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Holiday Health: Your Right to Let the Good Times Roll

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours

Why Weight Gain After Menopause?

Estelle Underwood | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

Menopause is a naturally occurring physiological process that we don't need to fear. And if you haven't begun an exercise program yet, menopause is yet one more incentive to begin now and enjoy the endless benefits that exercise has to offer.

Weight Maintenance: The True Story

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

This is where the real weight loss work comes in. It's not so much losing the weight, although that can be challenging for sure, but what follows that determines one's success, or lack of it, at keeping the weight off.

A Good Meal: The Science of Savoring

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It may be that combining eating with mental work -- even something as mindless as watching reruns -- diminishes the taste of food. With our attention focused elsewhere, the mind becomes less sensitive to tastes like saltiness and sweetness.

For Obesity, the Future Is Now

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.12.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

We do have the cognitive ability to project days or weeks or even years into the future, but we don't do it when we're making food choices in the here and now. What if we could trick ourselves into keeping our heads in the future?

Can Our Beliefs About Exercise Make Us Fat?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

University of Michigan psychologist Brent McFerran has come to believe that our naïve theories of weight control are not entirely harmless, and indeed that they could undermine our own efforts to achieve a healthy weight.

15 Tips That Help You Live to Be 100

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Since we all get older every year, it raises an important question: "What should I be doing if I want to continue my annual renewal and stay healthy so I can continue to enjoy the journey?"

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain With These 7 Tips

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are upon us, and along with them, the most weight-gaining window on the calendar. If you are trying to maintain your weight, it's a downright "dangerous" time.

Weight Loss Advice You Haven't Heard Before

Posted 12.20.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We sifted through this season's diet books (plus one memoir) to bring you the freshest, most helpful ways to eat healthy. As...

10 Weight Control Commandments for Fast Food

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

When you are in the mood for fast food, here are my 10 fast food commandments to to help you control weight.

Halloween Candy and Your Weight

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

It's that time of year again. The older I get, the more it feels like it just was Halloween a few months ago. This is the time of year when our weight can begin to creep up.

Can We Think Ourselves Slim?

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

There is no doubt that the mind can affect the body. But the question is -- can we harness this connection to make health-giving changes in our bodies?

The Family Meal: A Prescription for Healthier Kids and Adolescents

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Kids who eat meals with their family consume less fried foods, soda, salt, saturated and trans fats. The net result is a lower incidence of obesity.

The Psychology Behind Holiday Weight Gain

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wray Herbert

New evidence from the University of Chicago suggests that dieters may be fundamentally different in their response to temptation -- in a way that actually increases risk of gaining weight during the holidays.

Appetite Control: Understanding Your Hunger Hormones

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Even though you are not physically hungry, your body gave you the signal to eat. That's the work of three hormones in your body that control hunger -- insulin, ghrelin and leptin.

'Healthball' Employs Fantasy Sports Concept to Control Weight, Fight Diabetes

Denny Dressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Denny Dressman

Fantasy Healthball makes a game out of maintaining good eating habits and committing to regular exercise. It identifies 22 diet and exercise challenges that will lead to better health.

Dining With Friends: A Weighty Issue

Rachel Bertsche | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Bertsche

Here's a fact I'm not proud of: I've gained about 10 pounds in the last year. There, I said it. I attribute this to two things: Getting married and making friends.

Me vs. Skinny

Jane Buckingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

If there is one thing I'm concerned with more than my own weight, it's not creating the same obsession in my children.

It's Time for Parents to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

David Kirchhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirchhoff

The problem of childhood obesity is particularly concerning and simultaneously vexing to solve because the issue with childhood obesity is not children, but the environment in which they live.

4 Pieces to Wear on a Fat Day

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

To feel skinny on a fat day try to add structure, and perhaps play with proportion so you'll look longer and leaner -- hiding under tentlike clothes will likely just remind you that you're feeling less than awesome.

The Ascendance of Quinoa and Other Tasty Tales from the Road

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

I may be temporarily moving back to London for a project, but really it's just part of a bigger preoccupation with the things I look forward to eating when I travel internationally. I'm not talking about Michelin-starred restaurants, or under the radar family owned places. My tastes are quirkier.

To Wii or Not to Wii?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Just how much better is the Wii Fit than sitting on your couch? Well, it turns out that the amount of exercise you get from the Wii Fit is only a wee bit better than doing nothing.

Point 4: Americans Are Obese And Inert -- Resulting In Huge Health Care Costs

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

We will spend about 17.6 percent of our GDP on health care expenses this year in America, primarily because we are not healthy in some very key areas.

Want To Lose Weight? Stop Beating Yourself Up

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you want to change your weight, or any bad habit, beating yourself up is never a good option. To change we need energy. We need to feel hopeful, positive and powerful.

What Did You Eat Today?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

What I ask people to do is to get on the scale every day. Yes, every day. Write down your weight each day and average it out over the course of a week. This keeps you awake and aware to what is going on.