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57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

You Won't Lose Any Weight Unless You Make Over Your Mind First

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows how to lose weight. All you have to do is eat less and exercise more, right? WRONG. People who have lost significant amounts of weig...

Is Skinny The New Fat?

Stefanie Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These campaigns are great in one sense because yes, they address the fact that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. But I think it pits women against each other in a way that gives heavier women a pass for mocking other women's bodies if they are doing it to prove they love their own.

It's OK to Talk to Your Daughter (and Son) About Weight

Lauren Slayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

None of this is easy. We can dumb it down all we want but kids are smart. They live in the same world we do. As parents or teachers or mentors, let's guide them with honesty and information rather than glossing it all over.

The One Compliment I Never Want To Hear

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Didn't Emily Post or some Manners and Etiquette person ever establish rules about polite society when it comes to compliments on appearance, and on weight specifically? Why are we such a weight-obsessed society anyway?

Why Do So Many Women Hate Their Bodies?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty

It's every husband's greatest fear. "Does this make me look fat?" his wife asks, as she hesitantly stands eyeing her figure in the mirror. Be careful ...

My Incredible Shrinking Dad -- And the Importance of a Daily Weigh-In

Sarah Klein | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Most of the time when the number went the wrong way, Dad knew why. One day, it was three vodkas. Another time, too many carrots. One of my favorites: "freakin' lasagna." And seeing the number edge upward motivated him to make small changes day by day.

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

My Fat Head

Myra Demeter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

But something else was happening as I pursued my dancing career. I was growing up and the ballet school administrators decided I was fat -- not normal "fat," but "ballet dancer fat."

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

Weight Is Not a Choice

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We do indeed have stunning potential control over our health, and should make better use of it. Our feet and forks are, or should be, the master levers of medical destiny. But even the best application of skill-power will not turn weight into a behavior. Weight is not a choice, and we should all choose to recognize that.

Bullied By My Bathroom Scale

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

Did that scale know something that I didn't know? Did it really have the ability to tell me I was happy or successful? Could it determine how many friends I had, or how loved I was?

Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart

Sue Curry, PhD | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Sue Curry, PhD

We have the opportunity and the time to change the culture of health care and the expectations of patients and providers. We have so many effective prevention interventions that address the major causes of chronic disease and early disability and death.

New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.

An Adorably Necessary Process

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

It's that time of year again! The zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are beginning the long (and necessary) process of weighing their 2,500 adorable anim...

Dare to Be 100, Fit and Fat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

But Ma lived 95 healthy years. I think she lived this long not in spite of her weight, but because of it. She died nobly because she was fit.

Street Fat

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."

How Do You Measure Up in the Kitchen?

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

There are a million ways to scoop a cup of flour. How do you do it?

Four Fabulous Lessons on Eating from Julia Child

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Dr. Susan Albers

As I wandered around a bookstore waiting for a flight to Paris for work, I couldn't believe my good fortune in discovering the biography of Julia Child entitled, Dearie, by Bob Spitz.

If Your Weight Falls In This Range, You're More Likely To Divorce

Posted 08.13.2013 | Divorce

According to new research by MyDivorcePapers.com, couples whose individual weights fall between 101 and 200 pounds are more likely to file for divorce...

Why I Only Weigh Myself Once a Week (If That)

Jennipher Walters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

The only way to get away from its yo-yoing, confidence-sucking and confidence-boosting pull is to limit your time with the darn thing. And find a deeper and more real and stable sense of power; one that doesn't have a darn thing to do with how much we weigh.

Rituals and Mindful Eating Can Help You Control Your Weight

Irene Ross | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Long after everyone has devoured their portion and is looking for another helping, I'm still methodically biting the top to separate the chocolate from the wafer. Then -- and only then -- will I eat it.

Can You Turn Off Your Fat Genes?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to do very well on a diet and exercise plan, while others seem to fail with the same plan? Much of this is due to the fact that everyone has a unique body type that will respond differently to a specific workout or nutrition plan. This is a concept known as "somatotyping."