The other I gained 5 pounds this summer. I had a lot of fun, travelled a bit, went to a few barbeques, visited a beer garden or two, got ice cream with my son semi-regularly, and here we are. It's not a big deal, but my pants are hella tight and it's unpleasant. It's making me feel, well … fat. The problem is that as a person who says everything I'm feeling out loud, I keep saying that. Out loud.
Now, here's the thing. These 5 pounds have not pushed me over the line into overweight territory. In fact, according to this online calculator, I'm still well within my recommended weight range. So, my proclamations about feeling fat are not particularly well received. In fact, it's straight up annoying.
There are a number of excuses I could list about why I obsess over my weight,`but none of them are all that valid. I was a chubby kid; I gain weight easily and have to watch what I eat; I have a self-deprecating sense of humor; blah, blah, blah. But I don't think I'm the only one using the "F" word on
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The other I gained 5 pounds this summer. I had a lot of fun, travelled a bit, went to a few barbeques, visited a beer garden or two, got ice cream with my son semi-regularly, and here we are. It's not a big deal, but my pants are hella tight and it's unpleasant. It's making me feel, well … fat. The problem is that as a person who says everything I'm feeling out loud, I keep saying that. Out loud.Read More »from The Other "F" Word: Why We Need to Stop Using the Term "Fat"
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“These were screams of a terrified woman,” Williams told Yahoo Shine. “They were coming from the other side of the platform, so I couldn’t see what was going on until I walked to the end and several workers ran toward me, yelling that a woman was being robbed.”
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I was recently admitted into the hospital for toe surgery. To keep it short, and not gross, basically my two big toes have been messed up for about two years, and I've had multiple operations (seven, in the space of two years) in my doctor's practice, only to have my toes get temporarily better, but then get worse again. It's not my doctor's fault, my toes just really wanted to go to the hospital. Plus, they're crabby. They haven't kept me from walking or anything, they just look like a crime scene, and hurt like someone is stabbing them with a fork. I hadn't been in the hospital since I was five, and don't really remember it past the ice cream, and the Blue's Clues mailbox I got as a present, but it must have been a good experience because I was slightly looking forward to going back. Don't ask me why. I think it's also a combination of Grey's Anatomy, and hope that, you know, I'll just be walking the hallways and -wham!- there's Izzie, and Cristina, and Meredith, and Alex. Well, theRead More »from This is Not "Grey's Anatomy" ...And 6 Other Things I Realized While in the Hospital
Could memory-erasing technology be a reality?Anyone who has seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (i.e. anyone who has lived in a dorm at any point during the past decade) has no doubt pondered what it would be like if the science featured in the film-in which memories can be erased-were real. Would you eradicate that afternoon when you asked Stacey Stevens out by the water fountain only to get cruelly rejected? That intensely painful fall from Mark Markham's treehouse that led to four months in a leg cast? And so on.
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Enter some researchers! A group of M.I.T. scientists believe they have discovered the gene which "performs the role of memory extinction." They're hoping that this work could eventually lead to treatment for sufferers of P.T.S.D. or people otherwise tormented by past memories. The process involves new memories "overwriting" old ones. The study-which will be written up in the new edition of Neuron-focused on the observation of miceRead More »from Is Memory-Erasing Technology a Reality?
Pressed for time? Here's how to dine out without setting back your nutrition plan.Now that school is in session, and your family is likely returning to the daily grind, you might be relying just a bit more on fast food and restaurant fare. But as fall racing season is in full swing, you don't want to undo all those long runs and hard workouts by letting your nutrition status slide. Understandably, you might balk every time one of your family members or--horror of horrors!--workout partners suggests recovering with a trip through the drive-thru. But don't freak out--here are some tips to keep your taste buds satisfied, your family happy, and your fitness on the right track.Read More »from 10 Ways to Lose Weight at Restaurants
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1. Plan ahead. There's a reason this tip is #1; a good plan is the best tool a runner can have in his or her "I'm hungry, feed me RIGHT now" nutrition arsenal. Planning ahead may save you from saying yes to the double-deep-fried pie and getting so ravenous that anything and everything on the menu looks tasty. In other
In recent years so many studies have noticed a decrease in male fertility that some experts have declared a "sperm crisis." This is a disturbing trend for couples hoping to conceive, but the good news is that men can improve their fertility by doing the following seven things. -By Mike Sphor
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Some treats cram in more calories than a stick of butter, but that's not the way all cookies have to crumble. To prove it, we asked our nutritionists to review nearly 70 better-for-you goodies, then we taste-tested the ones that met their requirements: no more than 140 calories, less than three grams of saturated fat, and no trans fat. The winning eight will satisfy your sweet tooth without activating your guilt reflex.
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Companies submitted 69 new baked goods to FITNESS. Our experts -- Anar Allidina, RD. a dietitian in private practice in Toronto; Keri Gans, RD, the author of The Small Change Diet; and Stephanie Middleberg, RD, the founder of Middleberg Nutrition in New York City -- helped us determine which ones should move on to the next round. Those finalists were sampled and voted on by FITNESS staffers.
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What's the deal with BK's new satisfries?Q: OK, what's the deal with BK's new Satisfries? Are these a healthier option than regular fries?
A: Satisfries, a new French fry from BK, are made with a batter that absorbs less of the frying oil so the finished product is slightly lower in fat. They are a better choice, but if your dietary choices are hinging on which fry at your favorite fast food restaurant is the better option, there are other more pressing issues to be corrected in your diet.
To start, "Satisfries" as a name is a little misleading, as you won't necessarily be more satisfied, especially since they are a lower-fat product and fat is a big driver in satiety. Satisfries contain 40 percent less fat than McDonald's French fries and 21 percent fewer calories than the comparable fries on the Burger King menu.
But it isn't like you are going to be standing in line at McDonald's and decide that you should go across the street to Burger King to save five grams of fat. More
Look into the light...We Asked: Jeffrey Demain, M.D., Director of the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center of Alaska
The Answer: For some people, looking directly into the light can trigger a sneeze, either helping them force out one that won't come, or catching them completely off guard. Between 18 and 35 percent of the population carries the gene for the photic sneeze reflex, or as it's called by some clever otolaryngologists, Autosomal dominant Compulsive Helio-Ophthalmic Outbursts of sneezing (ACHOO).
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Doctors aren't entirely sure why light-from the sun or a light bulb-has this effect, but the top theories implicate the trigeminal nerve, which is the main sensory control panel for your face and mucous membranes. The optic nerve that connects your eyes to your brain runs really close to the trigeminal nerve, and it's possible that when it is stimulated it accidentally tickles its neighbor, setting off a sneeze response in the mucous glands. Or, perhaps the lightRead More »from Why Does Looking at the Sun Make You Sneeze?
Honey has many uses besides foodby Starre Vartan, Mother Nature NetworkRead More »from 10 Surprising Uses for Honey Outside the Kitchen
I am an unabashed honey lover. I enjoy honey in my tea, drizzled on top of peanut butter on toast, and mixed into my smoothies. Of course, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana (which occurred earlier this month) is celebrated with honey on apples, and the "land of milk and honey" is referenced in the Bible. Honey has a long history of human consumption for thousands of years. In the modern era, a preponderance of the honey that we come across has been heated and filtered so that it contains little in the way of the many beneficial nutrients that honey contains, or isn't even honey at all (apparently a good percentage of the "honey" that is imported from China is just sugar water - and other Chinese honey is contaminated).
Long story short, buying unprocessed (look for the label "raw"), local honey is the healthiest way to go. Yes, it costs more, but fresh, local honey has superior flavor, could prevent seasonal allergies, and importantly,
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