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Dieting

My Harvard Speech

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The media is so numerous today and they all convey the image of a thin woman. We will do our best, but it will be impossible to fight this widespread idea of thinness all by ourselves. Everybody must do their part.

Sizes of Food Orders Are Affected by the Need for Status

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

An interesting recent study suggests that the size of a portion that someone orders can be influenced by their need to enhance their status.

How Do You Do Food?

Lisa Turner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Develop a healthy relationship with your body. Take the act of eating out of the mind and back to the belly, and trust the wisdom of your body to know when, what and how much to eat.

Girls, Boys and Body Image

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Girls are socialized to talk and share. The social networking of Thinspo and hunger blogs exemplify that. Boys don't tend to discuss their weight with each other.

The Secret Ingredient of the Juice Cleanse: Nausea

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Flanagan

It's juice cleanse day for my daughter, Julie, and me. We decided weeks ago, after too many days of too much garbage, that we'd try a cleanse.

Why Losing Weight Doesn't Make It All Better

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Losing weight isn't just a physical change for women. In fact, the emotional upheaval caused by weight loss can be devastating.

What Can We Learn From Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results About Our Own Addictions?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Along with the impact Ms. Houston had on my life (by contributing to my life's soundtrack on so many occasions), there's also the fact that I can relate to life-threatening addictions and the "hold" that something dangerous can have over one's self.

'My 600-lb Life: Where are They Now?'

Posted 03.27.2012 | TV

The morbidly obese people featured on "My 600-lb Life" were followed over a seven-year period as they dieted and worked so very hard to lose weight af...

Five Diet Myths Debunked!

Marisa Moore | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices
Marisa Moore

It's the first of spring. What better time to clear out dusty old myths for the truth... Here are some of the ones I've heard recently about diets and dieting that aren't true. Take a look and let me know the other ones you're wondering about.

All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned Interviewing Celebrities

Robyn Brown | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Robyn Brown

As busy and relentless as Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie's schedule may be, she is not squeezing forty hours a week processing dental patient invoices in between her workouts.

The Moment I Knew I Didn't Need To Diet (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Our readers have taken an interesting spin on our exciting new project, The Moment I Knew. We had originally suggested you tell us about "The Momen...

How To Break Bad Habits And Form Good Ones

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Most dieters need to learn a number of other cognitive and behavioral techniques to lose weight and keep it off. But a new habit of planned eating is crucial for success.

Navigating The Oscar Party: 5 Strategies To Combat Food Social Pressure

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The Academy Awards are the female version of the NCAA Final Four. There's no better excuse for a little gal-pal get together, but spending time with the girls can be a double-edged sword.

'Fat Chef': Maggie Hides Her Lap Band Surgery From Trainers

Posted 02.24.2012 | TV

There have been some success stories coming out of "Fat Chef" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on Food Network), most notably Big Mike's amazing transformation, but...

What Does Food Have to Do With Fashion?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alexis Sclamberg

If you know more about seasonal fashion trends than seasonal food options, or spend more time in the morning thinking about what you're going to wear rather than what you're going to eat, listen up.

The Surprising Benefits Of Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Intuitively, it makes sense that mindful eating is helpful to overeaters. So how does it also help people who have other problematic eating habits?

Dieting: Let The Blame Game Begin!

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Dieting violates my basic philosophy of life, which is that life is too short to deny yourself things you love, and I happen to love food.

5 Recipes For A Healthy (And Fun) Super Bowl Party

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

You want to be celebrating out with friends or having friends over to your house. Whether you're in a potluck scenario or just going to a bar to watch the game, I wanted to offer five great recipes -- three snacks, one dessert and one cocktail -- that are sure to please both your guests and your waistline.

10 Psychological Tricks for Eating Girl Scout Cookies Mindfully

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

It's that time of year again for some of the best cookies on earth. How can you resist buying a box (or five) from your favorite schoolgirl? Let's face it. Those little cookies are hard to eat mindfully.

6 Reasons To Stop Dieting

Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Lisa Eisenstadt | The Daily Muse It seems like there's a new fad diet or food "discovery" nearly every day that promises to help us lose weight and...

Why Fad Diets Are A Don’t

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

What do Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Kourtney Kardashian have in common? A nasty three-letter word. Can't figure it out? It's F-A-D. As in fad diet.

Fourteen Weight Loss Do's

Nancy Deville | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Rather than try and fail at another diet this new year, why not take a more strategic approach by making your goal optimal health?

The Fat on Dieting in the New Year

Jane Shure | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

A word to the wise -- resist the urge to "diet." Read the research: Diets don't work, they make matters worse. Modifying how you eat and maintaining the changes is fine and makes sense. That's not dieting.

I'm With Stupid: Setting My Own Stupid Record Straight

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Are you freaking kidding me? I go on a health-food cleanse for one week, and Hostess suddenly files for bankruptcy? Come on. Was I seriously the last person keeping the company afloat?

Who Says Genetically-Overweight People Can't Get Thin?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Rarely are we ever content with what the genetic fairy leaves under our pillow. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Your given gene pool and the obstacles that you face don't have to map out your weight loss future.