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Our Complicated Relationships With Dieting and Weight.

A new “wellness” movement is calling us to accept bodies of all types and to reject dieting. Taffy Brodesser-Akner explores this new anti-diet age in this week’s cover article and discovers that “all this activism didn’t make the world more comfortable with fat people.” Her article lays bare the anguish overweight people continue to feel while living under perpetual scrutiny from others and from themselves. Hundreds of New York Times Magazine readers responded to the...

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Fun and Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer has flown by and the new school year is here. It’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. While some are ready to resume their school year routine, others are less than happy to be faced with the daunting task of packing lunches. After all, long work hours combined with various children’s activities can make it hard to prep dinner, let alone lunch for the following day. Often, this time crunch leaves parents...

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Southern Cuisine Increases Stroke Risk

Courtesy: Augusta Chronicle By Tom Corwin Fried chicken, salty ham and sweet tea have long been staples of Southern cuisine but it could also be the reason the region has a much higher stroke rate, research released Thursday found. In findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that those with the greatest adherence to a “Southern” diet had a 41 percent increased risk of...

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Vending Machines Showing Calorie Counts of Sodas

NEW YORK — As criticism of sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that will put calorie counts right at your fingertips. The move comes ahead of a regulation that would require restaurant chains and vending machines to post the information as early as next year, although the specifics for complying with the requirement are still being worked out. “They’re seeing the writing on the wall and want...

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Spreading Himself Even Thinner

Maybe you’ve noticed. Randy Halfacre has dropped a few. Pounds, that is, and inches, and most importantly, two of his four medications. In fact, he’s feeling better than he has in years, thanks to Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss & Wellness.“I feel like I’m 40,” Halfacre said. “My blood pressure and cholesterol numbers are within healthy parameters, and that’s the first time I can remember that happening in a long time.” While losing 30 pounds...

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