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Will You Ever Reach Your Goal?

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

When I started dieting again in 2001 for the bajillionth time, I didn't believe I would ever be thin. However, I did believe that I could lose one pound. And that's all I needed to get me started.

Mindfully Choose What You Will Mindlessly Overeat

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If you resent portion control and calorie counting, you can overeat and not bother with being mindful of fullness as long as what you overeat is low in caloric density.

The Best Valentine's Day Gift For A Mindful Eater

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

If you are contemplating what to get your sweetie for Valentine's Day, you may want to reconsider chocolate if he or she has made healthy eating his o...

Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Controversy

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

While her heart is in the right place, Michelle may not have considered or been familiar with the delicate balance between preventing obesity and triggering eating disorders.

Photoshopping Hall of Shame

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Albers

Welcome to the photoshop hall of shame courtesy of Newsweek entitled, "Unattainable Beauty" (Click Here). It's likely that you heard about the Ralph L...

The 10 Things You Need to Eat: Nuts

Dave Lieberman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Lieberman

People who eat almonds, peanuts, walnuts and other nuts as part of a diet program are more likely to lose weight than gain it, and are more likely to report feeling satiated after meals.

Movie Therapy For Mindless Eaters

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

Movies aren't just entertaining. Every now and then a good flick can teach you something important and transform your feelings and actions.

The 10 Things You Need To Eat: Quinoa

Dave Lieberman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dave Lieberman

Most Americans have no idea what quinoa is, let alone how to pronounce it (keen-wah). But here's why it's something you should absolutely have on your plate.

Top 10 Reasons to Put Your Scale in the Trash

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

If you have a love-hate relationship with your scale, I highly recommend that you break up with your scale once and for all. Throw away your scale. Hide it. Tuck it into the back corner of your basement.

Get to Know: Clean Plates

Nancy Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Marks

Clean Plates gives you well-rounded nutritional advice and reviews "civilian" as well as vegan and vegetarian restaurants in New York City.

Diet And Exercise for People Who Don't Diet or Exercise

Michelle Madhok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michelle Madhok

It's January, which means everyone is resolving to eat healthier, exercise more or lose weight. We all know how hard those resolutions are to keep, so here are some items to make it easier.

America Wasn't Born Fat

Harley Pasternak | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harley Pasternak

The alarming obesity rate in the U.S. can be distilled to one basic truth: Americans consume more calories than they burn. It's a fact. And, I hate to be so blunt, but America wasn't born fat.

Serving Size Lies: 6 Potato Chips Anyone?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Don't you hate serving size lies? These guidelines aren't for people who actually eat. I adore Kettle brand potato chips, for example. But I'm sorry, one bag is NOT five servings.

Surviving Holiday Mindless Eating

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

Even people who work very hard at eating right can slip into mindless eating now and then. If you happen to make an "oops," here are some suggestions for dealing with the Mindless Eating Blues.

What Did You Eat Today?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

What I ask people to do is to get on the scale every day. Yes, every day. Write down your weight each day and average it out over the course of a week. This keeps you awake and aware to what is going on.

Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

nytimes.com | Gretchen Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Few people, an overwhelming body of research shows, achieve significant weight loss with exercise alone, not without changing their eating habits. A n...

A Week Without the "F" Word: 5 Ways to End Fat Talk

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

Can you go a week without using the F word? If you're not sure, here is your chance to give it a try.

Sleep: Mother Nature's Weight Loss / Health Gain Drug

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

If weight loss and health gain top your list this decade, I've got one piece of advice that's sure to melt pounds and boost energy, for a net health gain.

A New New Year's Resolution: Redefining the Tradition

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cicily Janus

I resolve to make a list this year of things that will lessen my personal ignorance to larger issues at hand.

Diet Books: Lose The Thanksgiving 5 Pounds Before They Become The Christmas 10 (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Most of the weight we gain every year is during the holidays, the kick off is Thanksgiving. Why wait for New Year's to make a run at those extra pound...

Cowboys Have Eating Disorders Too

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

Men have eating disorders too. This cowboy, who rides horses and wears a hat, wasn't ashamed to admit that overeating is more than just annoying. It was a major problem that was jeopardizing his health.

New Required Reading for Dieters

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

We are a nation of armchair dieters, who love to curl up with a good dieting guide. What do you consider sane, fresh, new required-diet reading?

A Cleanse by Any Other Name... Is Still a Crash Diet!

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Should you or shouldn't you delve into the most ascetic, self-denying type of diet known to man short of complete fasting?

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

4 Steps To Ensure You'll Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

If you've made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, chances are your resolve doesn't last very long. But if you follow these simple steps, you're more likely to keep your resolution--and keep off the weight.