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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.

5 Ways To Eat Like A 'Normal' Person (That Dieters Just Don't Get)

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Isabel Foxen Duke

And after years of studying, I've discovered the fundamental mentalities of "normal" eaters that are keeping you from freedom with food. Buckle up.

On Making That Diet Plan Really Work For You

Sophie Walker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Sophie Walker

If you want to stop eating for two days every week, go ahead. It's your choice. But next time you get to a non-food day, how about putting the food you won't be eating in a bag and taking it down to your local food bank.

Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

As I wandered around a bookstore waiting for a flight to Paris for work, I couldn't believe my good fortune in discovering the biography of Julia Child entitled, Dearie, by Bob Spitz.

Exploring The Crazy World Of Weight Loss Clubs

Posted 08.14.2013 | Women

What exactly happens in weight loss clubs? That's the question British documentarian Vanessa Engle tackles in her new film, "Welcome To The World O...

The Queen Of Yo-Yo Dieting Goes Public With Her Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I have been participating in this project since Memorial Day weekend. In that time, I've ditched the "fat pants," I fit into clothes that I haven't worn since I met my husband, and my weight has dropped into the 150s, where it hasn't been for a long time. 

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 2)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Our bodies are intelligent. While we spend much of our time trying to get our bodies to conform to our desires, we actually need to spend more time having our desires conform to the wisdom of our bodies.

Surprising Diet Myths, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Healthy eating is based on a simple formula: you must put out more than you take in. When Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined...

How To Feel Amazing In Your Body -- No Matter Your Size

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

If you have the courage to face yourself nude, you're experiencing who you are unfiltered. You see the bumps, the curves, the folds, the creases, the hair, the moles, the dimples, the soft spots... and that's just your skin.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Through my research and work with clients, I have learned seven essential insights about people who pursue a weight loss goal. In this three-part series, I discuss those insights and begin answering the question no doubt on many of your minds: What to do instead of diet?

Why Dieting Must Die

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you doubt that children are endangered by obesity and its metabolic complications, you simply haven't been paying attention. And so my simple assertion is that the neglect is the same in both cases: feeding yourself as your children starve, or dieting while your children get fat.

Will This Health Editor Succeed In His Weight Loss Goals?

Cooking Light | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

"Cooking Light advocates healthy body weight through good food chosen in right proportions, deliciously cooked, and eaten in sensible portions. I'm a good cook, healthy eater, careful shopper. I just need to do a little work on the sensible portions front."

The Day Peanut Butter Attacked Back

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I probably don't have to tell you that confessing to the dermatologist what had happened was rather embarrassing. She looked at me completely perplexed and said (point blank), "You can't lick knives." This is when I earnestly reminded her, "You don't understand. There was still peanut butter on it."

'Growing Up, Diet Coke Was My Family's Milk'

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The diet soda news made me break out in a hot flash last week. You may not understand if you are one of those 'I don't drink carbonated beverages' kind of gals, and that's ok... stop reading and go make yourself a smoothie.

I Am Now the 'Healthy Guy'

Mark Sisson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

"When I started, I could only do one single push-up. I ran four miles last weekend up the hills near our home while my 8-year-old rode her bicycle. That was something I could never even have imagined doing a year ago."

Why 'Love Your Body' Campaigns Aren't Working

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I wanted to get ahead, stand out, be special, and I didn't see how accepting my body the way it was would get me there. I believed my dreams were 20 lbs. away from me, and what seemed like a forced, new ideal of beauty on a billboard didn't seem to change that.

Rising and Living

Stacey Morris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Denial was a big part of my life back in the days when I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. And then life pulled the rug out from underneath my carefully self-constructed comfort zone.

Fructose and the Follies of History

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A fixation on any nutrient property in isolation is a gilded invitation to the food industry to give us a whole new parade of products boasting that attribute, no matter what else might be in the mix.

Let's Change How America Eats

Stephen Sidwell | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephen Sidwell

For me, the worst part about dieting is being hungry. But what I learned is that you can't exercise a weight problem away. What started with food has to end with food.

4 Things I Learned About Life While Spring Cleaning

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I clean when I'm angry. I clean when I'm anxious. I clean when I'm upset with the kids, my husband, or the fact that I missed the start of Nordstrom's half-yearly sale and the dress I wanted is sold out in my size. I clean a lot, but it isn't until I do what is typically called 'spring cleaning' that I start to feel better.

Does the AMA's Declaration That Obesity Is a Disease Offer Us a New Excuse To Be Fat?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

So no matter how our community (and individual) obesity problem is classified, let's not forget that that the real cure comes from inside ourselves.

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.