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'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.

12 Things Women Wish Men Knew

Heather Robinson | Posted 03.12.2012 | Women
Heather Robinson

Ah, the eternal question: What do women really want? (Hint: It's not a vacuum cleaner or thigh master.) Here are twelve things we actually do care about. Feel free to take notes!

Behind The Search For The 'Best' Diet

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As you likely know, U.S. News and World Report released a list of "best diets" to coincide with the annual bumper crop of weight loss resolutions as the new year begins. I was privileged to be one of the 22 judges.

Maybe You Should Stop Dieting?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

At the beginning of each year, I hear men and women groaning about their holiday overeating, and comparing the benefits of various diets. And January blogs and newspapers are full of endless diet advice. But what if diets are the problem?

10 Ways To Eat Mindfully During The Holidays

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you get overwhelmed and irritated by all the dieting articles during the holidays? Most people do. This year try a different approach.

Holiday Cookie Recipes That Won't Betray Your Waist

AARP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

I'm committed to my health lifestyle, but the idea of a holiday without cookies makes me really sad. That's why I was so excited to find not just one,...

12 Little Daily Tricks To Find Your Healthy Weight

Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Girdwain We get it: You want to lose the jiggle but don't want to blacklist your favorite eats, count every single calorie, or overdos...

How To Avoid Binge Eating On Thanksgiving

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

We like to show our love to others with our food, but we can show this love more powerfully with words of compassion and kindness. Remember, it's really not about the food!

Thanksgiving Dinner Calories: Don't Ask

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We should remember that Thanksgiving is about having a good time in the kitchen and having more fun at the meal.

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain The Smart Way: Rationalization

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Lamond Simone

If you eat between midnight and six, the calories don't count. They're still there somewhere, but your body just says, "Eh, we'll let this one go. We're too tired to count right now." Voila!

Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.04.2012 | College
Dr. Susan Albers

A recent study from Ohio State reconfirms that the freshman fifteen may actually be a "myth." Can you hear a collective sigh of relief from students all over the country?

Open Letter to First Lady Michelle Obama

Darryl Roberts | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents
Darryl Roberts

If we could institutionalize your great message of exercise and eating a balanced meal, instead of dieting and focusing on losing weight, millions of people would be empowered to become healthy in a realistic way.

Teen Obesity: Are High Schools To Blame?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

What keeps people from being able to lose weight? It's often said to be a lack of motivation, but for obese teens, the problem might be a lack of heal...

Must-See New Movie and 10 Easy Tips to Boost Your Body Image

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.18.2011 | Women
Dr. Susan Albers

Are you interested in helping women improve their body image and changing how women are depicted in the media? If so, here are ten easy things you can do to help!