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How To Handle Social Events When You're Watching What You Eat

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: partying is no easy task when you’re watching what you eat, and dieting can be hard enough without the ruthless temptation of an endl...

11 Diet 'Rules' You Can Absolutely, Positively Break

Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

With all the DOs and DON’Ts of dieting, losing weight can feel like a full time job. Not only do you have to monitor what you eat, but you need to b...

Are We the Biggest Losers?

Dr. Mandy Golman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Mandy Golman

We need a different approach. Teach someone to love their body and respect it at any shape or size, and then the healthy habits will follow.

Mastery, Masturbation and Members of an Angry Mob

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

But of course you see the problem. We are just picking poisons here. If we replace one way of eating badly with another and don't show health gains, does it prove that the first way of eating badly wasn't bad? No, it just shows that we have many flavors of poisons from which to choose.

Can (And Should) You Trust Yourself?

David DeSteno | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

If you believe future-you can't be trusted, you'll never even try to plan for the long term. Why save for retirement or eat healthfully if you think future-you will exploit the benefits you give him? To succeed, we need hope to spring eternal. We have to believe that we're trustworthy.

My Spouse's Weight Gain Is A 'Great Big Turn-Off For Me'

Roz Warren | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.

Dining Alone: The Stigma Behind Counting Calories in College

McKenzie Maxson | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
McKenzie Maxson

Many of my peers automatically associate counting calories with an eating disorder. A healthy lifestyle is something I have the right to, and for me, that includes calorie counting.

Diet, Weight and Health: Confused Only If You Want To Be!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The New York Times once again allocates some of its rarefied real estate to science writer Gary Taubes, who uses it to do what, in my opinion, he does best: ask the wrong question.

The Power of the YOLO Meal

Food Riot | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Food Riot

First appeared on Food Riot, by Kit Steinkellner One of my current favorite internet personalities is Cassey Ho, otherwise know as Blogilates, a virt...

How To Reset After A Day Of Overeating

SELF | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

I've been working hard at maintaining my new, healthy eating plan, which is high protein, low carb, low sugar and high in good-for-you fats. My program allows for a lot of flexibility and there is no calorie counting (score!), just lots of clean, fresh meals. But I confess, I fell off the boat last week -- and wow could my body feel it.

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.