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7 Reasons I Am Sick, Tired and Disgusted With All The Fat and Skinny Body Talk

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

On social media I watch and read people talking about appearances every single bloody day and its simply boring. Why are we so concerned and body obsessed? It's sad we continue to talk about fat, skinny, round, triangle shaped people, okay maybe not triangle. But seriously when will the madness end? We as women see it all over the internet every f*cking day. I am seriously concerned for our entire society.

Yep! I'm Fat! Why Does That Bother You?

Kellie Daab | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Kellie Daab

I'm probably never going to be less than a size 16! So I choose to love myself today, right now, and exactly as I am. Whether I lose one more pound or gain ten more.

Diet And Lack of Exercise Main Reasons For Dramatic Rise in Diabetes

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

One of the reasons for the increase in diabetes is rising numbers of overweight and obese people. Obesity has primarily been driven by high caloric food intake and people being more inactive.

Diet, Deafness and the Drums of War

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary just out in JAMA says many reasonable things about diet and health. The author notes that the overall low quality of the prevailing American diet is an anchor on life expectancy itself. Amen to that.

Cooking, Set Points, And Other Weight-Related Matters

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Financial considerations are of course a concern too. Overall, my patients want meals that are affordable, easy-to-prepare, flavorful, and filling.

Why It's Okay to Be Fat and Wear Shorts

Sarah A. Ford | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Sarah A. Ford

I can't remember the last time I wore shorts in public. Rolled up jeans -- yes. Dresses with panty hose - yes. (I know. I'm old school in court.) Yoga capri pants -- yes. But no shorts. I was probably 14 years old the last time I wore real shorts out in public. And that is absolutely ridiculous.

Learning to Love Your Label

Gina Keatley | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Below is my quick and dirty guide on how to read a food label so you, too, can learn to love your label:

Ending the Vegetarian Debate Before It Starts

Mike Sheridan | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

We grew a bigger brain and became human when we started eating meat. And looking at the animal-to-plant ratios in the hunter-gatherer tribes we derived from, the probability is high that we're supposed to eat A LOT of it.

9 Ways to Improve Body Image

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you are one of the millions who are plagued with a bad body image, here are some tips for you:

10 Ways To Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back!

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Krystal Marx

This messaging -- that unless you drop the baby weight, hide your stretch marks, tone up the loose skin, and meticulously maintain your vagina you are the worst kind of slacker -- is beyond demoralizing, it's downright dangerous.

Still Husky After All These Years

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 03.18.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Yesterday I saw an article about Zach Miko, a model who is of a larger the modeling world I suppose this means he eats at least one square m...

Does My Fat Make You Uncomfortable?

Krystal Marx | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Krystal Marx

Congratulations go out to Ashley Graham for landing the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first plus-size model to do so. Yay! Happy-danci...

Truth About Saturated Fat

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The truth about saturated fat is not unsettled. What is unsettled is: Can we handle the truth?

Dare to Be 100: Don't Turn Off, Old, Fat and Frail

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Someone wise observed "it ain't how old you are that matters so much as how you are old." I have been consistently and increasingly aware of the issue...

Where Are the Grown-Ups? (Or: Get Your Unicorn!)

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Eat more fat if you want. Or, eat less fat. Either way, if you miss the big picture, it is unlikely to make you less fat.

5 Very Good Reasons to STOP Counting Calories

Mike Sheridan | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If they spent any time reading outside of their government-approved formal education, they'd understand pretty quickly that all calories are not created equal. It's the composition of those calories that determines whether we burn and lose, or store and gain.

It’s Time To Stop Thinking About Weight Loss As A Fairy Tale Ending

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts

Lizzie logs her days in lists. Four fluid ounces of alcohol, 12 almonds, one serving of quinoa. When she’s not pouring herself glasses of dry white ...

You Don't Need To Lose A Lot Of Weight To Start Seeing Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Good news for anyone who is obese and trying to get healthier: Losing just 5 percent of your body weight can lead to significant improvements in insul...

Nude Photos Prove 'Big And Beautiful' People Have Love Stories Too

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and me be inappropriate for work. "Romantic love, for me, is a most intoxicating state of being," photographer Su...

Do You Make This Dining Out Mistake?

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Bhasin

When was the last time you ate out? In the last month, week or couple of days? If you are like many today it's most likely going to be in the last cou...

Dr. Hyman's Fat Summit Findings

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Those who follow me on Facebook saw me litter my page this week with a bunch of screen shots from Dr. Mark Hyman's "The Fat Summit." I'll say right n...

Coming Soon! Hot Flash Barbie!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mattel recently announced the release of Short Barbie and Curvy Barbie who will be joining African American and Asian Barbie to round out the assortme...

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Can You Force Someone to Be Healthier?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Bottom line: Nobody likes to be told what to do. There is no "one size fits all" especially when it comes to health and stress management. Discover what works for you and build more of it into your day.

5 Easy Exercises to Get Rid of Muffin Top Right at Home

LittleThings | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By Phil Mutz, writer at One of the biggest resolutions that people make at the start of a brand-new year is to get into better shape...