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Losing Weight

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

A Formerly Obese Man's Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

The fulfillment of our citizens' lives depends on the realization that their destiny, specifically, their health, is far more under their control than they now realize.

My Weight Loss Adventures in the Land of Disease-Care

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

It's not like I'm clueless about what to eat and how to do healthful behaviors. I'm in the business, after all. But my work is sedentary, and I do a lot of it. The timing and the psychology had to be right.

Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We need to stop blaming, hating and discriminating against obese people, but equally important, we need to use what we know to solve obesity and the obesity epidemic. That is the real solution to the evil of obesity bias.

Lose Weight, Gain Body Confidence? Not Necessarily, Says Purdue Researcher Sarah Mustillo

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

What is it about our culture that makes it so darned hard for girls to have good body image? Why, in fact, does bad body image plague America's great, multi-generational sorority?

The Evil Gender Bias of Obesity and Weight Gain

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

The obesity bias is far nastier for women than men -- overwhelmingly so. It is insidious and needs to be pointed out and stopped.

'Weight of the Nation': To Win, We Have to Lose

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Daniel J. Schultz

The Weight of the Nation beautifully encapsulates all the biological, environmental, and economic variables that promoted my own obesity, as well as breaking down the answers and solutions that helped me lose and maintain my weight loss.

Weight Loss and the Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

To solve the obesity epidemic, the most important thing you can do is to solve your own weight problem for your own reasons.

Is Your Future Mother-In-Law Making You Fat?

Sarah Jenks | Posted 07.10.2012 | Weddings
Sarah Jenks

Then you start looking for a venue and planning the rehearsal dinner and all of a sudden your once stress-free relationships are reminiscent of the "Real Housewives." The only thing that seems takes the edge off is an extra scoop of ice cream. So much for effortlessly turning into Kate Middleton.

Can You Think Your Way to a Thinner You?

Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT

Can you think yourself thin? Sure you can. But you'll need more than positive affirmations to get yourself into action.

Why You Should Think Twice Before You Praise Someone For Losing Weight

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

We almost think it rude if we don't say something about someone's weight loss -- as if we aren't acknowledging his or her hard work.

On Dieting

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm so hungry I could eat cardboard. But first, I'll have to check the calorie counter guide book to see if it's a carbohydrate.

Scientists Test Effectiveness Of Wacky-Looking Weight-Loss Glasses

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

Talk about a "see food" diet. In building new weight-loss glasses, a Japanese research team has turned to the science of augmented reality to help die...

I'm Not Fat, But What If I Were

Posted 04.19.2012 | Women

Kerry Cohen | Role/Reboot Kerry Cohen is not fat. But like many women, she struggles almost daily with what she sees in the mirror. She shares her ...

Why the Bathroom Scale May Not Always Be a Dieter's Best Friend

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The number that the scale registers has absolutely no reflection on who you are as a person. And, like me, you just might find that paying attention to other indicators proves to be a healthier -- and happier -- way to track your fabulosity.

Half the Man I Used to Be

Jim Moret | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

When I saw photos from that evening, I had an epiphany. I had let myself go, and nothing could hide it. It was subtle at first, but the years seemed to get away from me, along with my increasing waistline.

How I Went From Morbidly Obese To Weight Loss Guru

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

"How on earth can you help me?" overweight clients would ask me when I first opened my practice. They didn't know that I had spent 25 years hopelessly out of control with my weight, morbidly obese, over 300 pounds, a chronic miserable failure at diets and exercise attempts.

What Losing Weight Taught Me About Saving Money

Well Heeled | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Well Heeled

Watching CB lose weight and then working at it myself, I realized that there are so many lessons that losing weight have taught me about saving money.

Spring Cleaning, Mental and Physical

Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

Kimberly Weisul & Connie Guglielmo | One Thing New I'm not very diligent about spring cleaning, at least not literally. When the flowers bloom and...

Do You Have To Be Scared Into Getting Healthy?

Kristin Anderson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Anderson

We can't prevent aging, all diseases and all health issues, but we can improve our overall quality of life, general state of happiness and pride in how we operate as people if we just take a relatively small amount of time and effort to drink water, make good eating choices, exercise and stretch a little on a daily basis.

Can the 'Free Fruit' on the Weight Watchers Plan Satisfy a Carbohydrate Craver?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

To the delight of many dieters and to the surprise of many, the Weight Watchers organization recently changed their program to allow dieters to eat as much fruit as they wish by removing "points" from this food group.

Dieting: Let The Blame Game Begin!

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Dieting violates my basic philosophy of life, which is that life is too short to deny yourself things you love, and I happen to love food.

A Midlifer's Loss Is His Gain

Ken Solin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Look around you the next time you're in town or at the mall. Do you see any obese, old men? You won't, because they're all dead.

6 Reasons To Stop Dieting

Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Lisa Eisenstadt | The Daily Muse It seems like there's a new fad diet or food "discovery" nearly every day that promises to help us lose weight and...

The Fat on Dieting in the New Year

Jane Shure | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

A word to the wise -- resist the urge to "diet." Read the research: Diets don't work, they make matters worse. Modifying how you eat and maintaining the changes is fine and makes sense. That's not dieting.