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Why Do We 'Self-Bully' Ourselves About Weight?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

The word "plus" should have no place in a description of a woman unless it is describing her accomplishments (e.g., she has a B.A. plus a Master's degree).

Why We Stay Silent On The Addiction Of Overeating

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Why did I get fat? Why was I eating until I hurt and regarding my own body as something as distant and unsympathetic as, say, the state of the housing...

OOF! Scientists Calculate Weight Of Planet's Entire Population

Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 06/17/2012 08:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Humanity could stand to lose a few p...

How I Finally Broke Up With Binge Eating

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

It's strange, but it's widely accepted in our society that "You've lost weight!" is considered to be high praise. You could be ill, you could be on yo...

Why Losing Weight Didn't Give Me Self-Acceptance

xoJane | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I have a very vivid memory of lying in a bathtub, sobbing, shortly after losing 100 pounds. I was on my side, and the loose flesh of my stomach clumpe...

French Women Worry About Getting Fat, Too

The New York Times | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

The delivery box that carries a three-day sampling of meals from the weight-loss company Jenny Craig is tantalizingly large. Inside is a plastic-foam ...

How We Really Feel About Our Bodies (REPORT)

The Guardian | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

Outside, on a warm morning in March, students at the University of the West of England are shading their faces with textbooks, legs rippling in the su...

The Big Cup Controversy

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Instead of taking away the choice, why not teach people how to make better decisions? For example, when you realize that a regular 20-ounce soda has 65 grams of sugar (more than the recommended limit for your day), it makes you think twice.

How I Gained (And Lost!) 50% Of My Body Weight ... In One Year

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Driven by a yearning to empathize with his overweight and obese clients, Australian trainer and underwear model PJ James pledged to pack on 50 percent of his body weight, maintain it and then shed it, all within 2009.

The Judgment of Weight

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Last week on a long airplane ride I was riveted to a Glamour article that exposed the results of a poll from more than 1,800 women revealing what they thought about women of various weights.

How I Learned To Stop Fearing My Reflection

JJ Keith | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Keith

Accepting our bodies -- and meaning it -- is harder than it seems. I don't want to live my life always five or 10 or 30 pounds away from being okay with myself.

What Weight Watchers Meant To Women In The '60s

TresSugar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

This week on Mad Men's "Dark Shadows" episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jeal...

Catherine Pearson

Better Than BMI? Study Promotes Alternate Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living

For all we know about the complex relationship between obesity and health, experts still face a fundamental problem: The tools used to measure body fa...

Reclaim Your Time And Energy: 5 Ways To Take Your Life Back From Food

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

You have a choice: Reclaim your rightful ownership of your time and energy or continue to waste it thinking about food.

Catherine Pearson

Most Moms Wrong About Babies' Body Size

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents

When it comes to truly seeing their toddlers, many moms fall short. That's according to new research that finds 70 percent of moms inaccurately gauge ...

Meanness Isn't Motivation

Kate Fridkis | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

We need to stop believing that meanness is motivation.

My Wish: To Be A Professional Pinup Model

Alicia Leeman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Alicia Leeman

This is one of ten shortlisted entries for our Things To Do Before You Die contest. We will try to make the winning idea happen. The entries on the ...

The K-E Diet: Weight Loss Lunacy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What makes the K-E diet truly appalling is that it transforms a medical therapy into the indulgence of a short-term, short-sighted, vanity-driven whim. It opens up a whole new world of shockingly bad ideas.

Are we Guilty of Starving our Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Yes, Americans, Israel has just followed in the footsteps of India and Italy by banning underweight models. No more being in ads or strutting the catw...

'My Mom Is Obsessed' With Her And My Weight

Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

Tamara's obsession with her own weight spilled into how she was raising her daughter Alizabeth on "My Mom Is Obsessed" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery ...

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

Hunger Games: In Defense of Dara-Lynn

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women
Amanda Guinzburg

Is it really so shocking and unforgivable that Dara-Lynn Weiss makes poor judgments and fails in various ways to guide her daughter to a place of healthy self-love when it is her task to be the shepherd of that child's weight loss? Can you find no compassion for her story?

Facebook Study Shows Surprising Link Between Social Media, Self-Esteem

Posted 04.02.2012 | Science

By: Leslie Meredith Published: 03/30/2012 05:16 PM EDT on TechNewsDaily   "Do I look fat?" The answer is a resounding yes if you're on ...

What The Criticism About Jennifer Lawrence's Body Really Tells Us

Salon | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women

Jennifer Lawrence's body -- her perfectly lovely, slender-but-not-rail-thin, able body -- is presenting more complications than it rightfully should. ...

Is There Hidden Sugar in Your Child's Diet?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Parents
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

What happens when it turns out that one of those "healthy" buzz words is actually packing more sugar than you know what to do with?