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It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.

5 Healthy Treats You Don't Have To Feel Guilty About

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Nostalgic as the ice cream truck jingle sounds, the high sugar, high-fat treats it dishes up aren...

How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

7 Ways To Easily Increase Your Willpower

Business Insider | Eric Barker | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities. But what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit...

Do You Know Why You Eat? The Key to Losing Weight

David Bedrick | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Few people are aware of the meaning or purpose of their eating patterns and tendencies; most simply parrot back what they have been taught about the reasons they have addictions or compulsions.

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

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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.

What I Learned During My Day As a Model

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

I love my body. Despite constant messages piped into our brains telling us we're not supposed to, I f*cking love my body.

Gluten-Free Intolerance

Celia Kaye | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

To me, and possibly others who cannot tolerate gluten, it doesn't matter much whether it's a fad, or if "gluten intolerance" is a proper scientific term, or if my declining the bread basket at a dinner vexes someone else at the table.

The One Word This Nutritionist Can't Stand

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Let go of your negative associations with eating, with certain foods, with weight and expectations. Stop depriving yourself. Stop trying to define moderation. Stop placing blame and instead choose to be mindful.

5 Reasons We Keep Doing Something That Results in Failure

Lorie Eber | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

It's time to realize that no diet is ever going to work in the long run. The only answer is to learn how to slowly change those habits. Habit change is a slow process, but the only way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

The 3 Worst Diets I Ever Tried

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Food has been my best friend, my boyfriend and my enemy since... like... birth. I started drinking milkshakes from the soda fountain at Woolworth's at 3-months-old and it's been a battle ever since.

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Lose Those Last 5 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty

Never mind the "Freshman 15." It's the "Fifty 5" that is the real killer. Once you hit midlife, losing those final five pounds just becomes near-impos...

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Experts agree that since the body uses calories from different nutrients in different ways, the key to successful weight loss is paying attention to more than just the numbers on a box.

5 Weight Loss Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I've been around the dieting block a couple of times myself. OK, more than a couple. Right now, I'm in that unenviable spot of having no clothes that fit comfortably while I'm in a stare-down contest with summer. Who's going to blink first: My need to lose my winter poundage or that bathing suit I won't wear unless I do?

5 Reasons Most Diets Fail (and How to Succeed)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Haven't you known someone who was very overweight and said they don't eat that much? They may not be lying. They have just damaged their metabolism by yo-yo dieting.

Our Diets and Our Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For most of us, it's time to stop rolling our eyes at non-existent conspiracies, and actually attempt to eat well and be active. It means there is no scapegoat to blame for all our ills, and no silver bullet to save us.

After the 'Guffaw' -- The Serious Face of Visible Trauma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some of you correctly noted that there really is nothing funny about trauma to the face and head. There was a tangential point to make about our societal idiocy when it comes to quick-fix-weight-loss-by-any-means, and I made it. But then what? What comes after the... "guffaw"?

Why You'll Never Have to Diet Again

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Fad diets might be appealing to quickly shed pounds, but they don't lead to lasting weight loss. The key to reaching a healthy weight and staying there is banishing those bad habits and replacing them with healthy, long-lasting routines.

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.

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

I Think My Diet Is Trying to Kill Me

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

I know when I'm beaten. This diet isn't messing around. Next time, I may not be so lucky.

The Arrogance of Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Trade in the arrogance of dieting for the confidence of body wisdom! Mindful eating is a non-judgmental, flexible approach that frees you up to focus on living your life instead of counting, weighing, measuring and obsessing about food.

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

The Ups and Downs of Being On or Off a Diet

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Even though very young, I realized that being "on" the diet that my parents prescribed was very different than when I was "off" of it.