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The Keys to Good Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

My Response to Dear Abby on an Overweight Woman

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Dear Abby, Yesterday a woman wrote to you asking advice about wearing a bikini. She was a plus-sized woman (about 60 or 70 pounds overweight), who wore a one piece bathing suit in public and a bikini top/shorts at home. You responded, and you did something that bothered me.

Confessions of a Chubby Girl

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

For me, once I admitted that I really like sugar, and that eating it makes me happy, my cravings died down. I stopped wanting it because I knew I could eat it if I wanted it. I replaced my years of resistance and pushing away the foods I loved with a more compassionate approach.

I Wasn't Supposed To Call Myself Fat

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gallagher

As a mother to a teen daughter, one of my jobs is to build her self worth and body image up to a positive standard. I need to be selective on how I describe myself. I shouldn't say I'm fat or chubby or I don't like my thighs. I'm supposed to be all positive and empowering so she feels that way about her body, too. At least that's what I'm reading. Oops. I failed.

On Being The Fat Girl At The Gym

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Sometimes it can be helpful to work out with folks who embody the goals I have for myself. But my gym mates all appear to be on perpetual juice cleanses. It would be nice to walk in and lift with someone who looks like me, someone else battling her way back from the baby-making brink.

The Case Against the 'F' Word

Heather Stewart | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Stewart

I don't need to call myself derogatory names to get my ass on the road. I just go do it. It is a matter of believing in yourself because you can, not because you can in spite of how much you weigh.

What It's Like When You Weigh 380 Pounds and Order a Salad

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I ordered a salad. It was only 410 calories. The people behind me giggled when I placed my order. Maybe they were laughing about something else. I always heard laughter when I went places. I believe a lot of it was because of me.

Meredith Melnick

What The Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans have been gorging themselves on unhealthy junk food, leading to high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. New dietary guidelines co...

What to Do When Your Food Glows in the Dark

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Perhaps it's an exaggeration to say our food glows in the dark, although I'm not entirely sure. But whether or not they actually phosphoresce, these products are indeed designed to glow. The glowing in question, however, occurs within the dark confines of our skulls.

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

The 7 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves

Tammy Bleck | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

The only thing perfect is our imagination. It's good to leave it that way. Expectations tend to lead to huge let downs. The truth is, it's likely your life is missing much more than just one thing to make it flawless.

A Letter to My Former Self

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body

I Wore A Bikini And Nothing Happened

Jenny Trout | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Jenny Trout

Presumably I, as a fat woman, would not know how to properly operate the complicated piece of equipment known as a bikini. What if I became distracted by the complexity of spandex, a substance heretofore unknown to me, and wandered blindly into traffic? What if I ate it?

We Need to Set Lower Standards for Positive Body Image

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

We need to set an example for young girls, not drive home the idea that all women should look like Barbie. We need to adjust their image of beauty, their image of self. To make them understand that the media does not define beauty. They need to hear these things from real women.

Fat Is Coming Out of the Closet

Monica Parker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Monica Parker

It wasn't long ago that the mere whisper of the word "fat" would have people plugging their ears in avoidance. All the other descriptors were somehow acceptable: overweight, obese, porcine, pudgy, plump, tubby, portly... But that little three-letter word "FAT" scared the bejesus out of everyone.

He Doesn't Like Me Because I'm Fat (and Other Things Women Think)

Michelle Fetsch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Michelle Fetsch

People value, respect and choose us when we value, respect and choose ourselves. It has taken me years to discover this.

Study: Saturated Fat as Bad as Sugar!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Folks, when it comes to food, and food for thought alike, it is mostly stupidity that is killing us. Stupidity is worse for us than either sugar or saturated fat.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Fat: Ending the War That Nobody Started

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The evidence continues to accrue -- with almost surprising frequency -- that we should, indeed, eat less meat, butter, and cheese (before we even factor in the environmental considerations, which frankly we should do). We just shouldn't replace them with donuts, Snackwells and soda.

Confessions of a Chubby Kid

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryan Thomas Neace

Being made fun of because of my body at such a young age was something I very much internalized. After a while, I didn't need to be made fun of by others. I'd developed enough negative body image to do a fine job of it on my own.

Fat Studies: Bodies, Culture, Health

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Fabio Parasecoli

Enjoying total mastery over the body and its appearance is a powerful fantasy that can influence the way we manage ourselves on a daily basis, with health as our primary goal and often with looks as a secondary but not so irrelevant objective.

Can Human Body Be Tricked Into Burning Calories?

| Jennifer Couzin-Frankel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

What if you could trick your body into thinking you were racing on a treadmill—and burning off calories at a rapid clip—while simply walking down...

Will Procrastinate for Pastrami

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Go ahead, eat more meat, butter and cheese. Let me know how it turns out for you. I certainly won't be joining you, despite the current popularity of the proposition.

Harder to Lose and Harder to Want to Lose

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

If you're already carrying excess fat, it will require more physical and mental effort than someone who isn't. You may have to work harder, but don't let that prevent you from getting started.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.