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3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

What's Your Excuse for Not Looking Like Maria Kang?

Lauren Slayton | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

This woman, Maria King, has three young children and looks great. What she doesn't look is relatable. The whole photo and tagline makes her seem like the mean girl. Her shtick, if you will, is shock.

You Are What Your Friends Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Why do people eat the way they do? Food choices are based on many factors, and a new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ex...

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

Coconut Water Is Disgusting

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Tony Posnanski

It did not taste like a coconut. It tasted like someone took salt, dirt and gross and mixed it with water.

5 Common New Year's Resolution Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Many of us compose a list of New Year's resolutions that is longer than our child's list to Santa. New Year's resolutions are not bucket lists, they're statements of short-term intentions. Therefore, choose one or two items at most, and focus on completing those.

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.

Staying on the Holiday Fitness Track

Penny Love | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

It sounds basic, but the inference is very meaningful. The most successful people at my gym aren't perfect. They often come dragging in, exuding the "Idontwannabehere" essence. But bloated and bleary-eyed, they proceed in spite of the puff. They show up. They get right back on track.

Why Celebrities Go Vegan

Sandy Pukel | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandy Pukel

Whatever your reasons for following or considering a vegan diet, you can probably find inspiration and ideas from coverage of the celebrities' practices.

Cameron Diaz's Secret Weakness: White Bread Soaked in Beef Fat

Food & Wine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

Cameron Diaz on The Body Book and the salty, fatty foods she sometimes craves. In The Body Book, a big part of your healthy eating philosophy is mode...

8 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

How To Keep The Peace Between You And Food This Holiday

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

We tend to think of holiday eating as having an on/off switch: Either we're going to be really good this year and not eat anything "bad," or we're going to just succumb and eat nonstop, and then live to regret it.

The 8 Best Healthy Holiday Finger Foods

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

I thought it wise for all you conscientious party throwers out there to know about some healthier options.

Navigating the Holidays Healthfully

Sue Decotiis, MD | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue Decotiis, MD

The holidays don't have to be a time of dread nor a time to abandon yourself and your healthy habits.

Staying Clean During Christmas Party Season

Stacey Morris | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Thanks to the delicious bounty of protection I bestowed on myself, I was able to enjoy the party, focus on guests with clarity, and enjoy a few of the protein and vegetable options put forth by the caterers, who mercifully realized, that not everyone wants to be back at square one on Jan. 1.

Salad Shame

Alexandra Silver-Fagan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Silver-Fagan

I certainly know that my choice is my own, but the act of eating is social and thus the choices we make have become social topics. What upsets me the most however, is the fact that most people believe eating healthy translates to being uptight and/or mentally sick is preposterous.

Start the Countdown to a New You Now

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 12.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Unfortunately, the holidays represent a time when most people take a break from their healthy habits. This year, give yourself a gift that will keep o...

Unmotivated to Lose Weight? Maintain, Don't Gain

Gary G. Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary G. Bennett

If you're one of the unmotivated among us: Maintain, don't gain. Probably not enough for a cool-sounding scientific law, but it's more than enough to keep your weight under control until you're motivated to do more.

‘Why I Expect More From My Food'

Cooking Light | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

In this urban jungle of unhealthy foods, new math is required if we're going to lose weight and get healthier. Like those butt-naked survival show participants, we on the Social Diet have to calculate which food is actually worth our effort, and we have to demand a lot more from the food we do choose.

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

8 Ridiculously Cheap Superfoods Less Than $1 Per Serving

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It's not just an excuse: Nutritious eats really are more expensive than food that won't do a body good. According to a new study, healthful food is...

LOOK: What You REALLY Think About Healthy Food

Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living

While there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to healthy eating -- fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains -- there's still some wigg...

Flexible Cuisine With Elena Brower

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.

Healthy Living Conversations Better Left Off the Holiday Table

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.