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When You Lose Weight, You're Literally Disappearing Into Thin Air

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

The Question: According to my nutritionist, I’ve lost 15 pounds of fat this year. Where did it all go? The Answer: Our most predominant metaphor...

Eric Garner and the Value of Black Obese Bodies

Rebecca Kukla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Kukla

The imagery of the giant, brutish, King-Kong-like black man threatening our cities is far from new. Currently it seems to be intersecting dangerously with another popular rhetorical image: the obese person who is responsible for his own frail, unworthy body. This intersection was especially on display in Eric Garner's case.

It's a Shame Body Shaming Is Part of American Culture

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Body shaming is a part of American culture, at once abhorrent and everywhere. Women are shamed for being fat, skinny, tall, short, flat chested, busty, too plain, too sexy. But lately, there seems to be a different response from women -- frustration followed by acceptance and moving on.

It's About Time: When Is as Important as What in Eating

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Remember these three letters, TRF. It won't be hard. You'll be hearing them a lot. TRF, Time-Restricted Feeding, is the new mantra in the diet, weig...

Are You Afraid of the Fat Girl Inside of You?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.

Why We Think It's OK to Call Yourself Fat

Christine Arylo | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Christine Arylo

Being compassionate with yourself is all about giving yourself the loving truth. Not sugar coating or denying that a change is needed, but delivering the message in a way that you would talk to your child or to your best friend -- with love.

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

6 High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether we're trying to lose weight or just avoid gaining it, many of us think steering clear of dietary fat is the first step. Rather than cut out al...

Stop Freaking Out About Cellulite: The Simple Question You Didn't Think to Ask

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

These dimples in my skin represent the meals and belly laughs I now share with friends. They represent the time and energy I have claimed and now use to focus on my goal and dreams instead of ever-thinner thighs.

A Guide To How Much Butter Is In Your Favorite Baked Goods

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste

It's not as scary as you think. Or is it?

Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't six-years-old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane-wrapped, ruby-red, cherry-sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grown-ups who hated themselves for reasons they were too ill-equipped to identify.

Living at the Intersection of Sexism and Fatphobia

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.

Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This is not a substitute for screening by mammography. But these findings may provide the women not getting screened with a simple and easily understood message: Taking note of your skirt size may save your life.

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Why I Finally Refused to Lose Weight to Keep a Man

Jeza Belle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

Friends and family became concerned as I was slowly wasting away, but the attention I received from my man and the boys in the bars more than made up for their worries and validated the importance of being skinny.

High Time for a High-Fructose Detox

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Got a taste for something sweet? Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. You can't argue the evidence: 48 percent of Americans drink between seven and 14 HFCS...

The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads.

Do We Have an Internal Calorie Counter?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.15.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Most of us don't even know what a gram of apple or an ounce of milk looks like, so how can we possibly calculate a sensible portion? Well, perhaps arithmetic is not required, and it may even be misleading.

In Praise Of Lard, And How To Render Your Own

Food52 | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste
Food52

With butter consumption at a 40-year high, it seems that home cooks are ready to embrace animal fats once more.

Dare to Be 100: Danger Ahead -- Fat and Frail

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

When we think of a person as being frail we generally presume that he or she is skinny. A recent article published in the British Geriatrics Society J...

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

How Stress Is Affecting Your Stomach

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 11.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.

I'm A Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes. Deal With It.

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.

The Keys to Good Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewhere in between.