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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'...

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND WE DON'T DRINK ENOUGH!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Seventy Percent! That's the number to remember this week. If something makes up 70% of your body, you'd think it was pretty important. Yup. This week'...

Practice. Practice. Practice

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You've done it before a million times. Maybe you're presenting at a meeting or confronting a co-worker on an issue. You run through it in your mind,...

Of Junk Food and Junk News

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Dupuy

Watch your average for-profit 24-hour station for one hour. It's all high-fructose hyperbole all the time.

Jay Rayner: Cannibalism Explains Greatness Of Fat

eater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Critic and Top Chef Masters judge Jay Rayner wrote a piece about eating fat that went in a somewhat unexpected direction! Cannibalism. ...

Frustrations in Chip Counting

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever since I started writing my blog I vowed I would write about counting potato chips. Some of you will think this is "over the top", but others will...

Junk Food Crackdown: Feds Draw Up Strict Standards For Marketing To Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Is the federal government preparing to impose strict new standards on the food industry and how it markets junk food to kids? On Wednesday, BNET po...

Facebook Allows Hate Speech Against Fat People

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Laura Beck

If Facebook is in the business of deciding what constitutes hate speech, they must be evenhanded about it. The cruelty of many extant groups cannot go unchecked, and we must all remind Facebook of this until they're gone.

Guacamole: Now Inside the Quesadilla

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

2010-07-06-bgskpull.jpg There's something in the promise of a perfectly balanced bite of tortilla, avocado, and cheese.

Who Are You Calling a Fat Pig?

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Stein

Each think square brick is wrapped in hot pink foil, on top of that, a hot pink wrapper imprinted with a pig's snout. So, should you want to be cute, you hold the bar up to your face and boom: insta-pig.

Vitamin E Shows Promise For Treating Liver Disease

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — People with a common, obesity-related liver disease that has no known treatment got a surprising benefit from vitamin E pills, res...

Obesity & Military: Almost 30 Percent Of Young Americans Too Fat To Fight, Generals Say

McClatchy | Patrick Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of more than 50 retired generals and admirals says a growing number of young Americans are too fat to fight. A study released last week by Mi...