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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.

Transforming Fat Into Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

While Hollywood tends to use fat people for comic relief (or to show how much they suffer when dieting), several actors have used the struggle to control their weight as source material for live performance art.

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

Dieting on the job ... and at home

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I'm not like many people--I never worked outside the home. I went to college. Got my degree. Then worked for my mom as a graphic designer in her home-...

Just for today...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Several Wednesday nights ago at my weight loss meeting a new member joined our group. I'll call her Amy. This was her first time following any diet (y...

I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You CAN lose weight - and KEEP it off. Do you believe that? If you do, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ... No, seriously. Here's the story of that famo...

Butter vs. Margarine: Is One Healthier

The Kitchn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

The butter-margarine debate is not a new one. People believed we found a healthier alternative to butter when margarine came along. After all, the maj...

A Fresh Start

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Why does a new notebook feel so good? (Or maybe you can relate better to a brand new food journal.) It's more than just a clean writing space ... it'...