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How I Got Down to My Driver's License Weight

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I got down to my driver's license weight. I want to share with you how I did that. And just in case you're thinking what my husban...

5 Things That Weight Maintainers Do That You Don't (And How to Fix It)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

Long-term maintainers may continue with some behaviors that helped them lose weight, but not all. Maintaining needs to feel easy and not as hard as losing. In order to achieve this, you need to focus on something called "habit forming."

The Most Difficult Thing About Giving Up Junk Food

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

The people who have had hostile reactions to my diet -- despite my best attempts to stay under their radar -- are either overeaters or heavy drinkers, or both. Once they fire a shot, I back away. Call me crazy. And while you're at it, color me healthy. And very happy.

Weight Maintenance: The True Story

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

This is where the real weight loss work comes in. It's not so much losing the weight, although that can be challenging for sure, but what follows that determines one's success, or lack of it, at keeping the weight off.

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.

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Gregg McBride | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

No matter what your most tempting foods are, you can still have them -- in moderation and in healthy portions. And with tools like measuring cups, we can eat well and not overdo it to the point of triggering a binge.

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

It's Not Always a Good Thing When Your Cups Runneth Over

Gregg McBride | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

I realized that keeping my portions and food choices in mind was something I was going to have to stay committed to for the rest of my life -- assuming I wanted to keep fitting into my newly aquired "regular size" clothes.

The Recovering Overeater

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We can win this battle of weight maintenance by admitting that our desire to overeat never goes away. As long as our desire to control never goes away as well, we will win.

The Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

Stefan Aschan | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Aschan

Do you consistently and painfully struggle with weight fluctuations? We have seen many a celebrity look trim and strong in movies and then heavy and l...

So How's That New Year's Resolution Working Out for You?

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Has anyone out there either fully abandoned your resolutions, decided to forgo making any this year, or are you in the process of making some realistic adjustments to your resolutions?