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Are We Fatter Than We Think We Are?

John Dick | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.

David Freeman

Shocking Food Addiction Study Points Finger At Sexual Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

What makes people fat? All sorts of things have been blamed, from too much eating and too little exercise to slow metabolisms and fast food—even air...

Fatties Have Feelings, Too

Jenelle Riley | Posted 07.28.2013 | Media
Jenelle Riley

A few years ago, my nephew walked up to me and proclaimed, apropos of nothing: "You're fat!" It made me remarkably sad. Not because I was being teased, I can handle that.

Day After Mother's Day Abercrombie & Fitch Protest

Darryl Roberts | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago
Darryl Roberts

On Monday, May 13, dozens of teenagers and parents will protest at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago (835 N. Michigan) at 4 p.m.

Let's Talk About Fat, Let's Talk About What You Think of Me

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maurice Tracy

America hates fat people. There, I said it. I'll say it again: America hates fat people. We make America feel uncomfortable. We require attention. You cannot ignore us as we walk down a street, or sit in our car, or dare to enter a mall.

Fat Makes Men Look Powerful, Claims A Man

Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

The message: having a body is never easy, never okay. Being attractive is, at least until childbirth, the female body's main job. As RuPaul put it, 'Girl, you better work.'

Bat Wings and Muffin Tops: How Women Play into Their Own Body Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Language is never inconsequential. It is too easy to let self-harm pass for comical self-deprecation.

'Green News Report' - April 25, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Is Big Media Slowly Killing Our Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children have no chance against this tsunami of unhealthy messages that drowns them in a torrent of poor eating and obesity. While your children are immersed in media, playing video games or surfing the web, they are being sedentary instead of physically active.

Hit a Weight Loss Plateau? Don't Sleep Through These 7 Tips

Reboot with Joe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Reboot with Joe

When the plateau hits, many people give up and convince themselves they have a slow metabolism or something is wrong with their new healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, you have to take a step back and get some new ideas to get the weight-loss moving forward.

5 Things You Don't Know About Body Fat

Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Goodman Artis for Shape.com Fat is the ultimate three-letter word, especially the kind that you spend so much time watching your diet ...

How Becoming a Mom Improved My Body Image

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?

Chili Cheese Bacon Dog Chimichanga Is A Real Thing

Foodbeast | Posted 04.14.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

What do you get when you deep fry a bacon chili cheese dog?

Stop Typecasting Overweight Kids

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

The Duke Healthy Lifestyle program includes talking to children -- mostly adolescents -- and their families about healthy eating, and providing them with a fitness routine at a local gym. A program for the entire family to do together.

Dread The Scale? 5 Reasons You Can Skip Weighing Yourself

Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, M.P.H., R.D. How much do you hate weighing yourself? According to a UK survey, some women would rather be seen naked by a collea...

7 Healthier Recipes For Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 03.06.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

In 2013, allow yourself your favorite comfort foods, but find healthier ways of eating them. Cooking these dishes for yourself is a start.

All Women Are Real Women

Dori Hartley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

Every woman on this planet is a real woman. There is not one single "type" that is better or womanlier than another. There is not one woman who holds the title of supreme, but... real? Real is what we all are.

Thanksgiving: Should America Cut Back Due to Obesity Crisis?

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

I don't think the holidays should be canceled. A more precise solution is needed to tackle a more complex problem for a rising population in our society. But let's have that discussion instead of one that perpetuates the the tired and unhelpful way we currently talk about obesity.

Is My Daughter Turning Into Me?

Wendy Widom | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Wendy Widom

Where, I wonder, is my dear daughter getting the flaw phobia from? Is it from her mom, who is constantly angry at herself for not being smarter, thinner, more successful, more laid back, more ambitious, more content, less reactionary and less oversensitive? Hmm ... that's a tough one.

Setting a New Female Ideal: Fit Instead of Fat or Thin

A.J. Walkley | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
A.J. Walkley

We are barraged in the media with "skinny" and "fat," but the "fit" is missing, and that's a problem.

How Do I Look? Women and the Need for a Second Opinion

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

"Hi! Ohmigod, I'm so glad you're here!" she said. I wasn't sure why, but suddenly, so was I! She gestured to her legs. "Are these pants too tight on me?"

11 Ways Food Marketing Can Make You Fat

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

You probably feel in your gut -- literally -- that food marketing can make you fat. The fact that we're constantly exposed to ads for various products...

Should You Tell Someone They're Fat?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I'm of the mind that telling someone they need to lose weight is a gift of sorts. Yes, they surely know they are fat but many people are not going to do anything about it until they are told to their face that everyone else knows they are fat and it's, well, unattractive.

The Last Acceptable Prejudice in America

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Prejudice against the obese is the last "acceptable" prejudice in America. The overweight are treated differently. They're looked at differently. They're stared at, sneered at, and discriminated against.

Do Heavy People Pay More For Gas?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But driv...