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How The Obesity Focus Hurts the Health Movement

Andy Bellatti | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The "war on obesity" is in desperate need of reframing and reconceptualization if it hopes to progress and fix some gargantuan wrongs.

How Boredom Helped Me Stop Hating My Body

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.18.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Imagine if we all got fed up and realized once and for all that we have a choice about how to feel in our bodies.

What's New, Hot Flash?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Since hot flashes can possibly last for several years before and after your last period, the trick is to find strategies to calm that wayward inner child before she burns the house down.

Why You Can Have Everything You Want, No Matter Your Size

Rebecca DiLiberto | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Rebecca DiLiberto

Do you realize how absurd it is to let your physical body affect your success in the non-superficial arenas of your life? Is one required to possess a law degree from Harvard in order to be qualified to host the Miss America pageant? No? Then why do you think you need to look like Miss America in order to pursue your law degree at Harvard?

Beware The Scale: Learn The Right Way To Weigh

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Heather Bauer for U.S. News Health When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking...

Six Ways to Beat the Freshman Fifteen

Marisa Moore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Black Voices
Marisa Moore

College can be the best four years of your life. It's also a time of transition and comes with many challenges and changes in physical activity, emotions and eating habits. It's a time to focus on learning, not a time to fear the freshman fifteen.

Nike's Notion of Greatness, and the Road Not Taken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight does not measure human worth. It is not an indicator of character. Bathroom scales are not designed to weigh merit. The boy in the Nike ad may well be full to the brim with greatness -- but none of it has anything to do with running.

The Real Reason For Belly Fat, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Oz, the Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about a variety of topics, includi...

I Went On A Diet At 9, And It Took Me A Decade To Make Peace With Food

Salon | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Once, when I was nine years old, my older sister—then 15—invited me to her room. This in itself was an honor and a privilege, but today there was ...

If You Want to Lose Weight But You Aren't -- Why?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You can read every diet book and try every weight-loss drug and every new diet, but if you don't learn to manage your painful feelings in ways that don't cause even more pain, you will not lose weight or keep weight off.

Weight Loss: We Are More Than A Number On A Scale

Intent | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

We need to help ourselves. We need to start loving ourselves. We need to stop tying our self-worth to our body issues. We are not just a number; we are people who are more than just our weight.

Where Are You on the Global Fat Scale?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Ever wonder just how fat, or thin, you are compared to the rest of the world? Well now, thanks to research compiled by a global team of researchers f...

Elizabeth Kuster

Fearless Body Image: Lessons From The Mermaid Parade (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade -- the ecstatic annual gathering of scantily clad folks who aren't afraid to w...

50 Shades of Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Eating mindfully is a shade of grey, not a black or white extreme of overeating or dieting/restriction. When you are eating mindfully, my clients, readers and friends find that they naturally ramp up the pleasure and minimize the pain.

Why Do We 'Self-Bully' Ourselves About Weight?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

The word "plus" should have no place in a description of a woman unless it is describing her accomplishments (e.g., she has a B.A. plus a Master's degree).

Why We Stay Silent On The Addiction Of Overeating

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Why did I get fat? Why was I eating until I hurt and regarding my own body as something as distant and unsympathetic as, say, the state of the housing...

OOF! Scientists Calculate Weight Of Planet's Entire Population

Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 06/17/2012 08:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Humanity could stand to lose a few p...

How I Finally Broke Up With Binge Eating

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

It's strange, but it's widely accepted in our society that "You've lost weight!" is considered to be high praise. You could be ill, you could be on yo...

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

French Women Worry About Getting Fat, Too

The New York Times | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

The delivery box that carries a three-day sampling of meals from the weight-loss company Jenny Craig is tantalizingly large. Inside is a plastic-foam ...

How We Really Feel About Our Bodies (REPORT)

The Guardian | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

Outside, on a warm morning in March, students at the University of the West of England are shading their faces with textbooks, legs rippling in the su...

The Big Cup Controversy

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Instead of taking away the choice, why not teach people how to make better decisions? For example, when you realize that a regular 20-ounce soda has 65 grams of sugar (more than the recommended limit for your day), it makes you think twice.

How I Gained (And Lost!) 50% Of My Body Weight ... In One Year

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Driven by a yearning to empathize with his overweight and obese clients, Australian trainer and underwear model PJ James pledged to pack on 50 percent of his body weight, maintain it and then shed it, all within 2009.

The Judgment of Weight

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Last week on a long airplane ride I was riveted to a Glamour article that exposed the results of a poll from more than 1,800 women revealing what they thought about women of various weights.

How I Learned To Stop Fearing My Reflection

JJ Keith | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

Accepting our bodies -- and meaning it -- is harder than it seems. I don't want to live my life always five or 10 or 30 pounds away from being okay with myself.