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The Fat Girl in a Green Bathing Suit

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

Can you really judge how healthy a woman is by the thick, fleshy curve of her hip? Does being a size 12, 14 or 16 alone really mean my days are numbered? There are those who believe the measure of a healthy woman is the measure of her thighs.

3 Reasons Why You Are Overweight

Gina Keatley | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

"Those fatties sure love their food" was a comment I overheard in a restaurant last week from a women sitting behind me as she glanced over to a table...

Fun in the Sun: Tips for Wearing Less Clothing With More Comfort and Confidence This Summer - No Matter What Your Body Type

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

These aren't just fat girl problems, they're problems that many women dread every year as the days longer and hotter. But good news! They're problems that are easily solved with a bit of patience and a dash of confidence.

The Outrageous Hype Behind Butter Is Back

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

If you follow nutrition headlines, you undoubtedly saw the announcement last year that butter was back both in the New York Times and on the cover of ...

If You Bring Reusable Bags To The Grocery Store, You Might Buy More Junk Food

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Bringing your own bags to the supermarket? According to a new study, that's probably not as good for your diet as it is for the environment.  Th...

Reclaiming My Fat

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

My problem with the word isn't what it means, but how it's said and how it's presented to me visually (i.e. before and after pictures, diet ads, etc.). What I want to change is the negative connotation that is attached to the word.

The 7 Biggest Myths About Cellulite

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM  Myth: Cellulite is just excess fat Cellulite involves fat, because bulging fat cells are part of the equation, but it&rsq...

Malnutrition Rates Are Up Worldwide. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Seventy percent of the world's population is expected to live in a city by 2050, according to a University Of Minnesota study. But with urbanization ...

Your Low-Fat Diet Could Be Making You Fat

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

I've got some bad news. You've been duped. In fact, for the better part of the last century we've all been lied to about what it means to eat a healthy diet.

Plus-Size Vlogger Doesn't Care If Her Bikini Body Makes You ‘Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

"Why is it that someone else can dictate that you are not allowed to put something on your body that makes them uncomfortable?" Such is one of just...

The 'F-Word' We Need To Talk About

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

Chubby, chunky, thick, plus-size -- all are vague euphemisms for a word society likes to avoid. Fat. For writer and director Katherine Alyse an...

Calorie Counting Revisited: Why Trying to Cut Food Calories Could Make Us Fat and Sick

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, I agreed to become a member of the Scientific and Nutritional Advisory Board of Epicure, a Canadian food-product and cookware...

My Husband Told Me I Look FAT!

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

The other night my husband told me I looked FAT! At least that was what I "heard."

If You Want To Lose Weight, Have Someone Else Choose Your Diet For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lose weight? You probably shouldn't choose your own diet plan, according to a new study. Researchers predicted that people who chose th...

Weight Loss Studies Drive Me Crazy

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every so often, I stumble across a study that makes me nuts. Some well-intentioned researchers suggest at the conclusion of a well-financed study that...

I Love My Thighs

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

I was bulimic at 16. Pregnant at 19. Unhappy and at my highest weight at 24, and very hungry and still unhappy at one of my lowest weights at 27.

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These disempowering messages push us toward patient-hood. It is not health news. It is sick news. We do not have a health care system. We have a sick care system. Disease is the doctor's domain, not health, if health is more than the absence of disease.

Everyone Has It, But No One Talks About It: Shame!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

They say the opposite of shame is pride or honor, but most people -- and most countries -- have a lot more of the former than the latter. While a lot ...

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

What about fans who wear sizes larger than a 3x who are seemingly shut out of the entire realm of tee shirt fandom? Should they just buy a CD and an embossed baseball cap?

A Superior Kind of Food

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Within the last month, the KIND snack company, received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At issue was the "health...

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.

Hello Ladies

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

The best news came from Century City, or more accurately, a Public Relations firm in Century City, who have officially heralded us into the age of the "Dad Bod."

Make Your Seats Big Enough to Fit Actual People: An Open Letter to Airlines Everywhere

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Erin McKelle

This is my call for airlines to make their seats larger, so fat people can travel without experiencing shame, humiliation, or discomfort. Everyone deserves to fly without enduring these hardships and it's time that we start talking about it.

Fat Guy In a Little Coat

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.25.2015 | Comedy
Al DeLuise

I had a very nice suit at home, but I hardly ever wore it; weddings and funerals only. So with the impeding wedding of my niece on the horizon, I pulled it from hibernation and tried it on. It fit -- and if I didn't breath, move, eat or drink anything at the wedding it would be fine.

Don't Call This Woman's Bathing Suit Photo 'Brave'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

Plus-size fashionista Jessica Kane is sick and tired of people calling her "brave" for wearing a swimsuit. So she posted a glamorous bathing suit shot...