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Junk Food Addiction

Why You're Still Fat

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

One evening several years ago I gave up alcohol on a whim. I'd never been much of a drinker, and I was sipping at a margarita at a wedding reception when it hit me: "This feels unnecessary." I didn't like the taste of alcohol, and it never made me feel better -- only worse. So I quit.

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

Here's Why Your Favorite Foods Are So Hard To Resist

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret: When you buy Doritos, you're going to finish the entire bag. There are countless reasons why people have so much trouble putting junky...

Junk Food Addiction Starts In The Womb, Study Says

Melissa Cronin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

Women know they shouldn't smoke, drink alcohol, or do drugs while they're pregnant. But a new study on rats suggests that even females who eat junk fo...

Betcha Can't Eat Just One

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste
Daniel J. Schultz

As I read Michael Moss's new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, I saw myself in it. I was one of the kids these companies targeted and successfully sold their products to.

The Science Behind Junk Food Marketing (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Everyone has a go-to snack food. Potato chips, cookies, crackers, candy bars ... drooling yet? However, some recent revelations about the industry tha...

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Health and Fitness
Will Aguila, M.D.

The cycle of overeating and obesity can be broken. Those trapped in it know what it feels like, but putting our heads in the ground and wishing it would go away will not work -- anybody who has lost weight only to gain it all back and then some knows what I mean.

Why I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I might not live longer, but I feel great. That makes passing up the French fries -- and the French toast, drizzled with so much butter and syrup even the new me pauses for a moment of wistful -- so worth it.

How I Gained (And Lost!) 50% Of My Body Weight ... In One Year

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Driven by a yearning to empathize with his overweight and obese clients, Australian trainer and underwear model PJ James pledged to pack on 50 percent of his body weight, maintain it and then shed it, all within 2009.

Who Is Conspiring To Make You Fat? | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Let's face it: nobody around here is getting any thinner. Certainly it cannot be our own faults, right? Seriously, though, obesity is a huge (n...

Food Addiction: Could It Explain Why 70 Percent Of Americans Are Fat?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

New discoveries in science prove that industrially processed, sugar-, fat- and salt-laden food is biologically addictive.