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Losing Weight

More Ab Exercises Do Not Mean Better Ab Definition!

Brandon Drenon | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

I repeat, more ab exercises do not mean better ab definition. I would estimate that at least 90 percent of the most frequent gym-goers desire to h...

Stop Calling Me Skinny

Stephen Mariani | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen Mariani

"Stop calling me skinny." You don't hear that too often, right? Yeah, I thought so. I said this to my girlfriend the other day -- and she was quite s...

What Losing 110 Pounds REALLY Looks Like

Refinery29 | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Refinery29

I'd imagined that losing weight would be like that scene in The Little Mermaid where Ariel holds her new legs above her head, staring at them in disbelief. This was not the case.

Sweet Success From Across the Pond

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Back in November, I received a call fro...

How Losing Weight Can Be Bad For A Relationship

Julie Dargan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Julie Dargan

Sarah was heavily overweight most of her life. At the age of 55 and with a pre-diabetes diagnosis, Sarah came to me for guidance on how to improve her health and perhaps shed a few pounds. Fast forward six months and Sarah has lost about 44 pounds BUT may be losing her husband in the process.

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level.

Amye Archer Turns Weight Into Words

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Amye Archer is a writer and teacher living and working in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Wilkes University, and is a recipient of the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship.

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

If You Want To Lose Weight, Have Someone Else Choose Your Diet For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lose weight? You probably shouldn't choose your own diet plan, according to a new study. Researchers predicted that people who chose th...

10 Simple Ways To Keep Your Waistline In Check Without Dieting

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

It is possible to start having more energy and a slimmer waistline without dieting, having to eat low-fat foods or living on a treadmill.

Can a Drug or Surgery Solve Your Weight Problem?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

To solve your weight problem, you need to make a permanent change in your behavior, made possible with behavioral therapy. Success comes with learning how to eat what you like in ways that keep you at your desired weight and it becoming habitual and a new "normal" for you.

What Is Saxenda, the New 'Blockbuster' Weight Loss Medication?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

There is a new "blockbuster" weight loss drug on the market, Saxenda, and it is available in many U.S. pharmacies this month. It is perhaps the most i...

3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Dieting If You Want to Keep the Weight Off

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

What you need to do is stop dieting and start making a lifestyle change by eating real, whole foods that nourish your body and your whole being. This way you'll no longer be depriving yourself and you'll find pleasure, not guilt, in your eating.

The 'After' Myth

Lisa Durant | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Durant

Looking at this picture, I have to pause. I look at me -- past vs. present. People say they do not recognize the girl in the other pictures. I'm here to say: that girl is me. Don't speak of her as if she is a poor, piteous person. She's not. She's me. She's standing right here, and she is f***ing strong.

3 Reasons Why Cutting Calories Will Not Necessarily Make You Skinnier

Jenn Hand | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

It can be a relief to "allow" ourselves to actually fuel our bodies -- instead of restricting and focusing on cutting back. It's a much more satisfying way to eat and live.

4 People Sabotaging Your Diet -- And How To Stop Them

Posted 04.10.2015 | OWN

Underminers come in all shapes and sizes. Avoid getting off-track with this advice. By Ashley Welch Saboteur: Your Gym Buddy Bringing a...

Are You a Lady-in-Waiting?

Silvana Perelli | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvana Perelli

I see it all the time with my private coaching clients... They're convinced that in order to be worthy of the life they want, they need to lose weig...

I Ate the Elephant; I Lost Weight

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

"How'd you like to lose weight, Fat Ass?" asked my friend Subash right after Christmas this year. The holidays had not been good to me. Scratch that ...

4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Help Lose Weight

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around--whether ...

3 Steps to Losing Weight Without Depriving Yourself or Living on a Treadmill

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Many times, faith and self-acceptance are the very first steps to successful weight loss. Focusing on abundance instead of deprivation, as well as having the courage to address the emotions behind our eating patterns, are the next steps to creating a healthy body that we love.

My Metabolism Sucks But I Still Lost Weight

Brynn | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brynn

I used to believe my body was broken. I was convinced my metabolism was weak if not dead. I lost faith in the very thing that I needed the most, my body. It turns out my metabolism is slow, but I beat the odds and I feel amazing.

Insulin Resistance: The Real Reason Why You Aren't Losing Weight

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.

Sorry, But If You Really Want To Lose Fat, Cardio Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living

As long as there have been people trying to lose weight, there have been people debating the weight loss benefits of cardio exercise versus strength t...

Baby Boomers Reinventing Themselves

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Five years ago Mindy Mazur left a long and successful career in Public Health to become a health coach. Here's how she did it.

The Secret to Really Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

If your life feels unmanageable because you are gaining weight and don't know how to stop, there is hope. But you need a little bit of willingness to do things differently and do some inner work.