In-depth

Aerobic exercise

Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.

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Are your beverage calories adding up?

Artificial sweeteners

Atkins Diet

Interested in the Atkins Diet but not sure what it's about? Get the details and a sample menu, plus pros and cons.

Barriers to fitness

Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.

Be smart about weight loss

BMI calculator

Calorie calculator

Calculate the number of calories you need daily to maintain your weight.

Calorie count: Check your coffee cup

Carbohydrates

Check your weight-loss readiness

Control your portions, control your weight

Counting calories

Emotional eating

Stress, anger and other emotions can trigger overeating. Get tips to regain control of your eating and get your weight-loss efforts back on track.

Energy density

You really can eat more and still lose weight. How? The key is eating foods that are relatively low in calories but high in volume.

Exercise for weight loss

Fitness motivation

Having trouble sticking with your workout? Try these tips to reignite your enthusiasm.

Fitting in fitness

Finding time for fitness can be tough. Start by making it convenient.

Gastric bypass surgery

Ingredient substitutions

Healthier recipes may be as close as your own pantry. See which ingredient substitutions you can make to improve your diet.

Interval training

Losing weight: What works?

Low-carb diet

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid tool

Go beyond the fad diets. Here's your permanent solution for weight control.

Metabolism and weight loss

Mood and food: Regain control

OTC weight-loss pills

Prescription weight-loss drugs

Sample menu

This sample menu shows you how the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid can help you plan daily meals and snacks.

Secrets of low-fat cooking

Snacks and weight loss

Solutions for weight-loss setbacks

South Beach Diet

Strength training basics

Wonder if you should add strength training to your fitness program? The short answer is yes. Here's why.

Teen weight loss

The Mayo Clinic Diet

The Mayo Clinic Diet is a different approach to weight loss. It's a lifestyle that can help you maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.

Tips for on-the-go eating

Trying to cut calories? Pick plants

Walking for fitness

Motivated to improve your fitness level? Try walking. It's simple — and effective.

Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber

Watch what you drink when dieting

Weight gain after menopause

Concerned about menopause weight gain? Take control of your weight with healthy lifestyle choices - starting today!

Weight loss after pregnancy

Weight loss: Set yourself up for success

Weight loss: Unhook yourself from food

Weight training

Lean muscle mass naturally decreases with age. Flabby muscles aren't inevitable, though. Reverse the trend with weight training.

Weight-loss goals

Weight-loss options

Weight-loss plateau

Weight-loss readiness

Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.

Weight-loss strategies

Want to tip the scales in your favor? Here are six ways to win at weight loss and keep the pounds off.

Weight-loss surgery

Have you ever wondered how gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries work? Check out this guide.

Weight-loss tip: Don't skip snacks

April 05, 2014