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Weight Gain

Best Weight Loss Results Come From Fat Acceptance

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Acceptance, not rejection, is they key that unlocks the possibility of making the changes necessary to address our nation's obesity epidemic. In my experience, it is those who accept their weight and deal with it powerfully who achieve the most profound and lasting weight loss results.

Need Instant Gratification? Go to Sleep

Cindy Bressler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

If you've already bailed on your New Year's resolution, don't be discouraged. The year is still young. Make "a good night's sleep" your resolution for 2014. You can get started tonight.

The No. 1 Lazy-Proof Strategy to Lose Weight

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

It can sometimes be difficult to resist buying tasty cakes and snacks while doing your grocery shopping. But there is something that could be multip...

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.

Who Me, Fat? With America's Obesity Epidemic, Most Don't Want To Admit The Truth

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Most people agree that the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic, but the majority of Americans don't think they're part of the problem. That's accor...

10 Ways To Prevent Sleep-Related Weight Gain

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bonnie Taub-Dix Could lack of sleep be secretly sabotaging your health and weight? Sleeping the recommended seven to nine hours nightly can boos...

A Disordered Eating Researcher Comes Clean

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I've been out of college for so long that I felt I was immune. That I had conquered my body dissatisfaction. After all, I'm a researcher who's been studying body dissatisfaction and disordered eating for over 15 years. Knowledge is power, right? It might be power, but it's certainly not immunity.

10 Ways Your Personality Affects Your Weight

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability t...

5 Seemingly Innocent Things That Lead To Weight Gain

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

You don't stint on sleep or drink diet soda or lose your mind at the all-you-can eat BBQ. So how did you manage to put on four and a half pounds last ...

Liquid Calories Over The Holidays

Kalyn Weber | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Kalyn Weber

It's unrealistic to expect that you won't indulge more than usual over the holidays. Being mindful of what you consume, including what you drink, is one way you can stay on track with your weight management goals this holiday season.

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

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 ...

5 Ways To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

The Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Winter might not officially kick off until December 21, but the temperature's dropping, we're getting all bundled up and the comfort food-filled holid...

Gaining and Aging Gracefully

Maryanne Reed | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Maryanne Reed

With a growing belly "pooch," and rounding hips, I am beginning to look a lot like my mother -- in her later years. By her mid-50s, her once petite figure had become more roly-poly, and her cinch-waist cocktail dresses were replaced with colorful tunic tops and flowing, caftan-like dresses.

Can Your Mind Influence Your Weight?

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

I'm talking about a sensible balance, where we eat wisely and healthily, and indulge every now and then, but merely observe our minds a little, catching ourselves when we think negative about what we are eating. The difference is in the mind.

The One Compliment I Never Want To Hear

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Didn't Emily Post or some Manners and Etiquette person ever establish rules about polite society when it comes to compliments on appearance, and on weight specifically? Why are we such a weight-obsessed society anyway?

Post Wedding Weight Gain: 5 Causes How to Avoid Them

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.16.2013 | Weddings
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

You've heard of the freshman 15...but did you know there's also a post-wedding weight gain? Studies show that couples are likely to gain weight after the wedding. But why is it happening and how can you stop it?

Health Study Shows It May Not Be Possible to Know Everything

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

After I read that a new study had found health benefits from drinking coffee, I sprang from the table and brewed myself a cup of strong Yemeni espresso. I had downed almost the entire contents when the radio news came on. The broadcaster announced that a recent health study had discovered that if you drank too much coffee, it could kill you.

How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Literally, Darling

Regardless of if and when I lose the weight, these pink tattoos from that year will never go away. Even if I become a ripped, svelte version of myself, the permanent marks of the toughest period of transition in my life will remain a constant reminder of the insecure and desperate-for-fulfillment girl that got me the marks in the first place.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

What If You're Not Attracted To Your Partner, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | Home

When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman told me what to do when your partner has gained a lot of weight and ...

2 Curious Reasons You May Be Gaining Weight While You Sleep

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO I find it fascinating that while asleep and in a prolonged fasting state, our blood sugar does not drop. A similar period o...

The Truth About The 'Freshman 15'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene For many new university students, heading off to college means figuring out how to balance studies, work, a social life and living...

What Message Is The Color You're Wearing Sending?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The lengths go up and down, the pants change from skinny to wide, but no matter what the experts say, I dress in what lifts my spirit and helps me feel confident, sexy, and self-expressive! Fashion lifts my mood and nourishes my soul. I love it!

Coming Out As Wearing a "Women's" Size

Deborah Plummer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Deborah Plummer

Owning the fact that a plus size (ouch!) fits my body even though I continue to exercise and eat healthy foods means that my body has matured along with the rest of my life.