What You Should Know About Popular Diets

Some Myths about Nutrition & Physical Activity

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

This information may help you make changes in your daily eating and physical activity habits so that you improve your well-being and reach or maintain a healthy weight.

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

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

Consumer Protection: Weight Loss and Fitness

Federal Trade Commission.

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.

Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements.

This fact sheet describes what’s known about the safety and effectiveness of many ingredients that are commonly used in weight-loss dietary supplements.

Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads

Federal Trade Commission.

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

Healthy Weight

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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.