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How the 'Cell Phone Diet' Works

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Every time her cell phone rings, my patient, Rose, hears the Rocky theme. Each time she looks at her cell phone, she sees her target picture. It is a photoshopped picture of herself at her goal weight.

New Eating Disorder Book Helps Young Girl

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

Recently, a woman called me to tell me how her daughter was doing great recovering from an eating disorder with the help of a book called 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, by Carolyn Costin. The woman wanted me to pass the news along to the author.

Bloody Aftermath of the Diet Wars

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Not only is there major disagreement over the amount (and type) of protein we should be eating, but there's wild disagreement over the role of fat, the importance of carbs, the value of exercise, the need for calorie counting, and just about anything else you can think of.

Let Them Eat Rice

William M. O'Barr | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
William M. O'Barr

It appears that all diet programs operate on the principle of calorie reduction. How they go about it is what differs.

The Best Time To Relax (The Answer May Surprise You)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If I were to ask, "When is the best time to relax?" you'd probably say, "When you're feeling stressed." True, that would be the best time to intervene with relaxation. But when is the best time to utilize relaxation in all its calming potency? The answer may surprise you: right before you eat.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

Getting The Lowdown On Your Metabolism

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Have you worked out every single day since Labor Day, eaten a healthy, well-proportioned diet and still haven't lost a pound? There are two things I want you to know: 1) You are not alone, and 2) it may not be your fault. Isn't that the best news you've heard all day?

The Truth About Smaller And Most Frequent Meals, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When celebrity chef, Rocco DiSpirito, joined me on Mondays with Marlo he told me the truth about eating six small meals a day versus the traditional t...

You Live in Your Body, Not Your Doctor -- Part I

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

The human body is the most precise instrument on our planet. It puts a Formula 1 Ferrari to shame. Use your health care providers like a pit stop crew, but remember you are the driver. You win the trophy at the end of the race, not the crew.

Geneen Roth on Dr. Oz, Food and Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last we spoke, Roth and I were discussing her book, Lost and Found. That was more than a year ago. Then, last week, there she was, having a heart-to-heart discussion with a group of binge eaters on The Dr. Oz Show.

'Intuitive Eating' Authors on Freeing Yourself From Chronic Dieting

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Two decades ago, this pioneering pair of nutritionists followed their own intuition by trading in menu plans and other tools of their trade for an unconventional, unproven approach. Today, there are 25 studies validating its effectiveness and no shortage of testimonials from intuitive eaters

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes? Part II

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How do we confront making changes, particularly with food choices? First of all, I don't use the word "diet." It implies you need to "die" to do it, which does not inspire me at all.

I Lost Weight in 2 Weeks by Giving Up Eating Everything White

Vicky Tiel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Style
Vicky Tiel

I must tell all you ladies how I lost 10 pounds in two weeks by giving up eating everything white! Here is how it happened.

What I Want My Daughter To Understand About Her Body

Babble.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

My 7-year-old daughter doesn't need to grow up wondering if she needs to go on a diet because her mom went on a diet.

Experts Speak Out About the Harmful Effects of Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When the conclusions of a recent study gave a surprising endorsement to yoyo dieting, I asked my colleagues, experts in intuitive eating and mindful e...

Weight Watchers Sells Diet Wine In The U.K., Australia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

Weight Watchers has plenty of branded products on the market, but alcohol? The diet service is partnering with McWilliams Wins to create a range of lo...

McNuggets of Wisdom for New Moms

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Any girl who's ever been overweight knows to NEVER throw out the fat clothes. Its a slippery slope to skinny, and discarding clothes you've outgrown is just tempting the fat gods to slather you with their lard wands.

Find Joy In The Most Unexpected Places

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

By breaking free from the cycle of equating our only joy with food, we free ourselves -- not only to meet our weight loss or other health-related goals, but also to really appreciate everything around us.

Weighty Situations

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I'm allergic to many foods. Soon after eating them, I break out in fat.

Fearless Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Many people struggle against fear to find balance in their eating. We're bombarded with confusing and sometimes conflicting nutrition information -- even mom said "clean your plate" and "save room for dessert."

How To Control Your Sugar Intake, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning Dr. Oz, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo, and we had such a great talk about healthy eating habits. He told me how importan...

I Went On A Diet At 9, And It Took Me A Decade To Make Peace With Food

Salon | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Once, when I was nine years old, my older sister—then 15—invited me to her room. This in itself was an honor and a privilege, but today there was ...

Weight Watchers Changed My Life And My Style

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

Growing up my mother would beseech me to eat more. She complained that I was too skinny; she said I looked like I'd just escaped from a prison. Ironically, I take after her, and had always been tall and scrawny. My weight gradually increased, but since I'd never stepped on a scale before, I didn't think to start now. In fact, I didn't notice at all.

Body-Image Innovator Tiffany Stewart on Preventing Eating Disorders

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

To give voice to all those who suffer silently with bad body image, Tiffany Stewart, the director of Louisana State University's Behavior Technology Laboratory, posted the most poignant answers on Emerge, her burgeoning website.

Keep That Swimsuit Body While on Vacation

Travelzoo | Posted 12.06.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

Vacation: a time to eat, sleep, drink and relax. Vacation: not a time to go to the gym or count calories. It's also a time that usually ends up forcing me to hit the treadmill for extra hours upon my return home. Here are some tips and tricks I've learned on staying healthy and active while away!