Measuring body weight on a scale Dieting is the practice of eating (and drinking) in a regulated fashion to achieve a particular, short-term objective. This is distinguished from the more basic concept of "diet," which addresses the longer-term and more generic habit of nutritional consumption. For example, a vegan eats a diet completely without animal products, including milk; but while this is a diet, it is not "dieting." The most common objective of dieting is loss of excess body fa ...
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Helping Your Overweight Child
... In the United States at least one child in five is overweight and the number of overweight children continues to grow. Over the last 2 decades, this number has increased by more than 50 percent, and t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Fat and Calories
... What''s the difference between fat and calories? Fat is one of six nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. The other five nutrients are: Carbohydrates (found in fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, gra...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Reducing Fat Intake
... Why is it important to reduce fat intake? High fat intake also contributes to excess body weight, since a gram of fat has about twice as many calories per gram as carbohydrates and proteins. Being ove...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Weight Cycling?
... Weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. When weight cycling is the result of dieting, it is often called "yo-yo" dieting. A weight cycle can range from small weight lo...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program
... Almost any of the commercial weight-loss programs can work, but only if they motivate you sufficiently to decrease the amount of calories you eat or increase the amount of calories you burn each day (...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

How to Control Your Weight
... Maintaining a moderate weight not only makes you look and feel better, but helps to prevent certain serious illnesses later in life. Diets that severely restrict the amount or types of foods that you ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Over-the-Counter and Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss
... Appetite suppressants: Appetite suppressants work by "tricking" the body into thinking that it is not hungry. This can be effective, however long term use can lead to addiction and create he...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Eating Sensibly to Achieve a Healthy Weight
... A positive attitude is important for successful weight management. Whether you need to lose, gain or maintain your weight, you need to make a commitment to gradually adopt a healthier "weigh"...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Support With Shared Medical Appointments
... A new trend in health care takes the traditional one-on-one office visit to a different level, offering patients the chance to participate in medical appointments shared with other patients. In this ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss?
... I. Introduction Herbal remedies are being used extensively today. Herbal remedies can be extremely costly, yielding little or no clinical effect. Some herbal preparations can interact with other herba...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Very Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off! 
... Introduction A positive attitude is very important for successful weight loss and weight management. To lose weight permanently, you must make a commitment to gradually adopt a healthier way of life.&...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Maintaining Lost Weight
... Once you have achieved a desired weight, a positive attitude is very important in your efforts to successfully manage it. To lose weight permanently, you must make a commitment to gradually adopt a he...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Family Shapedown to Shape Up
... A new program tackling childhood obesity focuses on improving the health of the entire family for success. The Herwerden family of Middleburg Heights didn’t think their eating habits were that bad -- ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Food Pyramid Gets Interactive
... After much concern about the prevalence of obesity in the United States, the government set out to trim the waistlines of Americans when it published the 2005 Dietary Guidelines in January 2005. In Ap...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Controlling Your Portion Size
... One of the key ways to adjust your lifestyle and maintain your weight is controlling your portion sizes. Even if you are not attempting to lose weight, you should be aware of portion size. Research ha...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program
... Obesity affects about one in four adult Americans, and during any one year, over half of Americans go on a weight-loss diet or are trying to maintain their weight. For many people who try to lose weig...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Emotional Weight: How to Cope
... Introduction Excessive weight gain is often a symptom of an underlying emotional dysfunction. Depression, boredom, loneliness, chronic anger, anxiety, frustration, stress, unsatisfactory interpersonal...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Fad Diets
... There are literally hundreds of different diets that have at one time or another been promoted as the best approach to losing weight. Unfortunately, most of them, in their efforts to succeed, involve ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Exercise and Weight Control
... Exercise advertisements often target simplified exercise routines and spot reduction. Some exercise advertisements sell the belief that one machine will work your entire body and give you the results ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Aspartame
... Over the past three decades, questions have been asked about the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame, specifically, whether aspartame is a neurotoxin. A neurotoxin is a substance that adverse...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

A Healthy Diet
... Having a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to help your overall health. Along with physical activity, your diet is the key factor that affects your weight. Having a healthy w...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Weight Loss
... There is no hard and fast answer to how much a person should weigh in order to be healthy. But, women need to be concerned about weight because it can and does affect overall health. Obesity, or being...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de la Obesidad
... La obesidad significa que usted tiene una cantidad excesiva de grasa corporal. Todas las personas necesitan un poco de grasa corporal, pero tener demasiada puede ocasionar problemas de salud. El sobre...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas Frecuentes acerca de una Dieta Saludable
... Tener usa dieta saludable es una de las cosas más importantes que puede hacer para mantener su buena salud en general. Su dieta, junto con la actividad física, es el factor principal que afecta su pes...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

   

Resources

  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • Active at Any Size (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)