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The One Thing Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Do

Roz Warren | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I just bought a brand new digital bathroom scale, so naturally I step on it every time I'm anywhere near the bathroom in order to watch my weight fluctuate. A mammoth salad for lunch? I'm up two pounds! A pleasant ramble with the Yorkie-poo? They've gone! Dinner at my sister's house? They're back! But by tomorrow morning, they'll probably be gone again. Or not.

Do You Believe These Lies About Yourself?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Every person has flaws. Nobody is perfect and, quite frankly, who wants to be? Flaws and imperfections make you special, they make you unique and interesting. Flaws shape your character. You don't need to hide them, you need to embrace them.

Why I've Never Felt More Beautiful

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

To say a woman is ugly based on her appearance means you haven't really looked at her. It's ignorance. Beauty is more than meets the eye. It goes deeper than that. There are layers of beauty. Beauty is body, mind, heart, and soul.

How Guilt Plays Tricks On Your Mind

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recent studies demonstrate that guilt is more of a trickster than we realized. Guilt influences our unconscious as well as our conscious minds. The ways in which it does so are quite surprising.

Your Size Doesn't Define You

Tess Munster | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Tess Munster

We are constantly told that the true key to happiness is limited to the size you wear. Frankly, that's the real problem here. What we need is more people saying it's okay to be your size, to love your body, regardless.

It Happened to Me: There Are No Fat People in My Yoga Class, and I'm Suddenly Uncomfortable With It

Lauren Cahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

I needed to catch up on my current events, so I went to my go-to source for all things relevant -- xoJane.com, which is how I stumbled upon this gut-w...

The Biggest Loser: Rein in Outrage Over Winner's New Body

Shannon Oliver | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Shannon Oliver

"She" is that bubbly, giving, inspirational woman we got to know on the show. Her body is the inconsistent vessel. She remains. And she is beautiful.

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.

How Fat-Shaming Almost Killed Me

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Amanda Sidwell Smith spent years of her life being insulted about her weight. The words were so harsh and so consistent that she internalized them and...

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

The very idea of treating your body like a friend or a loved one, with love and kindness, may sound more like a recipe for overeating and body dissatisfaction than anything else.

I Don't Want Thin For My Girls. I Want Happy.

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I don't want thin for my girls, I want happy. If they inherit my hands and feet, I don't want them to also get my instinct to apologize for being what/who/how I am.

Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover Is Sexy, Not 'Fat-Ist' (She's Not Fat...)

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

It wasn't until the tweets started coming in that I realized Elle showed full-body pics of Zooey, Amy and Allison -- but a close-up of Mindy. Many people said they were hiding her body. As in, they were fat-shaming her. But were they?

Barbie: Double Chin or Double Zero?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I'm not ready to say a Barbie doll, in isolation, destroys self-esteem and causes eating disorders. But when you stack Barbie on top of all the other impossible images heaped on to children, she may contribute to a child's sense-of-self crashing down.

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

What I need more than anything in 2014 is calm; I need to get off the scale, relax, find balance, eat for health, and parent my children from a place of grace. There is more, but I will not fix everything in 2014; I shall save the rest for another year.

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 ...

What's Your Excuse for Not Looking Like Maria Kang?

Lauren Slayton | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

This woman, Maria King, has three young children and looks great. What she doesn't look is relatable. The whole photo and tagline makes her seem like the mean girl. Her shtick, if you will, is shock.

Yagana Shah

5 Belly-Fattening Holiday Foods Men Should Avoid

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.19.2013 | Fifty

Contrary to popular belief, it's not only women that are afflicted with bodily woes. While men may not be obsessing over thunder thighs or back fat, t...

Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat?

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Most women are so hyper-aware of their perceived flaws that they could tell you their least favorite body part faster than they could remember their mother's birthday. "My chin... and ummm... I think February 11.

Are Your Taste Buds Making You Fat?

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The causes of weight gain and obesity are layered and complex, with numerous, interrelated factors playing key roles. A new study linking higher body ...

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.

Our Relationship With Food

Ko Im | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Ko Im

Food is more formative in our memories than we think. We just have to learn when to stop chomping at the bit, and when to let go and enjoy -- not to give it too much meaning, but in any case, take a more balanced yet relaxed approach to eating.

I am 50 Pounds Heavier Than a Vogue Model -- And That's a Problem Because?

Stacey Morris | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

My story does not have a Sports Illustrated ending to it. And somehow, I'm still walking upright, happier than I've ever been and grateful beyond measure for my freedom.

Are You Healed or Whole? How to Tell the Difference

Irene Ross | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

There are many kinds of well-being; to be full, you need to look at everything, including overall happiness, relationships and community, self confidence, career, spiritual health and finances.

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.