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The Best 5 Pounds a Woman Can Lose

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad L. Johnson

Does the number on the scale dictate your level of happiness for the day? Why does that number on the scale have so much power over your level of joy at any given time? Why is this a common practice for women but not men? The scale doesn't know if it is weighing fat, muscle, or hair extensions.

Here's Another Surprising Reason Women Should Slim Down

Posted 06.20.2013 | Fifty

Here's another reason for women to lose weight. Losing weight could improve memory in older, overweight women, according to a new small study. In a...

Embrace Your Inner Guacamole

Juliana Jacobs | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Jacobs

Summer feels like a perpetual vacation -- which is a fabulous and much- needed break from our real lives -- however, eating like we are on a constant vacation will only make us feel lethargic and elicit a less than stellar impact on our waistlines.

Dudes! Lose That Gut!

Trey Ellis | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy
Trey Ellis

Dudes! Tried eating like a caveman but still packed on the pounds? Embarrassed trying to choke down an absolutely raw 24-oz porterhouse with a handful of almonds on that second date with Mindy, that adorable Pfizer drug rep? Then try the Paleo Paleo Diet.

Does America Really Need to Go on a Diet? Another Perspective

David Bedrick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Many Americans need to lose weight, it's true. But haven't we become a little obsessed with dieting and too fixated on our girth? Isn't time for a little more heart and critical thinking to enter the conversation?

Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

It's often not about a lack of willpower or laziness or failure to be motivated. What I see more is something heavier: that story that tells someone she is not worthy of health or fitness, that she will never be good enough.

Learn to Exit Your Emotional Roller Coaster

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If you've been dieting -- or trying to get yourself not to eat this and that -- for the past however many years, it's going to be very normal for you to experience extreme mental states around food or exercise, and weight loss.

Day After Mother's Day Abercrombie & Fitch Protest

Darryl Roberts | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago
Darryl Roberts

On Monday, May 13, dozens of teenagers and parents will protest at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago (835 N. Michigan) at 4 p.m.

LOOK: One Woman's Amazing Response To Her Sister's Diet

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

While we're disinclined to comment on any individual woman's eating habits, we acknowledge that it's hard to be around another woman consumed by a die...

WATCH: Stop Feeling Bad About Your Body

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Have you ever felt like all of your body conversations are just flooded with other people's opinions? Like what diet you should be on, what cleanse worked for them, when to stop eating at night and what your waist size should be?

'I Lost 98 Pounds -- And I Still Eat Pizza'

Dannii Martin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

Four years ago, when I decided that I was going to finally lose weight and this time it would be for good, I knew that the only way I was going to do it was to ditch the diet mentality and see it as a lifestyle. This meant finding a balance.

'Why I'm Glad Dieting Doesn't Work'

Darya Pino Rose | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino Rose

I would say it is unfortunate that the weight-loss pills, programs, and bonus DVDs haven't really worked out, but now that I'm a foodist, I see the failure of the dieting industry to make us thinner or healthier as one of the luckiest mess-ups of our generation.

The Surprising Upside To Public Dieting

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Think of all the actresses who refuse to acknowledge that they don't actually eat burgers and ice cream sundaes. Wouldn't it be better for everyone if they admitted that it takes work to be that size?

7 Stages to Permanent Weight Loss

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

These are the psychological stages of long-term weight loss. I hope knowing that is helpful. You can lose weight and keep it off. It's a process. It takes work. And even though it does get easier over time, the work continues or the weight returns.

How Nutrition Pros Cheat

Julie Upton | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Can you cheat on your diet and still lose weight or maintain a healthy weight? Nutrition professionals say "yes," and we frequently cheat, ourselves. Here's what I and 10 other top nutrition pros indulge on, and how they fit these less-than-healthy treats in their diet.

Let Them Eat Cake -- The Anti-Fad Diet Manifesto

Karen Stabiner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Karen Stabiner

Anyone who's ever tried to lose even a little weight, or to break any bad habit, for that matter, knows how it goes: You take an absolute stance, you spend way too much time thinking about the thing that has become a taboo, and then, eventually, you cave.

Living in New York, One Food Truck at a Time

Juliana Jacobs | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Jacobs

As a future dietitian living in New York City, I think a lot about how challenging it is to make healthy eating a priority. As young people in our 20s, we have so many responsibilities and obligations that we often neglect to fuel our bodies, and subsequently our minds.

Why I Want To Diet With Hipsters

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

To each his own, but in my dieting and my life, I'd rather rock than be in the rocking chair. I don't see myself as old, don't feel old, and don't want to be in the company of people who whine about getting old.

New Shades of Grey

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

A healthy lifestyle is a long-term process, not a short-term pledge of perfection. Therefore, I prefer to think of eating and physical activity as a pendulum instead of a yo-yo.

Plate Size Matters

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

A new study out of Temple University suggests that one solution to helping kids eat less is to give them smaller plates. With childhood obesity rates so high, we need effective strategies to help youngsters eat more healthfully and eat less.

Separating Fact From Fiction: Obesity and Plastic Surgery

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

We might think that everyone knows the facts about obesity and weight loss, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine exposes a numb...

The Trait I Don't Want My Daughter to Inherit

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Now I have a daughter. And I realize that I am carrying more than the extra weight I gained during my pregnancy. I am carrying shame -- shame that I cannot pass on to my little girl. I do not want her to share the legacy of self-hate that so many women feel.

Top 10 Places to Hide Your Snacks

Epicurious | Posted 04.11.2013 | Taste
Epicurious

As human beings we like to think we're generous, but if we're really honest with ourselves, most of us have to admit to secretly stashing favorite food treats.

Healthy Living: How a Movie and a Juicer Started My Journey

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.11.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

I'm not looking to be on the cover of MORE magazine. I don't need to look like Christie Brinkley or Marisa Tomei. I'm enjoying the new career I've cultivated during the second chapter of my life. I simply want to be comfortable with how I look and feel.

Eat Before the Clock Strikes Fast

Alena Dillon | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

Let's say Eve really did just have to have an apple, like some obscure pregnant woman craving. I'd bet there was more than one apple tree in the entire Garden of Eden. How often have you visited an orchard boasting only a single tree?