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How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

How I Lost 20 Pounds in Four Weeks and Kept It Off

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

As I continue to release weight, it's important for me to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. I won't sabotage my weight loss goals. Anyone that doesn't support me isn't in my tribe.

5 Foods That Could Help You Lose Weight

Next Avenue | Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Science is finding that these foods and drinks can help you shed pounds more easily and quickly ...

7 Foods That Will Help You Shed Pounds

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 02.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com According to nutrition experts, weight loss starts at the grocery store. Find out what you should be eating to drop p...

Why Losing Weight Doesn't Make It All Better

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Losing weight isn't just a physical change for women. In fact, the emotional upheaval caused by weight loss can be devastating.

Why You Are So Much More Than A Number On A Scale

The Inner Weigh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Inner Weigh

We could wake up in a happy state, ready to face the world with a smile, and then we step on the scale and our mood changes to foul in an instant.

Things my mom showed me

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

My poor mother. I was her second child and she had me when she was only 20 years old. While David, my brother who is a year and two days older than m...

The Death of a Diet ... NOT!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Everything in life has a cycle. Not to sound morbid here, but even businesses, ideas, all forms of life - are conceived, born, grow, peak, decline an...

Priceless

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I love a good salad bar. Ruby Tuesdays is one of my favorite places to eat out - because of their awesome salad bar. (Though they also have a 980 calo...

Daydream Believer...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever daydream about being thin? Oh, come on. Be honest. Anyone who has ever tasted getting to goal as much as they've tasted fried food knows what I'm...

Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Anyone can make short-term changes in their eating behavior and lose at least a little weight. But unless they make changes in their thinking, they will never be able to sustain their new eating behaviors.

Dieting on the job ... and at home

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I'm not like many people--I never worked outside the home. I went to college. Got my degree. Then worked for my mom as a graphic designer in her home-...

Just for today...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Several Wednesday nights ago at my weight loss meeting a new member joined our group. I'll call her Amy. This was her first time following any diet (y...

I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You CAN lose weight - and KEEP it off. Do you believe that? If you do, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ... No, seriously. Here's the story of that famo...

A Fresh Start

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Why does a new notebook feel so good? (Or maybe you can relate better to a brand new food journal.) It's more than just a clean writing space ... it'...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND WE DON'T DRINK ENOUGH!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Seventy Percent! That's the number to remember this week. If something makes up 70% of your body, you'd think it was pretty important. Yup. This week'...

Weight Loss: Chelsea Clinton's Wedding--Who's Fat?

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Traditionally, when it comes to "wedding fat," it is the bride who weighs in most fahklempt (Yiddish for emotionally overwhelmed, mixed up) over her n...

Practice. Practice. Practice

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You've done it before a million times. Maybe you're presenting at a meeting or confronting a co-worker on an issue. You run through it in your mind,...

Frustrations in Chip Counting

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever since I started writing my blog I vowed I would write about counting potato chips. Some of you will think this is "over the top", but others will...

Bricks, Goals and Will Smith ... Say WHAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

Goal setting. You hear the phrase all the time. "Set your goals and you will have a better chance of achieving them." I have to be honest. I was nev...

Dieting Through The Hardships Of Life

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

When I started my "bajillionth" and last diet in 2001, I didn't tell anyone except my girlfriend Cathy, my husband Mark, and my children that I was...

What If We Changed the Question

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

A few years ago (more than I'd care to admit) I went to a parenting conference that challenged the attending moms and dads to ask ourselves, "How you...

IS IT OKAY TO BE FAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Okay, let's face it. We are a fat nation. Well, at least two-thirds of us are. Seat sizes have increased in cars, stadiums - even toilets. Many of u...

Will You Ever Reach Your Goal?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

When I started dieting again in 2001 for the bajillionth time, I didn't believe I would ever be thin. However, I did believe that I could lose one pound. And that's all I needed to get me started.

Super(wo)man Syndrome ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Quality time has to be made, not found. But that is the one thing Super(wo)man lacks. The fallout: an unfit, overweight, weak body.

The Perfect Day to Start a Diet ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I wondered when the best time for a diet would be. Surely there must be a lull, some sort of break from food-focused festivities in a twelve month span.