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Diets & Weight Loss

Strategies and plans to slim down, success stories from women of all body types, and expert advice to keep the weight off.
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Love can make you do crazy things -- like polish off a big bag of chips with your boyfriend. In fact, the more serious the relationship is, the more weight women gain. According to a study in Obesity, daters put on 15 pounds over five years, cohabitants packed on 18 pounds, and married women took the cake at 24 pounds. And getting heavier can do a number on your bond. "Weight gain can lead to emotional distress and less interest in sex," says Rachel Dinero, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Cazenovia College. Here's how to kiss off extra pounds, whether you've been together for two months or 20 years. More
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Always looking for another adventure, one woman takes on the challenge of running the Tour de France course. More
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You only think you know what happens once you slim down. Here, FITNESS reveals some of the unexpected, annoying and awesome things that occur when you shrink a size (or more). More
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An offhand comment at a Halloween party inspired one woman to fight weight gain caused by a sedentary lifestyle and polycystic ovary syndrome. More

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A longtime runner, this reader didn't let cancer didn't stand in the way of raising funds and awareness for charity. More
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The more doctors test it, the more they find that eating Mediterranean is the absolute best way to lose weight. Based on the cooking and eating styles of Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries, the plan features olive oil, fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish and poultry, whole grains and, yes, wine! It's high in heart-healthy fats and, unlike other diets, doesn't forbid any food group. "It's hard to stay on extreme diets," says Harvard nutrition expert Walter Willett, MD, PhD, whose book Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy popularized the approach in the United States. "This diet has lots of variety and wonderful flavors so people stick with it." More
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Getting off the couch is half the battle. So we turned to our favorite trainers and fitness personalities to get their top motivation tips. Use them next time you need a boost and #makefithappen today. More
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Phyllis Sues, 91, fights a medical diagnosis with fitness. More
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It doesn't take long to realize that no matter how long you've kept those pesky five pounds off, all it takes is a small swing of the scale or uncharacteristically rough day at the gym to fall off the weight-loss wagon. Bounce back fast and get on track again with these quick fixes. More
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One woman bonds with coworkers through fitness. More
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It turns out your guy's eating habits can actually result in weight loss, not gain. Annoying? Yes. Effective? Absolutely. More
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Meet the winner of LIVE with Kelly and Michael's Top Fitness Instructor contest. More

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