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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.

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Healthy Living Conversations Better Left Off the Holiday Table

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

Surviving Two Family Holidays Healthfully

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

Luckily, there are strategies for surviving double holiday syndrome.

How One Woman Is Ending Her Body Image War

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.05.2013 | Women

One woman has resolved to end her war with her body -- and is writing about her journey on the Internet. Kelsey Miller, a staff writer at fashion ...

The Prima Cup: For a Woman's Special Time of the Day!

Reductress | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Prima Cup prevents food absorption by collecting all the food you eat in a soft silicone bell. This is great for women who want to hide their crippingly warped relationship with food from friends and coworkers.

Resolving to Lose Weight? Consider This First

David Bedrick | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Please, dear readers, be kind to yourselves and those around you who suffer from body shame and struggle with their weight. The violence and wounding is darker and deeper than you may think.

Don't Eat These 5 Foods And Lose Weight By Christmas

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty

OK, so you just indulged over the Thanksgiving table and now when you look at your reflection, you flash on one of those mirror scare scenes (I'm stuc...

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

5 Effective, Tactful Ways to Say 'No!' to Overeating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips:

I Have the Disease Known as 'Obesity'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I work out for over two hours a day. I eat "cleaner" than 99 percent of the people you know. I have not put any artificial ingredients in my body for over a year and have less than 15 percent body fat. But I have obesity. I will always have obesity. It is a disease I live with every day.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

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.