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Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.

Opinion: Why TLC's 'Big Sexy' Has it Wrong

El Estoque, Monta Vista High School Newspaper | Emma Courtright | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

With the tag line, “Not all fat girls want to be skinny,” the show Big Sexy tries to distance itself from other model-based reality shows like Ame...

The Truth About Portion Sizes

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

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Your No. 1 Financial Liability? Numbers On The Scale

Flourish Over 50 | Barbara Grufferman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

What is the #1 financial risk as we age? The answer, according to a new study, is clear: obesity. According to a report by Claire Wang -- researc...

What Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Nour Akkad

I have to take issue with the inappropriate comments complete strangers, friends, even family members feel they need to make to an already vulnerable -- and very emotional -- pregnant woman.

WATCH: You're Getting Fat

Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

Been noticing your clothes fitting a little differently than usual? Catching yourself getting out of breath doing stuff that used to be no problem? Yo...

Whose Weight Is It Anyway?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.19.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

It was true; I had been dieting throughout all my teen and adult life. My weight, it seemed, was never what other people thought it should be.

Crystal Bell

A Plus-Sized 'Sex And The City?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment

Big is beautiful -- at least that's the motto of TLC's new reality series "Big Sexy." The show features five plus-size friends -- Tiffany, Nikki, ...

The Serious Health Benefits

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My lab has completed two studies of walnuts -- our first study showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of adults with Type 2 diabetes for two months significantly improved blood vessel health.

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.

What's Our Beef With Michelle's Burger?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The First Lady is human, and to my knowledge, has never claimed to be otherwise. Maybe she was just having one of "those days," and needed lunch therapy.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

Weight Loss and More, A World Away

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some day, ideally, we will convert the world we live in to a place where eating well and being active are the norm for us all.

Mommyrexia: Moms-To-Be Strive To Stay Skinny

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexics, 'drunkorexics', 'manorexics', 'tanorexics' and now 'mommyrexics'. That's the new word to describe a so called "new breed" of pregnant wome...

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

Weight Loss Beyond Diet And Exercise

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

t's not just what you eat; it's not just about how you eat or when you go to the gym. It's the system, folks -- the simple facts about our basic life functions.

Jillian Michaels Answers Your Questions

Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

You sent in your questions for Jillian Michaels. Now the fitness trainer, who appeared on reality shows The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jullian, ...

Research Suggests Weight Gain Is Contagious

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

A new study suggests that obesity spreads socially not because friends have shared ideas about acceptable body size, but because they share environments and carry out activities together that may contribute to weight gain.

The Force Is With Her: Carrie Fisher Drops 30lb

Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment

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Are Weight Loss And Common Sense At War?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

I am surprised, and even more so concerned, about how readily people with good common sense switch it off when it comes to weight control and the illusory promise of a quick fix.

Why Do We Think Overweight Is Normal?

Oz Garcia | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Oz Garcia

The Columbia University researchers presented findings at a recent American Heart Association conference that showed the heavier the mothers and children were, the more likely they were to misjudge their weight.

Could Your Favorite Restaurant Be Partially Responsible For You Developing Diabetes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Milt Bedingfield

I will continue to frequent this restaurant, because overall I consider it a very nice place that has always treated me well. But next time I am asked if I want fries or a cookie to go with my sandwich, without hesitation, I will say, "No thank you."

Exercise Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't Weight! The New Year is well on its way to springtime. If you haven't bought into the infomercials about dropping two sizes in a week or taking ...

'Too Fat For 15': Morbid Obesity And Teens

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Losing the weight is choosing to live, and these kids -- at a very young age -- have made the choice to live healthily.