Weight Loss

I’m a 225-Pound Weight-Loss Editor. Get Over It.

By Shaun Chavis I’ve had a weight problem since I was 6. I’ve weighed as much as 256 pounds, and I’m currently around 225. At that weight and standing 5’4″, my BMI is 38.6, which makes me “obese” or “extremely obese,” depending on which chart you read. Just thought I’d get that out right at the start of my blog ...

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A Determined Dieter, a Calendar, and a 12-Pound Weight Loss

By Julie Upton, RD At swimming practice last weekend, my friend Deborah showed me five years’ worth of calendars that she uses to track her health and fitness goals. Cute stickers were awarded to any day she made it to swimming practice, ate well, didn’t drink alcohol, and focused on the positive things she wanted to manifest in her life. ...

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Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends

By Tina Haupert I recently chatted with Health‘s associate weight-loss editor, Shaun Chavis, about how my diet and fitness blog helped me find a community of health-focused women. These women have become dear friends even though, until recently, I’d never met many of them in person. Last weekend, with the help of five like-minded bloggers, I hosted a Healthy Living ...

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Simple Ingredients May Be Trendy, but Not Necessarily Healthy

By Julie Upton, RD There is a hot new marketing trend in the food industry: simplicity. A slew of products in grocery stores are boasting that they contain just a few simple, all-natural ingredients. Problem is, those “simple, all-natural” ingredients are generally things that provide little nutritional value for their number of calories—and they include sugar, cream, flour, salt, oils, ...

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8 Healthy Eating Tips for Lighter Travel

By Julie Upton, RD I’ve been traveling more than usual this year, and some months, I’ve been gone as much as I’m home. Since I’m one of those unfortunate people who gains weight from just sniffing high-calorie foods—and because I have less control over my meals, snacks, and daily exercise routine—I have to work extra hard at keeping my weight ...

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America’s Top 10 Healthiest Diets

  From Health magazine If losing weight is at the top of your list, youre not alone: An estimated 80 million Americans go on diets every year, spending more than $30 billion annually on programs and products. Thats a lot of money, a lot of advice, and a lot of emotional investment. So, which diets really work—and work safely? To ...

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Holiday Weight Gain Is Real–but Don’t Stress Too Much

Eggnog, pecan pie, Campari cocktails, Christmas sangria, sugar cookies, peppermint bark–no matter which festive foods or drinks you can’t live without, almost everyone overindulges at some point during the holiday season. However, the notion that many people gain 5 to 10 pounds and a pant size during the last six weeks of the year is more hype than fact. While ...

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The Husband Diet: 4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage From Making You Fat

By Tina Haupert I celebrated my two-year wedding anniversary last weekend. Now that we’re no longer newlyweds, it’s been easy to get a little bit too comfortable in our relationship. Too often we chose a bottle of wine and a movie over an evening workout, or we ordered greasy takeout instead of preparing a healthy meal in our kitchen. Of course, ...

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6 Diet Trends You Should Never Try

 Istockphoto By Julie Upton, RD Before you even think about starting a diet to drop pounds fast, I’ve compiled a list of the worst diets around so you won’t waste your time on them. This list isn’t just my opinion, either; I sought the help of registered dietitians who are members of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice group of the ...

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Live to 100 By Eating These 18 Foods

Want to live to 100? Research shows your diet plays a huge role in how many birthday candles you’ll blow out. The following 18 foods are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that have been linked to longevity. Eat up! Broccoli: It contains immune-boosting compounds, and may also help ward off stomach ulcers and even cancer. Salmon: Including omega-3-rich fish (and others ...

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