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  • Weight Matters: When Willpower Isn't Enough

    Most medical weight-loss programs first try to help you make the long-term behavioral changes necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This includes exercising regularly and eating healthy food. If you still remain seriously overweight, you and your doctor might discuss these options.

  • Maintaining Weight Loss

    Keeping extra weight off requires effort and commitment, just as losing weight does.

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight for a Lifetime

    Which is more important to you -- being able to wear the jeans you wore five years ago, or being able to move better, have more energy and improve your health?

  • Snacking Can Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight

    Many nutrition experts say that having a healthy snack midmorning or midafternoon can help you maintain your energy and prevent you from eating too much at lunch or dinner.

  • Obese Parents Influence Children's Weight

    Children whose parents are overweight or obese are at higher risk for becoming obese themselves, studies have shown. One study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for a child under 10, having an obese parent more than doubled the child's risk for becoming an obese adult.

  • Healthy Strategies for Weight Loss

    Experts say the long-term success at weight loss requires a balance between diet and physical activity.

  • Even with Weight-Loss Drugs, Losing Pounds Isn't Easy

    Out of the millions Americans who are overweight and go on a diet each year, many regain all or a part of the weight they lose within five years.

  • Stress Can Pack on Pounds

    Many people hunger for sweets, salty snacks, and other processed foods when they are stressed. One solution: Reach for healthy high-fiber snacks with a bit of the tastes you crave.

  • Emotional Eating: How to Cope

    Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.