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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?

What NOT To Say To A Loved One Trying To Lose Weight

Posted 01.08.2015 | Dr. Phil

Trying to lose weight in the new year? It's the most popular new year's resolution, so you're not alone. As you work toward your goal, are your family...

January Is the Month for Personal Renewal

Margaret Marshall | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Diet is a good word. Diet only means the way you eat. If you eat donuts all day, you have a diet of donuts. If you eat healthy, you have a healthy diet. Diet does not mean deprivation or starvation, it means choosing food items.

What Weight Watchers Is Getting Wrong With Its New Ad Campaign

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Let's not forget that at Weight Watchers, it is a weight loss method they are selling -- not a treatment approach that gets to the root of why people "eat their feelings" or use food for other reasons than as fuel.

The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...

9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015

Jennipher Walters | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.

Alone With Pie (From Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event.

5 Tips to a Healthy You, From a Health Coach Who's Been There

Lauren Solomon | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Solomon

In my career as an image consultant, I focus on helping people look and feel their best -- and guide them towards becoming their personal best. In add...

Baked Purple Sweet Potato Skins

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This recipe wouldn't be as tasty without the melted Mexican cheese and refreshing cilantro-topped sour cream.

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working

Angeles Burke | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

If you are trying to lose weight or know that a diet will be calling your name in the near future, below you will find some tips to keep in your fat shredding tool box so that you can get the most out of your diet and stop the madness without having to start over.

Top Reasons Most Diets Don't Work

Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil

Americans spend over $61 billion each year on weight loss products, many of which are empty promises or get-thin-quick gimmicks that are too good to b...

Confessions of a Reformed Dieting Junkie

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and local ingredients... interspersed with occasional, delicious -- if not healthy -- treats.

10 Foods Overweight People Eat Regularly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Winnie Yu | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Not all foods are created equal when it comes to the impact on body weight. Some are higher in calories than others. ...

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What to Do About It

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Developing the techniques and skills to avoid feeling overwhelmed and relieving it if it happens are key to solving the problem. Here are a few of the habits I've learned and teach that are a good start to getting a handle on it.

Get Off of the Tightrope and onto the Path

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindful eating is a wide path that's nearly impossible to fall off of. You have flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation. When you make a choice that doesn't work out well, you simply observe the consequences, learn from your mistakes, and keep going.

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is.

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

We binge to take care of needs that aren't being met elsewhere in our lives. Excessive overeating is a message from our inner selves begging for us to slow down, stop and look inside.

Whole Grains and Half-Witted Notions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us today.

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.

Sick of the 'Love Your Body at Any Size' Campaigns?

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Jenn Hand

We aren't born hating our bodies. Somewhere along the way we learn that we need to be thinner, smaller, skinnier to be better. And the good news is that with a little digging, we can unlearn all of it, as well.