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

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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...

Dieting to Be Elected

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

As in the tragic case of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie whose gastric band has relinquished yet more poundage but not an ounce of criticism that he still lacks presidential gravitas.

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Significantly Reduce the Calories in Rice

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Scientists have figured out a way for you to eat white rice without the guilt.

The Conversation

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend

It's Time to Love, Not Shame Your Body

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Kanevsky

I'm the right size for me. No matter what size that is. And so are you. And don't let anyone tell you different.

What Science Tells Us About The 'Ideal' Body Shape For Women

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.09.2015 | Science
Rob Brooks

It turns out there's more than one way to make an attractive body, and those different body types evolve to be well-integrated. That's a liberating message for most of us: evolutionary biology has more to offer our understanding of diversity than the idea that only one "most attractive" body (or face, or personality) always wins out.

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.

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

Distorting Nutrition Facts To Generate Buzz

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "The Government's Bad Diet Advice." Unfortunately for Times readers, the op-ed was packed with errors and distortions.