‘obesity’

Health at My Size

By Guest Blogger

As we get closer to Health Weight Week, from January 19-25, we wanted to re-share one of our most popular guest blog posts from 2013. Kate from the blog “This Is Not a Diet, It’s My Life” writes about health at her size. Hello, my name is Kate and I am a recovered yo-yo dieter. I have been losing and […] Read more »

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Is the War on Obesity Worth Fighting?

By Marsha Hudnall

Today’s post is written by Marci Anderson, RD, a registered dietitian in the Boston area who works exclusively with people who struggle with eating disorders, body image and weight concerns, as well as emotional and compulsive eating.  The post details her thoughts after listening to a debate of the same name as this post at the annual meeting of The […] Read more »

It Happened This Week-Women’s Day, George Michael’s Un-Marijuana Diet, Lily Allen’s Bulimia Struggle

By Chef Lisa

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day occurred this week, and many organizations seized the opportunity to highlight women’s continuing struggles across the globe, including in regards to health. In the U.S., 61.2% of women are “overweight” and 35.5% are “obese.” While weight is hardly the only indicator of health, those percentages are a bit staggering.  Celebrate the women in […] Read more »

It’s Not Nice To Label…Or Is It?

By Cindy Bishop

With the Obamas on the healthcare case, Americans may find themselves thinking twice before ordering a Frappuccino or coffee cake at Starbucks. Buried deep within the Presidents health care reform bill there lays a mandate which requires big food chains to come up with the goods on their goods. This new federal law obligates restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets […] Read more »

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It Happened This Week: Michelle Obama, Worst Salads, How Obesity Isn’t Just About Willpower, and Healthy Affirmations

By Mary

First Lady Michelle Obama is crusading for healthy living through healthy eating and exercise.  In a speech on Tuesday she admitted feeding her family fast food (hey, she’s human!) but modified their diet and exercise habits after a wake up call from her physician.  She now plants her own vegetables for the family to eat along with more fruits and […] Read more »

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