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Traci Flips When Toni Tells Her To Lose Weight On 'Braxton Family Values'

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

During a family therapy session on "Braxton Family Values" (Thu., 9 p.m. EST on WE), Toni got very candid about her sister Traci's weight. Therapy is ...

Small And Steady Wins The (Health) Race

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

The surest way to succeed in keeping your health goals is by making small changes. Think in terms of manageable baby steps, like swapping the half-and-half in your morning coffee for fat-free or low-fat milk.

Are You Healthy....Really?

Erica Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | Fifty

The majority of us have developed a love/hate relationship with our scales. Whether traditional or digital, they all seem to deliver rather disappoint...

Our Bodies: With Us Or Against Us?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Can we prevent weight gain and obesity? The answer is self-evident in our rear-view mirror.

One Size Doesn't Fit All When it Comes to Office Dress Codes

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

The name of the problem is weight discrimination no matter how the issue is soft-pedaled or worded.

He Said He Didn't Like Fat Girls. I Used To Be One.

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.08.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

I never again want to be thirty pounds heavier, and I know I won't. But I don't want to be fifteen pounds thinner than I am now, either.

How Can Doctors Become Part Of The Obesity Solution?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.

To Eat or Not to Eat...

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

During the holidays, when food takes center stage, I think it's wise to consider the mixed messages women (and increasingly, men) receive about eating and their bodies.

Is Food Really Addictive? Is Anything?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We certainly need food, but it has long been clear that taste buds learn to love the foods they are with, and want more of them.

Any Day But Food Day

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This is not about Food Day. This is about the other 364 days this year; the 365 days last year; and the 365 days next year. Why aren't THEY Food Day?

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Your Weight

Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty Talking about weight issues and eating problems can be a little uncomfortable. But having a conversation wit...

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.