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Save 1,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Without sacrificing traditional foods like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, these simple swaps will trim 1,000 calories from your feast.

Waiting on the Weight Loss Fairy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, there isn't just one magical thing experts do to find health and lose weight -- any more than expert chefs use just one magical ingredient, expert musicians play just one magical note, expert pilots pull just one magical lever, or expert authors use just one magical letter.

The Moment I Stopped Shaming My Body

Akirah Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I recently hit a MAJOR body/weight/exercise milestone. No, I didn't lose 10 pounds. Nope, I didn't finish a half-marathon. Nah, my pants aren't feeling any looser. My milestone involves me... in the nude... looking in the mirror. And rather than beating myself up for what I saw, I gave myself grace.

How You REALLY Feel About Your Diet

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's a cold, hard truth: Diets don't work. That's right. The forced rules and restrictions we understand to make up a "diet" are much more diffic...

I Don't Want To Sell You Weight Loss

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I'm gonna take a risk right now, and bet on women. I'm going to honor and respect the intelligence of women everywhere by telling you the truth... a truth that's really, really hard for a wellness professional to admit.

'How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Last 10 Pounds'

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I'm making an effort on behalf of my future 80-year-old self. I'm going to try to shut off the broken record and embrace the most beautiful music of all: a healthy and mindful life lived with self-acceptance and the occasional guilt-free sundae.

Can This Diet Really Be That Effective?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

We need to think about restoring our body's natural ability to regulate our weight automatically at a healthy level. If you focus on calorie quality and take care of your body, then it will take care of calorie quantity for you.

My Not-So-Typical Before and After Fitness Journey

Rosalyn Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalyn Fung

As there are many positive aspects to having a bikini body, it can equally come with a lot of costs: undesirable thoughts, feelings and behaviors, especially if the positive attributes become extreme. Here's a timeline of my changing body throughout the past four and a half years.

Think Your Diet Needs More Discipline? Think Again

David Bedrick | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

If we listen to the words of authors, therapists and coaches, we come to believe that in order to lose weight we need to be disciplined. However, this advice is only half true and can easily betray our best efforts, goals and intentions.

Can Sense Prevail in a Sound Bite World?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Nonsense about health and weight prevails on best-seller lists; it prevails on the morning shows; it prevails in the blogosphere. It prevails not because it helps you, the buyers, but because the sellers can sell it. It prevails because false hope is a very profitable business. It doesn't have to be this way.

Warning: Why Your Diet Will Fail You

Courtney Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Green

How about we actually like our bodies AND the food we eat for a change while producing the results we want, instead of being the sacrificial lamb at the altar of the fitness Industry? THIS should be the new face of health. Are you with me?

The First Rule of Diet Club Is Don't Talk About Diet Club

Food Riot | Posted 12.14.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

When did it become societally acceptable to talk about whatever diet you're on to anyone and everyone who will listen?

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

A Rebel Yell: My Body, Myself

Tamar Abrams | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

As our TV screens fill with images of fat people being beaten into submission on The Biggest Loser or beautiful women apologizing for their muffin top...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

Startling Fad Diet Photos Make You Put Down The Juice Cleanse

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

The world of fad dieting is an unusual place, filled with microscopic portions, color-coded dishes and an abundance of lemon and paprika-flavored juic...

7 Big Myths About Body Fat

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone After age 50, maintaining a healthy weight can be even more challenging than it was in earlier years. C...

The French M&M's Experiment

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

In a nutshell, this experiment was all about location, location, location. Would these "subjects" eat more M&M's based entirely on where the M&M's were located in the chateau?

The First Steps To A Healthier, Slimmer Me, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.09.2013 | MarloThomas

So you want to lose weight, but how do you get started? This week on Mondays With Marlo, career expert and author Tory Johnson spoke about the first s...

How To Stay On Your Diet At Restaurants, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.09.2013 | MarloThomas

Career expert and author Tory Johnson told me how to maintain your diet when you eat at a restaurant when she dropped by Mondays With Marlo. If people...

Trying to Lose Weight? Satisfy Your 'Real' Hungers

David Bedrick | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

The experience of tens of thousands of dieters shows that despite all the negatives that get heaped on people who are heavy or obese -- health problems, inner criticism and shame, outer criticism and prejudice -- the hungers that drive people to eat are even more powerful.

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.

New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.