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Overeating at Work? Try This

Katie Seaver | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Seaver

You let your falafel wrap just be a falafel wrap. Not a complete respite from the grind of your day. And when you're not counting on your lunch to be your savior, it's a lot easier to stop when you're full.

The Body Trust Revolution

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

We cannot simply hope that this will subtly improve or that the next generation of women will have a less shaming experience living in their bodies.

10 Strange Tricks to Lose Belly Fat

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

Do not ruin the experience of life by worrying all the time about eating unhealthy or not exercising. Healthy living is not a 5K race but a marathon -- being healthy is about long-term habits.

The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

It isn't often that an entire medical consensus changes, and it has certainly created quite a stir. But it actually isn't bad news. It's important to understand the root causes of life-threatening diseases and implement effective strategies and treatment plans to save lives.

Apple or Ice Cream? The Mechanics of a Healthy Choice

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why is dietary self-control so difficult, even when we know full well what's at stake and what's right? It's not helpful at all to say simply that some people have more willpower. What's going on, at the most fundamental cognitive level, that leads to good and bad dietary decisions?

I Thought I'd Be Happy (The Biggest Myth of Weight Loss)

Allison Barberi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Barberi

Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weight was still there. I wish I had known that's how things would end up being.

Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

I'm suggesting that you think the same way about the calories you are willing to "buy." Put a dollar sign in front of a calorie count as you look at the nutrition label on products you eat. Is it worth it, or is it wasted? Will it leave you wanting more? Does it meet your requirements? Is it more than you're willing to pay, for what you get?

What You Should Eat, and Why You Should Eat It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For the span of a month, cutting fat produced better overall results in identical twin doctors. But that's not the point. The point is they both agreed that neither, restricted diet was something they would be inclined to maintain.

5 Reasons You Should Break Your Own Diet Rules

Jen Picicci | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Picicci

You are your most valuable asset, and you're also stuck with yourself for a long, long time. With that in mind, use last night's cookie hoedown as a way to figure out the ways in which you need to take better care of yourself instead of yelling at yourself for the next three days.

Quit Turning Your Food Rules Up to 11

Jen Picicci | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Picicci

What you need is a middle ground. It's really okay to have a green smoothie for breakfast but at lunch eat a giant meat sandwich. Or once in a while you can have a piece of cheesecake for dinner and still be totally okay with it and still love yourself.

Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Loss?

Elle Penner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

As it turns out, the study doesn't actually prove that low-carb diets lead to greater weight loss compared to low-fat diets. Instead, it shows consuming fewer carbohydrates may increase protein consumption, and something about that combination seems to enhance weight loss -- however, the cause is not yet clear.

Diet Research, Stuck in the Stone Age

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This was a study designed to generate a predictably useless, misleading, and potentially harmful answer to an egregiously silly and perhaps even willfully disingenuous question. If science were generally this bad, we would never have exited the Stone Age.

The Weight of Valuing Myself

Karen Cigna | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

Are you willing to embrace the weight of valuing yourself from the inside out and give up valuing yourself by your body weight which is merely a number on a scale, which can not tell you anything about your true worth?

Sometimes We Can Look to the Smallest Revelations as Proof That We Haven't Given Up All Hope

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Growing up heavy (okay, fat), I quickly learned the best way to pose for pictures. After all, I knew I was very large, but on some weird level, I must...

I Am a Woman Reclaiming Body Trust

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

My hunger, my appetites, my longings, my skin, my bones, my size are mine for the taking. I take back my worthiness, my belonging in the world of beautiful and diverse beings. I live without apology for the straight lines and curves, living tissue, vulnerable heart that hold my living, breathing manifested story.

It's Official! Juice Cleanses Are Worse Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy

If you ever thought the idea of a juice cleanse sounded appealing, maybe it's time to rethink some life choices. "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon i...

The Keys to Good Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewhere in between.

4 Good Reasons Why Weighing Yourself Is A Bad Idea

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I used to weigh myself two times a day all through college and until I had my first child -- and began again after my second was born. It started because the daily dorm breakfast of buttered cinnamon toast (three slices) ended up pushing on the seams of my jeans. When I finally got on the scale - it turned out I was up 8 pounds - Never had a weight issue before and now I was freaked.

Weighting

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

The less you are trying to please the eyes of the world, the more you will find pleasure, expression and love for yourself.

This Is The Only Real Constant In Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Children may grow up and leave. Husbands, jobs, finances may come and go. Residences, hair color, and bra size may change. Sometimes it seems that, for many of us, the only constant in our lives is the desire to lose weight.

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

Sally Swanson | Posted 09.27.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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.