aren't helping.

The Family that Eats Together Stays Healthy Together

Having family meals can help improve your child's eating habits and reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity or developing an eating disorder. But what do you do when you've got conflicting schedules and your kids won't talk at meals?

The Happy Meal Goes on a Diet, or Does It?

McDonald's cut 110 calories from their Happy Meals. This is good news, isn't it?

Taming Television, Curbing Video Games

When you were a child you probably got some exercise going out to play when school was over. Now the average kid spends 24 hours sitting and watching each week which is one reason why 30% of American kids are overweight or obese. Here are 4 suggestions to help your child break away from TV and video games and become more physically active.

Why your kids won’t eat vegetables, and what you can do about it

We humans are born liking sweet things. We have to learn to like other tastes but it isn't always easy to get kids to eat vegetables.

No dessert unless you eat your vegetables

Parents often try to bribe their children to eat vegetables or other healthy foods by withholding desserts unless the child eats his veggies. This common strategy may backfire making the vegetable less appealing to the child.

Does this make my butt look big?

Regardless of your weight, you can improve your body image and help your daughter avoid eating problems

The End of The Happy Meal?

San Francisco is going to ban toys in Happy Meals. Have the "food police" gone too far?