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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?

The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I have had an exceptionally powerful arrival into what a broken-less life can be, but it was only made possible by transforming the piece within me that needed to realize I was never truly broken in the first place.

Shed Those Pounds Through Sex and Vacuuming!

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"The app says kissing is a form of sexual activity and that's an exercise," I countered. "By the way, if we ramp it up to 'active, vigorous sex' for three hours, we will burn 514 calories."

The Worst Healthy Eating Excuses

Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By SHAPE Editors Try these simple tricks to curb cravings, save time and make a permanent healthy change. More from Shape.com 5 Quick And Easy ...

Fatal Obsession

Suna Senman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

My life seemed glamorous and promising: I was in my 20s, living in Paris and Normandy, spending my days training in ballet, modern dance, and jazz, and spending my evenings clubbing with VIP actors, models, and athletes. There was just one little problem: I was killing myself.

When Religion and Dieting Collide: What Did You Give Up for Lent?

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

Maybe what we need to give up for Lent isn't a forbidden food, but the Fat Talk instead. Eating is indeed a sacred practice. As is the speech we use to feed our minds.

The Guide To A Successful One-Day Diet

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty

Whether you're trying to lose the few pounds you gained this winter, or simply need some creative ideas to get your shopping cart--or dinner plate--in...

The Biggest Liar (I Mean Loser): Reflections of a Fat Woman

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reason...

Are We Better Off Cutting Out Decadent Foods or Enjoying Them in Moderation While Dieting?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Fresh-baked bread with cream cheese is not something I eat daily. Sometimes not even weekly. But it is something I enjoy in moderation. Even if I'm being strict with my eating plan (something that, for the record, I'm always paying close attention to, even when "treating" myself).

How I Plan To Lose Weight Through More Sleep

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I brought back an extra four pounds from my trip to Florence visiting my daughter who is doing a semester there, as well as some fantastic truffle oil. But it turns out there was a legitimate reason for my complete lack of discipline. It was the jet lag.

You Do Not Need to Diet to Lose Weight

Monica O. Weinberg, MD | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica O. Weinberg, MD

In my experience as a physician, patients that "diet" often see their weight fluctuate up and down the scale. This reflects the nature of a diet. Many diets are extreme and not sustainable.

The Shocking Note One Mom Found On Her Daughter's 'Diyet'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.08.2013 | Parents

The spelling highlights just how young she is.

Breaking the Diet/Binge Cycle

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Having spent decades bouncing back and forth between my strict diet du jour and the "I blew it, screw it, eat everything in sight and start again on Monday" program, I am honored to share with others the tips and tools that helped me crack the diet/binge code once and for all.

Better Diet? Bigger Picture!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those who want today's news to be that the Mediterranean diet has been proven superior to other truly good diets will need to wait until tomorrow, or longer. We had previously lacked any good head-to-head comparisons of "best diet" candidates, and we still do.