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How Fat-Shaming Almost Killed Me

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Amanda Sidwell Smith spent years of her life being insulted about her weight. The words were so harsh and so consistent that she internalized them and...

LOOK: Woman's Major Post-Split Weight Loss Is Inspiring

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

The biggest break-up cliché in the book? The one where the dumpee spends weeks following the split inhaling tubs of ice cream and tearing through tis...

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

10 Things You Should Know If You Want To Lose Weight In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sally Tamarkin If you’re looking to lose weight after an indulgent holiday season, you’re not alone. A 2012 survey estimated that the numb...

The Real Reasons Juice Cleanses Can Get Your Health Back on Track

Woodson Merrell, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Woodson Merrell, M.D.

Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.

Exercising Your Fears: The Gym

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?

A Five-Step, Scientifically-Proven Plan For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to se...

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 ...

On The Verge Of A Diabetic Coma, She Realized She Couldn't Wait Any Longer To Take Off The Weight

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

One Approach That Could Help Combat Childhood Obesity

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY SHEREEN JEGTVIG New York Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:16pm EST (Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves ...

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...

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.

Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

Resolving to Lose Weight? Consider This First

David Bedrick | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Please, dear readers, be kind to yourselves and those around you who suffer from body shame and struggle with their weight. The violence and wounding is darker and deeper than you may think.

Don't Eat These 5 Foods And Lose Weight By Christmas

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty

OK, so you just indulged over the Thanksgiving table and now when you look at your reflection, you flash on one of those mirror scare scenes (I'm stuc...

I am 50 Pounds Heavier Than a Vogue Model -- And That's a Problem Because?

Stacey Morris | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

My story does not have a Sports Illustrated ending to it. And somehow, I'm still walking upright, happier than I've ever been and grateful beyond measure for my freedom.

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

When The Man You Love Asks You To Lose Weight

Akela Stanfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I yelled at him and told him he did not love me. Love would not notice the 300 pounds my 5'3" frame carried. Confused, he just stared at me; he knew more than anyone how desperately I wanted and needed to lose weight. He alone knew all my secrets. He heard my disappointments. He hoped for my future.

My Not-So-Typical Before and After Fitness Journey

Rosalyn Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalyn Fung

As there are many positive aspects to having a bikini body, it can equally come with a lot of costs: undesirable thoughts, feelings and behaviors, especially if the positive attributes become extreme. Here's a timeline of my changing body throughout the past four and a half years.

Think Your Diet Needs More Discipline? Think Again

David Bedrick | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

If we listen to the words of authors, therapists and coaches, we come to believe that in order to lose weight we need to be disciplined. However, this advice is only half true and can easily betray our best efforts, goals and intentions.

Warning: Why Your Diet Will Fail You

Courtney Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

How about we actually like our bodies AND the food we eat for a change while producing the results we want, instead of being the sacrificial lamb at the altar of the fitness Industry? THIS should be the new face of health. Are you with me?

Afraid Of Living Her Life On Medication, She Lost Over 100 Pounds

Posted 10.14.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

Getting Rid of That Pesky 'Last Five Pounds' -- and How to Deal With 'Problem Areas'

Amber Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amber Rogers

We all have that 'last' bit of stubborn fat that just won't respond to dieting. Almost daily I get a question along the lines of "Help! I don't need to lose any more weight, but I've got this (belly/thigh/butt/arm/back) fat that just won't budge!"