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Being Beautiful Is Not a Profession

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I learned very young that a woman's power came from her looks. Specifically, my beauty, or lack there of, was how my worth was measured.

The 2014 'Thigh Gap': The Bikini Bridge

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Talk to our girls about the dangers associated with excessive dietary restraint and exercising. Encourage them to develop passions that are unrelated to losing weight.

Battlefield Work: Navigating the Diet Minefields of Your Office

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

My goal for this whole change was to teach myself to make the right choices in what I eat. I am two weeks in, and by no means are the choices a reflex, or really easy, but rather than feeling like I've been relegated to life as a bunny, I am learning to appreciate and understand the full impact of everything I consume.

America's Obesity Epidemic Is Not A Moral Failing

Food Riot | Posted 01.17.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

I don't feel like a monster if I want a candy bar. It's fine. I just eat the damn candy and move on with my life.

Back to Basics

Michele Redmon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

If you like Shakeology then by all means carry on. However, maybe instead of another quick fix, super shake, cleanse or gimmick it's time to get back to basics.

We Endure Five Days Of Fad Diets, Slowly Go Insane

Thrillist | Posted 03.15.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

We played Fad Diet Roulette: Over the course of five days, we strictly followed one diet daily.

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

The very idea of treating your body like a friend or a loved one, with love and kindness, may sound more like a recipe for overeating and body dissatisfaction than anything else.

Go Home Gwyneth Paltrow, You're Drunk (On Lentil Soup)

Jamila Rizvi | Posted 03.11.2014 | Celebrity
Jamila Rizvi

Memo to Gwyneth: 6 cups of hot water with a couple of random chickpeas floating in it, do not a soup make.

45 Days Until 45: Fitbits and Tidbits

Wendy Burch | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Burch

Look, dieting should not be all about deprivation. You don't want to be the girl pretending to enjoy a plate of lettuce, when everyone else is raving about the mushroom ravioli.

40 Brave Acts of Health and Wellness

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Whether it is boldly marching into a new yoga class by yourself or calling the doctor to schedule a test you've been avoiding, you often have to muster up all your courage to step outside of your comfortable box and tread into uncharted territory.

The New Year's Resolution Every Parent On The Planet Should Make

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

The jury is in: Diets and body shaming don't work. Think of all the energy and heartache that goes into losing and gaining those same 10 to 15 pounds. Can't we spare our children this fate?

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

'Please Join Me In Not Starting A Diet January 1st'

Posted 12.30.2013 | Women

Bestselling author Anne Lamott has a striking recommendation for anyone who has "lose weight" on their New Year's resolution list: Don't do it. I...

9 Ways Your Body Is Trying to Tell You That Your Diet Stinks

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

In an attempt to indicate that something is not right, the body usually sends a variety of warning signs, which we tend to dismiss faster than a 6 a.m. morning alarm. More often than not, we snooze these alarms with some sort of medication or quick fix, without thinking twice about the root of the problem.

Salad Shame

Alexandra Silver-Fagan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Silver-Fagan

I certainly know that my choice is my own, but the act of eating is social and thus the choices we make have become social topics. What upsets me the most however, is the fact that most people believe eating healthy translates to being uptight and/or mentally sick is preposterous.

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Healthy Living Conversations Better Left Off the Holiday Table

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

Surviving Two Family Holidays Healthfully

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Food
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

Luckily, there are strategies for surviving double holiday syndrome.

How One Woman Is Ending Her Body Image War

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.05.2013 | Women

One woman has resolved to end her war with her body -- and is writing about her journey on the Internet. Kelsey Miller, a staff writer at fashion ...

The Prima Cup: For a Woman's Special Time of the Day!

Reductress | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Prima Cup prevents food absorption by collecting all the food you eat in a soft silicone bell. This is great for women who want to hide their crippingly warped relationship with food from friends and coworkers.

Resolving to Lose Weight? Consider This First

David Bedrick | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Please, dear readers, be kind to yourselves and those around you who suffer from body shame and struggle with their weight. The violence and wounding is darker and deeper than you may think.

Don't Eat These 5 Foods And Lose Weight By Christmas

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty

OK, so you just indulged over the Thanksgiving table and now when you look at your reflection, you flash on one of those mirror scare scenes (I'm stuc...

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

5 Effective, Tactful Ways to Say 'No!' to Overeating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips: