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Why the New Atkins Diet Won't Work Any Better Than the Old One

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Ask yourself, have you even met anyone on Atkins' who kept the weight off for five years? I'll bet not.

Mayo Clinic's Guide to Healthy Ethnic Cuisine

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

These suggestions will help you savor the exotic, while keeping calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium under control.

Fast Food Culture: Is It Speeding Up Our Minds?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New science is now suggesting that fast food may be doubly unhealthy--not only nutritionally damaging but psychologically detrimental as well.

Kraft To Cut Salt In Its North American Foods

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kraft Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will cut the salt in its products that are sold in North America by an average of 10 pe...

Dieting Through The Hardships Of Life

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

When I started my "bajillionth" and last diet in 2001, I didn't tell anyone except my girlfriend Cathy, my husband Mark, and my children that I was...

A High Protein Diet Won't Make You Lose Weight Long Term: In Fact, It May Make You Fatter

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

It's resoundingly clear in that a plant-based diet is both preventative and healing, whereas a diet high in animal protein is destructive to our health. High protein diets not only makes us sick, but also fat.

Gene Test Claims To Show What Diet Works Best

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Diet not working? Blame your genes. That's the pitch behind a new test that claims to show whether people will do better on a low-fat or a low-carb we...

8 Overlooked Diet Mistakes That Put the Pounds Back on

Tom Venuto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Venuto

Rather than worrying about the minutiae of your diet plan, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb, Mediterranean or Okinawan, I propose that if you focus on these 8 issues, you'll start getting more lasting results.

What If We Changed the Question

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

A few years ago (more than I'd care to admit) I went to a parenting conference that challenged the attending moms and dads to ask ourselves, "How you...


Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Okay, let's face it. We are a fat nation. Well, at least two-thirds of us are. Seat sizes have increased in cars, stadiums - even toilets. Many of u...

The Ascendance of Quinoa and Other Tasty Tales from the Road

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

I may be temporarily moving back to London for a project, but really it's just part of a bigger preoccupation with the things I look forward to eating when I travel internationally. I'm not talking about Michelin-starred restaurants, or under the radar family owned places. My tastes are quirkier.

When Already-Skinny Women Obsess about Thinness: Time for a Little Soul-Searching

Michelle Lelwica | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lelwica

Pop culture shows smiley-faced, successful and beautiful women in just one size: tall and narrow. What if you could be happy without having to "fix" your body?

WATCH: Detoxing From Today's Modern Diet

Martha Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. Alejandro Unger, author of the book Clean, appeared on The Martha Stewart Show last week to talk about the need to "detox" from today's modern die...

Will You Ever Reach Your Goal?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

When I started dieting again in 2001 for the bajillionth time, I didn't believe I would ever be thin. However, I did believe that I could lose one pound. And that's all I needed to get me started.

The Best Valentine's Day Gift For A Mindful Eater

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

If you are contemplating what to get your sweetie for Valentine's Day, you may want to reconsider chocolate if he or she has made healthy eating his o...

Mindfully Choose What You Will Mindlessly Overeat

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If you resent portion control and calorie counting, you can overeat and not bother with being mindful of fullness as long as what you overeat is low in caloric density.

Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Controversy

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

While her heart is in the right place, Michelle may not have considered or been familiar with the delicate balance between preventing obesity and triggering eating disorders.

Photoshopping Hall of Shame

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

Welcome to the photoshop hall of shame courtesy of Newsweek entitled, "Unattainable Beauty" (Click Here). It's likely that you heard about the Ralph L...

The 10 Things You Need to Eat: Nuts

Dave Lieberman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Lieberman

People who eat almonds, peanuts, walnuts and other nuts as part of a diet program are more likely to lose weight than gain it, and are more likely to report feeling satiated after meals.

Movie Therapy For Mindless Eaters

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

Movies aren't just entertaining. Every now and then a good flick can teach you something important and transform your feelings and actions.

The 10 Things You Need To Eat: Quinoa

Dave Lieberman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Lieberman

Most Americans have no idea what quinoa is, let alone how to pronounce it (keen-wah). But here's why it's something you should absolutely have on your plate.

Top 10 Reasons to Put Your Scale in the Trash

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

If you have a love-hate relationship with your scale, I highly recommend that you break up with your scale once and for all. Throw away your scale. Hide it. Tuck it into the back corner of your basement.

Get to Know: Clean Plates

Nancy Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Marks

Clean Plates gives you well-rounded nutritional advice and reviews "civilian" as well as vegan and vegetarian restaurants in New York City.

Diet And Exercise for People Who Don't Diet or Exercise

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

It's January, which means everyone is resolving to eat healthier, exercise more or lose weight. We all know how hard those resolutions are to keep, so here are some items to make it easier.

America Wasn't Born Fat

Harley Pasternak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harley Pasternak

The alarming obesity rate in the U.S. can be distilled to one basic truth: Americans consume more calories than they burn. It's a fact. And, I hate to be so blunt, but America wasn't born fat.