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Beware The Dangers Of Unplanned Eating

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Paying attention to -- and cutting back on -- unplanned eating is really an extension of the principles of mindful eating: paying attention to our level of hunger, our surroundings, our enjoyment of food (or lack thereof), and how we feel after we eat.

Kick in the Tush Club: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

Janice Taylor | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Permanent weight loss is a holistic event. Permanent weight loss is a mind-changing, life-changing event. You can lose weight, but you will find it again and again until you are ready for permanent change.

An Exploration Of Willpower (And How To Revive It)

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Anyone who has tried to break a bad habit has experienced the trouble with willpower. You want to stick to your diet, but you find yourself standing at a buffet filled with tempting desserts. Psychologists have been quite interested in understanding why willpower works so poorly.

How I Beat My Cookie Addiction

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Every year I used to lose the same 10 or 15 pounds every summer, only to gain them back by Thanksgiving. One year I wondered if it was the cookies. My husband said, "Duh." On a whim I made him a bet: I would only bake the cookies, not wear them on my hips.

The Raw Food Diet, Overcooked

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many foods can be eaten raw, and many foods are the better for it. An emphasis on eating mostly plants is irrefutably good, be they raw or cooked. But the case for raw food diets is oversold, the rhetoric is overheated, and the claims of universal benefits -- substantially overcooked.

It's Not Always a Good Thing When Your Cups Runneth Over

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I realized that keeping my portions and food choices in mind was something I was going to have to stay committed to for the rest of my life -- assuming I wanted to keep fitting into my newly aquired "regular size" clothes.

12 Expert Tips for Fall Fitness

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.16.2012 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Do you want to know how to lose ten pounds in a hurry? How about the best way to combat seasonal affective disorder? Would you like to know a great new way to strengthen your abs or a recipe for mashed potatoes that cuts the calories dramatically? Of course, you would!

Should You Tell Someone They're Fat?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I'm of the mind that telling someone they need to lose weight is a gift of sorts. Yes, they surely know they are fat but many people are not going to do anything about it until they are told to their face that everyone else knows they are fat and it's, well, unattractive.

How the 'Cell Phone Diet' Works

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Every time her cell phone rings, my patient, Rose, hears the Rocky theme. Each time she looks at her cell phone, she sees her target picture. It is a photoshopped picture of herself at her goal weight.

New Eating Disorder Book Helps Young Girl

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

Recently, a woman called me to tell me how her daughter was doing great recovering from an eating disorder with the help of a book called 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, by Carolyn Costin. The woman wanted me to pass the news along to the author.

Bloody Aftermath of the Diet Wars

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Not only is there major disagreement over the amount (and type) of protein we should be eating, but there's wild disagreement over the role of fat, the importance of carbs, the value of exercise, the need for calorie counting, and just about anything else you can think of.

Let Them Eat Rice

William M. O'Barr | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
William M. O'Barr

It appears that all diet programs operate on the principle of calorie reduction. How they go about it is what differs.

The Best Time To Relax (The Answer May Surprise You)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If I were to ask, "When is the best time to relax?" you'd probably say, "When you're feeling stressed." True, that would be the best time to intervene with relaxation. But when is the best time to utilize relaxation in all its calming potency? The answer may surprise you: right before you eat.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

Getting The Lowdown On Your Metabolism

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Have you worked out every single day since Labor Day, eaten a healthy, well-proportioned diet and still haven't lost a pound? There are two things I want you to know: 1) You are not alone, and 2) it may not be your fault. Isn't that the best news you've heard all day?

The Truth About Smaller And Most Frequent Meals, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When celebrity chef, Rocco DiSpirito, joined me on Mondays with Marlo he told me the truth about eating six small meals a day versus the traditional t...

You Live in Your Body, Not Your Doctor -- Part I

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

The human body is the most precise instrument on our planet. It puts a Formula 1 Ferrari to shame. Use your health care providers like a pit stop crew, but remember you are the driver. You win the trophy at the end of the race, not the crew.

Geneen Roth on Dr. Oz, Food and Body Image

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last we spoke, Roth and I were discussing her book, Lost and Found. That was more than a year ago. Then, last week, there she was, having a heart-to-heart discussion with a group of binge eaters on The Dr. Oz Show.

'Intuitive Eating' Authors on Freeing Yourself From Chronic Dieting

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Two decades ago, this pioneering pair of nutritionists followed their own intuition by trading in menu plans and other tools of their trade for an unconventional, unproven approach. Today, there are 25 studies validating its effectiveness and no shortage of testimonials from intuitive eaters

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes? Part II

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How do we confront making changes, particularly with food choices? First of all, I don't use the word "diet." It implies you need to "die" to do it, which does not inspire me at all.

I Lost Weight in 2 Weeks by Giving Up Eating Everything White

Vicky Tiel | Posted 10.19.2012 | Style
Vicky Tiel

I must tell all you ladies how I lost 10 pounds in two weeks by giving up eating everything white! Here is how it happened.

What I Want My Daughter To Understand About Her Body

Babble.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

My 7-year-old daughter doesn't need to grow up wondering if she needs to go on a diet because her mom went on a diet.

Experts Speak Out About the Harmful Effects of Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When the conclusions of a recent study gave a surprising endorsement to yoyo dieting, I asked my colleagues, experts in intuitive eating and mindful e...

Weight Watchers Sells Diet Wine In The U.K., Australia

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.13.2012 | Food

Weight Watchers has plenty of branded products on the market, but alcohol? The diet service is partnering with McWilliams Wins to create a range of lo...

McNuggets of Wisdom for New Moms

Abbie Rumbach | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Abbie Rumbach

Any girl who's ever been overweight knows to NEVER throw out the fat clothes. Its a slippery slope to skinny, and discarding clothes you've outgrown is just tempting the fat gods to slather you with their lard wands.