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3 Healthy Eating Tips From Google Headquarters

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Markey McLaughlin

Staff members at Google, Inc. are known for being some of the happiest employees in the world, and the Internet giant works hard to keep them that way...

5 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Overeat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I counsel many clients who know what foods to eat to lose weight and be healthy. However, even the most educated of consumers may have trouble determining how much to eat of these foods.

Court Rejects New York City's Portion Cap for Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

New York City lost its final appeal to limit the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. In a 20-page report, the New York State Court of Appea...

I Exercise Every Day: Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Weight gain does not happen overnight, and neither does weight loss. Patience, discipline, and motivation are the keys moving in a positive direction to a healthier lifestyle.

How To Stay Healthy On The Go

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

This is the season for traveling and summer vacations. While we often do lots of research to find a great travel destination, we often do not have a plan to stay healthy while we are away.

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Here are simple strategies, which I have seen work for clients trying to lose weight in time for summer and more importantly, help them keep it off and be able to enjoy meals and treats with family and friends.

What's a Normal Portion Size?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Restaurants influence how much we'll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.

Want to Eat Less? Choose Single-Serving Packages!

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I've been a big fan of single-serving packages and have recommended them to dieters trying to lose weight and gain an awareness of portion control. They have a built in stop sign which signals us to stop; this is important especially in today's world of supersize portions.

The Challenges In Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had a great response when we asked what her biggest challenge has been while trying to maintain a healthy ...

How To Curb Cravings, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to curbing cravings, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell has made some serious changes to her habits and lifestyle since surviving a ne...

Hawaii to Cap Sizes of Sugary Drinks

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Hawaii State Senate recently introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces anywhere in the state.

Save Over 1,000 Calories With These 5 Simple Portion Swaps

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

While what you eat matters (choosing grilled instead of fried chicken, for example), how much you eat (how large your portion is), matters more than many of us realize.

Federal Serving Sizes Differ from Typical Portions: 10 Tips to Avoid Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Use visuals to help you estimate your serving size. It makes you think about how much food you're piling on your plate.

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.

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.

Are Smaller Portions Headed Our Way?

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lisa Young

Consumers living in L.A. County can still dine out, eat healthfully and have the option to purchase smaller portion sizes, which will offer fewer calories. Restaurants can increase revenue by selling healthier food options in smaller portions and help contribute to the health of its residents.

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.

'I'll Have a Medium Soda' -- Why Current Size Labels Can Be Deceptive

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study concluded that varying the "regular" portions affected how much the subjects actually ate. Subjects ate more food when the portion was labeled "regular" than when it was labeled "double-size" despite the fact that the two sizes were actually the same size.

LOOK: Food Portions Are Out Of Control

Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By YouBeauty.com Editors To say that we are a Supersized nation is an understatement. We all know that most things food-related -- from our serving...

Time for Ice Cream in Your Diet!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Eating ice cream is a seasonal treat, and as such should not be denied just because one is on a diet. The key seems to be sticking to a half-cup serving size and avoiding the tempting but truly fattening sundaes and added ingredients.

5 Ways To Steer Clear Of 'Health Haloes'

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I have seen this phenomenon quite a bit in my private practice. Clients often think that if a food is labeled with a healthy-sounding term, they can eat more. But of course, cookies are cookies, regardless of whether they are reduced-fat, organic, gluten-free, or labeled some other 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.

'Why I'm Glad Dieting Doesn't Work'

Darya Pino Rose | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino Rose

I would say it is unfortunate that the weight-loss pills, programs, and bonus DVDs haven't really worked out, but now that I'm a foodist, I see the failure of the dieting industry to make us thinner or healthier as one of the luckiest mess-ups of our generation.

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.

Let Them Eat Cake -- The Anti-Fad Diet Manifesto

Karen Stabiner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Karen Stabiner

Anyone who's ever tried to lose even a little weight, or to break any bad habit, for that matter, knows how it goes: You take an absolute stance, you spend way too much time thinking about the thing that has become a taboo, and then, eventually, you cave.