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12 Reasons To Ditch The Diet Mentality

It’s the end of the year, which means resolution season is right around the corner. I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions in general — to me, most seem to reinforce the false and dangerous idea that we’re…

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re hitting the gym on a regular basis and doing your best to eat green salads in lieu of cheeseburgers, yet your pant size is relatively remaining the same. What gives? If you’ve been finding it difficult to lose weight…

Weight Stigma Is One Of The Last Socially Acceptable Forms Of Discrimination

In the weeks since my HuffPost Highline feature on fat-shaming came out, I’ve been inundated with readers’ stories of how weight stigma affects their daily lives. One reader told me he rarely gets overtly bullied by strangers, but their unsolicited…

Study Wants To Pay You To Eat An Avocado Every Day For Science

If you love avocados but hate paying for them, we have some kick-Hass news for you. A new study called the “Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial” wants to pay people to eat an avocado every day for six months. Researchers…

Is The Nonstop News Cycle Affecting Your Weight? You’re Not Alone.

It’s no secret people have experienced emotional health effects since the 2016 presidential election. Today’s news cycle highlights the negative impact of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration and often features his racist comments. Many people feel the…

Here’s Why It Feels Like It’s Harder To Lose Weight In The Summer

The summer can have its downsides when it comes to your physical health. Not only does it seem like the temptations are stacked against you — looking at you, backyard cookouts, ice cream cones and happy hours — it may…

What I Learned From Losing Weight Against My Will

Before I was ill, I took my health for granted. I was a vegan. I ate only organic. I avoided additives and preservatives and drank eight cups of water a day. I ate mostly raw mono meals, with hardly any…

Turkey and Herb Stuffed Acorn Squash

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and adjust rack to middle position. While it warms, brush the squash lightly with olive oil and dust with nutmeg. Place squash, cut-side up, on a baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat…

Goat Cheese Black Bean Enchiladas

Over a flame, preferably on your grill, roast the whole pepper until the skin is bubbled or blackened. Set this aside to cool. Over the flame, or on a hot grill, toast the tortillas. Flip each a couple of times…

Fig and Honey Breakfast Quinoa

In a sauce pan, add the quinoa, 1/2 cup of condensed milk, and water. Bring to boil and then reduce to low and cover for about 15 minutes. Watch closely as to avoid burning. Rinse the figs and slice to…