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'Growing Up, Diet Coke Was My Family's Milk'

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The diet soda news made me break out in a hot flash last week. You may not understand if you are one of those 'I don't drink carbonated beverages' kind of gals, and that's ok... stop reading and go make yourself a smoothie.

How Can One Gram of Fat Contain Nine Times the Energy of One Gram of TNT?

Quora | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

The biggest reason for the difference is that the gram of fat does not include the mass of oxygen needed to "burn" the fat to produce energy (or heat).

It's OK, You're Just Fat: Achieving Good Medical Care for the Obese

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I don't tell these stories to get people to feel sorry for me. I'm telling them because this is the standard of care for fat people, it seems. I'm by far not the only person who's been written off because of her weight.

Eggs: Healthy or Not?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?

New Chub in the City

Maurice Tracy | Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago
Maurice Tracy

In my move to Chicago I am in awe of how beautiful the city is. Chicago truly is an architectural gem. The people though... winter lasts in some of their veins a little longer here.

Testosterone the Man Maker?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Once upon a time, only women experienced menopause and became candidates for hormone replacement therapy. We now have andropause, or male menopause. Has the American male developed hormone replacement envy?

Fat Cell Surprise Points To New Treatments For Obesity, Diabetes

| Elizabeth Norton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science

Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like the ultimate form of weight control, but the idea is not as far-fetched as it sou...

Can You Turn Off Your Fat Genes?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to do very well on a diet and exercise plan, while others seem to fail with the same plan? Much of this is due to the fact that everyone has a unique body type that will respond differently to a specific workout or nutrition plan. This is a concept known as "somatotyping."

What Is Fat?

George Zaidan | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not.

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 | 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 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

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.