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Fruit And Veggie Lovers Not Immune To Weight Gain

Reuters | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large new European study finds that simply eating a lot of fruits and vegetables may not be enough to stave off the weig...

Cheryl Burke On Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

People | Posted 12.26.2011 | Celebrity

Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke made it all the way to the finals last month, but she won't be celebrating with an extra serving of her favori...

Infographic: How To Navigate Your Holiday Feast

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

While the holidays may seem synonymous with over-indulgence, research suggests that the average American actually gains only one to two pounds over th...

Is Holiday Weight Gain, Like January Bills, Inevitable?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The infamous holiday five pounds do not have to be inevitable, and what a wonderful gift you will be giving yourself to enter the New Year without the extra weight of the past.

5 Reasons Your Workout Isn't Working

Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com Have you been working out consistently for months (maybe even years) and yet the scale is creeping up? Here are five...

5 Healthy Tips To Stave Off Extra Holiday Pounds

Ben Greenfield | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Once the holidays arrive, your tidy, type-A, strictly scheduled world can begin to unravel, and a number of factors make it easy to gain weight around this time of year. You can avoid these issues, however, by planning ahead.

Sleep Late, Gain Weight? How Bedtime Affects BMI

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A message to night owls: There's news that your bedtime -- and those late-night snacks -- may be preventing you from dropping those stubborn extra pounds.

14 Tips For Controlling Holiday Eating -- On Thanksgiving And Beyond

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've been thinking a lot about my eating habits lately -- probably because the holiday season is so full of temptation. Here are some guideline to follow, whether eating in or eating out.

'Freshman 15' And Other Life Stage Weight Gain: What's Real?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Unless you're on a media-free diet, you've probably heard the news about the 15 pounds college students supposedly pack on freshman year. Just in case you missed it, the "Freshman 15" has been deemed nothing but a media myth.

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain The Smart Way: Rationalization

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 01.08.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Lamond Simone

If you eat between midnight and six, the calories don't count. They're still there somewhere, but your body just says, "Eh, we'll let this one go. We're too tired to count right now." Voila!

Get Rid of Those Post-Halloween Reminders

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

What do you do with all that candy? Hands down the smartest thing to do: throw it away. Proceed to the nearest trash receptacle and throw it away.

Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.04.2012 | College
Dr. Susan Albers

A recent study from Ohio State reconfirms that the freshman fifteen may actually be a "myth." Can you hear a collective sigh of relief from students all over the country?

'Freshman 15' A Myth?

Posted 01.01.2012 | College

A new study from Ohio State University reveals that the much-mythologized 'Freshman 15' is just that -- a tall tale. College students do gain an a...

Why Food Becomes Addictive

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?

Stuck in the Dressing Room

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

I hate shopping for clothes. I love clothes, don't get me wrong, but I just hate shopping for them. For one thing, I am not a small person.

Does Parenthood Make You Fat? This Study Says Yes

www.slate.com | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents

Sometimes a research study comes along with results that are just plain depressing, and today, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, is one of those ti...

What Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Nour Akkad

I have to take issue with the inappropriate comments complete strangers, friends, even family members feel they need to make to an already vulnerable -- and very emotional -- pregnant woman.

WATCH: You're Getting Fat

Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

Been noticing your clothes fitting a little differently than usual? Catching yourself getting out of breath doing stuff that used to be no problem? Yo...

Kids: Sleep Goes Down, Weight Goes Up

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The results of a recent study indicate that every additional hour of sleep young children receive can reduce their risk of being overweight.

Do We Need to Talk About Weight to Bond With Other Women?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I realize I'm just saying that because it's the thing to say, because it is the way I've learned to communicate with other women.

High-Carb Diets Are Bad For You, Study Says

Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

If you were planning on baking a big pan of lasagna for dinner, you might want to think twice. According to a new study by researchers at the Norwegia...

Marriage, Divorce, And Your Waistline

Monique Honaman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

I completely understand the causal relationship between getting married or getting divorced and gaining weight, but at the end of the day, it's not saying "I do" or "It's over" that leads to weight gain.

Watch: America's Obesity Epidemic Growing At Alarming Rate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living

A study released this week paints an abysmal picture of how America's obesity epidemic continues to boom. Colorado is now the only state in the na...

Catherine Pearson

Study: The Foods Keeping You From Weight Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Potato chips and French fries -- and generally any potato products -- contribute to the biggest weight gain over time, according to a new Harvard stud...

Mommyrexia: Moms-To-Be Strive To Stay Skinny

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexics, 'drunkorexics', 'manorexics', 'tanorexics' and now 'mommyrexics'. That's the new word to describe a so called "new breed" of pregnant wome...