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Watch: America's Obesity Epidemic Growing At Alarming Rate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom. Colorado is now the only state in the na...

Talking To Your Doctor About Weight Loss

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Ask yourself: is your doctor or nurse practitioner (NP) comfortable having a conversation about weight with you, or do they beat around the bush in order to spare your feelings?

Being Fat In America

John Robbins | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
John Robbins

It's quite a world we live in it, isn't it? On the one hand, we have the Heart Attack Grill, whose 570-pound spokesman died this month at the age of 29. On the other, we have people like Natala and Matt Constantine, who have taken a different path.

The High Carb Diet That Keeps You Healthy, Fit and Trim

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Carbs are everywhere, but you don't have to give them up. Just choose them a little more wisely a little more often.

Is Gaining Weight Grounds For Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

A headline two years ago grabbed my attention and probably a few others': Being Fat Ended My Marriage. In the Ladies Home Journal article, the author...

Why We Get Fat

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Why We Get Fat is not a diet book. It is a well-documented insight into how a move back to "old fashioned values" might make us healthier.

"Does This Make Me Look Fat?" The Best Way to Respond

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Before you answer, think about this advice. Consider what she is really asking. Don't take this question literally.

Wakeup Call to Kirstie Alley!

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Our societal obsession with thinness is damaging at best and deadly at worst. On her new show Big Life, Kirstie Allen has the chance to show the world that you can be fat, healthy and happy.

Food: We Can't Live With It, but We Can Live Without It

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Steinberg

The problem with Marjorie's scrambled eggs was that they didn't smile like my mom's eggs. They seemed pale, like they'd had a bad night out. They looked like their estimated taxes were due.

McDonald's, Pepsi Tapped To Help Write UK Health Policy

The Guardian | Felicity Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

The Department of Health is putting the fast food companies McDonald's and KFC and processed food and drink manufacturers such as PepsiCo, Kellogg's, ...

Let Fat People Be Fat People

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Obesity is getting a bad rap. One propaganda source commonly cited by the "Fatzis" is a CDC study that concludes that being fat is worse for you tha...

Using Social Media For Weight Loss

Bill Liao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Liao

Even though I felt fine physically, I intellectually and emotionally knew I was fat. The stigma of that made me desperately want to hide it.

World's Fattest Countries 2010 (PHOTOS): GlobalPost Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pacific Islanders struggle with the highest levels of obesity around the world, according to a new GlobalPost report. Writer Emily Stone cites 201...

Mangalitsa Mania: The Kobe Beef of Pork on More NYC Menus

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

Enjoy the video from my fall tour at Mosefund Farm. You'll learn about the breed itself, meet the wooly pigs, and see how happy heritage "old world" Mangalitsas are raised.

A Teachable Moment? Marie Claire Blogger's Commentary on "Fat People"

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Can we turn Maura Kelly's "disgust" in "fat people" into a teachable moment?

Are Marie Claire and CBS Wagging the Dog?

Erica Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Kennedy

Every time Marie Claire posts one of these counterpoint pieces, all the women who were so angry about it will read, tweet, blog, Digg them.

Dear Marie Claire and Media: Fat People Are People, Too

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Shahryar

A reputable international magazine for women just came forward and told millions of women that its staff thinks they're gross. It gave a bigot the platform to come out and hurt millions of people.

WATCH Bill Maher: Let Gays Join Military If Others Are Too Fat To Fight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Almost 1 in 4 military applicants are too fat to serve, according to a new study by Cornell researchers. "Real Time" host Bill Maher points to the de...

Things my mom showed me

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

My poor mother. I was her second child and she had me when she was only 20 years old. While David, my brother who is a year and two days older than m...

The Death of a Diet ... NOT!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Everything in life has a cycle. Not to sound morbid here, but even businesses, ideas, all forms of life - are conceived, born, grow, peak, decline an...

Priceless

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I love a good salad bar. Ruby Tuesdays is one of my favorite places to eat out - because of their awesome salad bar. (Though they also have a 980 calo...

Feeling Fat? 7 Tips to Help You Through

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Feeling fat is no fun. Your inner critic can make it worse if you let it. So, if you are feeling fat, remember, "This too shall pass."

Daydream Believer...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever daydream about being thin? Oh, come on. Be honest. Anyone who has ever tasted getting to goal as much as they've tasted fried food knows what I'm...

Colorado: The Short End of the Fat Stick

Todd Hartley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Todd Hartley

Colorado was named the least obese state in the country. That makes Colorado the only place in America where less than one out of every five people is a grotesque fat slob. Way to go, gang!

Your Fat Cells Control Your Brain

Stephen Barrie, ND | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Barrie, ND

Instead of sitting idly by, waiting for a famine or a jog, fat cells continuously send dozens of potent chemical signals to tissues throughout the body, including the brain and other organs.