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Why Food Becomes Addictive

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?

Stuck in the Dressing Room

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

I hate shopping for clothes. I love clothes, don't get me wrong, but I just hate shopping for them. For one thing, I am not a small person.

Does Parenthood Make You Fat? This Study Says Yes

www.slate.com | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents

Sometimes a research study comes along with results that are just plain depressing, and today, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, is one of those ti...

What Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Nour Akkad

I have to take issue with the inappropriate comments complete strangers, friends, even family members feel they need to make to an already vulnerable -- and very emotional -- pregnant woman.

WATCH: You're Getting Fat

Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

Been noticing your clothes fitting a little differently than usual? Catching yourself getting out of breath doing stuff that used to be no problem? Yo...

Kids: Sleep Goes Down, Weight Goes Up

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The results of a recent study indicate that every additional hour of sleep young children receive can reduce their risk of being overweight.

Do We Need to Talk About Weight to Bond With Other Women?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I realize I'm just saying that because it's the thing to say, because it is the way I've learned to communicate with other women.

High-Carb Diets Are Bad For You, Study Says

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

If you were planning on baking a big pan of lasagna for dinner, you might want to think twice. According to a new study by researchers at the Norwegia...

Marriage, Divorce, And Your Waistline

Monique Honaman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

I completely understand the causal relationship between getting married or getting divorced and gaining weight, but at the end of the day, it's not saying "I do" or "It's over" that leads to weight gain.

Watch: America's Obesity Epidemic Growing At Alarming Rate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom. Colorado is now the only state in the na...

Catherine Pearson

Study: The Foods Keeping You From Weight Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Potato chips and French fries -- and generally any potato products -- contribute to the biggest weight gain over time, according to a new Harvard stud...

Mommyrexia: Moms-To-Be Strive To Stay Skinny

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexics, 'drunkorexics', 'manorexics', 'tanorexics' and now 'mommyrexics'. That's the new word to describe a so called "new breed" of pregnant wome...

The Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

Stefan Aschan | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Do you consistently and painfully struggle with weight fluctuations? We have seen many a celebrity look trim and strong in movies and then heavy and l...

Are Healthy (And Unhealthy) Habits Contagious?

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

What is quite startling, however, from the social network research is that obesity spreads almost like an infectious disease, not just to friends but to friends of friends, and further.

Why It Seems Some People Can't Lose Weight

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Over the years, I've had some patients tell me they only need to smell food to gain weight. Of course, the point they're trying to make is that they gain weight more readily than others.

Research Suggests Weight Gain Is Contagious

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

A new study suggests that obesity spreads socially not because friends have shared ideas about acceptable body size, but because they share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.

Dinner for Two, For One

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.05.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

My Uncle Frank once walked into a restaurant (alone) and ordered dinner for two. "Shall we wait for your other party?" the waiter asked. Uncle Frank patted his ample belly. "This is the other party," he replied.

Liposuction: The Fat Cells That Never Let Go

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A study conducted last Fall revealed that a year after liposuction removed fat, it came back. And horrors of horrors, it reappeared mostly in the upper abdomen, shoulders and triceps (the back of the arms).

Disturbed Sleep? How To Avoid Health Consequences

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There are many reasons we don't get enough sleep -- or enough good sleep. Jet lag, long work commutes, infants, gastric reflux, barking dogs, snoring ...

Is Gaining Weight Grounds For Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

A headline two years ago grabbed my attention and probably a few others': Being Fat Ended My Marriage. In the Ladies Home Journal article, the author...

Are Your Meds Making You Gain Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Getting your doctor to recognize and respond to the fact that your antidepressants or mood stabilizer caused your weight gain can be done without jumping up and down on the scale.

Myrtle Isn't Fertile Anymore

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Take it from someone who's been there: Trying to conceive a child can be a heartbreaking but fully worthwhile journey, especially when choosing a nontraditional method of conception.

The Secret Cause of Weight Gain That Shouldn't Be Kept Secret

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Do you really want to explain to cousin Shirley or aunt Josephine that you are taking Zoloft or Lexapro or Depakote and the drug caused you to put on 20, 30 or maybe even 70 pounds since last Christmas?

'Tis the Season of Weight Gain

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

Here are some sure-fire tricks to get you through holiday meals so you can enjoy your family, friends and not feel guilty come the New Year.

Exploring Solutions for Obesity

Robin Quivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robin Quivers

A friend recently visited the show and announced that after years of struggling with her weight she's decided to have bariatric surgery. It made me sad.