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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.

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.