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.
The momentum is building for healthier restaurant menus, but not building fast enough. Unfortunately they follow the guidelines of the media, jumping on what the media hypes, and not nutrition specialists.
I lost over 200 pounds, but more than that I learned to love what I saw in the mirror. I had to. I could not do that to myself again. After hating myself and comparing myself for over 30 years I realized that I will have imperfections. I have two choices: Embrace them or be miserable with them.
A lot of people think of Thanksgiving as a time of autumn leaves, family and friends, apple cider, turkey and pumpkin pie. But for some what's in your kitchen in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day meal needs to have a sign affixed that reads "Proceed with Caution."
If there's one number the health-conscious know, it's their cholesterol level.
One of the most basic rights we as Americans have is our voice to be heard. No matter where you are in America you should contact elected representatives to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Tell them cuts to CDK and ESRD are unacceptable.
I work out for over two hours a day. I eat "cleaner" than 99 percent of the people you know. I have not put any artificial ingredients in my body for over a year and have less than 15 percent body fat. But I have obesity. I will always have obesity. It is a disease I live with every day.
Students load their trays in all-you-can-eat cafeterias with heaps of food, leading to waste and perhaps also to overeating. But what does tray disappearance do to food choices?
A planet that desperately needs all of us to go vegan, the torture and suffering of animals who want their lives as much as we want ours, and contests with prizes such as your weight in chocolate: The reasons to try a vegan diet during November, World Vegan Month, range from the ethically compelling to the downright silly.
Today, three years later, John has lost the 70 pounds (after formerly weighing 230 pounds), changed his lifestyle permanently, and no longer suffers from diabetes. In fact he says he feels good every day.
The new global health focus has a big agenda to confront, but we are fortunate that the system at last seems to be waking me up to the new reality.
When it comes to weight problems, sugar and exercise are red herrings, for the most part. We have not come to terms with our collective addiction to the meat and cheese that are making us and our kids fat -- or when we lack the courage to confront the industries that sell them.
We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.
These numbers simply don't add up to deficit reduction. Cuts in nutritional assistance today will lead to increasing health care costs in the near and long term.
There have been many recent efforts to improve the healthfulness of restaurant foods. But until now, there hasn't been an easy, accessible way to compare similar items across many restaurants and to see how the nutritional content of foods has changed.
No, there isn't just one magical thing experts do to find health and lose weight -- any more than expert chefs use just one magical ingredient, expert musicians play just one magical note, expert pilots pull just one magical lever, or expert authors use just one magical letter.