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Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them with donuts, Snackwells and soda.

Confessions of a Chubby Kid

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryan Thomas Neace

Being made fun of because of my body at such a young age was something I very much internalized. After a while, I didn't need to be made fun of by others. I'd developed enough negative body image to do a fine job of it on my own.

Fat Studies: Bodies, Culture, Health

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Fabio Parasecoli

Enjoying total mastery over the body and its appearance is a powerful fantasy that can influence the way we manage ourselves on a daily basis, with health as our primary goal and often with looks as a secondary but not so irrelevant objective.

Can Human Body Be Tricked Into Burning Calories?

| Jennifer Couzin-Frankel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

What if you could trick your body into thinking you were racing on a treadmill—and burning off calories at a rapid clip—while simply walking down ...

Will Procrastinate for Pastrami

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Go ahead, eat more meat, butter and cheese. Let me know how it turns out for you. I certainly won't be joining you, despite the current popularity of the proposition.

Harder to Lose and Harder to Want to Lose

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If you're already carrying excess fat, it will require more physical and mental effort than someone who isn't. You may have to work harder, but don't let that prevent you from getting started.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.

Why You Should Love and Hate the Louis CK 'Fat Girl Rant' -- and What to Do About It

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

I love that Louis CK script because he has opened up a space for dialogue about the real problem. It's not that some women are fat, it's that fat women carry a stigmatized identity, and association will stigmatize the fat woman's partner too.

Diary of a Fat Life Coach

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

In a nutshell, I call bullshit on excuses for a living. And I'm pretty damned good at it. So how come I can't do the same for myself?

Moronic Morsels Du Jour: Where Does the Line Form?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I guess I only know this. The vendors keep dishing dietary epiphanies in bite-sized, moronic morsels almost every day. We never seem to see the elephant in the room and most of us can't seem to wait to get in line.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." That'...

7 Food Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Health

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

Healthy eating is a hot topic these days, and specific diet regimens are even hotter. But the truth is that that isn't one right way for everyone. Period. What's working for your best friend may or may not work for you.

Dietary Immunity Or How to Guard Your Underwear

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In a rare demonstration that there is intelligent life down here, we have recognized that if this is what millions of years of evolutionary biology came up with, we were unlikely to do better. From whence, the answer to the sleepaway camp dilemma: Put your initials in your underwear! If you identify your own, you don't have to recognize everyone else's.

A Disbeliever's Guide To Fatphobia

Kitty Stryker | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Kitty Stryker

We may be threatened with murder for making a documentary on fatness. But fatphobia isn't real, right?

The Word I Refuse To Outlaw In Our Home

Erin Dullea | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Erin Dullea

There was a time when I believed I could adequately prepare myself for all the hard questions my children might ask. And then I became a mother.

Anna Almendrala

This Is What Happens When You Tell A Young Girl She's Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

Young girls who grow up being told they're "too fat" have a greater chance of becoming obese. That's according to a new long-term study by psy...

How I Came to Love My Soft Belly

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

With each passing year, my tummy has grown incrementally. She even seems to have a personality; stubborn, intractable and fractious when she isn't fed. She's particularly fond of Nutella and any type of white flour she can sink her teeth into.

Fat Facts

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Human fat cells, photo by Dr. Peeke by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition While...

Grease Is Good? Not So Fast!

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The study was a meta-analysis. That is, it combined the results of several prior research studies. Some had shown marked dangers of saturated fat, while others did not, and they were all blended together in a statistical stew. The weak studies tend to dilute the stronger ones, masking real dangers.

Why 'The Biggest Loser' Shouldn't Be Used as Weight Loss Motivation

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Lovejoy

Now it seems that the show isn't just about the successes and the weight loss of the people involved, but rather a form of entertainment for the viewers. It's no longer about helping these souls, but objectifying their health and well-being in order to gain ratings on the television.

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

Bittman, Butter, and Better Than Back to the Future

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Bittman is absolutely not qualified to assert the health effects of butter based on a recent meta-analysis I rather doubt he read in its somewhat excruciating detail.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."