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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.

5 Fascinating Emotional Eating Studies From 2012

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

This year we got a little closer to understanding why we turn to ice cream and chocolate whenever we get stressed out, crabby or overly emotional. Yes, we still have a lot to learn. Our emotions and eating behavior are incredibly complex.

Silly Diets, Silly Food Inventions and Other 2012 Follies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

There were many contenders for this year's prize for stupidest diet. The desire to shed weight seems to breed an endless stream of particularly magical claims, supernatural devices and silly, dangerous plans.

13 Lies Dieters Tell Themselves

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Before the holiday season eating extravaganza is upon us, here are a few common diet lies -- and how your better angel would react if he were awake.

The Perfect Weight-Loss Romance

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Before putting all of your energy (literally) into your workouts, be sure that you are prepping yourself by eating the foods that provide you with the nutrients your body needs. A successful pairing of exercise and nutrition is not beyond your reach!

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.

PHOTOS: TERRIBLE Advice, Courtesy Of A Barbie From 1965

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.05.2012 | Women

Many fad diets are based on ridiculous premises: eat lots of cabbage!; inject yourself with hormones produced by pregnant women!; staple your ears! ...

Vanna Talks Candidly About Overcoming 'Bingeing Stage'

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Interviewing Vanna again would be a chance to see if she was still struggling with bingeing or if she'd found a way to move on. Talking with this now 55-year-old single mother of two would also be a great opportunity to speak the unspoken truth about this all-too-common eating problem.

Are the Holidays the Right Time to Call a Diet Truce?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Dieting during the holiday season is difficult. It is hard to shake your head and decline every time you are offered something indulgent to eat or drink during the six or so weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.

Getting Out of the 'Defeat Whirlpool'!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Since I tipped the scales at 360 pounds when I'd just turned 17, I know how daunting a task it can seem to have over 150 pounds of fat to lose! I tried every plan under the sun -- the pills, the drinks, the machines, the trainers -- and every time, I would make some progress and backslide.

How We Can End The Body Wars -- Once And For All

Cara Alwill Leyba | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Cara Alwill Leyba

Let's stop tearing each other down and instead, educate each other on how to treat our bodies and ourselves with the utmost compassion and respect.

When Bodies Matter More Than Babies: The Jessica Simpson Edition

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I realize that by continually contributing to the uncalled-for public discourse surrounding Jessica Simpson's appearance, I'm arguably just feeding the image-focused fire. And yet, I can't keep my fingers off the keyboard every time the star makes headlines for all the wrong reasons.

How to Not Let Your 'Ho, Ho' Turn Into 'Oh, No' This Holiday Season

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The holidays do not have to be a recipe for disaster when it comes to staying healthy, keeping fit and looking divine all the way through New Year's Eve and beyond.

The Next Great Diet

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The refrigerator is empty again, save for a few yogurts, a plastic container of homemade cranberry sauce (it lasts forever) and a half-dozen cans of Diet Coke. The kids are gone, and I am feeling the full weight of the holiday. I am ready for my post-Thanksgiving diet.

Maybe Just One

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

I suppose I could try just one little bite. Just to get a sense of the flavor. After all, you worked so hard to pick up this supermarket dessert-assortment tray; it would be rude to refuse the entire thing out of hand.

TV and the Power of Suggestion

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

The power of suggestion is indeed powerful. And, in my opinion, it's rarely to our benefit. Think about it -- when you have a craving, is it for something healthy like apples or spinach, chicken or salmon? Not for me.

Lose Weight And Combat Aging With These Foods

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

Muffin top, middle-age spread, the boomer 50... Whatever you want to call it, abdominal weight gain is an issue many post 50s face. In fact the obesit...