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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 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.

Pushing 40: My Quest to Avoid the Muffin Top, Keep My Energy Up and Find Peace With My Body

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

If you are frustrated with your own middle-aged weight gain, I encourage you to take a new route. Figure out what isn't working and leave your old habits behind.

My Size Changed, My Value Didn't

Candice Russell | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Candice Russell

There is always that hidden bit of subtext. You are so gorgeous... now. As if the girl in the photo they are holding in their hands is somehow less than the girl standing in front of them. As if all of my worth is somehow tied up in how much I do or do not weigh.

Debunking Breakfast

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Personally, I have long thought that whatever the particular merits of breakfast, hieratic zeal as the main course was in fact a rather dubious way to start the day. So it is that I welcomed a new study that purportedly was about debunking breakfast, but was really about debunking dogma for breakfast.

I Got Fat-Shamed on My Morning Commute

Rachel Gillett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rachel Gillett

Did it really bother this man that much that we were touching legs on the train? Was it the audacity of this "fat b*tch" to think she could fit in the space? Or was it that she felt she had the right to sit down when clearly, a little standing could do her some good?

4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Beauty abounds in the most unexpected places, making the minor and mundane suddenly magnificent. The trick is to include yourself in this expanded version of beauty.

Maureen Ryan

'Louie' Guest Star Shares Why The 'Fat Lady' Episode Made Her Nervous | Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.23.2014 | TV

It's not often that an episode of television leaves me slack-jawed, but that was my reaction to the third episode of the current season of "Louie." ...

I Don't Want to Hear 'It's Bathing Suit Season' When I Work Out

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

I do yoga for strength, flexibility, balance and focus. I also love hiking, and lately, even high-intensity interval training. However, I don't exercise for a "summer body." In fact, I prefer a strong, healthy body year round, thank you very much.

The (Revolutionary) Get-Hit-in-the-Face-With-a-Horse Diet!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister got hit in the face with a horse, and the pounds have been dropping off ever since. It seemed unfair to keep this revolutionary weight loss breakthrough to ourselves, so I am writing to share it.

I Was A Weight Watchers Dropout

Food Riot | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

This community is about fake sweeteners and zero-point soup and grossing yourself out with your own body.