Weight Management Topics

Are you at a weight that lets you feel and look your best? If not, it's time to start managing your weight.

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5 Quick Tips to Boost Your Metabolism: Get Svelte for Summer

If you’re looking to shed a couple more pounds before swimsuit season, look no further. Dr. Martin shares a handful of tips to help boost your metabolism.

6 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain When Eating Out: The New Rules of Restaurant Dining

Did you know the average American eats out five times a week? That can lead to a weight gain of 10 pounds a year! Make sure “dining out” doesn’t become “dining out of control” with these tips from Dr. Martin.

Adult BMI Calculator

Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

Adult Body Mass Tool

Don’t just trust your scale to tell you if you are too heavy. The tool uses not just what you weigh, but also how tall you are. The goal for most people is a score between 18 and 25.

Are Carbs Really the Enemy?

A minute on the lips, forever on the hips holds SOME truth for your favorite carbs like pasta and doughnuts. Believe it or not, the healthiest person you know probably eats a rather high-carb diet—and it's not cause he or she is prepping for a big race. Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer weighs in on carbs.

Childhood Obesity: A Whole Lot of Hurt

As an overweight child, Richard experienced a lot of emotional pain. Although he's battled his weight for much of his life, he insists that "this time, it's worked." This is his story...

Children's BMI Calculator

BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

Children's Body Mass Index

The body mass index is a measure of a person's body fat. In children and teens, the index is used to find out if a child is too thin, too heavy, or at risk of becoming too heavy.

Determining Body Mass Index for Teens

Although it is not a perfect measure, BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your teen's body is made up of fat.

Detoxes: Hyper Successful or Just Plain Old Hype?

Cookies, roasts, pies—oh my! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on the straight and narrow—and that means detoxing. Or does it? Licensed dietitian Rachel Baer explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of the much-hyped detoxing.