The experience of tens of thousands of dieters shows that despite all the negatives that get heaped on people who are heavy or obese -- health problems, inner criticism and shame, outer criticism and prejudice -- the hungers that drive people to eat are even more powerful.
The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with a updated twist. If it's tried and true, and there's research to back it up, it will be back or here to stay.
Finding someone who can share their tales of resilience can give you an emotional boost. Wise words of advice and comfort can go a long way in helping you pick up the pieces and give it another try.
"I always say you shouldn't weigh yourself. I don't even have a set of scales in my house." - Kim Kardashian Well, until yesterday, I didn't have a "s...
I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.
When you love yourself you don't worry so much about showing your weaknesses, and this allows you to do, experience and learn so much more. It makes your life a richer one.
I've always read the advice to park in the spot farthest from the grocery store, or take the stairs instead of the elevator, but I've never been able to measure the impact before. Now that I can, I'm the first one jumping off the couch to do those calorie-burning chores.
With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.
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.
What got you here won't get you there. If you want to see different results, you have to do something different. If you want to see progress each week, then you have to progress each week.
My ultimate -- and elusive -- final goal is to simply love and appreciate my body in all its incarnations. I'm a work in progress, but in writing about it I've found I'm not alone.
Putting just a small effort into eating something -- including chocolate -- can significantly reduce the amount you eat.
The UP wristband that each of us on the Cooking Light Food Lover's Social Diet is wearing is basically a fancy, diabolical pedometer that jacks into your smartphone and downloads your day's exercise. The UP band was calling me a sloth.
But Ma lived 95 healthy years. I think she lived this long not in spite of her weight, but because of it. She died nobly because she was fit.
My boyfriend James and I were hiking up to the summit of Mount Baldy, elevation 10,064 feet a couple of weeks ago. The rocky knoll ahead of us seemed insurmountable.
Technology gets a bad rap. It gets blamed for burnout, disconnectedness and the fall of work-life balance.