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Who Says Genetically-Overweight People Can't Get Thin?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Rarely are we ever content with what the genetic fairy leaves under our pillow. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. Your given gene pool and the obstacles that you face don't have to map out your weight loss future.

Why I'm Wearing Shorts This Winter

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Nikki Stone

I could only imagine how this woman has become an enormous role model for endless young girls -- and boys for that matter -- in Mali. My short time with her energized and empowered me.

Still Counting Calories? Think Again

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

At one time or another, we've all been promised this: "If the amount of calories we eat is less than the amount of calories our bodies use, we will lose weight." I'm sorry to say that this promise is false.

The Former 'Biggest Loser' Nutritionist's No. 1 Weight Loss Tip

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

I'm often asked, "If I were to change just one thing about my diet, what could I do to help me lose weight and/or improve my health?"

12 Nutrition Swaps For 2012

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

It's a new year, and plenty of us are resolving to lose weight, exercise more and eat less. I'd like to propose a resolution makeover... Don't just aim to eat less and deprive yourself, instead upgrade what you are currently eating to give your body the wholesome, energizing foods it needs.

Health Writer Tara Parker-Pope Reveals Her Weight Loss Plan

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Last year, New York Times health writer Tara Parker-Pope interviewed me about my weight loss views. This year, it was my turn to interview her about hers.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

Maybe You Should Stop Dieting?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

At the beginning of each year, I hear men and women groaning about their holiday overeating, and comparing the benefits of various diets. And January blogs and newspapers are full of endless diet advice. But what if diets are the problem?

The Psychology Of Weight Control: How Recalling Your Values Leads To Weight Loss

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Scientists believe that people can get stuck in repeating cycles, in which failure to lose weight impairs psychological functioning, which in turn increases the risk of more failure. Even a quick and simple intervention may have the power to disrupt this destructive cycle.

Does Your Pet Need To Make A Weight Loss Resolution?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Think you could stand to lose a few around the waist in 2012? Chances are someone close to you could, too: your pet. "We all love our pets, and we ...

Why Drinking And Healthy Eating Don't Mix

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Recently, I asked Dr. Michael Dansinger to comment on a really popular question: Can I drink alcohol while I'm trying to lose weight?

Eating Experts Wish You A Diet-Free New Year

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Before you make yet another New Year's resolution to lose weight for good, now might be a good time to ask yourself Dr. Phil's quintessential question: "How's that working for you?"

Healthy Food Swaps To Save Now And Splurge Later

EatingWell | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

You can eat what you want and not gain a pound -- if you've banked calories to spend. Here are 10 simple ways to free up an extra 1,000 calories for a future splurge.

Can The Language You Use Affect Your Weight?

Sophie Keller | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Sophie Keller

The everyday language that you use is really important and can influence your personal habits.

10 Exercises To Strengthen And Tone Your Thighs

Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for Shape.com This slimmer-thigh circuit created by Jessica Smith, fitness expert and star of the 10 Pounds DOWN: Better Body Blas...

5 Smart Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

That chic LBD you scored on Gilt back in November is hanging in the closet just waiting to dazzle your cohorts. For one brief moment, an image of breakfast sausage links crosses your mind. Then you realize, SPANX or no SPANX, this isn't happening.

Miranda Lambert On Her Stay-Healthy Secrets

Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living

By Claire Connors for Shape.com It's been a busy year for Texas-born country crooner Miranda Lambert, 28. She won six music awards -- including a G...

Overindulged? How To Give Yourself A Break

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

The holidays are supposed to be all about comfort and joy, but they're more often about discomfort and self-disgust, at least for women. Not only 'tis the season to shop 'til you drop, 'tis also the season to overindulge, then beat yourself up for overindulging.

Are You Beating Yourself Up for Overindulging?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If your Thanksgiving Day feast has already become last weekend's regrettable splurge, you're probably feeling lousy about yourself right about now. What's more, you're probably thinking that getting down on yourself for overindulging is part of the cure.

12 Little Daily Tricks To Find Your Healthy Weight

Posted 11.27.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Girdwain We get it: You want to lose the jiggle but don't want to blacklist your favorite eats, count every single calorie, or overdos...

Can Red Wine Help With Weight Loss?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We know red wine can help with cardiovascular health, but we also how more than three glasses per week can put women at higher risk for breast cancer. So, what are we supposed to really feel about alcohol and wine?

5 Ways Fiber Can Help You Naturally Achieve A Healthy Weight

EatingWell | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

You gotta love fiber. Not only does it keep your GI system running smoothly and your heart healthy, it also can keep you from outgrowing your pants. Yes, fiber is a well-known natural slimming aid.

Lighter, Healthier Versions Of Your Fall Favorites

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

This time of year doesn't have to mean getting weighed down by high-cal cravings -- you can save hundreds of calories with a few makeover maneuvers. Here are my five seasonal slim-down versions of fall favorites.

6 Reasons Why You Can't Lose Weight

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Do you feel like you've done everything you can but still don't seem to lose weight? Chances are, you're not doing the right things.

Catherine Pearson

Weight Watchers CEO Dishes Secret To Healthy Habits

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living

Watching a lean David Kirchhoff take the stage at the recent TedMed conference to talk obesity prevention, it was difficult to imagine the Weight Watc...