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How to Escape Weight Gain During Summer Vacation

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

It's easy to unravel good habits on vacation, but staying on track is a lot easier than trying to get back on track post-vacation. This summer, when you plan your disappearing act, make sure to plan ahead and avoid common food traps.

Is Obesity a Socially-Transmitted Disease?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

If you're trying to lose weight, a growing body of research suggests eating too many meals out with friends and family might jeopardize your efforts.

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Lose Those Last 5 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty

Never mind the "Freshman 15." It's the "Fifty 5" that is the real killer. Once you hit midlife, losing those final five pounds just becomes near-impos...

You Are Not a Number

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a particularly lovely spring day, my...

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.

The Most Frustrating Things People Will Say When You Lose 80 Pounds

Kathleen Long | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

I've never been a person who blends into the background; I'm loud and I have an energetic and effusive personality. But losing weight has put me on center stage, the performance is my shrinking body and I have well-meaning hecklers.

The Arrogance of Dieting

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Trade in the arrogance of dieting for the confidence of body wisdom! Mindful eating is a non-judgmental, flexible approach that frees you up to focus on living your life instead of counting, weighing, measuring and obsessing about food.

7 Weight Loss Tips For When The Scale Won't Budge

Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Diana Kelly for Life by DailyBurn Whether the scale hasn't budged for one week or six, it's always a frustrating experience -- especially when y...

Eating Is Not a Hobby

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Thirty years ago I lost 140 pounds the right way after 25 years of being obese and trying to lose weight the wrong way. Fortunately, I'm one of the ap...

Cindy Crawford: New Moms Shouldn't Focus On Losing Weight

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.28.2014 | OWN

Cindy Crawford's body is one of the lynchpins of her uber-successful modeling career, which is why it might come as a surprise that the beauty gave he...

Do I Look Fat?

Karen Cigna | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents. You are your smile, your love of music, nature, art and any and all qualities that make you unique.

7 Easy, Proven Ways To Get Thin (And Stay That Way)

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lindsay Brustein Rosen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When it comes to losing weight, it is not quite as simple as “calories in minus calories out,” or burning more ca...

7 Things Only People Who Are Trying To Lose Weight Understand

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Trying to lose weight -- whether it's to boost heart health, keep sleep apnea at bay or have more energy -- has unique challenges in our super-sized s...

Did 'The Biggest Loser' Winner Go Too Far?

KnowMore TV | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

Some viewers, and even some not watching, commented that Frederickson appeared "too thin" and unhealthy-looking. Though the show celebrates the dwindling numbers on the scale, did this contestant take the message a bit too far?

4 Top Weight Loss Scams of the Year (So Far)

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

These are just a sample of the rogues gallery of conmen scheming to pick your pocket. Worse than stealing from you, they keep you from using the real solution to your weight problem while sending you on a goose chase that will leave you feeling hopeless.

Exercising Your Fears: Running Outside

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

Get out there and run and do it with gusto. The first time might be intimidating. The second time might feel slightly awkward. But before long you will see that your trepidation may have been unwarranted.

How Fat-Shaming Almost Killed Me

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Amanda Sidwell Smith spent years of her life being insulted about her weight. The words were so harsh and so consistent that she internalized them and...

LOOK: Woman's Major Post-Split Weight Loss Is Inspiring

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

The biggest break-up cliché in the book? The one where the dumpee spends weeks following the split inhaling tubs of ice cream and tearing through tis...

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

10 Things You Should Know If You Want To Lose Weight In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sally Tamarkin If you’re looking to lose weight after an indulgent holiday season, you’re not alone. A 2012 survey estimated that the numb...

The Real Reasons Juice Cleanses Can Get Your Health Back on Track

Woodson Merrell, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Woodson Merrell, M.D.

Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.

Exercising Your Fears: The Gym

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?

A Five-Step, Scientifically-Proven Plan For Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to se...

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

On The Verge Of A Diabetic Coma, She Realized She Couldn't Wait Any Longer To Take Off The Weight

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...