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Weight Gain

4 Deadly Habits That Pack On The Pounds

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

With so many options out there for weight loss, and so many experts to dish it out, it's easy to see why the "right or wrong way" can get lost in the weight-loss storm. What if I told you that avoiding a few simple habits could be the first step to help you shed pounds?

'Obesity Gene' May Protect Against Debilitating Condition

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

Extra pounds are usually considered a downer, and obesity has been linked to higher rates of depression, mood and anxiety disorders, job discriminatio...

How I Stopped Playing This Post-Thanksgiving Game

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

Standing in my parents' bathroom after Thanksgiving, I made a quick promise to myself that I would only eat carrot sticks and watery gruel for the next several years. Then I went downstairs and ate a cider donut and asked the kitchen at large, "Has anyone seen the rest of the stuffing?"

3 Thanksgiving Workout Strategies

Ben Greenfield | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

With most gyms closed on Thanksgiving, here are some workouts you can do to maximize calorie burn and limit the damage from excessive eating.

Maybe Just One

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

I suppose I could try just one little bite. Just to get a sense of the flavor. After all, you worked so hard to pick up this supermarket dessert-assortment tray; it would be rude to refuse the entire thing out of hand.

Lose Weight And Combat Aging With These Foods

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

Muffin top, middle-age spread, the boomer 50... Whatever you want to call it, abdominal weight gain is an issue many post 50s face. In fact the obesit...

Body Image Researcher David Sarwer Debunks Hollywood Myths

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Clearly, celebrity interviews provide no shortage of encouraging words. But if you're in the market for reliable information, there are surely better sources -- so I chose a scientist over a celebrity to debunk some of the body-image myths that Hollywood helps perpetuate.

Weight Gain During the Holidays Is Hard to Undo

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Remember that the holidays are primarily there to reconnect with family and friends and to celebrate good times. Enjoying delicious food is certainly part of that, but it shouldn't be the main focus.

Beware The Dangers Of Unplanned Eating

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Paying attention to -- and cutting back on -- unplanned eating is really an extension of the principles of mindful eating: paying attention to our level of hunger, our surroundings, our enjoyment of food (or lack thereof), and how we feel after we eat.

Why Your Body Craves Carbs: The Link Between Carbs and Antibiotics, Explained

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Don't get me wrong, antibiotics save lives. However, they're also overused. While these medicines play valuable roles in managing infections, they also wreak havoc on our guts.

Stress And Your Metabolism

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Stress abounds in our modern lives, and for the most part, we manage it as best we can. Though we may think that we're coping just fine, the reality may be that stress is contributing to the trend of national weight gain.

The Realistic Skinny on Moms, Pregnancy and Weight Gain

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

There's a harmful health issue that our nation needs to let go of: Idolizing stars who appear to shed every ounce of pregnancy weight gain immediately after giving birth, while ignoring most real women's struggles with pre- and postpartum pounds.

Pounds of Personality

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.02.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that the interaction between personality and weight is a two-way street -- that is, that weight gain might also cause a change in personality, a shift toward impulsiveness over time?

The Dreaded Parent-Child Talk

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Scott Kahan, M.D.

We all dread the day our children come to us with that question...

Is Your Personality Making It Impossible To Eat Right?

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul While you can't change who you are (not easily, at least), you can outsmart your inner eater. As a reminder, always consult ...

What To Wear If You've Gained (Or Lost!) Weight

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Lambeth Hochwald A few pounds up? A few pounds down? See how five women define their look -- no matter what the scale says. ...

11 Ways Food Marketing Can Make You Fat

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

You probably feel in your gut -- literally -- that food marketing can make you fat. The fact that we're constantly exposed to ads for various products...

Should You Tell Someone They're Fat?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I'm of the mind that telling someone they need to lose weight is a gift of sorts. Yes, they surely know they are fat but many people are not going to do anything about it until they are told to their face that everyone else knows they are fat and it's, well, unattractive.

How To Gain Weight The Healthy Way

Greatist | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Back in college, I had a problem (one which I no longer have): I was too thin. People, especially my girlfriends, seemed to hate me for it -- and they...

Andropause: When Guys Get 'The Change'

Lisa Turner | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

In 1944, researchers Carl Heller and Gordon Myers identified symptoms of what they termed "male climacteric," another word for menopause; these included loss of libido, depression, inability to concentrate, and sometimes hot flashes.

Baby Weight: Are You Feeding Your Toddler or Your Sweet Tooth?

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

I believed postpartum weight loss was a given if you signed up for the hectic schedule of baby duty. What I didn't realize was that this weight loss could be thwarted by another person's menu change -- your baby's.

Our Bodies: Perfect, Imperfect And Beautiful

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If I show you pictures of all the places I have been in my life, I can give you minute details about the place itself, the food, the sights and the weather. I can also tell you something else simply by looking at those pictures: The exact number on the scale I was at that particular time in my life.

4 Myths That May Be Affecting Your Waistline

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Every day, we are tempted to try another weight loss product or fad diet. In fact, daily, we engage in thoughts that may not be conducive to our weight-loss goals.

What Eating Disorders Are Not

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

I noticed a slight elitist edge in the tone of one of the girls' voices as she spoke about what treatment facility she had been admitted to many years ago for her eating disorder. It was one of the big names.

4 Ways To Avoid The Freshman 15

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Whether you're just starting college, headed that way or an upperclassman, here are a few tips that might help keep your weight in check away from home: