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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!

Dieting: America's Favorite Pastime?

Richard Simmons | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Simmons

I can hear you now: "But Richard, dieting is not a hobby!" Well, if you're taking into account the classic definition of the word "hobby," you're probably right. But that's really not my point.

Tis the Season for Celeriac, the Other Root Vegetable

Marilinda Hodgdon | Posted 12.12.2011 | Food
Marilinda Hodgdon

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The Madness of Get Thin Quick Schemes

Donna Simpson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News
Donna Simpson

My roommate and I were living in a pretty bad part of town but it never dawned on me until I noticed all the skinny drug addicts running around. Now this seemed like a great risk/reward situation.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Weight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents
Dr. Susan Albers

Focus on health not weight. The message should not be about being "thin." Instead, it is about being healthy. Healthy means being strong, eating nutritious food and getting exercise.

Whining and Dining in NYC

Seth Greenberg | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Seth Greenberg

NYC is home of the best restaurants in the world and Advertising Week is another excuse to meet with partners and talk shop over seven course French cuisine, but for some reason I decided to go on a diet.

Whose Weight Is It Anyway?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.19.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

It was true; I had been dieting throughout all my teen and adult life. My weight, it seemed, was never what other people thought it should be.

Looking To Get Healthier? Try Going Vegan For 3 Weeks

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

It is becoming all the more evident that a nutrient-dense, high-fiber diet can not only tame obesity, but it can prevent and reverse the killer diseases of our time: heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even some kinds of cancer.

When 'Weight Talk' Becomes Problematic

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I am definitely a proponent of healthy eating and exercise. I believe that it is important to be healthy at whatever number you are on the scale.

'How I Got Healthier -- And Stayed That Way'

Health.com | Tina Haupert | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living

I spent last weekend at the Healthy Living Summit in Philadelphia along with 225 health and fitness enthusiasts. The two-day conference was a grea...

The American 'Food Fight'

Tony Horton | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Horton

The real issue for most Americas isn't the type of diet, but the quality of their diet. Processed junk loaded with fat, sugar, salt and chemicals doesn't satisfy you nutritionally ...

The Pistachio Effect

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Food
Dr. Susan Albers

The next time you have a craving for nuts it may be worth taking a scoop of pistachios in their shells. It's nice when a snack food can help you to naturally and easily eat more mindfully.

Catherine Pearson

Diet Sabotage: Nearly 1 In 5 Calorie Counts Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Scanning stated calorie contents before ordering a meal might seem like a good bet in terms of losing weight, but a new study suggests the numbers you...

Emma Gray

10 Fad Diets To Never Try

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Over the last few months there has been a lot of talk about the best diet. (Check out U.S. News' evaluation of 20 popular diets, for instance -- the D...

Watch: America's Obesity Epidemic Growing At Alarming Rate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom. Colorado is now the only state in the na...