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The Ups and Downs of Being On or Off a Diet

Gregg McBride | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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.

Why Photoshopping Is a Matter of Life and Death for Many Girls

Lori Day | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Unless you live in cave, these ubiquitous photographs of the famished female form will negatively affect most kids to some degree. The popular narrative that says otherwise is wrong, and is not supported by research.

10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

It seems I continually fight The Battle of the Bulge and the winner is the Bulge. Why, oh why, am I cursed with a slow metabolism, willpower that fails at the least temptation, and mood swings that are dependent on the bathroom scale?

Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.

6 Great Tips to Better Skin

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Beauty is not only skin deep. Instead, true beauty and great skin come from what we eat and how we live.

Three Tips To Banish Belly Fat, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to banishing belly fat, David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, had some great tips to share with us. First, David recommend...

70% Of Calories Come From This, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

To immediately cut calories out of your diet, David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, gave us some simple, easy tips. According to David, c...

A Simple Trick To Lose 10 Pounds In One Year, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, shared some simple, practical tips with us for healthy weight loss. “Find the best source of all...

Tricks For Cutting Calories While Drinking Alcohol, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to cutting down calories when consuming alcohol, David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, had some helpful tips for us. “Wat...

Portion Control While Dining Out, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, had some great insights to share with us about how to control portion sizes when eating out at restaur...

David Zinczenko With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so thrilled to have David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo! We talked about everything from banishing ...

The Truth About Diet Soda, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, explained why diet soda is actually so unhealthy, despite its deceptive lower calorie appeal. The i...

Why Diets Are So Bad For Your Body, From David Zinczenko (VIDEO)

Posted 03.31.2014 | MarloThomas

David Zinczenko, author of Eat It To Beat It!, had a refreshingly unconventional response to the question of whether or not to diet. “Don’t di...

What This Wildly Popular UK Diet Is Really Like

Posted 03.26.2014 | OWN

By Laura Fraser A college friend's mother was a marvelous cook, a woman who ate with gusto but never gained weight. The word diet didn't pass...

Weight-Loss Resistance and Choices

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight, per se, is not a choice. Addressing the variable challenge of weight management with insight, understanding and compassion certainly is. It's a choice we should all be making.

Diet and Health: There, There and Getting There

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.

How I Got Down to My Driver's License Weight

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I got down to my driver's license weight. I want to share with you how I did that. And just in case you're thinking what my husban...

5 Diet 'Miracles' You Might Want To Avoid

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The FDA often recalls these products after users experience life-threatening side effects.

How To Handle Social Events When You're Watching What You Eat

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: partying is no easy task when you’re watching what you eat, and dieting can be hard enough without the ruthless temptation of an endl...

11 Diet 'Rules' You Can Absolutely, Positively Break

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

With all the DOs and DON’Ts of dieting, losing weight can feel like a full time job. Not only do you have to monitor what you eat, but you need to b...

Are We the Biggest Losers?

Dr. Mandy Golman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Mandy Golman

We need a different approach. Teach someone to love their body and respect it at any shape or size, and then the healthy habits will follow.

Mastery, Masturbation and Members of an Angry Mob

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

But of course you see the problem. We are just picking poisons here. If we replace one way of eating badly with another and don't show health gains, does it prove that the first way of eating badly wasn't bad? No, it just shows that we have many flavors of poisons from which to choose.

Can (And Should) You Trust Yourself?

David DeSteno | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

If you believe future-you can't be trusted, you'll never even try to plan for the long term. Why save for retirement or eat healthfully if you think future-you will exploit the benefits you give him? To succeed, we need hope to spring eternal. We have to believe that we're trustworthy.

My Spouse's Weight Gain Is A 'Great Big Turn-Off For Me'

Roz Warren | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.

Dining Alone: The Stigma Behind Counting Calories in College

McKenzie Maxson | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
McKenzie Maxson

Many of my peers automatically associate counting calories with an eating disorder. A healthy lifestyle is something I have the right to, and for me, that includes calorie counting.