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How Changing Your Sleep Habits Can Help You Lose Weight

OWN | Posted 07.09.2014 | OWN

We're all well-versed in how healthy eating and exercise help to avoid packing on the pounds, but one little-known catalyst for weight gain may happen...

Love Handles, a New Web Series, Tackles Relationship Weight Gain

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

What happens when your significant other gains a few pounds -- or 30? Love Handles, a new Web series, uses warm comedy to tackle this sensitive issue....

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

If Antidepressants Don't Cause Weight Gain, What Does?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

One hopes that patients who are gaining weight are not ignored their weight gain because a study says that they should not be doing so.

The Direct Link Between Stress And Body Fat, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)

Posted 06.16.2014 | MarloThomas

Studies have shown a direct link between stress and body fat, and Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence, ...

10 Fabulous Reasons To Love The Midlife Years

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the days until I can pull out of the driveway in a brand spanking new RV.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

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

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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.

Pushing 40: My Quest to Avoid the Muffin Top, Keep My Energy Up and Find Peace With My Body

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

If you are frustrated with your own middle-aged weight gain, I encourage you to take a new route. Figure out what isn't working and leave your old habits behind.

New Study Says Divorce May Be Affecting Your Child's Waistline

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Divorce

Children of divorce tend to be more overweight than children whose parents never split, according to a new study. Researchers from the Norwegian I...

This Common Habit Can Make You Go Up A Dress Size In A Day

OWN | Posted 05.20.2014 | OWN

Are your clothes feeling a little snug today? Before you swear off all flavorful foods or vow to spend every waking moment at the gym, you might want ...

Anna Almendrala

This Is What Happens When You Tell A Young Girl She's Fat

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents

Young girls who grow up being told they're "too fat" have a greater chance of becoming obese. That's according to a new long-term study by psy...

Here's What It's Like To Struggle With Body Image Issues As A Man

Bustle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Bustle

However nice it was, my days wearing that particular pair of mind-blowingly tight black jeans didn't actually win me much in the way of happiness. I realized that the things that bothered me -- like my inability to feel confidence in my own worth -- weren't just about my body. They were about a state of mind that living in that body had fostered.

6 Bad Habits Linked to Weight Gain (And How to Break Them)

The Active Times | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Sometimes we skip out on the gym, accept extra treats at work, or just downright indulge in high-calorie foods despite knowing their lack of nutrition...

The 'Fat But Fit' Fallacy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and nutrition.

10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

It seems I continually fight The Battle of the Bulge and the winner is the Bulge. Why, oh why, am I cursed with a slow metabolism, willpower that fails at the least temptation, and mood swings that are dependent on the bathroom scale?

Yes, You Can Still Gain Weight Eating 'Clean' -- I Did

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

Believe me, I don't actively count calories. I don't eschew butter or nuts because of the calorie content. I focus on the overall quality of the food over digits on the label. But I also believe that calories matter.

Valerie Bertinelli Is Human

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

gaining weight happens to A LOT of people. It does not make you stupid or a bad person. it does not make you weak or someone who does not "get it.

Is Diet Soda Healthy Or Harmful?

BuiltLean | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

Starting to drink diet soda is a common behavior for those who have begun gaining weight as a way to counteract it, but if the lifestyle that caused the gain in the first place is not addressed, the diet soda will be of little help.

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

10 Ways to Stop Overeating Today

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Eating with your hands may be convenient, but it's also a certain way to overeat. Use your forks and knives and put them down between mouthfuls to give yourself time to chew, taste and experience food.

The One Thing Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Do

Roz Warren | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I just bought a brand new digital bathroom scale, so naturally I step on it every time I'm anywhere near the bathroom in order to watch my weight fluctuate. A mammoth salad for lunch? I'm up two pounds! A pleasant ramble with the Yorkie-poo? They've gone! Dinner at my sister's house? They're back! But by tomorrow morning, they'll probably be gone again. Or not.

Jim Bob Duggar On Wife After 19 Kids: 'She's Found The Fountain Of Youth'

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Ahead of the eighth season of "19 Kids And Counting," 20 of the 21-member Duggar clan joined HuffPost Live to talk about life as a Duggar and the show...

My Spouse's Weight Gain Is A 'Great Big Turn-Off For Me'

Roz Warren | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

The man I love has put on a little weight. I shouldn't be shocked. Keeping the pounds off is one of the challenges of middle age. It's a challenge that many of us don't meet. Next time you're hanging with a crowd of your peers, look around. Plump is the new normal.

Best Weight Loss Results Come From Fat Acceptance

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Acceptance, not rejection, is they key that unlocks the possibility of making the changes necessary to address our nation's obesity epidemic. In my experience, it is those who accept their weight and deal with it powerfully who achieve the most profound and lasting weight loss results.