Harvard Health Blog
Benefits of a healthy diet, with or without weight loss
By: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN, Contributor With the obesity epidemic at an all-time high in the US — close to 70% of Americans are overweight or obese — many people could benefit from losing weight. However, for numerous reasons, weight loss is challenging. In addition, some people are tempted to choose the “diet of the month” or a plan that they have read about online or heard about from friends and family.