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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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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.

My Response to Dear Abby on an Overweight Woman

Tony Posnanski | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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...