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Losing Weight

How the 'Cell Phone Diet' Works

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Every time her cell phone rings, my patient, Rose, hears the Rocky theme. Each time she looks at her cell phone, she sees her target picture. It is a photoshopped picture of herself at her goal weight.

The Real Cost Of Losing Weight

Bloomberg News | Nikhil Hutheesing | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

Lady Gaga, who put on some weight recently, announced in September that she was "proud at any size." Having a healthy body image is great, and in the ...

The Biggest Mistake When Trying To Lose Weight, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Say goodbye to fad diets! Celebrity chef and author, Rocco DiSpirito, warned that depriving yourself of food won't help you lose weight in the long ru...

The Today Show's Joy Bauer Proves Yet Again That Anyone (Yes, Anyone!) Can Lose Weight

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

With inspirations like Joy Bauer getting the word out that anyone can achieve dieting success, we can leave all of the squeezing (including into clothes and other tight spaces) behind us once and for all.

The Unexpected Consequences Of Weight Loss?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Weight loss comes with moments big and small, during which you may notice a side benefit to your achievement. There are the obvious ones: reaching a g...

Are Eating Habits Contagious?

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with the healthiest intentions -- a salad followed by grilled fish and steamed vegetables -- only to find yourself halfway through a bacon cheeseburger and onion rings?

The 10 Commandments Of Weight Loss

Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., M.P.H. Here's a godsend: There's only one thing you need to do to lose weig...

3 Prerequisites for Successful Weight Loss

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

I am convinced that anyone can succeed with permanent weight loss. However, there is a big but. Before you can expect to be able to solve your weight problem, there are several prerequisites that must be met.

How Dieting Makes People Obese

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Diets and dieting are not the solution to your stubborn weight problem. They are among the main causes. Learning how to eat well habitually, in a way that is more enjoyable than what you do now, is the solution -- and it is not just a matter of "willing" it.

How To Lose 10 Pounds, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz gave me tips on losing 10 pounds without making huge lifestyle changes when he visited me...

Today's Comedian: Rock Star or Health Junkie?

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.10.2012 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Could it be that the old rock 'n' roll party days of comedy are being exchanged for gym memberships and seltzer waters? Could it be that comedians and the comedy community are actually becoming *gulp* health conscious?

Ask Healthy Living: Why Does Weight Loss Get Harder?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

'You're No Fun When You're On A Diet': The Worst Things To Say To Someone Trying To Lose Weight

Posted 08.09.2012 | Healthy Living

What's the worst thing anyone ever said to you when you were trying to lose weight? That's the question we put to Health's Facebook audience, and ...

It Ain't Over: Linda Kuil’s Amazing Race -- From Fat To Finish Line

Posted 10.09.2012 | 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...

Preventing The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Chris Powell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

Plateaus happen, at least to those who don't plan so they can prevent them! Fight back and prevent the plateau, or if you're already hitting that wall, it's time to trick the body and relight your metabolism.

'Am I Overweight?' Post 50s Most Likely To Think 'No'

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 08.02.2012 | Fifty

If the weight you report on your driver’s license is a few pounds shy of what appears when you weigh in at the doctor’s office, you’re not alone...

I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 01.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

There were all too many days while looking at myself in the mirror, I wished I could literally rip the fat from my body. But I believe these feelings -- and most others that might arise -- are totally normal and have to be cleansed like the weight itself.

How Weight Loss Can Improve Sex -- How Sex Can Interfere

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

If better health were not a good enough reason to lose weight, here is a one that is: a happy sex life. Life is made to be lived and enjoyed. If that's not happening, something is wrong that needs to be fixed.

7 Ways to Pick Up the Pace of Weight Loss

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Here are seven changes you can make to your routine that will help you pick up the pace of weight loss so you can reach your long-term goal more quickly.

Losing Weight Can Reduce Your Risk Of Disease (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Losing weight and keeping the pounds off is a goal many people have, but now research shows that staying healthy can significantly reduce your risk of...

PHOTOS: This 64-Year-Old Great Grandmother Is Hot!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

If you're looking for some fresh motivation to get into the gym, all you have to do is take one look at Ruby Carter-Pikes. The 64-year-old mother ...

Food, Sex, Obesity and Weight Loss: What Are the Connections?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We all know intuitively that there are powerful connections between eating and sex, and between sex and weight loss. All my clients, even those who initially deny it, will own up to this.

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

A Formerly Obese Man's Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

The fulfillment of our citizens' lives depends on the realization that their destiny, specifically, their health, is far more under their control than they now realize.

My Weight Loss Adventures in the Land of Disease-Care

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

It's not like I'm clueless about what to eat and how to do healthful behaviors. I'm in the business, after all. But my work is sedentary, and I do a lot of it. The timing and the psychology had to be right.