Your self-control is finite, so spend it well

If you're trying to lose weight, your chances of success might increase if you avoid other activities requiring a lot of self-control...

Average person thinks they have a better diet than average person

In a survey that might have been taken at Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, people asked to grade their diet gave...

Fans of losing NFL teams eat their feelings

America's favorite sport might be bad news for the belly. If you or your man spend every Sunday from September to December shouting at...

Study offers new way to diet: Just don't gain

If you’ve tried to drop more than a few pounds and are disappointed when the scale won’t budge, a surprising new study may help you feel...

Some 'anti-odor' workout gear may put you at risk, study suggests

A lot of workout clothing advertised as "antibacterial" or "anti-odor" contains microscopic particles, or nanoparticles, of silver....

The numbers we hide: Would you reveal your weight, age or income? 

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," may have been bold enough to publicly reveal her weight this week, but most of you...

Lose 5 pounds in 5 days? It's as easy as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... 

Five simple tips can add up to a weight loss of as much as five pounds a week, says TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer. “These are fun;...

Dieting for dollars: Financial incentive helps people lose weight, study shows

There’s new evidence that dieting for dollars really can help you slim down. A study from the Mayo Clinic found that dieters offered a...

Too little sleep fuels your appetite, study says

Participants who lived for two weeks in a sleep lab gained almost two pounds over a five-night period when they were limited to five...