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Getting Into Your Skinny Jeans

David Kirsch | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

The summer is a memory and fall is just a week away. It's time to put away the bikinis and short shorts. Are you ready to squeeze into your skinny jeans? If not, don't fret: Here's a simple plan that can help you slip into your jeans in no time.

Are Eating Habits Contagious?

Rania Batayneh, MPH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Rania Batayneh, MPH

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with the healthiest intentions -- a salad followed by grilled fish and steamed vegetables -- only to find yourself halfway through a bacon cheeseburger and onion rings?

Can You Caffeinate Yourself to a Lower Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Does it or doesn't it? The controversy over caffeine's role in weight loss has been going on for more than a decade. So many studies have appeared, with evidence on both sides of this issue, you can toss a coin while you are waiting for your caffeinated or decaffeinated latte to be made.

Why the 'Why'?

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often so focused on finding answers that we forget to keep asking questions. We need to explore the unknown in order to further our learning.

The 10 Commandments Of Weight Loss

Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., M.P.H. Here's a godsend: There's only one thing you need to do to lose weig...

11 Portion Control Tips That Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Many of us don't understand what a healthy portion size is, and for good reason. A pasta portion in a restaurant is easily three cups, and many steaks are at least a pound. Getting used to normal-sized portions is not an easy task.

Beware The Scale: Learn The Right Way To Weigh

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Heather Bauer for U.S. News Health When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking...

The Best Place To Get Fitness Advice Online

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

You may come to the site looking for information, but what drives ongoing involvement on this site is the community. Newbies often use it as a support group. More experienced users will guide them through their questions and answer specific inquiries about various fitness programs.

9 Principles For Lasting Weight Loss

Chris Powell | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

Keep that inner voice under control and positive. Think "I can," "I will," and "I believe," and before you know it you'll be fit, healthy, and happy with the new you!

When You Fight A Food Craving... It's Already Too Late!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Hanaan Rosenthal

Fighting your subconscious on anything is always a losing battle. You may have temporary gains, but over the long term, the odds are against you. There is, however, one facet to your relationship with your subconscious that will flip the struggle for supremacy on its head.

Want to Lose Weight? Up Your Chances of Success With These 6 Foods

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Losing weight and keeping it off has never been easy. Here are six foods that can help you to satisfy your cravings, keep you full and ultimately arm you with the tools you'll need to finally fight the biggest battle of them all!

3 Prerequisites for Successful Weight Loss

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

I am convinced that anyone can succeed with permanent weight loss. However, there is a big but. Before you can expect to be able to solve your weight problem, there are several prerequisites that must be met.

Fitness Pros' Top Weight Loss Tips

Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Charlotte Libov Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH You see their faces everywhere, peering from the jackets of their latest best...

10 Steps To Getting Fit While Staying Happy

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

In the last six weeks, I have lost several pounds, an inch of fat off my belly, and two inches off my hips. I've also gained serious muscle tone in my arms, shoulders, quads, and abs (hello, six-pack!).

The Top 10 Weight Loss Excuses (And How To Beat Them)

Chris Powell | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

For every excuse I have an answer. But it doesn't matter if I have the answer, because you have to believe it in your heart and be willing to let go of the excuses that only foster fear and failure. Are you ready to let go? Let's do this!

How Dieting Makes People Obese

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Diets and dieting are not the solution to your stubborn weight problem. They are among the main causes. Learning how to eat well habitually, in a way that is more enjoyable than what you do now, is the solution -- and it is not just a matter of "willing" it.

Rule Of Thumb On Weight Loss After Pregnancy, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning Dr. Oz, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo, and I just had to ask him if there was a rule of thumb for losing weight after pr...

Lose Weight and Friends for a Mere $14.52

Millie Kerr | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Millie Kerr

When I saw the banner for a new weight loss book entitled Six Weeks to OMG, I assumed it had been written by Paris Hilton or for a Saturday Night Live parody.

Want to Lose Fat? Count Your Hormones, Not Your Calories (Part 2)

Dr. Jade Teta | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jade Teta

If you take a hormones-first approach to weight loss, you can keep hunger at bay, diminish cravings and stabilize energy. Doing things this way causes the body to eat less, naturally, which allows us to make new changes to our lifestyle without relying solely on willpower.

Preventing The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau

Chris Powell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

Plateaus happen, at least to those who don't plan so they can prevent them! Fight back and prevent the plateau, or if you're already hitting that wall, it's time to trick the body and relight your metabolism.

Retraining Your Tastebuds: The Secret To A Healthy Diet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Taste buds can be rehabilitated. They are, in fact, very malleable little fellas: When they can't be with a food they love, they can quite readily learn to love the food they're with.

I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 01.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

There were all too many days while looking at myself in the mirror, I wished I could literally rip the fat from my body. But I believe these feelings -- and most others that might arise -- are totally normal and have to be cleansed like the weight itself.

How To Lose Weight... Without Leaving Your House

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

There are many things in life we can't control. If you have a weight issue, sometimes it may feel like you can't control how much or what you eat. You may feel like you're at the mercy of the food. I certainly did.

Easy Tricks to Outsmart Your Appetite

EatingWell | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry.

5 Tips For Avoiding That Dreaded Vacation Weight

Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Ahhh, summer: Warmer weather, longer days — and extra pounds that creep on while you celebrate the season on your summer vacati...