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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.

How Fat Is Virginia?

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A new report reveals that residents of Northern Virginia are fat -- and getting fatter. "How Healthy Is Northern Virginia?," a report...

Fatties Have Feelings, Too

Jenelle Riley | Posted 07.28.2013 | Media
Jenelle Riley

A few years ago, my nephew walked up to me and proclaimed, apropos of nothing: "You're fat!" It made me remarkably sad. Not because I was being teased, I can handle that.

It Is What's Inside That Counts

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

My community looks to the rabbi as the one who embodies Torah and shares it with them. They don't really care much about the shape or gender of the person who transmits it and teaches it.

WATCH: What These Women Must Admit Before They Can Lose Weight

OWN | Posted 05.22.2013 | OWN

The Pace Sisters, an acclaimed gospel singing group, have struggled with their weight for years. The seven siblings admit to overeating, centering rel...

Working Women More Likely to Pile on Pounds

Julie Upton | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

New research published this week in the International Journal of Obesity shows that working women are more likely to be overweight, and the more you work, the more pounds you're likely to pile on.

Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor? (videos)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gerendasy

In part 1 of this interview, Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of the Orego...

The Most Difficult Mother-Of-The-Groom Task

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I got started on the project several weeks ago. I put on my best bra and a pair of knee-high nylon stockings and headed off to downtown San Francisco.

Mom Walks Off 60 Pounds One Step At A Time

Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

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 han...

Tyrese: Fat People Are Big Because They Earned It

Posted 04.11.2013 | Black Voices

In the latest episode of "Keeping It Real Going Terribly Wrong," singer-turned-actor, author and Twitter villain, Tyrese Gibson, has landed himself th...

Skinny People Just Don't Get It

Joseph J. Colella, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.

America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.

What's All This About A 'Lesbian Obesity Study'?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial new study is reportedly set to examine what's been described as the "high public-health significance" of obesity among the U.S. lesbia...

7 Ways Your Looks Affect Your Pay

Salary.com | Aaron Gouveia | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

Discriminating against people based on their physical appearance is wrong -- both morally, and in many cases, legally speaking. The way you look usual...

ReThink Review: A Place at the Table - Hungry In the Land of the Fat

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Every day in the U.S., 50 million people -- including one in four children -- are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The documentary A Place at the Table attempts to put a face on this issue.

Christie's Future

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Slayton

If Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey runs for president his weight will be an issue. Not his health, but his weight. The question no one is discussing...

Doublewide Seats For Obese World Cup Fans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

Obese soccer fans will sit more comfortably at Brazil's World Cup in 2014, according to a British tabloid. The Sun reports that doublewide seats ha...

No Free Pass For Seniors When It Comes To This

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty

Now that you're getting older, you no longer have to worry about cutting back on saturated fat or making sure you consume five to nine servings of veg...

What No One Ever Says About The Fat Lady

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

Reminding me I'm fat, shaming me, didn't scare me into thinness -- it locked me in a closet with my emotions and a secret stash of food.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

Why Do We Women Denigrate Our Own Bodies?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

We have such unlovely terms to describe our bodies. How good can you feel about yourself if you use those expressions to define parts of your own body? Not very. I think we're going too far with personal insults we aim at ourselves.

Why Downplaying the Obesity Epidemic, Even in a Single Story, is Hazardous to Public Health

Becky Hand | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Becky Hand

The headlines this time of year usually tell us how to shed pounds fast and get healthy with a pill, a gadget, or a procedure. This year, however, the message has been slightly different.