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Your Plate Is the Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

If we limit our food purchases to things that we recognize as coming from a farm, foods that are fairly produced and are as local as possible, we will help nudge the system in the right direction, AND it might just be the weight-loss "diet" we've been looking for.

The 'Comeback' of the Twinkie: 22.5 Billion Calories (and Counting) That Americans Don't Need

Josh Stevens | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The Twinkie, while nostalgic and iconic in every way, represents just that: the old way of doing things. Those arguing that we should be able to (literally) have our cake and eat it too need only to look at obesity stats.

Does America Really Need to Go on a Diet? Another Perspective

David Bedrick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Many Americans need to lose weight, it's true. But haven't we become a little obsessed with dieting and too fixated on our girth? Isn't time for a little more heart and critical thinking to enter the conversation?

Skinny People Just Don't Get It

Joseph J. Colella, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.

America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.

Food Fight: Fat Taxes Won't Slim Down Americans

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Kurlander

Politicians eager to raise more revenue for dwindling coffers caused in part by higher medical costs associated with obesity are now pigging out on the idea of implementing a "fat tax" of high caloric, sugary and fatty foods to curb American's unhealthy appetites.

Fatter, Slower, Sicker

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The vast majority of Americans still consider their food choices as a personal matter and exercise of individual freedom that should not be regulated or interfered with. That's understandable, but the consequences are plain to see.

10 Hidden Reasons for U.S. Obesity, Part Two

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.

10 Hidden Reasons for U.S. Obesity, Part One

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.

The Good News About The Obesity Epidemic

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Kahan, M.D.

To be sure, obesity rates only increased over the past decade, continuing the epidemic rise that has progressed over the past half-century. But hidden underneath the scary statistics is quite a bit of good news.

The American 'Food Fight'

Tony Horton | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Horton

The real issue for most Americas isn't the type of diet, but the quality of their diet. Processed junk loaded with fat, sugar, salt and chemicals doesn't satisfy you nutritionally ...

20 Years Of Obesity: Tracking Changes, Finding Solutions

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 07.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

Reversing the obesity epidemic needs to start with individuals taking responsibility. But willpower alone won't do it. People don't make decisions in vacuums.

Proposing an Image Makeover for Obesity News

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Consider the language we use to talk about obesity. The "war" on obesity. The "epidemic" of obesity. It's like the saying, "what you resist, persists."

Are Americans Now More Honest About Their Weight?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Are Americans becoming more honest about their weight? That theory could explain why the gap appears to be closing in what people say...