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Reclaiming My Fat

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

My problem with the word isn't what it means, but how it's said and how it's presented to me visually (i.e. before and after pictures, diet ads, etc.). What I want to change is the negative connotation that is attached to the word.

How to Feel Hot in Your Bathing Suit This Summer

Sarah Jenks | Posted 07.09.2016 | Women
Sarah Jenks

Then I began to Live More regardless of what I thought I looked like; I would step out from the shame I felt of my body and fully live my life. Then I not only started to enjoy my beach weekends so much more, but I also felt hot in my bikini even though I still didn't lose the winter weight.

The Weight Is Over

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 06.18.2016 | Good News
Heather Gillis-Harris

We all need to find the body that works best for us and don our colorful prints with confidence regardless of the shape we're in.

Unloading a Weighty Taboo

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I can wrap both of my legs behind my head. My triglyceride level recently registered at 62. My favorite food is kale. And in addition to all of these glorious qualities, I am overweight.

Weight Loss Studies Drive Me Crazy

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every so often, I stumble across a study that makes me nuts. Some well-intentioned researchers suggest at the conclusion of a well-financed study that...

I Love My Thighs

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

I was bulimic at 16. Pregnant at 19. Unhappy and at my highest weight at 24, and very hungry and still unhappy at one of my lowest weights at 27.

The Whole "Dad Bod" Thing

Lauren Slayton | Posted 05.28.2016 | Women
Lauren Slayton

If I'm dreaming I wish men would come out and say "we don't like a woman with a super flat stomach, perfection is not what we're after"...but that would require I go back to sleep and dreamland.

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-22-1432338746-5872862-2015052214323122322116311RobertandGarysmall.jpgThroughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.

From Germ Theory to the Microbiome: Why Microbes Still Rule Our Lives

Alanna Collen | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alanna Collen

We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.18.2016 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We raced as team. And we finished as a team. Here are a few things I learned:

Why Women's Weight Loss 'Advice' Has More To Do With Power Than Health

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

From the way weight loss and gain is constantly discussed and criticized in society, to the "tips" and "tricks" that are hailed for how best to drop p...

Give or Take

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Can Kimchi Be Used to Help Battle Obesity? New Research Suggests Yes

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: Flickr/Craig Nagy Fermented kimchi may offer an interesting method of helping human metabolism, suggests a new study from researchers i...

The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead To Weight Gain

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn Can’t figure out why you’re gaining weight -- or why it’s so difficult to erase those extra pounds? You...

4 Things We Can All Learn From P!NK and Kelly Clarkson's Responses to Body Shamers

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Madeleine Melcher

In a time when social media has brought body shaming to an all time high we need some reminders. We need to stop being our own worst critics, remember our worth and find our happy, all while setting the example for our kids.

You Don't Need to Lose Weight

Samantha Bennett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Samantha Bennett

For me to spend ONE MINUTE obsessing about something as trivial as my weight is not just ridiculous, it's a bit obscene. In the way that having a bowling alley in a private home is a bit obscene. I was suddenly shocked at myself. That I would spend even one minute of this glorious life beating myself up seemed, at the very, very least, pitifully ungrateful.

Pink Slams Weight Critics With Messages Of Body Positivity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

Pink: 1; Twitter trolls: 0. Pink took to Twitter Sunday to address weight-shaming bullies who made comments about how she looked at the John Wayne...

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Significantly Reduce the Calories in Rice

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Scientists have figured out a way for you to eat white rice without the guilt.

Do You Fear Losing Weight?

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

I get that going for what you really want can be terrifying... (including with your weight loss). I understand that going for what you really want c...

10 Struggles Of Women With Big Thighs

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Big butts had a moment. Big boobs had a moment. Even big arms had a moment (or are having a moment). What about big thighs?! When are they going to have a moment? Let's start a motion!

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.

A Memo to the Men Who Told Me Not to Eat

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

Last I checked, no one claimed any of you to be the owner of me and my body. Why is it that my weight is of such importance to people? Why is it that everyone feels that he (or she, also!) can add in two cents about what I put into my mouth?

I Love Food -- Confessions of An Emotional Eater

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Did the memories or the emotions that came up during dark times, make me an emotional eater? Maybe it has, maybe it explains my weight and why I enjoy food so much. When I eat good food I am so thankful for being able to value what a blessing it is.