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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...

Ashley Benson Says People Want Her To Be 'Skin & Bones" For Roles

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment

In the March issue of Health magazine, Ashley Benson opens up about the sick pressure she and countless other actresses face to be thin in Hollywood. ...

Can Your BMI Predict How Long You'll Live?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Body mass index (BMI) is a common measure of body fat, but new research shows that having a BMI in the "normal weight" range is not always the healthi...

New Reality Show Is 'Most Extreme Weight Loss Experiment Ever' -- And That's Bad

Health.com | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Kathleen Mulpeter A&E's new reality show Fit to Fat to Fit takes the idea of yo-yo dieting to a whole new level. In what the network is calling "t...

Myths About Metabolism You Really Shouldn't Believe

Thrillist | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Lauri Patterson Everyone loves a good scapegoat. If work sucks, you can blame the boss. If the room stinks, you can blam...

The Toll That 45 Years Of Bulimia Has Taken On My Life

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I have been bulimic for 45 years. If I spent just one hour every day bingeing and purging, that would add up to just under two years of time spent leaning over, sticking my fingers down my throat and puking up my guts, into a toilet bowl. What else could I have done with that time?

6 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Metabolism

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 01.12.2016 | OWN

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My Life As A Bulimic: How The Bingeing Began

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Along with all the changes I was experiencing at that point in my life, my grounding thought was to stay thin. If I was thin, I could cope. And when I found a way to be thin, remain thin and eat all the forbidden stuff I secretly craved -- well -- I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

3 Reasons Why You Should Get Rid Of Your Scale

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 12.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

You are not a "good" person because you lost weight and you are not a "bad" person because you gained weight-despite the messages that diet-culture may be sending you. I think that owning a scale does far more harm then good and is generally unnecessary-here's why.

Holiday Eating Strategies

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

When I know there's a special occasion or season coming up that may involve overeating, I prepare my mind and body.

The Conversation Women Everywhere Need To Stop Having

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.30.2015 | OWN

When women get together, it's not uncommon for the conversation to drift toward one topic in particular, a topic that plus-size style expert Marcy Gue...

The Scale Weighs In

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Gina Rodriguez Shows Skin And Body Confidence On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez isn't just baring some serious skin in a recent Instagram post, she's also baring her soul. The "Jane The Virgin" star has opened up ab...

Junk Food: From Confusion to Clear and Simple Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was somewhat startled, and quite concerned, to learn directly from the source while sipping coffee together, that my wife was confused by the latest...

3 Secrets To Loving Your Body Just As It Is

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.04.2015 | OWN

For a lot of women, "body image" might as well be a four-letter word. When those clothes don't quite fit right, when the scale reads a little higher t...

Do Carbs Make You Sad?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

We all know that a diet full of white bread and pasta is bad for our waistline. A new study shows that white bread could be even worse than we thought.

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Anne Ricci | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

If you'd like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals, cucumbers are a great choice. Cucumbers are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason: They are good for health.

Skinny Shaming At Any Age

Sara Pittman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Sara Pittman

I will never be "stacked" or voluptuous, nor athletic and "ripped," but I accept that. This is me and after 30 years, I embrace it with confidence.

Sitting Pretty: Good-Looking People Make More Money, But It's Not All Roses

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

To put it plainly, pretty people get paid more, and not just in occupations like modeling, entertainment, sales and marketing, and prostitution. To what extent do good looks matter in the workplace? What physical characteristics are most rewarded? You might be amazed by the answers.

I'm Scared of Gaining Too Much Pregnancy Weight

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

"I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I have become consumed with the idea that I'm gaining too much weight. I think about how much I'm eating all the time, even though I'm on track for the right amount to gain."

My Big, Fat Secret: I Love My Breastfeeding Body

Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, CLC | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents
Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, CLC

I love that my son and my daughter were little humans protected and nourished inside me. I love that as they grew, my body grew with them. My body grew as much as it could possibly grow, and then pushed through those boundaries and grew some more.

I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

It was the summer of 1999. I went to the mall with my friend Derek, and we ran into one of his friends at Spencer’s Gifts. I browsed the store while...

Airline To Weigh Passengers Before Boarding, Travel Hits New Low (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel

As if air travel couldn't get any worse, Uzbekistan Airways announced on its website Friday that the carrier will be weighing its passengers before th...