What’s a Ketogenic Diet?

What Is It? “Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet (like the Atkins diet). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar,...

14 Ways to Shed Pounds After 40

Age Matters If you’re over 40, you may have noticed that it’s easier to gain weight -- and harder to lose it -- than it used to be. Changes in your activity level, eating habits, and hormones, and how your body stores fat all can play...

Ways to Sneak Water Into Your Day

Why You Need It Water keeps your body working the way it should. Your organs, muscles, and joints all need it. It also helps your immune system fight off germs, it’s great for your skin, and it cools you down when you’re hot. Drinking...

Best and Worst Mexican Dishes for Your Health

Pick the Right Dish There’s no denying that Mexican food is delicious. But many of the entrees are made with oil, lard, and salt -- and loaded with cheese and sour cream. You can get more than a day’s worth of calories, saturated fat, or...

10 Ways to Control Your Eating

Chew gum in the grocery store. Maybe you’ve heard you shouldn't shop for food when you’re hungry. Well, you might want to pop in a piece of sugarless gum before you head down the aisles, too. While chewing gum, people felt less hungry and...

10 Skinny Cocktails

Watermelon Mojito: 100 Calories A whole day of eating right can go down in the swirl of cocktail -- with crazy-high calories and weakened willpower. So we've put a few drinks on a diet, starting with the Cuban mojito. Instead of using...

How to Burn Off the Foods You Love

Pedal Away Pizza Next time you decide to have an extra slice of pepperoni pie at dinner, ride your bike to the restaurant. A 10-mile round trip would burn it off with calories to spare. A price worth paying for good pie? 1 slice: 308...

Eat Healthy Around the World

Slow Meals in France When you eat your meals slowly and savor them, like lots of people do in France, that may lead to fewer calories, especially for men. So take your time, and enjoy a nice, long meal with friends. Smaller...

10 Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

These Errors Can Affect Your Weight If your favorite pair of jeans won't fit, the scale seems stuck, or your weight drops off only to bounce back up, there's a chance you could be making one of these 10 weight loss mistakes. 1....

Fat-Fighting Foods

Greek Yogurt Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and...