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Coming Out Isn't Just for Gay People

George Weinberg | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
George Weinberg

A man who came to me for help with his sex life complained that even Viagra didn't help. He was in his mid-40s, an executive at an ad agency, divorced...

Body Shaming, More or Less

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Sara Esther Crispe

Tell a young woman that she is beautiful when she is under 100 lbs. and see just how willing she will be to watch that scale tip. Remind her of how thin she is every time you see her, and she will do anything in her power to remain that way.

Why 'Fat Shaming' Ourselves Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

Marcia Meislin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcia Meislin

With self-compassion, I want to be healthy, I want to make good choices, and I want to honor how far I've come.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover Is Sexy, Not 'Fat-Ist' (She's Not Fat...)

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

It wasn't until the tweets started coming in that I realized Elle showed full-body pics of Zooey, Amy and Allison -- but a close-up of Mindy. Many people said they were hiding her body. As in, they were fat-shaming her. But were they?

There's An Easy Way To Fight Obesity, But Conservatives Will HATE It

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

A simple tax could be a big tool in ending America's obesity epidemic. Adding a 20-percent tax on sugar would cut Americans' total caloric intake b...

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

Shocking News: New Study Finds Obese People Less Healthy

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

People say that nobody can predict the future. But you can. If you don't find yourself in the green at the intersection of normal weight and metabolically healthy, make a plan with your doctor to get there. Your future is in your hands.

Love My Body? Fat Chance!

Cara Paiuk | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

Intellectually we can all appreciate the message to celebrate the unique body that God gave us, the hard-earned lines in our face, and the marks that symbolize the challenges we've survived. But until you've had a belly that looks like an elephant seal's snout, let's leave these silly proclamations about self-love alone.

Anna Almendrala

When It Comes To News About Fat People, Don't Swallow Everything You See

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health reporting about fat people, don't swallow everything you see. Major news outlets on TV, radio and online lit up Monday wit...

The Holidays Aren't What's Making Us Fat

Jennipher Walters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Here's what's really making all of us unhealthy: It's those times when we eat like it's a holiday for no apparent reason on a Tuesday night at Ruby Tuesday's. Or when we eat out of boredom, stress or loneliness instead of our true hunger.

Binge-or-Treat? Find Out if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

While many of us will find ourselves overindulging in candy in the upcoming days, and most of us have experienced times when it seems as if a food is literally calling out to us, how do we know if we are suffering from the full-blown disorder?

Cutting Food Stamps Hampers the War Against Obesity

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

For the health of those vulnerable Americans, there needs to be more funding, not less. A stout body type used to be a sign of wealth, but not anymore.

A Rebel Yell: My Body, Myself

Tamar Abrams | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

As our TV screens fill with images of fat people being beaten into submission on The Biggest Loser or beautiful women apologizing for their muffin top...

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.

If Your Weight Falls In This Range, You're More Likely To Divorce

Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce

According to new research by MyDivorcePapers.com, couples whose individual weights fall between 101 and 200 pounds are more likely to file for divorce...

Man Told He Is Too Fat To Work In New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

After living in New Zealand for six years, a South African chef may be forced to leave the country because of his weight. New Zealand authorities ...

It's OK, You're Just Fat: Achieving Good Medical Care for the Obese

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

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.

Rising and Living

Stacey Morris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Denial was a big part of my life back in the days when I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. And then life pulled the rug out from underneath my carefully self-constructed comfort zone.

Stepping Up the Fight Against Obesity

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

If we work to spread that message beyond our clinics to schools, homes, and the workplace, we will be that much closer to getting chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes under control and to helping New Yorkers live fuller and healthier lives.

How Working On 'The Biggest Loser' Affected My Body Image

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

Now a television producer in Los Angeles, I live and work in an environment overflowing with some of the country's most (physically) beautiful people. Which makes me wonder... Are issues with body image something that I surround myself with, that follow me, or that are just impossible to avoid?

Obesity as Disease: Why I Vote No

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace and the recognition of obesity as a "disease" by the AMA. A line from the movie Jerry Maguire comes to mind: "You complete me!"

WATCH: Are Plus Size Women More Accepted In The Black Community?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

Full Figure Fashion Week is in, well, full swing! The annual New York City-based event, which is produced by former plus size model Gwendolyn DeVoe an...

How Big Is Your Pet's Food Bowl?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

There is a general tendency among many pet owners to buy oversized food bowls for their dog or cat. Since the correct amount of food looks like too little food when it's placed in a gargantuan bowl, many pet owners add more food to improve the "optics" of the meal.

Are We Fatter Than We Think We Are?

John Dick | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
John Dick

Over the past year, we asked more than 130,000 Americans a simple question -- "Do you consider yourself to be overweight?" -- with a super-simple yes/no response set. We then queried thousands of other respondent attributes in our database and flagged some of the more fascinating and quirky cross tabs.