Diet & Weight Loss

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The 7 Worst Foods for Your Belly

These "belly bullies" are most likely to challenge to your digestive system, throw your gut… >>

Liz Vaccariello
21-Day Tummy Diet Success Stories

Our testers collectively lost 90 pounds and 29 belly inches in just three weeks on the 21-Day Tummy… >>

Weird News From the Weight Loss World
Weird News From the Weight Loss World

Sometimes weight loss doesn't work the way we think it will. Here is a small sampling of some… >>

Are Toxic Chemicals Making Us Fat?
Are Toxic Chemicals Making Us Fat?

How concerned should we all be about toxic chemicals like BPA (bisphenol-A)? The answer? Very… >>

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips From the Pros

As parties push eggnog and Christmas cookies, Nutrisystem nutrition experts field hundreds of calls… >>

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Soothe and Shrink Your Belly: Our 21-Day Tummy Diet Plan

The Reader's Digest book 21-Day Tummy contains the exclusive meal plan, recipes, and workout that… >>

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New High-Tech Ways to Whittle Your Waistline

Use these smart technology innovations to whittle your waistline and get fit without even trying. >>

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10 Modern Weight-Loss Lessons From William Howard Taft’s Obesity Struggle

Newly discovered letters between America's heaviest president and his physician reveal some… >>

The Digest Diet Kicks Off 2013 With a Big Win for Weight Loss
The Digest Diet Kicks Off 2013 With a Big Win for Weight Loss

Sure, I'm a little biased because I work at Reader's Digest and have seen my incredible co-worker… >>

Study: Cake with Breakfast? You'll Lose More Weight
Study: Cake with Breakfast? You’ll Lose More Weight

As a health book editor, I'm always on the lookout for new diet ideas, so a study presented last… >>

New Obesity Pill: A Miracle Drug?
New Obesity Pill: A Miracle Drug?

Last week the FDA approved Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s pill Belviq to treat obesity when combined… >>

Men: Try This Simple Health Check...And No Laughing
Men: Try This Simple Health Check…And No Laughing

Okay, men: Stand up straight, look down and tell us what you see. If you can’t see your… >>

Finally: A Scale That Doesn't Weigh You Down!
Finally: A Scale That Doesn’t Weigh You Down!

Dieters can become obsessed with "the number" we see when we step on the scale to measure our… >>

Dr. Oz to Governors: Have More Sex, Eat More Nuts, Start Potato Chip Buyback Programs
Dr. Oz to Governors: Have More Sex, Eat More Nuts, Start Potato Chip Buyback Programs

Mehmet Oz, MD, certainly spiced up the National Governor Association’s annual winter meeting… >>

7 Signs You Could Be Addicted to Food
7 Signs You Could Be Addicted to Food

Food addiction is a hot—and controversial—topic in the weight loss and brain science… >>

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How to Dress to Look Thinner

According to Stacy London, cohost of TLC's What Not to Wear, it's easy to look 10 or 15 pounds… >>

Before and After
GMA’s Tory Johnson Shares Weight Loss Secrets from “The Shift”

Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson, author of the weight-loss book The Shift , describes… >>

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8 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Snacks provide about one-third of an adult’s average daily calories, but most aren’t rich in… >>

#DigestDiet Update: 7 pounds in 7 days!
#DigestDiet Update: 7 pounds in 7 days!

Last week, we kicked off the Digest Diet "Blog It Off" Challenge, during which a variety of… >>

Will NYC’s Soda Ban Really Make Us Skinnier?
Will NYC’s Soda Ban Really Make Us Skinnier?

The New York City Board of Health approved on Thursday Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban… >>