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Dieting

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.

Afraid to Eat

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

We, as a society, have got to change. This unhealthy focus on appearance has to stop. It's all pervasive -- every magazine, TV show, movie, video game seems to be just a disguise for a how-to guide on how we're supposed to look, feel, and act.

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Gregg McBride | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

No matter what your most tempting foods are, you can still have them -- in moderation and in healthy portions. And with tools like measuring cups, we can eat well and not overdo it to the point of triggering a binge.

Eat Healthy! Everybody's Doing It!

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What do you think is going to lead more students to the salad bar: telling them that most of their friends eat salad, or stating that eating salad is good for you?

The Food Pushers in Your Life

Penny Love | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Losing weight is torture enough without having to deal with negotiations about forbidden food. And with weight loss saboteurs, if you can spot them, then you can stop their effect on your weight loss efforts.

Emotional Eating to Emotional Connection

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it's overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel that your emotional connections to food are causing problems for you, the following suggestions will help bring emotional eating back into balance.

Why I'm Finally Happy With My Body

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I spent 35 years telling myself I needed to lose 10 pounds. Not anymore.

Be in Love With the Way You Eat

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The jig is up. There is no one specific eating plan or program that will work for everyone. There's no diet or exercise program that will save us all. We all look, feel and live differently, so what makes us think that we can get healthy using the same template?

Is a Toxic Relationship the Source of Your Weight Gain?

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Health and Fitness
Will Aguila, M.D.

The cycle of overeating and obesity can be broken. Those trapped in it know what it feels like, but putting our heads in the ground and wishing it would go away will not work -- anybody who has lost weight only to gain it all back and then some knows what I mean.

The Hacker's Guide to Weight Loss

Penny Love | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Once you realize that you can empower yourself to outfox your own limitations and you start to think of yourself as someone who can lose weight and be healthier, then you are emancipated from your own limiting self-beliefs.

Miracle Pills and Muscle Drills: How to Train Your Brain to Think Healthy

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Could our national obsession with quick fixes, one-step cures and bullet-pointed tips be distracting us from making long-term commitments to health?

Contemplation: A Healthy State of Mind

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Many people do not have a scale, and what's more, do not want one. Or if they have one, they never use it. There are many explanations for such avoidance.

Teens, College Students and Body Image

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Perhaps young women who have so much influence over each other can be persuaded to use it positively once they are made aware of the impact of their behavior, talk and presence.

I'm OK to Weigh...

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Over the last eight years, I have traversed the clothes racks from the size 14 section to the size 6. And I bet you just had an emotional response to those numbers, thinking it was really big or really small or too much of a range or something else altogether.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Steps Toward Mindful Eating?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Mindful eating is not a diet. There are no menus or recipes. It is about being more aware of how much and what you are eating. It is also breaking out of mindless habits. It's a way of eating that you can incorporate into your life for the long run.

The Truth About Diet Urban Legends

Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Goodman Artis for Shape.com Full disclosure: I have experimented with most (though not all) of these popular weight-loss methods: from...

Fewer Americans Are Doing This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

In January, the month of New Year's resolutions galore, it might seem like everyone is on a diet... but in general, dieting may not be as prevalent in...

Yes, You Can Enjoy Losing Weight!

Diana Le Dean | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Le Dean

Two factors cause most yo-yo diets. The first is sugar dependency. Second is the sense of failure that breaks your spirit. You need to be aware of both if you want to maintain your weight-loss plan.

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

It is a new year, and the cry to get back in shape is heard around the world. But there are many out there that don't believe it can happen for them. For one-third of my life, I thought that too. I was obese, weighing 50 more pounds than I do now.

Dadmissions on Dieting

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Now that I've been a dad for several years, I am reinvigorated to lose weight and to make it stick. Sure, I'd like to live a longer life, but I'd also like to make sure I don't embarrass the kids now that they're getting to an age where it's obvious that they care about what their friends think.

New Year's Dieting Resolutions and Expectations

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

External controls never work long term. Eventually, we get fed up and rebel. Only an internal change can become a way of life. So how do we achieve an internal shift that will help us obtain and maintain our ideal weight?

17 Signs Your New Year's Resolution Is Hopeless

Posted 01.02.2013 | Comedy

Weight loss may be one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, but it's also one of the hardest to keep -- especially when you have fast food rest...

When It Comes to Setting (and Sharing) Goals for the New Year, Sometimes Less Is More

Gregg McBride | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

To my surprise, this smaller, quieter way of goal setting actually began to work. By keeping quiet, I didn't feel compelled to check in with people (or worse, explain to them why a goal hadn't yet been met). Without this cycle of shame, I found my goals actually had a chance to gain more traction.