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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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

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

The Conversation

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.01.2015 | 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.

Fat Headlines: 10 Things the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines Really Say

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Last week there was another barrage of headlines in the media certain to confuse the public about whether cholesterol and animal fats in general are t...

Should Fat Be Considered The Sixth 'Taste'?

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Why not have an entirely separate category for it in our lexicon of tastes?

Is Fat The Worst Thing A Human Can Be?

Joey Schleicher | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Joey Schleicher

I believe him because I have heard it my whole life. I heard it when I wanted to feel confident. I heard it when I wanted to feel great. Every time I heard it, it brought me to an evil place.

My Mother Never Said the F-Word

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

At home, there were no diets, no workout tapes. I did not think much about food, that is to say it was pleasant, it was purposeful and essential. But conversations were never about it. And why would they be, when there were so many books and people and places to talk about?

Goddesses

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

These three paintings of goddesses posing in all of their majesty and grace, appear very different than the women worshipped in today's magazines and advertisements.

Dare to Be 100: Fat, Carbs, Calories

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

These three items were the centerpiece of my early science life. I wrote my honors thesis at Williams College about arteriosclerosis which at that tim...

What's What in Nutrition? What's on First

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.

Fat Femme Artist Picks Apart Your Preconceived Notions Of Beauty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

Day after day we're fed image after image of a certain body aesthetic: tanned, toned, waxed, oiled and perhaps a little digitally retouched. Today let...

Why Fat Is A Feminist Issue

The European | Susie Orbach | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

What do bodies and nationalism have in common and what is the link between beauty and consumption? Julia Korbik talked to British psychotherapist ...

Why We Can't Expect to Reach Our Goals If We're Still Thinking of Ourselves as Failures

Gregg McBride | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

New year. New you. Right? But wait... Who exactly are you as this brand new year begins? How do you think about yourself? What kind of energy are you ...

When You Lose Weight, You're Literally Disappearing Into Thin Air

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

The Question: According to my nutritionist, I’ve lost 15 pounds of fat this year. Where did it all go? The Answer: Our most predominant metaphor...

Eric Garner and the Value of Black Obese Bodies

Rebecca Kukla | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Kukla

The imagery of the giant, brutish, King-Kong-like black man threatening our cities is far from new. Currently it seems to be intersecting dangerously with another popular rhetorical image: the obese person who is responsible for his own frail, unworthy body. This intersection was especially on display in Eric Garner's case.