How snacks can help you lose weight (what?!)

Smart snacking can actually help you lose weight by keeping you from becoming so ravenous you could eat your desk. By eating small...

Sneaky calories: 7 ways you could gain 14 pounds in a year 

Mindless eating can result in consuming thousands of extra calories that may cause you to gain unwanted weight. TODAY health and diet...

Healthy diet may reverse aging, study finds

A program of healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction can not only reverse some diseases -- it may actually slow down the aging...

Cash can bribe dieters to lose weight, study says

Willpower apparently can be bought. The chance to win or lose $20 a month enticed dieters in a yearlong study to drop an average of 9...

New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

WASHINGTON - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools. For the first...

Calorie labels are often inaccurate, experts say

Recent studies show that the amount of pounding, slicing, mashing and perhaps even chewing that goes into preparing and eating food...

Eating a late lunch can hinder weight loss efforts

Whenyou eat, not just what you eat, may play a role in weight loss, finds a new study from Spain. During the study, which investigated...

Science-y or emotional eater? Find the right diet book for you

There are a lot of new books out there. But how to pick the right one for you? When it comes to weight loss, “one size does not fit...

Yes, older women do gain weight more easily than men, and here's why

After menopause, the activity of a particular enzyme involved in fat production —called Aldh1a1 — increases, the researchers said. The...

Best DIY diet? MyFitnessPal app, says Consumer Reports

Hoping to see less of yourself in the new year? Then grab your smart phone and start typing. Consumer Reports surveyed more than 9,000 of...

Fructose may trick your brain into overeating

This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that...

Health pop quiz! Answers revealed

Some health rules stand the test of time -- and some are made to be broken. We quizzed TODAY Health readers on eight health myths and...

Early obesity intervention helps kids grow up slim

Weight-loss programs can help even very young children slim down, and it appears that acting early may improve the odds of success,...

7 things you didn't know about caffeine

Feeling groggy this morning? It's OK - reach for another cup of coffee. Here, we give you some surprising facts about caffeine. 1....

Librarian claims she lost nearly 80 pounds on a 'Starbucks diet'

Christine Hall didn’t join an expensive weight-loss program or sign up for a meal-delivery service to help her lose nearly 80 pounds. In...

Want fries with that? McDonald's calorie information to menus

McDonald's restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries....

Eating chocolate lowers men's stroke risk

Eating chocolate may lower men's chance of stroke, according to a new study from Sweden. Researchers surveyed about 37,000 men and...