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Healthy Eating Habits

It's OK to Talk to Your Daughter (and Son) About Weight

Lauren Slayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

None of this is easy. We can dumb it down all we want but kids are smart. They live in the same world we do. As parents or teachers or mentors, let's guide them with honesty and information rather than glossing it all over.

The 50+ Year Challenge

Jennifer Langione | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

Let's face it -- you may not be "just a few days away from a new and improved you," but with a sustained commitment to health and fitness the definition of "the new you" has limitless potential.

How to Use Halloween to Teach Healthy Eating Habits

Dina R. Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Halloween is perfect for teaching healthy eating habits because it's the one day when we're most likely to be upfront about all the excess. That honesty makes it easier for parents to talk to their children about managing abundance.

How To Stay Healthy On The Road

Collette Stohler | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Collette Stohler

When it comes to eating healthy on the go, it's all about preparation. Sure, you can stick to your healthy eating when you have the time to prepare your own meals, but what happens when you have to leave your Paleo cocoon and enter the real world?

How I Learned to Give Up Junk Food and Embrace My Kitchen

Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoe Lintzeris

You name it, and I ate it. And I would like to believe by the grace of my genes and unchanging teen jeans' size, I still managed to resemble a knobby-kneed colt. Until I realized something was wrong. You see, whoever came up with that saying "you are what you eat" was right.

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While there's no magic bullet for weight loss, there are steps you can take to lose weight, safely and for good, while increasing your health.

Surprising Diet Myths, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Healthy eating is based on a simple formula: you must put out more than you take in. When Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined...

The How of Healthy Eating: Lessons for Parents From the Latest CDC Report on Obesity

Caron Gremont | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Yesterday there was finally some good news in the fight against childhood obesity. This is the first major government report showing a consistent pattern of decline for low-income children -- the kids for whom obesity takes a particularly gruesome toll.

How to Make a Healthy-Habit Change

Amanda Deverich | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

At first, change takes focused attention to become a habit. Once a habit is formed, it will give the budding change momentum and add a helpful inertia that makes it easier and easier to maintain the change.

7 Ways To Lose Weight Without Exercise

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Yes, exercise is better, but there are some tricks you can do that don't require breaking a sweat and can help melt a...

Eating Your Way to a Calmer You

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

When it comes to your body, your eating pattern can help with your level of anxiety, and you may find these helpful.

Tips for Eating Balanced Meals While on the Run: Nutrition Made Simple for Busy Families

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

As a dietitian, let me share a few basic principles of health and nutrition I have learned and practiced not only with my patients but with my own family. I have compiled a few tips to help you make smart choices when trying to eat balanced meals while on the run.

5 Seeds You Need To Be Eating

Posted 05.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Discover the super health benefits of flavorful, nutrient-rich kernels, including those found in su...

When It Comes to Healthier Eating, Sometimes the Smallest Changes Can Usher In the Biggest Rewards

Gregg McBride | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I am suggesting you look at different areas of your life and see where there might be room for one small change. Accomplishing that change could affect the rest of your life -- and perhaps your health -- in a very positive, very beautiful way.

'I Lost 98 Pounds -- And I Still Eat Pizza'

Dannii Martin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

Four years ago, when I decided that I was going to finally lose weight and this time it would be for good, I knew that the only way I was going to do it was to ditch the diet mentality and see it as a lifestyle. This meant finding a balance.

Tips for Healthy Living I Give to My Patients

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

There are a few fundamental principles I impart regularly to my patients, and so since I have come to see all of my readers as a regular part of my clinic family, I would like to similarly impart these principles to you.

Restaurant Survival Guide: 10 Tips For Healthful Dining

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is possible to eat out and consume upward of 2,000 calories in just one meal. However, it is also entirely possible not to break your calorie budget and to eat healthfully while eating out. The key is to be mindful of your food choices and to choose wisely.

You Are What You Eat

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

As a physician, I always encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. We aren't able to change our genetic makeup, but we should choose what we eat more carefully because the right foods may be able to prevent kidney disease.

If You Lead a Student to Vegetables, Will They Eat Them?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

It is important that at some point, before any of these kids grow up and have families of their own, vegetables and fruits become a basic component of their daily food intake. And if they are not eating these foods at home, then school is the first and last resort.

Conquering The Standard American Diet, Vegan Style

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

This is what my diet started to look like after I had been vegan for about a year. Instead of trying to replace foods I remembered, like meat tacos or bologna sandwiches, I discovered a whole new array of foods that were just as delicious (if not more) and better for me in every way.

Eat Like There's No Tomorrow, And There May Not Be

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

The issues of obesity and health are complex and are closely tied to other areas of a person's life -- their economic situation, their family culture, their emotional make up, their friendships, and habits to name a few. It can be overwhelming to change, but the alternative is frightening.

Mediterranean Diet Best Diet Ever? Not So Fast

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of the concept of Mediterranean eating, even though I've never seen anyone definitively define what "the Mediterranean diet" actually is.

Life, Italian-Style: Good For The Body And The Soul

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared 2013 to be "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States." Italian culture revolves around beauty, love, passion and sensuality -- all things that feed the body and the soul.

Eat Healthy! Everybody's Doing It!

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What do you think is going to lead more students to the salad bar: telling them that most of their friends eat salad, or stating that eating salad is good for you?

What You Are Looking For Is Not in the Refrigerator

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

This is the time of year when that weight-loss resolution tends to get a little... slack. Maybe you have lost a couple pounds, but the work it takes to lose more -- and keep off the few you have lost -- gets old. You need to re-motivate yourself and decide once again what you really want.