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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.

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.