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4 Top Weight Loss Scams of the Year (So Far)

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

These are just a sample of the rogues gallery of conmen scheming to pick your pocket. Worse than stealing from you, they keep you from using the real solution to your weight problem while sending you on a goose chase that will leave you feeling hopeless.

Keeping New Years Resolutions?

Susie Sampson | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

New Years Resolutions. Have you started on them? Have you already quit? What's so great about them anyway? I mean, you're just going to fail, right? I hate resolutions! Well, that's not true.

Positive Thinking Can Help Get You Back on the Right Track

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Have you already fallen off the resolutions bandwagon? Are you struggling to keep your promise of eating better and moving more? Just a few weeks into...

Eat Fat for a Healthier and Slimmer You: Weight Loss Tip for 2014

Tania Hayek Mercer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tania Hayek Mercer

In this day and age, where processed and convenience food is the go-to for many busy people and families, critical nutrition is being kicked to the curb. One of these nutrients, a macronutrient, is fat.

5 Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

It's the new year, and we are still in January, so I know many of you are continuing to work towards your resolutions. I'd like to help you get off on the right foot by telling you about five common diet mistakes that can be a huge barrier to weight loss and should thus be avoided.

5 Ways to Fight Relationship Weight Gain

Akela Stanfield | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Spending time with my boyfriend is one of my absolute favorite things to do. However, I know from experience that a happy relationship potentially wrecks havoc on even the best weight-loss plans. The solution was to turn my relationship into an active romance. There are hundreds of ways to do this.

A New Year's Resolution That Saves Money, Improves Health, and Reduces Global Warming Pollution

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The top five for 2014 include losing weight, saving money, and staying fit and healthy. There's a way to accomplish all those things and protect the planet, too: Eat less beef.

The Weight Debate: 5 Reasons You May Not Be Losing Weight

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As many of you work diligently to lose weight, the promise of a weight loss goal may seem to be elusive. While we all work to better ourselves, change our diets and improve our health, there are key concepts to weight loss that often get ignored.

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

Things You Should Know If You've Got a Lot of Weight to Lose

Katie Lowe | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Lowe

Eventually though, I realized that I had my priorities all wrong. If, instead of hating my body, I learned to accept and love my body for what it was, it was possible to make the right decisions out of self-care, rather than self-loathing.

Start When You're Ready: Ditch the Weight Loss Resolutions

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I want you to get in the mindset of tackling things on your own terms and not because of a specific time period or event. Believe in yourself and just do you. After you commit to your weight loss goals, I want you to keep these tips in mind to help you stay on track.

How I Lost 20 Pounds in Four Weeks and Kept It Off

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

As I continue to release weight, it's important for me to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. I won't sabotage my weight loss goals. Anyone that doesn't support me isn't in my tribe.

Battle Holiday Weight Gain With PIE

Gary G. Bennett | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary G. Bennett

Good food, drink and friends (and occasionally family) are central to the holiday season. Most of us will eat too much of something, but we should try to avoid eating too much of everything.

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Body Matters

Laurie Gerber | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

The beginning of the year is undeniably a good time to deal with your body. This new year is a line of demarcation, thank goodness. We are all, the wi...

Cookie Monster Is Real -- And 10 Other Weight Loss Truths

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I stopped treating fried chicken as a basic food group, and discovered that my legs can move very fast in a forward motion if I will them to do so. It was not magic.

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

Go From 'Hangry' (Hungry + Angry) to Happy!

Danette May | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Danette May

I started eating foods that were pure, just like my heart wanted to be pure. Healing food became my medicine. As I ate for health, zest, energy, purity, and happiness, I found that not only was my soul healing, but my body was transforming as well.

Why I Weighed 320 Pounds: Overcoming Emotional Anxiety

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.

Pig-Out Prophylaxis

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

When stress rises during the holidays we are especially vulnerable to overeating foods we associate with fond memories.

Desperate to Lose Weight Over the Holidays? Try Eating in Front of the Mirror, Naked

Jill S. Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

People will resort to drastic measures when they're desperate. When it comes to weight loss especially, there are some pretty crazy ideas out there.

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

Why Heirloom Foods Help You Lose Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

One of our Social Diet members, Patrick Pittman, talks about expecting more from your food when you're watching calories. The reasoning is simple: Every bite needs to be outstanding if you're eating fewer bites.