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The Science of Fat: What We Don't Know Will Hurt You

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...

9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.

Alone With Pie (From Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences)

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event.

5 Tips to a Healthy You, From a Health Coach Who's Been There

Lauren Solomon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Solomon

In my career as an image consultant, I focus on helping people look and feel their best -- and guide them towards becoming their personal best. In add...

Baked Purple Sweet Potato Skins

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This recipe wouldn't be as tasty without the melted Mexican cheese and refreshing cilantro-topped sour cream.

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Not Working

Angeles Burke | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

If you are trying to lose weight or know that a diet will be calling your name in the near future, below you will find some tips to keep in your fat shredding tool box so that you can get the most out of your diet and stop the madness without having to start over.

Top Reasons Most Diets Don't Work

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Americans spend over $61 billion each year on weight loss products, many of which are empty promises or get-thin-quick gimmicks that are too good to b...

Confessions of a Reformed Dieting Junkie

Katerina Pozzi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi

With years of experimental dieting behind me, I have finally settled on eating food that makes me feel good, which can basically be summarized as lots of vegetables, some meat and grain, and almost exclusively organic, seasonal, humanely-raised, and local ingredients... interspersed with occasional, delicious -- if not healthy -- treats.

10 Foods Overweight People Eat Regularly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Winnie Yu | Posted 11.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Not all foods are created equal when it comes to the impact on body weight. Some are higher in calories than others. ...

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What to Do About It

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Developing the techniques and skills to avoid feeling overwhelmed and relieving it if it happens are key to solving the problem. Here are a few of the habits I've learned and teach that are a good start to getting a handle on it.

Get Off of the Tightrope and onto the Path

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindful eating is a wide path that's nearly impossible to fall off of. You have flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation. When you make a choice that doesn't work out well, you simply observe the consequences, learn from your mistakes, and keep going.

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, looking at the never-ending parade of quick-fix contestants, we cannot say which diet is best -- because none is.

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

We binge to take care of needs that aren't being met elsewhere in our lives. Excessive overeating is a message from our inner selves begging for us to slow down, stop and look inside.

Whole Grains and Half-Witted Notions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whole grains have figured prominently in human diets for roughly 15,000 years. They figure prominently in the diets of the healthiest populations alive today. And unlike the mostly extinct choices of our Stone Age ancestors, they are available to us today.

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.

Sick of the 'Love Your Body at Any Size' Campaigns?

Jenn Hand | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Jenn Hand

We aren't born hating our bodies. Somewhere along the way we learn that we need to be thinner, smaller, skinnier to be better. And the good news is that with a little digging, we can unlearn all of it, as well.

Dieting Must Die

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Dieting is a short-term, get-on-then-get-back-off approach to the permanent challenge of losing weight and finding health. It has been tested rather generously, and it does not work. Perpetuating a method proven so robustly to be a massive failure is, at best, foolish.

For Those of Us With a Dieter's Mentality, Halloween Is Scary for All the Wrong Reasons

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle...

Overeating at Work? Try This

Katie Seaver | Posted 10.26.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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.