Overweight

Body Image and Self-Esteem
When your body changes, so can your image of yourself. Find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and what you can do.

The Deal With Diets
With all the focus on dieting, how do you figure out what's healthy and what isn't? Read this article to get the basics on dieting.

Figuring Out Fat and Calories
From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.

Are Detox Diets Safe?
The name sounds reassuring - everyone knows that anything toxic is bad for you. But detox diets aren't good for teens. Find out why.

Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating is a type of eating disorder. This article for teens explains what it is, how to recognize it, and how to get help.

How Can I Lose Weight Safely?
Lots of people are unhappy with their present weight, but aren't sure how to change it - or even if they need to. Get the facts on weight loss here.

Body Mass Index (BMI)
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.

When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem
A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.

Exercise-Induced Asthma
Some people have asthma symptoms only when they exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Get some tips for coping with it in this article.

Your Secrets to Staying Motivated
We ran a survey asking our readers how well they do when it comes to setting and meeting their goals. Here's what you told us.

5 Facts About Goal Setting
Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

Staying at a Healthy Weight
Here are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.

Is the Alli Diet Pill Right for Me?
If you're in your teens, the Alli diet pill isn't the weight-loss miracle you may be looking for.

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet
Here are 5 clues that a diet may be more about empty promises than real results.

5 Ways to Reach a Healthy Weight
Most dieters regain the weight they lost by dieting when they go back to their old eating habits. Get our tips on the best ways to drop excess weight.

Dealing With Feelings When You're Overweight
If a person is obese or struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.

Healthy Weight: Your Personal Plan
Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows it can be a struggle. The best way to lose weight is to focus on making small, specific changes that are easy to stick with in the long run. Use our plan to get there!

Emotional Eating
We've all eaten a whole bag of chips out of boredom or while cramming for a big test. Learn more about emotional eating, and how to manage it, in this article for teens.

Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)
Brandon, 17, has lost 70 pounds through better eating and exercise. In this video he talks about what inspired him and how he stayed on track.

Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video)
These videos guide teens through basic strength training exercises. Anyone can do these exercises, and they work well as part of a weight-loss plan.

Managing Your Weight
Has your doctor told you to lose weight? Get ideas on food, fitness, and staying motivated. We've also got weight management tools and recipes designed just for teens.