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Dieting on the job ... and at home

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I'm not like many people--I never worked outside the home. I went to college. Got my degree. Then worked for my mom as a graphic designer in her home-...

Just for today...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Several Wednesday nights ago at my weight loss meeting a new member joined our group. I'll call her Amy. This was her first time following any diet (y...

I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You CAN lose weight - and KEEP it off. Do you believe that? If you do, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ... No, seriously. Here's the story of that famo...

Out of Your Mind: Eating With Your Body

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Think about your last meal. Were you at the table, tasting, smelling its aroma, feeling its texture as you chewed? Or were you in your mind, mentally lining up the next thing on your to-do list.

A Fresh Start

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Why does a new notebook feel so good? (Or maybe you can relate better to a brand new food journal.) It's more than just a clean writing space ... it'...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND WE DON'T DRINK ENOUGH!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Seventy Percent! That's the number to remember this week. If something makes up 70% of your body, you'd think it was pretty important. Yup. This week'...

'Summer Reading to Prevent the 'Freshman 15'

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Are you worried about gaining the infamous "freshman fifteen" this fall? If so, there are five books you may want to check out this summer.

Practice. Practice. Practice

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You've done it before a million times. Maybe you're presenting at a meeting or confronting a co-worker on an issue. You run through it in your mind,...

Another Photoshop Debacle

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Here we go again. Didn't we learn anything from the Ralph Lauren photoshopping incident last year? See a clip of Crystal Renn, a "plus sized model" discussing her outrage at being made to look thinner in a recent photo shoot.

Frustrations in Chip Counting

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever since I started writing my blog I vowed I would write about counting potato chips. Some of you will think this is "over the top", but others will...

Mom, It's Not Your Fault

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Historically, mothers have been falsely blamed for eating disorders. This must stop.

Weight Loss: Why the Jenny Craig Diet Will Fail in France

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Developing a fear of obesity, and setting people up to "diet" with standardized packaged meals as opposed to simply educating as to how to eat better and less is setting people up to fail.

Bricks, Goals and Will Smith ... Say WHAT?

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

Goal setting. You hear the phrase all the time. "Set your goals and you will have a better chance of achieving them." I have to be honest. I was nev...

Pasta For Pop: Celebrating Dad's Best Friend, Carbs

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

In the grand scheme of creamy, cheesy Italian favorites, Linguine with Littlenecks, tomatoes, and corn is not such bad behavior.

The Dieting Dilemma: Oprah Finally Gets It

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Oprah was hooked on the fanatasy that having a different body would heal her deepest wounds and release her into a life of internal ease. In fact, years of dieting did nothing of the sort for Oprah

Jillian Michael's Cleanse and Burn: Expensive Laxative or Effective Weight Loss Supplement?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Follow in Beyonce's stilettoed footsteps and cleanse to lose weight or jump start a weight loss plan. Gwyneth Paltrow and Dr. Gittleman recommend detoxing for health purposes.

Why the New Atkins Diet Won't Work Any Better Than the Old One

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Ask yourself, have you even met anyone on Atkins' who kept the weight off for five years? I'll bet not.

Mayo Clinic's Guide to Healthy Ethnic Cuisine

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

These suggestions will help you savor the exotic, while keeping calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium under control.

Fast Food Culture: Is It Speeding Up Our Minds?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New science is now suggesting that fast food may be doubly unhealthy--not only nutritionally damaging but psychologically detrimental as well.

Kraft To Cut Salt In Its North American Foods

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kraft Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will cut the salt in its products that are sold in North America by an average of 10 pe...

Dieting Through The Hardships Of Life

Kim Bensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Bensen

When I started my "bajillionth" and last diet in 2001, I didn't tell anyone except my girlfriend Cathy, my husband Mark, and my children that I was...

A High Protein Diet Won't Make You Lose Weight Long Term: In Fact, It May Make You Fatter

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

It's resoundingly clear in that a plant-based diet is both preventative and healing, whereas a diet high in animal protein is destructive to our health. High protein diets not only makes us sick, but also fat.

Gene Test Claims To Show What Diet Works Best

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Diet not working? Blame your genes. That's the pitch behind a new test that claims to show whether people will do better on a low-fat or a low-carb we...

8 Overlooked Diet Mistakes That Put the Pounds Back on

Tom Venuto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Venuto

Rather than worrying about the minutiae of your diet plan, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb, Mediterranean or Okinawan, I propose that if you focus on these 8 issues, you'll start getting more lasting results.

What If We Changed the Question

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

A few years ago (more than I'd care to admit) I went to a parenting conference that challenged the attending moms and dads to ask ourselves, "How you...