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The Abominable Zero: How We Demonize Size

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Juliette Fretté

America is obsessed with numbers. In terms of body image, most of us want to be thin, and our definition of thinness rests in the form of the number that we read on a scale or clothing tags.

Obesity: How Intestinal Bacteria May Cause Weight Gain

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists led by Andrew Gewirtz at Emory University reveal that your intestines harbor a universe of bacteria -- the so-called gut microbiota -- that...

Colorado Gaining Weight Faster Than Any Other State

The Colorado Springs Independent | By Edie Adelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state Department of Public Health and Environment announced today that although Colorado ranks as one of the leanest states in the country, people...

Michelle Obama Steps Up As Health Champion

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.

Sleepless In Seattle? The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Only in the movies would you end up with Meg Ryan if you truly are Sleepless in Seattle. Never mind that you are Tom Hanks. In real life, Tom never gets to make out with Meg because he is sleep deprived.

Living Together, Growing Together

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Men are very competitive, so try making up a fake race that's an unrealistic distance at some vague, incredibly far off time. He'll become obsessed with winning and training, and it will never occur to him to question a 400 mile marathon in Decembruary.

Weight Gain Linked To Bacteria In Intestines

latimes.com | Thomas H. Maugh II | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A high-fat, high-sugar diet does more than pump calories into your body. It also alters the composition of bacteria in your intestines, making it easi...

Restaurant Foods Contain More Calories Than They Claim

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Until we can calculate how many calories a person eats, calorie estimates will have to suffice. But let's institute strict laws for companies, like P.F. Chang's, who blatantly misrepresent themselves.

When Women Hate Their Bodies Men Suffer Too

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

When you start to change the internal dialog the external reality changes and a new, more positive shift in experience happens.

The Holiday Cure: How To Wake Up Thinner

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

As we all know all too well, the holidays present a multitude of stresses that together can create the perfect 'fat' storm.

10 Stay Fat Holiday Diet Tips

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Sometimes, people have to see failure before they can be motivated toward success! Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor (that's me) give to you 10 Stay Fat Holiday Diet Tips!"

Are You a Closet Eater?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Continuing to associate the pleasure of companionship with the enjoyment of food gives me those same good feelings I had with my girlfriends -- filmy, fluid and fun.

What Did You Eat Today?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

What I ask people to do is to get on the scale every day. Yes, every day. Write down your weight each day and average it out over the course of a week. This keeps you awake and aware to what is going on.

Plastic Surgery Denial Syndrome

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Irene Rubaum-Keller

"Your lips are not meant to be flotation devices for your face in case it capsizes." Carol Leifer Have you seen Nicole Kidman lately? Delta Burke?...

Scare Tactics Highlight Risks of Liquid Candy (aka Soda)

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Did you know that a can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar? No parent would give their child a glass of water with 10 teaspoons of sugar; yet that's what you're doing each time you open a can of pop.

The Secret Dialog Of Women

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

Weight loss coach Kathrine Brown's mission is helping women of power and influence who are holding themselves back. She does this by detecting the subtle sabotaging dialogs that decrease their power.

28 Diet Tips In 28 Days

intent.com | Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As we move from summer to fall, into the new school season and new year, I am wondering if you would like to join with me as I recommit to my health, ...

Beware of Late-Night Eating

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I've always said that getting good sleep is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to lose weight. Now there's one more reason hit the hay on a empty stomach.

Life Cycle: Pop vs. Soda? Either Way It's Made with (GMO) Corn.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the environmental impacts of everyday things. Last week we talked about popcorn. Chemically flavored...

Late Night Eating Linked To Weight Gain

nytimes.com | Tara Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study in mice suggests that it's not just how much you eat, but when you eat it, that influences weight gain. Researchers at Northwestern Unive...

Muffintop: The New Feminine?

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

A woman should have a little pooch. It's part of what makes us womanly.

Hide Your Body, Hide Yourself

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Harrow

If you're always looking for ways to not be seen, how do you speak out? How do you move through the world if you have an invisible cloak that has no magical powers other than to keep you in your own shadow?

Why It's So Hard Not To Be Fat

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Fat, sugar and salt; the triple threat to our waistlines... and health. Mere decades ago, the food industry made a conscious choice to seduce the Amer...

How Do We Become Fat?

Fred Hahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fred Hahn

You can't exercise your fat away ladies and gentlemen. You have to speak the correct language to your body if you wish it to release fat from your fat cells.