Weight Loss

5 Assumptions You Might Make About Dieting—And Why They’re Wrong

Whoever said dieting was easy clearly has never been on one. Losing weight and switching to a healthier lifestyle takes a lot of hard work and commitment. If you’re anything like me, you’ve come up with a lot of excuses for not making the switch. It’s okay. Just because there’s no easy or foolproof way to lose weight, it doesn’t […]

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My Weight Is Not My Worth

In second grade, my class sold enough wrapping paper and trinkets to win a pool party at our local rec center. The evening after that announcement, I made my mom stop about a half mile from our house so I could walk home and hopefully lose enough weight to not feel so bad in my one piece. It didn’t work. I […]

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How to Get Your 10,000 Steps Each Day

10,000 steps. That’s the number of steps most healthy living experts agree people should get each day. 10,000 steps. That’s a lot. It’s 5 miles, or about 90 minutes of moderately-paced walking. It can be done, but if you, like me, live in a suburban, car-focused environment (i.e. I don’t walk to work), getting those 10,000 steps a day may be more […]

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Calories: Naughty or Nice?

by Jennifer Drawbridge Oh, hello there, Holidays, sneaking up on us with your festive, groaning buffets and the Ghost of Overeating Past. We see your gastro-guilt and raise you a nutrition expert who gives us the gift of this sound advice: Start thinking about the actual food you eat, and stop obsessing over calorie counts, which gets in the way […]

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Amy Schumer’s Surprisingly Emotional Thoughts on Body Image

This article originally appeared on Mimi. By Mehera Bonner “It’s been a struggle for me my whole life.” Amy Schumer is one of the most reliably relatable women in Hollywood, and one of her many virtues is that she’s brutally honest about body image, and the unrealistic expectations of women to not just be thin, but be toned, fit, and […]

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If You Hate Your Diet, You’re Doing It All Wrong

We’ve assembled a task force of staff from our Birmingham offices to try the Cooking Light Diet for 3 months and blog about it. Here’s what they’re saying. —— By now, you’ve probably heard about Shonda Rhimes’ dramatic weight loss. Rhimes, creator of such famed shows as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, dropped 117 pounds in a twist almost as astonishing […]

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I’m a Big Girl. I Run. So What?

I don’t know when it happened. I woke up one day, and I said, “I’m going to try to run.” At that point, I should have curled back into bed and forgiven myself for my insane idea. Instead, I got up, laced up, and went for a walk. As I was walking, I downloaded the always-popular Couch to 5K app, […]

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On the Path to Diet Success: Planning to Fail

Every day I plan to fail at my diet. Crazy, right? It sounds contrary to anything you’d want for your own weight-loss goals, but hear me out first. MyFitnessPal gives me a daily calorie goal. I follow it pretty closely, planning my meals and snacks to stick right around that goal. And most days, I’m pretty good. It’s true, I […]

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Eating on the Go: Helpful or Harmful to Weight Loss?

Munching while moving could lead to higher calorie consumption. This article originally appeared on MIMI.com. By Kelly Bryant With so many places to be and so many things to do, eating on the go has become the norm. There are days when it feels nearly impossible to sit down and enjoy our three square meals, which is why travel-friendly foods […]

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To Lose Weight, I’ve Stopped Exercising

Last week, a friend posted a meme on Facebook that read, “If you went to the gym and forgot to check in, did it really happen?” If I checked in every time I went to the gym, my friends would all block me from their news feeds. I’ve been a regular gym-goer, averaging five workouts each week, for the last year. That […]

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