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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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 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 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.

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.

What I Learned During My Day As a Model

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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...