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  • Is Your Diet Giving You Headaches?>>

    What you eat (or skip) as you diet can cause migraine headaches. Adopt these healthy eating strategies for instant relief.>>

  • The Best Weight-Loss Tips in the World>>

    From Brazil to Thailand to Germany, we share ways to whittle our waists from all over the globe. Here are the 9 best weight-loss tips from all over the world. >>

  • 3 Expert Opinions on Healthy Holiday Choices>>

    Every year around the holidays, my social calendar fills up, and I’m tempted to eat and drink indiscriminately. How can I make healthier choices this season?>>

  • 10 Bizarre Weight Loss Tricks That Work>>

    You'd never guess it, but these unusual habits may actually help you lose weight. Read on to find out how.>>

  • 12 Eating Habits To Help You Lose Weight>>

    If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, don’t overhaul all your eating and exercise habits at once. Pick up some of these tricks to get you started, and then add as you go.>>

  • In Treatment: How to Lose Holiday Weight Without Dieting>>

    What's the healthiest way to lose your holiday weight? We asked our panel of Canadian health experts — a fitness instructor, a dietician, and a doctor — to find out.>>

  • Best of 2012: Weight Loss Advice>>

    Overate your way through the holidays and looking to slim down in the new year? Discover the best and worst weight-loss foods, plus advice based on the latest research in our eight most popular weight loss articles of 2012.>>

  • 20 Ways to Lose Weight After the Holidays>>

    Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Here are 20 simple ways to beat weight gain.>>

  • 5 Things to Help You Stop Compulsive Snacking>>

    Between-meal munching can pack on the pounds. Curbing your snacking habit can help you lose or maintain weight. It’s simpler than you might think.>>

  • 12 Weight Loss Secrets>>

    One frustrating thing about trying to lose weight is the snail’s pace at which the pounds seem to drop off. The more weight you lose, the harder your body fights to hold on to the calories it gets and the fewer calories it burns. But what if you could turbo-change your weight loss efforts? You can by boosting your metabolism with these helpful tips.>>

  • 6 Tips for Scientific Dieting>>

    It may be time to ditch that old diet and try these top new, scientific fat-shifting tips instead.>>

  • 4 Reasons Why Fad Diets are Bad for You>>

    A quick weight loss program might sound like a good idea at the time, but you’ll soon discover that fad diets can be more dangerous to your health than beneficial to it. Here are four reasons why fad diets are bad for you, plus get tips on how to create a diet plan that helps you lose the extra pounds safely—and keep them off.>>

  • 5 Unexpected Causes of Weight Gain>>

    When it comes to being overweight, you know the usual suspects: too many calories, too much sugar and fat, not enough exercise. But there’s much more to weight gain than meets the eye. You may not realize it, but these five factors could be making you fat.>>

  • 19 Ways the World Loses Weight>>

    As the Reader’s Digest global poll shows, people around the world are struggling with their weight. But that’s not to say that obesity is our collective destiny. In fact, just about every culture has some custom that can keep people lean, and these folkways can form the basis for a potent international weight-loss plan.>>

  • 30 Ways to Cut 100 Calories>>

    Shave just 200 calories a day from your diet -or burn them off with simple activities- and you could lose 22 pounds in a year. Start with one or more of these easy ideas and you won't even notice that you're working towards weightloss.>>

  • 50 Habits of Naturally Thin People>>

    Forget about the latest diet trend, or that strenuous workout routine. You can lose weight by making small changes in your daily habits. Read on and learn how to burn calories while brushing, and pick up tons of other tips to get a slimmer body without a lot of extra work. >>

  • Video: How Much Do You Weigh?>>

    In the February 2010 issue of Reader's Digest Canada, some startling results on the topic of obesity, both in Canada and around the world, were revealed.>>

  • Is the Whole Planet Overweight?>>

    Obesity has gone global. Our exclusive international poll reveals the riskiest habits, the crankiest spouses, the silliest excuses—and the 19 best ways to send the pounds packing.>>

  • Eat More to Weigh Less>>

    We lose muscle mass after middle age, which slows metabolism and can lead to weight gain. Research shows that diets with up to 50-percent protein may help and are safe for most (except those with kidney disease). A 130-pound adult could aim for 70 grams daily. These substitutions will add protein—but won’t add lots of fat and calories.>>

  • 6 Tips for Smart Weight Loss>>

    Most diets and quick weight-loss plans have about as much substance as a politician’s campaign pledges. You’re better off finding several simple things you can do on a daily basis—along with following the cardinal rules of eating more vegetables and less fat and getting more physical activity.>>

  • Fast Eaters Get Fat>>

    New studies show that eating too quickly can make you pack on the pounds. But it might be tough to take your time to enjoy your food when you're so busy during the day. Here are some tips to help you slow down at meal time.>>

  • 6 Tips for Dieting Without Hunger>>

    Hunger is a major barrier when you’re trying to drop a  few pounds;  about 80 percent of women believe they need to feel satisfied in order to succeed at weight loss, according to WeightWatchers research. Follow these six easy tips so you can diet without being hungry.>>

  • Detox Diets Busted!>>

    For some of us, spring cleaning may mean a spring detox diet. But before rushing out to purchase one of those kits or before trying a detox diet made famous by a celebrity, read on. >>

  • Gain Breakfast, Lose Weight>>

    It may sound counter-intuitive, but in order to lose weight, you need food. Starting with breakfast.  >>

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