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Healthy Diet

7 Tips For Better Portion Control

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.

7 Steps to a Healthy Body and Mind

Anca Dumitru | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anca Dumitru

Obsessing over your daily intake of food and pushing yourself too hard won't get you anywhere. The key is to eat and exercise with moderation having set some realistic targets. It's all about finding the balance that's right for you.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

Top 5 Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bartolotto

It's hard to argue with a plant-based diet when it benefits our health, waistline, environment, wallet, and conscience.

New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.

Winding Down Summer With Healthy Reminders

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Unless a brunch or dinner party is in an unheated cabin in the Arctic, beware of foods sitting out for more than a few minutes. A warm room can put some extra protein in those serving platters in the form of bacteria. This is also true of foods on picnic tables during a cookout.

Eat, Love, Live

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

There is only one good diet -- a negativity diet. Limiting the names you call yourself and the criticism you feel will do more to take off weight than self abuse and rigid strictures.

The 'Comeback' of the Twinkie: 22.5 Billion Calories (and Counting) That Americans Don't Need

Josh Stevens | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Josh Stevens

The Twinkie, while nostalgic and iconic in every way, represents just that: the old way of doing things. Those arguing that we should be able to (literally) have our cake and eat it too need only to look at obesity stats.

5 Ways Your Healthy Diet Is Making You Tired

Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Norine Dworkin-McDaniel Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day? Of course, you know that a good night's sleep, regu...

The Queen Of Yo-Yo Dieting Goes Public With Her Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I have been participating in this project since Memorial Day weekend. In that time, I've ditched the "fat pants," I fit into clothes that I haven't worn since I met my husband, and my weight has dropped into the 150s, where it hasn't been for a long time. 

What to Eat to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Obviously, there's no substitute for using an SPF lotion that's appropriate for your skin -- liberally, every day (seriously... no skimping!). But bet you didn't know that what you eat can also do a lot to aid your skin in protection from the sun.

10 Ways To Ditch Your Cravings For Sugar, Salt, And Fats

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The best way to ensure you are eating the highest quality, most nutritious food possible is to prepare your own food in your own kitchen. We are all chefs. You don't have to be trained at Le Cordon Bleu to know your way around a kitchen.

Will This Health Editor Succeed In His Weight Loss Goals?

Cooking Light | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

"Cooking Light advocates healthy body weight through good food chosen in right proportions, deliciously cooked, and eaten in sensible portions. I'm a good cook, healthy eater, careful shopper. I just need to do a little work on the sensible portions front."

My Definition Of Healthy Is Better Than Yours

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

For me, health means strength. Health means trying each day to treat my body well. That kind of health goes beyond just diet and exercise. It comes in a variety of sizes. And if you don't carry that size in your store, I'm happy to take my money elsewhere.

Food and Lifestyle Make a Difference

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

In my own practice, I've seen how changing what my patients eat, how they exercise, how they think and how they live can make a gigantic difference in the numbers on their lab results, in their weight and their overall health and wellness.

Get A Tan In... Your Kitchen?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.26.2013 | Style

This isn't rocket science. What you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your body (if not more so). When you eat foods that ar...

Just Say 'No' To Pre-Wedding Diets

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 07.15.2013 | Weddings

After a bride-to-be says yes to the dress, she often starts saying no — to carbs, desserts and other high-calorie foods....

Rising and Living

Stacey Morris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Denial was a big part of my life back in the days when I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. And then life pulled the rug out from underneath my carefully self-constructed comfort zone.

Moving Beyond Generalized Lifestyle Intervention Into Personalized Lifestyle Medicine

Deanna Minich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Deanna Minich, Ph.D.

At first, I was a bit surprised to see this conclusion. After all, how can anyone argue with the therapeutic impact of lifestyle -- the basics of healthy eating and increased physical activity -- for the reduction of chronic disease?

Fast Food Fantasy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Imagine if we -- the food customers -- rallied around a higher standard to serve our collective satisfaction. Could we really stand up to Big Food? Would we be biting off more than we could hope to chew and swallow, or might we really change the food supply?

Easy Does It: 7 Healthy Foods and Drinks That Can Become Unhealthy

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

These seven foods and drinks are dose-dependent: Whereas a little bit can be healthy and even pleasurable, too much can create weight gain, inflammation, liver issues, and in one case, death.

Let's Change How America Eats

Stephen Sidwell | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephen Sidwell

For me, the worst part about dieting is being hungry. But what I learned is that you can't exercise a weight problem away. What started with food has to end with food.

4 Things I Learned About Life While Spring Cleaning

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I clean when I'm angry. I clean when I'm anxious. I clean when I'm upset with the kids, my husband, or the fact that I missed the start of Nordstrom's half-yearly sale and the dress I wanted is sold out in my size. I clean a lot, but it isn't until I do what is typically called 'spring cleaning' that I start to feel better.

The Real Reason I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

This is who I am now, someone who takes care of herself -- and is consumed by things more interesting than what's on the scale. Junk food still calls, obviously. But I don't answer. And that feels terrific.

Why Grains Are Unhealthy

Mark Sisson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

We do not need grains to survive, let alone thrive. In fact, they are naturally selected to ward off pests, whether they be insects or hominids. I suggest we take the hint and stop eating them.