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The Crushing Truth on How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sorensen

A beginning rock climber doesn't list Mount Everest as the first mountain they're going to start rock climbing. It has to come in steps. If you have to lose 20 pounds, make your first goal five pounds, then the next goal five pounds, and so on.

Why You Should Keep A Food Diary

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Excuses for forgetting to keep an accurate, up-to-date food record are even more numerous than excuses for not exercising. Who can be bothered to record every calorie they eat? But there are times when keeping track of what is being eaten is useful.

The Valley Between You and Your Magic Number

Penny Love | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Penny Love

What's your magic number? If you are a woman, you have one. It's that number on the scale that is just on the OTHER side of the Valley. You know the valley; It's the five, ten or fifty pound space between where you are and where you want to be.

Be in Love With the Way You Eat

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The jig is up. There is no one specific eating plan or program that will work for everyone. There's no diet or exercise program that will save us all. We all look, feel and live differently, so what makes us think that we can get healthy using the same template?

Where Do Our Top Achievements Come From?

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

If you truly pursue the things you are most passionate about, you will find that doing so helps you attain success. Put your passions at the top of your to-do list every morning and many achievements will likely fall into place.

Why Putting Kids on The Biggest Loser Is a Bad Idea

Becky Hand | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Becky Hand

Despite the gravity of the situation, I am not convinced that the task of informing our society about our childhood obesity crisis should be placed on the shoulders of two 13-year-olds and a 16-year-old, especially with millions watching their personal weight-loss experiences each week.

The Hacker's Guide to Weight Loss

Penny Love | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Once you realize that you can empower yourself to outfox your own limitations and you start to think of yourself as someone who can lose weight and be healthier, then you are emancipated from your own limiting self-beliefs.

Exclusive HuffPost Q&A With The Biggest Loser Nutritionist, Cheryl Forberg, R.D.

Dana Reilly | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Reilly

Hey Biggest Loser fans! Now's your chance to get the skinny on the reality show from show nutritionist, Cheryl Forberg, R.D. You could be featured in her next post on the HuffPost Blog.

It's All in Your Head!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

I think of successful weight loss as being like a three-legged stool. One leg is a healthy diet, one leg is consistent exercise, and one leg is the correct mindset. Without it, the stool comes crashing down.

'It's Impossible!'

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Change is scary for all of us. But if you want your body to be different, if you want to feel better, look better and live a longer, happier, healthier life, it's also necessary. The key is to change the way you look at things -- to change your mindset.

Stop Yo-Yo Dieting For Good

Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mike Roussell for Shape.com Q: Why is it harder to lose weight each time I gain it back? A: Ironically, it probably isn't physically hard...

Lighten Up Your Winter Diet

Rachel Berman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it's because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around.

The (Spiritual) Truth About Weight Loss

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

There are so many diets and weight loss products, books, films and blogs it's so hard to know what to do with overweight and obesity.

Stress Busters That Help You Lose Weight

Posted 01.18.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul When we're out of bandwidth, most of us go for the starchy, the sweet, the really-wrong-for-us. But eating the right foods can help...

How To Prevent Winter Weight Gain

Neil Zevnik | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

How easy it becomes to pack on the pounds during the cruel months of winter. Fear not... With a little discipline, a little planning, and a firm resolve, you can beat back the wolves of winter weight. All it takes is a few new strategies for exercising and eating right.

How to Eat Healthy Without Blowing Your Budget

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Pavini

This month, many people are evaluating their eating habits and planning menus in order to eat healthier and possibly shed pounds -- but hopefully not dollars. Fortunately, it is possible to make healthy choices that also fit your financial goals.

Three Most Common Fitness And Diet Mistakes People Make, From Jackie Warner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

When celebrity fitness trainer Jackie Warner dropped by Mondays With Marlo, she shared the mistakes most people make when getting in shape. The first ...

Don't Eat Less, Eat Better

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The temptation to go on a fad diet and lose and gain, lose and gain, and lose and gain some more, is overwhelming for celebrities, as well as the rest of us. Want to know what really happens with some of these wild and crazy fad diets?

Forget the Resolutions: Get With God

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

If you trust completely in God and do your best to follow His directions and be active, you will be healthy and fine. Having a life in trust to God and enjoying the graces of energy, clarity, simplicity and power is what I call a Satisfied Life.

Yes, You Can Enjoy Losing Weight!

Diana Le Dean | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Le Dean

Two factors cause most yo-yo diets. The first is sugar dependency. Second is the sense of failure that breaks your spirit. You need to be aware of both if you want to maintain your weight-loss plan.

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

It is a new year, and the cry to get back in shape is heard around the world. But there are many out there that don't believe it can happen for them. For one-third of my life, I thought that too. I was obese, weighing 50 more pounds than I do now.

5 Key Strategies For Successful Weight Loss And Beyond

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

If your New Year's resolution involves making a change in your diet with weight loss as a goal, you are facing a dizzying array of information out there. There is a great deal of evidence about what practices help weight loss, much of it contradictory.

Food Is Love!

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

I'm still losing weight (at this point, 140 pounds). However, far greater in importance to me is this: I'm learning an incredible amount about nutrition, cooking, and exercise, and I finally feel I'm developing a healthy relationship with food.

This Is The Mistake That Derails Your Resolution Every Year

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Have you ever tried to lose weight by not thinking about food? How about trying to stop yourself from calling your love interest by blocking out all thoughts about that person? Ever try to quit smoking by trying not to think about smoking? Did it work? I'll bet it didn't.

Secrets of Effective New Year's Resolutions

Sean Meshorer | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Let's face it: Too often, our New Year's resolutions are toothless fairytales that quickly fall by the wayside, abandoned long before February rolls around. The good news is that it needn't be this way.