Food cravings can be a good thing. It's important for all of us to put the crack pipe down -- figuratively speaking -- and pick up some self-loving food instead.
Our bodies are intelligent. While we spend much of our time trying to get our bodies to conform to our desires, we actually need to spend more time having our desires conform to the wisdom of our bodies.
Yesterday there was finally some good news in the fight against childhood obesity. This is the first major government report showing a consistent pattern of decline for low-income children -- the kids for whom obesity takes a particularly gruesome toll.
Through my research and work with clients, I have learned seven essential insights about people who pursue a weight loss goal. In this three-part series, I discuss those insights and begin answering the question no doubt on many of your minds: What to do instead of diet?
What is the commentary on our waste of food, our nation of obese overeaters? Eating contests? Let's get rid of them.
Anderson and the American Diabetes Association believe that we need everyone to understand that diabetes is serious and that early screening and treatment play enormous dividends over time in reducing complications.
If you doubt that children are endangered by obesity and its metabolic complications, you simply haven't been paying attention. And so my simple assertion is that the neglect is the same in both cases: feeding yourself as your children starve, or dieting while your children get fat.
After a series of little-known novels throughout the 1990s, Shriver burst into the public conscience with the Orange Prize-winning We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2003. Her latest novel, Big Brother, is a sobering look at obesity and its effect on relationships.
NYC held the first city-wide Mayoral Candidate Food Forum in the country, but now that the food movement has matured to the point where politicians have taken notice, how do we get our legislators to catch up with the mindset of community organizers and local activists?
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act in full swing, the focus has shifted from questioning its constitutionality to how well the law will live up to its promises.
I had several constructive conversations with food industry attorneys who really don't want their clients to get into legal trouble. But it was also clear that their good advice can sometimes come into conflict with the marketing department.
I don't tell these stories to get people to feel sorry for me. I'm telling them because this is the standard of care for fat people, it seems. I'm by far not the only person who's been written off because of her weight.
Much as cancer care has to be personalized based on genetics and risk factors, obesity also needs to be seen as a disease resulting from a complex interaction of unique factors for each patient.
We can approach the health problems that stem from unhealthy eating and physical activity as individual concerns requiring individual treatment. Or that there are social influences that affect what we eat, how we live and how healthy we end up.
Last month, the American Medical Association announced that obesity would now be classified as a disease. According to the National Institutes of Heal...
While I agree that we can benefit from choosing a better chip, I think it's flaky at best to suggest that junk food will ever be beneficial. It is, in fact, oxymoronic -- give or take the oxy. If a food is good for us, it isn't junk.