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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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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.

Why You Should Love and Hate the Louis CK 'Fat Girl Rant' -- and What to Do About It

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

I love that Louis CK script because he has opened up a space for dialogue about the real problem. It's not that some women are fat, it's that fat women carry a stigmatized identity, and association will stigmatize the fat woman's partner too.

Diary of a Fat Life Coach

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

In a nutshell, I call bullshit on excuses for a living. And I'm pretty damned good at it. So how come I can't do the same for myself?

Moronic Morsels Du Jour: Where Does the Line Form?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I guess I only know this. The vendors keep dishing dietary epiphanies in bite-sized, moronic morsels almost every day. We never seem to see the elephant in the room and most of us can't seem to wait to get in line.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

7 Food Mistakes That Are Sabotaging Your Health

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

Healthy eating is a hot topic these days, and specific diet regimens are even hotter. But the truth is that that isn't one right way for everyone. Period. What's working for your best friend may or may not work for you.

Dietary Immunity Or How to Guard Your Underwear

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In a rare demonstration that there is intelligent life down here, we have recognized that if this is what millions of years of evolutionary biology came up with, we were unlikely to do better. From whence, the answer to the sleepaway camp dilemma: Put your initials in your underwear! If you identify your own, you don't have to recognize everyone else's.

A Disbeliever's Guide To Fatphobia

Kitty Stryker | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Kitty Stryker

We may be threatened with murder for making a documentary on fatness. But fatphobia isn't real, right?

The Word I Refuse To Outlaw In Our Home

Erin Dullea | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Erin Dullea

There was a time when I believed I could adequately prepare myself for all the hard questions my children might ask. And then I became a mother.

Anna Almendrala

This Is What Happens When You Tell A Young Girl She's Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

Young girls who grow up being told they're "too fat" have a greater chance of becoming obese. That's according to a new long-term study by psy...