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How To Prevent Winter Weight Gain

Neil Zevnik | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

How easy it becomes to pack on the pounds during the cruel months of winter. Fear not... With a little discipline, a little planning, and a firm resolve, you can beat back the wolves of winter weight. All it takes is a few new strategies for exercising and eating right.

Ask Healthy Living: What's The Healthiest Way To Gain Weight?

Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

WATCH: Couple's Adorable Take On Weight Gain In Marriage

Posted 01.10.2013 | Divorce

Is a spouse's weight gain grounds for divorce? New York magazine sparked a buzzy debate last week with a profile on couples who have dealt with wei...

Is Weight Gain Grounds For Divorce?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Divorce

From infidelity to incompatibility, couples' reasons for ending their marriages run the gamut. But is divorcing your spouse because he or she put ...

Eating Expert Ellyn Satter on Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If you're worrying about how to resist temptation at the next holiday party, you are not alone. Sadly, too many party-goers are more focused on their ever-spreading mid section than spreading holiday cheer. If all you really want for Christmas is the secret to overcoming overeating, you're in luck.

Emotional Eating: A Common Phenomenon During the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Emotional eating is commonly identified as a behavior pattern where food is used for other purposes than just stilling hunger -- such as to deal with stressful situations or as a means for reward.

WATCH: The Top Three Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

If you're worried about the pound of weight the average American gains this time of year, know that there are some ways to lighten up the holiday seas...

Losing 158 Pounds: From Breaking Point to Success!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

I recently received a wonderful thank-you letter from a client of mine who lost 150 pounds in just eight months! I thought I'd share his story with you because much of what he went through is such a common experience.

5 Reasons For Holiday Weight Gain (And What You Can Do About It)

Ben Greenfield | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

This season, consider not succumbing to peer pressure and societal acceptance of holiday weight gain and instead stay physically active and avoid unplanned eating. Your body will thank you when the New Year rolls around.

Feel Like a Thanksgiving Turkey? Get Unstuffed From the Holiday Weekend

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

If you were like me this past Thanksgiving weekend, you might be feeling a little sluggish, a couple of pounds heavier and a bit anxious about the next month of holiday splurging. The best thing you can do is to hit the "reset" button now, so you don't run the risk of a snowball effect.

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 ...