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The Body Trust Revolution

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

We cannot simply hope that this will subtly improve or that the next generation of women will have a less shaming experience living in their bodies.

Being Obese Almost As Costly As Not Going To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Being overweight has heavy financial implications. Obese 18-year-old men will earn 18 percent less over their a lifetime than those of a normal wei...

I Thought I'd Be Happy (The Biggest Myth of Weight Loss)

Allison Barberi | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Barberi

Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weight was still there. I wish I had known that's how things would end up being.

Your Reflection Is Perfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Nicole Glassman

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I stood at the foot of their bed when my dad interrupted me, "Are you getting a little chunky there?" He pointed to my stomach. I looked down sheepishly and said, "No, I am just standing funny." I wondered what he meant. I was only eight years old.

Why I Finally Refused to Lose Weight to Keep a Man

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Friends and family became concerned as I was slowly wasting away, but the attention I received from my man and the boys in the bars more than made up for their worries and validated the importance of being skinny.

Thicker Middles, Skulls to Match

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may all acknowledge, with the great pride warranted, that fighting childhood obesity and simultaneously marketing multicolored marshmallows and toaster pastries to our children as part of their complete breakfast is an impressive feat of cultural legerdemain.

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.

How To Break The Body-Shaming Cycle And Accept Your Lumpy, Bumpy Body

OWN | Posted 09.15.2014 | OWN

Kristin grew up in a family that was critical of her weight. At age 49, she still finds herself plagued by the voices in her head. Hoping to finally e...

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

My Three Life Secrets to Thriving

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

Action influences emotions, which crystalize beliefs. These in turn inspire us to pursue what we hope for with that much more joy, focus and hope. That's what these three practices do for me.

11 Numbers That Matter Far More Than My Pre-Pregnancy Weight

Anjali Joshi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

When I find myself looking in the mirror, hoping to see a reflection that is reminiscent of the woman I used to be, I'm completely disregarding the changes that my body has undergone in the last two years.

8 Ways To Lose Weight Without Really Trying

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Jan Dunlap, 58, wasn’t expecting to lose weight when she adopted an energetic Labrador mix named Gracie several yea...

What Our Clothes Say About Our Health

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Just because you fit (or think you do) into a slim-fit shirt does not mean you are slim, fit or in a healthy weight range. Let us be honest to ourselves -- fitting into slim-fit clothes is not a strong claim to being healthy.

Honesty Still Exists, Even at the Auto Shop

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 09.28.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

Things I generally lie about are: my weight on my driver's license and how long it will take for me to get somewhere when I am already late. For some reason, even when I know I need another thirty minutes, I say it will only take fifteen.

5 Things Movies Get Wrong About Weight

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Hollywood certainly has a way of glossing over the milestones in life. First dates are always enrapturing, weddings never cost money, childbirth happe...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My 185-Pound Body

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Like many women, I've often distilled body image into a series of cold hard numbers: pounds, dress size, calories, carbs. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, the first time I realized weight would be an issue in my life, it was all about words.

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We just got a bracing dose of this reality in a report issued by the CDC. The rate of overweight and obesity is higher among fire fighters -- at 70 percent -- than the general population.

A Letter to My Former Self

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body

6 Reasons To Lose Weight That Have Nothing To Do With Fitting Into Your Skinny Jeans

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're carrying a little extra weight, you probably already know there are a host of health-related reasons to slim down. Even small changes on the...

We Need to Set Lower Standards for Positive Body Image

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

We need to set an example for young girls, not drive home the idea that all women should look like Barbie. We need to adjust their image of beauty, their image of self. To make them understand that the media does not define beauty. They need to hear these things from real women.

I May Have Stretch Marks, But I'm Still A Sexpot

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your wrinkles, your opinion, your thighs, your voice, your cellulite, or your past. Just shut up about, you sexy thang, and celebrate by living.

Every 10 Years

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Some of the questions seemed like trick questions and some were straightforward. Birth date, city of birth and first name were easy. Others, like the question about "hair color," were more challenging. Did they mean What is your original hair color?

Shocking Facts Behind Obesity

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

From the CDC, the term obesity is a label for a range of weight that is greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The Worl...

You Can't Suck It in for Eight Hours

Lynn Morrison | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I do not feel confident in my swimsuit. I do, however, feel confident that if I stand just the right way, with my butt cheeks angled out to sea and my arms crossed to draw all attention to my boobs, I can almost look skinny. Probably not supermodel skinny, but certainly MILF-worthy.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.