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Measuring the Cake: The Eating Disorder Starter Package

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Hannah was put on Weight Watchers, for the first time, at age seven. It was a must she be put on the program because her mother was adamant that "no one will ever love you if you are fat." Perhaps even worse than lack of love in her mother's view, she was certain there are no fat cheerleaders.

How to Eat What You Want AND Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Holidays, whether mid-year or year-end, are usually associated with one thing: food. Plenty of it. And if you're a chronic over-eater (like I was) w...

3 Reasons You Can't Break Free From Yo-Yo Dieting

Sheila Viers | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

Build a relationship with food that is all-inclusive, not restrictive. Fuel your body with whole foods, nutrients, and minerals but don't tell yourself certain food are bad, because that just sets you up for failure.

Why Cellulite Made Me Love My Body

Maddy Moon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

Today, with my average stomach and visible cellulite, I have more confidence and self-esteem than I ever have. I am in love, I own a thriving business, I have amazing friendships, I serve others, I invest in personal development and I realize that everything I need, all of the happiness I desire, is already inside of me.

Childhood Dieting: The Eating Disorder Starter Package

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Thin was in, so chubby at six, I was put on a diet. Diets were also in. In fact, perhaps a peculiar corollary to the sexual revolution, was the mass diet industry. Women were dieting. Mothers were dieting. So for the first time, it was conceivable that little girls could diet along, too.

5 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Emotional Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Here are five fascinating truths about emotional eating that I reveal in a chapter entitled, 15 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Emotional Eating in my new book, 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.

5 Fears You Need To Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Remember: You have what it takes, are worthy, and don't need to know everything or do everything perfectly. You've got this.

That Beer Belly May Actually Be Killing You

GQ | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
GQ

A man with a normal BMI [Body Mass Index] and central obesity had greater total mortality risk than one with similar BMI but no central obesity, and this man had twice the mortality risk of participants who were overweight or obese according to BMI only.

Final Blow to the Paleo

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

There is a place for everything, even beef but proportion is key. This is not a one-size fits all approach and is tailored to the specific needs of each individual. The microbiome diet focuses on health and healing from the inside out. It's time for the new Paleo-the true health movement- the microbiome diet.

The Conversation Women Everywhere Need To Stop Having

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.30.2015 | OWN

When women get together, it's not uncommon for the conversation to drift toward one topic in particular, a topic that plus-size style expert Marcy Gue...

Why Starting a Gratitude Journal Can Be As Good for Your Waist Size As It Is for Your Peace of Mind

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gregg McBride

As dieters, we often get caught up in what we don't have (a certain waist size, skinny jeans, self-acceptance -- you name it). This is why the Thanksg...

Why We Need To Stop Treating Overeating As A Personal Failure

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

America has a problem. As the latest data released last week by the Centers For Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics confirmed, far...

How "Love Your Body" Became A Marketing Slogan

The Establishment | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
The Establishment

Brands have, in recent years, begun to perpetuate the notion that the products they sell can help us love our bodies and, by a false equivalence, ourselves. Women shouldn't need makeup or lingerie to feel sexy. More importantly, they shouldn't need to feel sexy in the first place.

Feel Like Giving Up on Your Diet? Here's What to Do

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

I'm not implying that you should be a quitter at life, but in life, you have to know when you need to quit because it's the only way to move closer to success. Here are some subtle (and not-so-subtle) signs that you should give up on the diet you're on.

Why I Don't Like The Term 'Clean Eating'

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

"Clean eating" has become a sort of shorthand for this way of life. Yet the more I hear it, there's something about the term-"clean eating"-that bothers me. Three things, actually:

Is It Junk Food And Soda That Are Making Us Fat?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The solution is to educate ourselves and give real attention to what we are eating. Knowledge of nutrition can save you time, and money, and certainly your health.

The #1 Mistake All Dieters Make and How to Fix It

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Here's why: Most people who are trying to lose weight are using this one thing that will make them fail again, and again, and again....until they lose hope and give up altogether.

Cute Meme Reveals Dark Truth About Girls And Dieting

Mary Novaria | Posted 11.02.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

There's a meme going around, the one with two precious little girls in frilly, white matching outfits. One of them stands on the bathroom scale while the other says, 'Try again without the socks.' It's meant to be cute and funny, but it's not. It's just plain sad.

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

The Art of Being Naked

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

When was the last time you stripped your clothes off, stood in front of a mirror, took a good look at yourself (no sideways, peek-a-boo-type glances, ...

Is This The End Of Dieting?

SELF | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

The percentage of women who say they're dieting has fallen by a third over the last two decades. To many, the very notion of eating diet foods seems sort of old-fashioned--a relic of crazy habits people acquired before they knew better about what their bodies needed.

I'm With Stupid: Amazing, No-hassle, Fat-burning Diet Revealed

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, I know you're all dying to know how the Larabar cleanse went, but before we get to that, I'd like to stress that the following claims are mine alone, and nothing about my experience is backed or recommended by Larabar, doctors, science, research or common sense. In other words, read this column at your own risk.

3 Ways to Lose Weight That Have Nothing to Do With Going on a Diet

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

So how do you start shrinking that waistline without depriving yourself, messing up your metabolism with crash diets, and ending up regaining all the weight you've lost?

The One Mental Shift You Need to Make to Stop Overeating

Michele Lian | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michele Lian

Have you ever woken up and gone into your day with an intention to eat well, stick to your workout routine and be 'good'? Probably. I've done it too....

Flexible Dieting and Why It Doesn't Work

Penny Love | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

When Kathie Lee Gifford wants to shed a few pounds, she does it by making a rule for herself; not to have bread, for example, or maybe sweets, for a ...