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All of My Dieting Attempts Are Doomed

Wes Janisen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Wes Janisen

My first week aboard the Healthy Express goes relatively well. I go to the grocery store and eschew all delicious desserts and salty snacks, opting instead for celery and fat-free yogurt. In the cereal aisle, I put down the Fruit Loops and pick up the Fiber One.

Why You Can't Eat Healthy If You Have a Toddler

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

My toddler son is pretty well behaved -- for a 2-year-old, that is. Sure, there are temper tantrums, and Lego pieces scattered throughout the house. But that's manageable. Our real battleground is around food -- and right now, he is winning!

So Your Diet Crashed and Burned. Now What?

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimber Simpkins

Learning to trust myself has allowed me to be happy in my body in a way I never imagined possible. But it required that I stop judging my happiness by looking in the mirror and comparing my body to other women's bodies. It required that I look inside, listen to and trust my body, and find happiness by turning away from appearance and toward my heart.

You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Can you find the happy medium between what's "healthy" and what's not? It's important to find your balance in the food realm. You need to allow yourself to eat the "bad" things sometimes and have it be okay. That takes some practice, but giving yourself the permission is half the battle.

The 3 Things You Should Never Say to Yourself Around Food

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

When you're struggling with food or battling your weight, it's easy to self-sabotage. With constant self-criticism, berating our bodies, and punishing ourselves for things we did/didn't do, we often become our own worst enemies. But the things we are telling ourselves (subconsciously or consciously) can do us more harm than good.

Wellness in the Workplace Is Contagious

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Following these tips will help regardless of your work setting, and wellness will become contagious because people want what others have. You will also find that a wellness attitude follows you home.

Scientific Findings Can Help Get Your Resolutions Back on Track

Dr. Anna Sher Simon | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Anna Sher Simon

Occasional slip-ups do not mean you are incapable of self-control, but rather that you either didn't manage your fuel well or are taking on something too big too soon... also, that you are human.

Circuit Train My Brain

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

What would make this experience different? Why would this stick when nothing else really has? I kind of turned the tables and asked my new trainer.

Loving Your Body Doesn't Mean What You Think

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

The mind is afraid that if you love the body as it is, you will no longer listen to it -- you'll no longer listen to reason. But the not so secret truth that the mind likes to conveniently forget is that it's not separate from the body.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Your Diet Immediately

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?

Have You Ever Been Pissed Off at a Green Bean?

Gregg McBride | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Confession time... There are some days when something as simple as a green bean can really piss me off. Sure, I'm committed to healthy eating -...

Waiting for Thin, When Fatism Rules the World

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Life, fat or thin, isn't life if you are not in it. How can you connect when you project into the future what you will look like when you are thin and reach back into the past to lament the times that you were and lost it?

Most 10-Year-Old American Girls Have Been On A Diet

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

A recent study about the dieting habits of America's youth yielded troubling results. A review from Common Sense Media determined that 1 out of 4 ...

3 Ways to Shift Out of Your 'I Have To Eat Perfectly' Mindset

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Pretty good is the new perfect. Incorporate this motto into your life. There is no perfect. There is just "pretty good" -- and that's good enough.

What Happens Next? When Your New Year's Diet Isn't Working

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

The good news is that you can optimize your basic nature. In addition to genetics, certain attitudes and lifestyle behaviors also contribute to you finding and settling at your healthy weight.

Yagana Shah

The Dramatic Way Your Partner's Habits Impact Your Own Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty

Husbands and wives, listen up. If you want your spouse to hit the gym, shed a few pounds or quit smoking, prodding and shaming just won't do. Rather, ...

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

Melanie Young | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.

What It Really Takes To Go Gluten-Free

Celia Kaye | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

It seemed like a tall order to be gluten-free and eat convenient, inexpensive, healthy meals at the same time. But it had to be done. If I wanted to spend no more energy thinking about what I'd eat the next day than I spent on thinking about it when I wasn't gluten-free, I'd have to have a plan.

A Weighty New Year's Resolution

Lynn Grefe | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

The #1 New Year's resolution is to lose weight (it's the winter equivalent of "bikini season!"). But while there are certainly health concerns associated with obesity, there's also a tremendous amount of gratuitous dieting going on aimed at achieving impossible standards of "ideal beauty."

The Secret That Will Start You On The Path To A Better Life

David Kanegis | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Tired of the rat race, looking to eliminate stress, worry over family, health, work and finances? Want to stop smoking, lose weight, find true love? Looking to improve relationships, want to feel more relaxed? Desire a fit, flexible and creative mind poised to seize new challenges?

The TGIF! Diet -- Why It Works

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

No, we're not talking about the restaurant. We're talking about how I lost 140 pounds 30 years ago and kept it off with what has been called the TGI...

How To Be A Good Dinner Guest On Your New Diet

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so m...

4 Mindset Shifts You Can Make So You Never Have to Diet Again

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Eating from a gentler, more compassionate place allows us to treat ourselves with kindness. And this love and kindness is what really heals us. Instead of depriving yourself of all sweets, have just one small treat a day.

How I Let Go of Dieting and Lost Weight

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Rather than asking yourself if a food is low-fat, low-carb or low-calorie, try asking yourself: Am I truly physically hungry? What sounds delicious to me right now? Is eating this food being loving to my body? What seems like a sane, moderate amount? Is this what I would serve someone else who does not diet or overeat?

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do some teens, because they embody the caricature of a fat person, literally grow into that caricature?