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Protecting Home Turf in the Fight Against Processed Food

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

A war is brewing, reminiscent of the battle against Big Tobacco, but until policy and regulatory changes are in place there's a lot families can do to protect themselves.

Slim Solutions For A 'Skinny Kitchen'

Julie Upton | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

In this post, we're looking at one fat habit you may not even be aware of -- how your kitchen may be sabotaging your diet.

7 Tips to Help You Lose Weight on a Plant-Based Diet

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.

Add Purple For Your Health

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

This month, I decided to give the spotlight to purple! Purple foods are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrient flavonoids. Eating these foods will help protect your memory, aid against cancer, protect your heart, prevent inflammation, and slow down signs of aging.

How To Cook As An Empty Nester

Grown And Flown | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

After 20 years of grocery shopping an average of 2.2 times a week, preparing family meals 3.5 times a week, many of us are, frankly, happy to say goodbye to the stage in our lives where we logged 2,300 trips to the store to cover over 4,000 dinners!

Boost Your Metabolism And Fight The Snack Attack

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Some people can eat three meals a day and be completely satisfied. Many others, however, need that snack to hold them over to the next meal. If you are one of the many out there that need a snack to curb hunger, why not boost your metabolism while enjoying that healthy snack?

Is There a Better Way to 5-a-Day?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Competition is usually healthy, but when it comes to salad competing against a hamburger with French fries, the competition makes the healthy choice ever so difficult.

The Best Green Foods For St. Patrick's Day (None Of Them Artificially Colored!)

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

It's March, and that means that stores are filled with green-colored muffins, candy, and other (often unhealthy) items to commemorate St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few healthier items to keep with the green theme this Sunday -- after all, you don't need to be Irish to be lucky in health!

Navigating The Yogurt Aisle

Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann Once upon a time, your yogurt choice was limited to plain or vanilla, maybe a national brand and the store label. Today you face...

Are 'Superfoods' Really That Super?

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

We are told by various experts that certain foods are powerful enough to have dramatic effects on the various health conditions that challenge us as a modern society. These foods, some common and some a bit more exotic, have been tapped as the answer to what ails us.

Getting in A-List Shape!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

You don't have to be a celebrity to get in A-list shape! Just read my following secrets and advice, and be ready to get get fitted for your glamorous gown.

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

Is Your Soda Killing You? Why Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right

Adam Bosworth | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bosworth

Mary Poppins may have had the best intentions in mind, but if "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," the new mantra is "no sodas today keeps the doctor away."

Are We There Yet?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I think most of us can think of an example of something we'd like to "arrive" at. For example, many individuals who want to lose weight have a specific number in mind. And that once they get to that number, their weight loss, and participation in a program, will stop.

Is Food Entertainment?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Most of us do not know what it is like to be hungry and not have enough to eat. When we eat, the palatability of our food is not associated with our relief at finally being able to remedy our excessive hunger.

You Do Not Need to Diet to Lose Weight

Monica O. Weinberg, MD | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica O. Weinberg, MD

In my experience as a physician, patients that "diet" often see their weight fluctuate up and down the scale. This reflects the nature of a diet. Many diets are extreme and not sustainable.

School Lunch Project: Leprechaun Grilled Cheese

Laura Fuentes | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Ask any leprechaun out there and they will tell you that they eat lots of green food items. While we only seem to look at green foods during St. Patrick's Day time, I look for new ways of giving my kids green foods year round (because they are good for them, right?).

Handling, and Swallowing, the Truth About Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I care deeply about the truth about food, because this particular truth could set us substantially free from the threat of chronic disease and premature death. Chewing and swallowing the truth about food could add years to our lives, and lives to our years.

Tanee Lost 200 Pounds: 'We All Have That Power Within Us'

Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Tanee Janusz Age...

Conquering The Standard American Diet, Vegan Style

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

This is what my diet started to look like after I had been vegan for about a year. Instead of trying to replace foods I remembered, like meat tacos or bologna sandwiches, I discovered a whole new array of foods that were just as delicious (if not more) and better for me in every way.

Fruits, Nuts, and Friends Like These

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The statement that fructose is toxic is, simply, false. Fruit contains fructose. Honey, which has been part of the human diet since the Stone Age, contains more fructose than glucose. Saying that fructose is toxic but fruit is not is like saying that democracy is evil, but the United States is fine.

Eat Like There's No Tomorrow, And There May Not Be

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

The issues of obesity and health are complex and are closely tied to other areas of a person's life -- their economic situation, their family culture, their emotional make up, their friendships, and habits to name a few. It can be overwhelming to change, but the alternative is frightening.

6 Restaurant Certifications to Help You to Healthier Eating

Food Republic | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Food Republic

We've asked Clean Plates founder Jared Koch to help sort out the different restaurant health certifications out there, and he's written back with six of the best that his email and restaurant guide uses.

If You Want Your Kids to Eat Healthy, Think More Like Goldilocks

Reboot with Joe | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Reboot with Joe

Now, I really like juicing my vegetables and I've noticed that the smaller folk in my life get a kick out of it too. So don't overlook juices and smoothies as a great way to get your kids to increase their intake of delicious fruits and vegetables.

Crunch-Time Rules for Parenting and Eating

Christina Loccke | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Christina Loccke

As a food writer, I follow trends in healthful eating; as a parent, I know when I shouldn't indulge my children's whims. Still, when I read the results of a new poll on eating and exercising, I saw myself in nearly every rule that was guaranteed to backfire.