What You Should Know About Popular Diets

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

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Figure out where to start when it comes to choosing and evaluating a weight loss program.

Consumer Protection: Weight Loss and Fitness

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Find out how to evaluate weight loss and fitness claims before you buy products or services that claim to make it fast or easy to slim down or shape up.

Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads

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Discover the truth about quick and easy weight loss claims before you spend money on products that promise fast and easy results.

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

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Read about common weight loss myths and learn what the facts say about diets, meals, physical activity, and more.

Healthy Weight

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When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.