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Diets for the Lost and Mortified

Mark Morford | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Are these people sick? Are they dying? Are they toothless and limbless and cannot feed themselves without spilling hot soup onto the rug? Are they Lady Gaga? No, they are not. What they're doing, of course, is taking part in a radical new diet. You know, for morons.

7 Days To Change The Way You Eat, Day 2: Make Your Lunch Without Animal Products

Kathy Freston | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

The established diet of choice for the past few decades has been one full of animal protein and low on carbs, and if you look around, the population hasn't been getting any slimmer.

7 Days To Change The Way You Eat, Day 1: Have A Hearty Breakfast

Kathy Freston | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you feed yourself what your body needs when it needs it, that's love. So give your bod some TLC and sit down and enjoy a good, substantial breakfast.

Challenge: 7 Days To Change The Way You Eat

Kathy Freston | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Whether you've been working against 10 pounds or 200, losing weight and keeping it off can be one of the toughest challenges. What I'm here to tell you is that weight loss doesn't have to be hard!

Why the Bathroom Scale May Not Always Be a Dieter's Best Friend

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The number that the scale registers has absolutely no reflection on who you are as a person. And, like me, you just might find that paying attention to other indicators proves to be a healthier -- and happier -- way to track your fabulosity.

Diets Are Like Antacids: It's Time for a Paradigm Shift

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When nutrition, fitness, and self-care are approached with a non-diet, mindful eating paradigm, people are able to relearn to balance eating for enjoyment with eating for health, rediscover joy in physical activity, and meet their true needs in more fulfilling, satisfying ways.

5 Unhealthy Thoughts Women Have

Thought Catalog | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

Girls are strange, mystical creatures -- like unicorns with boobs. It's cool if dudes don't understand us, but it's a problem when we don't even under...

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.