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How American Bodies Have Changed Over Time

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:03 PM EDT on LiveScience There’s no denying that Americans weigh more today than they did ...

Love Yourself Naked - Without a Diet

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Think of everything you've already been through in this life. The ups and downs. The movement and the stillness. Injury and recovery. The places you'v...

Healthy Tips for Postpartum Weight Loss

Well Rounded NY | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Anita Mirchandani Now that baby is here, the reality of postpartum life kicks in: When should you feed baby? What does it mean when he cries? Are ...

Why Plants Are This Summer's "Coolest" Diet

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

While the summer heats up, and the layers come off, eating plants will keep you "cool" in a myriad of ways. TheWorld Health Organization, theUnited Nations and a number of scientific publications advocate for and recommend eating a mostly plant-based diet for health reasons, obesity-prevention and weight-management, and for the environment.

I Hope She's Not Fat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

"Look at all those rolls!! And that tummy," a fellow mom said adoringly. "Yeah, but I hope she's not fat when she gets older," replied the toddler's ...

Why I'm Not OK With Study Advocating Calorie Restriction Among Non-Obese People

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

If you're at a healthy weight and about to snack on some crackers, carrots or -- gasp! -- cheesecake while reading this, you better think twice. Tonig...

The Complicated Feminist Ethics Of Corsets And Waist Trainers

The Establishment | Posted 06.07.2016 | Style
The Establishment

I wanted to see how I -- and my body -- would react to wearing a corset, while exploring the question: What role, if any, is fitting for corsets and waist trainers in our modern world?

Get Your Dad Bod Ready For Summer

Outspeak | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Summer's just around the corner, and that means it's time to shame yourself for all the pizza and beer you consumed, and the exercise you didn't do during the hibernation (Netflix binging) months, despite your unoriginal New Year's resolutions.

Eat in the Now

Gina Keatley | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Yes, you may want to plan out a week's or a month's worth of meals, but for me it takes the spontaneity out of meals. Maybe, just maybe, we can stop living in the past or the future and just learn to enjoy the healthy meal in front of us now.

Ten Easy Ways to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

What are some tips for people struggling to cut most of the additional sugar from their diet? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing net...

Asking Me 'When Are You Due?' AFTER I've Given Birth Is a Compliment

Jenny Berk | Posted 05.22.2016 | Parents
Jenny Berk

I did not anticipate that six weeks AFTER my baby was born, people would still ask me, "When are you due?" Ouch! Give a girl a break -- my uterus hadn't even had time to return to its original size yet.

Why Aren't We Talking About Mental Health and Obesity?

Summer McLane | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Summer McLane

Weight loss is a journey, not a destination. What did these contestants expect once they thought they reached their destination? You wouldn't go on a road trip across the country and expect to only fill up your gas tank once. Why would you expect that the work is over once you've lost weight?

'My Dad Criticizes My Mom's Body And Now He's Turning On Me'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

You need to get out of this situation and help your sister get through it. Try to work with your mother or a helpful teacher or family friend to get your sister (and yourself) into counseling, where at least your sister can talk to a voice of reason that can counteract some of the insanity that she hears at home.

The Power of One Pound

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Whatever your relationship with the scale, acknowledge other measures of success. Notice the changes you've made, the unhealthy food you no longer crave, the healthier items you look forward to eating, and the different food you currently keep in the house.

Souping: Yet Another Dead End Dieting Trend

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Voted one of the most popular diet trends of 2016, souping has taken the nation by storm. I'm left scratching my head as to why? Personally, I like my soup as a side to something else -- like a plate full of food that hasn't been deprived of its need to be chewed.

I Strip Because Too Many Women Hate Their Bodies

Adiba Nelson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Adiba Nelson

You see, I don't look like anything you are supposed to find conventionally beautiful, sexy, or even socially acceptable. I don't have a thigh gap. As a matter of fact, my thighs actually clap sometimes when I dance. I love this. My body comes with a built in cheering section. Bad. Ass.

9 Ways to Improve Body Image

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you are one of the millions who are plagued with a bad body image, here are some tips for you:

How My Chronic Pain Affects Body Image

Stephanie Harper | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
Stephanie Harper

I can't physically be the person I want to be. And that's been a hard pill to swallow.

Woman Turns Body-Shaming Logic On Its Head In Just 4 Photos

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women

One young woman has had enough with being told that only women with a certain (read: thin) body type should be able to wear certain items of clothing....

Forget BMI. Here's A Better Tool To Measure Your Health.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Body mass index, everyone's least favorite health indicator, took another hit this week in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The s...

Why A Few Extra Pounds Can Be Beneficial For Older Adults

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

For some, having a few extra pounds has an added cosmetic bonus. Often body fat provides a bit of volume replacement and fills in wrinkles and sunken areas of your face. While not a real health benefit, looking good usually makes people feel good and feeling good and positive goes a long way.

Mealtime and Metabolism: Does Timing Matter?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

According to research, altering the time you eat affects your weight and metabolism. The key is to restrict the window of time within which you eat and to extend the amount of time you go without eating.

When I Lose Weight, My Life Will Change

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.29.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

During therapy, I give a lot of thought to why I spent so many years stepping on and off the scale. Why did I count calories obsessively and critique my body flaws at every juncture? Why did I serially fixate on one restrictive diet after another?

A Message To Women With "No Curves"

Outspeak | Posted 02.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.

BMI Is A Poor Tool For Judging Health. Here’s A Better Idea.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Your weight actually isn’t a very reliable predictor of heart health or diabetes risk, according to a new study from obesity researchers. Nearly hal...