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Weight Gain

Is Diet Soda Healthy Or Harmful?

BuiltLean | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Starting to drink diet soda is a common behavior for those who have begun gaining weight as a way to counteract it, but if the lifestyle that caused the gain in the first place is not addressed, the diet soda will be of little help.

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

10 Ways to Stop Overeating Today

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.

The One Thing Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Do

Roz Warren | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I just bought a brand new digital bathroom scale, so naturally I step on it every time I'm anywhere near the bathroom in order to watch my weight fluctuate. A mammoth salad for lunch? I'm up two pounds! A pleasant ramble with the Yorkie-poo? They've gone! Dinner at my sister's house? They're back! But by tomorrow morning, they'll probably be gone again. Or not.

Jim Bob Duggar On Wife After 19 Kids: 'She's Found The Fountain Of Youth'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Ahead of the eighth season of "19 Kids And Counting," 20 of the 21-member Duggar clan joined HuffPost Live to talk about life as a Duggar and the show...

My Spouse's Weight Gain Is A 'Great Big Turn-Off For Me'

Roz Warren | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.

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.