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Losing Weight

Why Weight Loss Is A Social Activity

Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shana Lebowitz "I'm doing this for me" is a powerful mantra, but individuality isn't always a help when it comes to weight loss. According to ...

Feeling Fat? Research Reveals Two Painless Ways to Lose Weight

James Clear | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Changing certain cues, like the color and size of your plate, is a simple way to take advantage of the way your mind works and alter your eating patterns without actively thinking about it.

Top 5 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Lose Weight

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

I think spring 2013 is absolutely the best time in history for you to permanently solve your weight problem. Here are the top five reasons why.

Why Weigh?

Mirabai Holland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.

The Food Pushers in Your Life

Penny Love | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Losing weight is torture enough without having to deal with negotiations about forbidden food. And with weight loss saboteurs, if you can spot them, then you can stop their effect on your weight loss efforts.

The Un-quantified Self: Reaching True Health Is About Habits, Not Gadgets

Adam Bosworth | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Adam Bosworth

From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.

The Fight I Never Thought We'd Have

Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weddings
Anna Almendrala

I thought I'd identified all the potential problems in our marriage, but there was one issue I wasn't prepared for.

'It's Impossible!'

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Change is scary for all of us. But if you want your body to be different, if you want to feel better, look better and live a longer, happier, healthier life, it's also necessary. The key is to change the way you look at things -- to change your mindset.

Is Waterboarding the New Motivational Weight Loss Technique?

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If I were running The Biggest Loser, it would be the most boring TV show ever. People losing a few pounds a month doing light exercise for short periods of time doesn't have the same ring to it.

Small Steps Help Us Lose the Butt... In Our Resolutions

Tom W. Watson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom W. Watson

My resolution has to be bigger than my "yabutt." Too often I would resolve to make important changes, only to have a yabutt negate my ability to successfully complete the resolution.

New Year's Resolutions I'm Not Making

Danielle Herzog | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Danielle Herzog

Each year, we write lists, we make promises and we swear we are going to do our best to try all the things we said we were going to try last year. After one week (or in my case, one day), most of my resolutions are broken and the excuse-making begins. I'm putting an end to this cycle.

What Our Kids Teach Us About New Year's Resolutions

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Bloch

My 12-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, sat beside me on a grainy beach in Hawaii. Staring out at the horizon, I struggled to come up with New Year's reso...

Don't Eat Less, Eat Better

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The temptation to go on a fad diet and lose and gain, lose and gain, and lose and gain some more, is overwhelming for celebrities, as well as the rest of us. Want to know what really happens with some of these wild and crazy fad diets?

Yes, You Can Enjoy Losing Weight!

Diana Le Dean | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Le Dean

Two factors cause most yo-yo diets. The first is sugar dependency. Second is the sense of failure that breaks your spirit. You need to be aware of both if you want to maintain your weight-loss plan.

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

It is a new year, and the cry to get back in shape is heard around the world. But there are many out there that don't believe it can happen for them. For one-third of my life, I thought that too. I was obese, weighing 50 more pounds than I do now.

5 Key Strategies For Successful Weight Loss And Beyond

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

If your New Year's resolution involves making a change in your diet with weight loss as a goal, you are facing a dizzying array of information out there. There is a great deal of evidence about what practices help weight loss, much of it contradictory.

Want to Lose Weight? Measure Your Height!

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Nowadays, simply knowing how much you weigh isn't enough information to be as healthy as you can be. You need to know your height, since the relationship of weight to height is critically important in determining your overall health.

Come Out of Fat Denial, America!

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

It is my mission to help you lose weight, feel better, look better and live a healthy and happy long life. You can't do those things if you are overweight and in denial about it. Your weight is ultimately something you can control. I'd like to help you do just that.

10 New Year's Resolutions That I Vow to Actually Keep

Anna Goldfarb | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Anna Goldfarb

New Year's resolutions, get out of my face! Maybe it's just me, but I'm not a huge fan of taking moral inventory of my life's decisions after I've been binging on holiday cookies for a month straight.

The Missing Link in Your Battle to Lose Weight

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

How many of you are frustrated with the number you see on the scale? This is the time of year many people make New Year's resolutions, and my guess is that one of your goals is to lose weight.

Make Goals and a Vision for 2013, Not Resolutions

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

When I wrote down my goals, it's not like they all came true overnight. I'd make goals for this year, this month, this week and today. Most days, weeks and months I only made some progress, sometimes none. But I started getting better. And look what happened!

7 Steps to Making and Keeping Resolutions

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

There is something about the anticipation of a new year that gives us a clean slate and prompts us to recommit to improving ourselves. Use that energy to jumpstart your transformation.

Mind, Body, Fitness Goals: How I Lost My Pregnancy Weight! (Part Two)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

In a previous post, I shared my story and gave advice on how you can actually start loving your workouts, make them count, stay motivated, and squash excuses. Now for the other half of the equation: Fueling your body with clean, whole foods! This is just as important as exercising.

Losing 158 Pounds: From Breaking Point to Success!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

I recently received a wonderful thank-you letter from a client of mine who lost 150 pounds in just eight months! I thought I'd share his story with you because much of what he went through is such a common experience.

How I Lost The Baby Weight

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Having recently gained 35 pounds when pregnant with my second daughter, I was left with 20 to lose upon returning home from the hospital and a closet full of non-maternity clothing that didn't fit. It wasn't easy, but I lost it all in about two months -- no starving and no gimmicks.