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Overcoming the Naysayers and Sabotagers on Your Fat Loss Journey

JJ Virgin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Dealing with these nuisances is rarely a laughing matter, but armed with these tactics (and deep breathing), you can minimize frustration and anger from these well-intended (okay, maybe not always) folks.

Breaking Bad... Habits

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Breaking a bad habit is never easy, but you can make it a lot easier by making negative mental associations and by replacing bad habits with good. Before you know it, you won't have that bad habit anymore, and you'll feel empty if you miss your workout or walk, instead!

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.

How One New Mom Is Losing the Baby Weight With a Total Mind-Shift

Cooking Light | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I've always read the advice to park in the spot farthest from the grocery store, or take the stairs instead of the elevator, but I've never been able to measure the impact before. Now that I can, I'm the first one jumping off the couch to do those calorie-burning chores.

Marlo Thomas With Joel Harper (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Joel Harper joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo to answer all of your questions about getting fit, toning up and stayi...

The Queen Of Yo-Yo Dieting Goes Public With Her Weight

Cooking Light | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

I have been participating in this project since Memorial Day weekend. In that time, I've ditched the "fat pants," I fit into clothes that I haven't worn since I met my husband, and my weight has dropped into the 150s, where it hasn't been for a long time. 

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 2)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Our bodies are intelligent. While we spend much of our time trying to get our bodies to conform to our desires, we actually need to spend more time having our desires conform to the wisdom of our bodies.

A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Through my research and work with clients, I have learned seven essential insights about people who pursue a weight loss goal. In this three-part series, I discuss those insights and begin answering the question no doubt on many of your minds: What to do instead of diet?

Using Social Media To Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

Cooking Light | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Is this approach silly? Is it overcomplicated? No doubt some will say yes. If the real goal is a holistic, adjusted approach to eating that can be sustained for the rest of my life without turning me into a permanent neurotic record-keeping calorie bore, should I even be using these crutches?

Will This Health Editor Succeed In His Weight Loss Goals?

Cooking Light | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

"Cooking Light advocates healthy body weight through good food chosen in right proportions, deliciously cooked, and eaten in sensible portions. I'm a good cook, healthy eater, careful shopper. I just need to do a little work on the sensible portions front."

Losing Weight Is Easy -- No Seriously, It Is

Laurie Gerber | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

I dare you to go up against the voice in your head and talk it back down. I dare you to control both your mind and your hand and determine exactly what goes into your body. Think it's hard to do without support? It is. Other people will try to rock your resolve, but you can still do it.

Does Vintage Weight Loss Advice Still Hold Up Today?

Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lauren Gelman for Reader's Digest Published in the very first issue of Reader's Digest magazine, the article "How to Regulate Your Weight" is fu...

Restaurant Survival Guide

Dannii Martin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dannii Martin

For those of you who eat out often, restaurant menus can be a bit of a minefield. All of the meal descriptions are expertly written to make you drool at the thought of them, and if there are pictures, be prepared to want to order everything.

5 Things We Didn't Know About Weight Loss

Posted 07.16.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You're aware that you should eat more fiber and less saturated fat, and that soda is like liquid candy. But did you know about the ...

Calling Obesity a Disease: Is This About Health or Is It About Money?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We have an obesity epidemic that is out of control because of something that has changed in the last 50 years of our eons of evolution -- recent changes in our culture and behavior. Drugs and surgery won't change that.

Don't Let Summer Sabotage Your Diet

Julie Upton | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Summertime is when the livin' is easy... and the pounds just peel off, right? Wrong! That's not the case for many who take a summer "vacation" from healthy eating and wind up heavier on Labor Day than they were on Memorial Day.

Let's Change How America Eats

Stephen Sidwell | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephen Sidwell

For me, the worst part about dieting is being hungry. But what I learned is that you can't exercise a weight problem away. What started with food has to end with food.

What To Eat Before A Workout

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Do you hop out of bed first thing in the morning and hit the gym? Maybe you prefer a late-night workout before bed. Either way, the food you consume pre- and post-workout are just as important as the workout itself.

3 New Diets For Weight Loss: What Works And What Doesn't

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

With all the new diet trends that seem to spring up daily, it's not surprising many people are confused about what to eat. At the end of the day, all diets use a gimmick or trick to make you focus on how to change your eating habits to be healthier.

The Real Reason I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

This is who I am now, someone who takes care of herself -- and is consumed by things more interesting than what's on the scale. Junk food still calls, obviously. But I don't answer. And that feels terrific.

What Is Belviq, the New Weight Loss Drug?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Belviq is a new weight loss drug that just became available by prescription this past week, one of only two new weight loss drugs approved by the FDA in the last 13 years.

Think You're Not Good Enough? Guess What? You Are!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

You are good enough this very moment to be loved and accepted and healed. Believing this is a matter of deciding to adopt the healthy response to mistakes and failings -- to forgive, be kind and helpful. When you do, you decide you don't need to do anything else to be OK.

When You 'Don't Have Time' -- Tips to Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

Refuse to put your mental, emotional and physical health last from here on out. After all, how can you be completely happy in any area of your life when you're not feeling robust, healthy and fully alive?

The ABCs of Obesity in Menopause

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

After taking care of over 10,000 patients, one of the commonest questions I'm asked by menopausal women is how to best control their weight. I think the answer depends on the person and the reason that the person is overweight.