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...

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...

School trip helps 11 students lose over 750 pounds

They left their families in Independence, Mo., in September as overweight teens and tweens who had been picked on for being big, who had...

Four strangers form a bond, each lose 100 pounds

Twelve obese people, all strangers when they met on the internet, forged friendships while helping each other get healthy and start a...

Everything to lose: Gym only accepts overweight members

Forget fitness tests or expensive workout gear. The only thing you need to join this gym is an extra 50 pounds on your frame. Downsize...

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...

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...

Teens who 'feel' fat eventually will get fat

When some teenagers gaze into a mirror, they see themselves as overweight, even though they’re not. This negative thinking becomes a...

Actually, yo-yo diets don't screw up your metabolism

You lost 15 pounds! And gained it back. And lost it! And gained it back. It's been this way for years, so long that you've begun to...

Jordin Sparks took 'baby steps' to 50-pound weight loss

Jordin Sparks had always been a chunky girl, loving food and comfortable with her plus-sized shape. But a bout of illness back in 2010...

Diet SOS: Joy Bauer answers questions about far-fetched diet claims

There are always plenty of questions surrounding achieving weight loss, whether it’s about taking supplements or eating protein or...

Study: Nearly half drop out of weight-loss programs

Susan E. Matthews MyHealthNewsDaily Nearly half of participants in weight-loss programs drop out before completing them, according to a...

Is obesity a disease? Doctors disagree

By Rachael Rettner MyHealthNewsDaily Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood...

After weight gain, '650-pound virgin' back to the gym

Three years ago America celebrated with David Smith as he showed off his new buff body on TODAY. After losing more than 400 pounds, he’d...