5 Questions to Ask Before Trying Any Diet

I loathe the word diet. Technically, it can simply mean a manner or style of eating, such a vegetarian diet or Mediterranean diet, but for most people, the ‘D word’ means a short term period of deprivation and downright misery, that will inevitably be abandoned.

5 Diet Lessons From This Year's Oscars

I’ve never missed an Oscars telecast. I split my time between New York City and Los Angeles, so I frequently see movies being filmed, and I have friends who work in “the industry.” But the real reason I tune in is because movies are my great escape from the challenges of every day life, and I love to root for my favorite films and performances.

Beyonce's Post-Baby Weight Loss Secret: Should You Try It?

This week Beyonce’s trainer revealed that his advice to eat one vegan meal a day has helped his superstar client shed 60 pregnancy pounds, and I want to high-five him! I’ve been touting the weight loss and health benefits of going vegan, even part-time, for several years.

5 Reasons Your Diet Is Making You Fat

Have you ever gone on a diet and gained weight? According to a new UK survey, nearly a third of women have seen a spike on the scale after going on a diet, gaining an average of nearly four pounds. It may sound counterintuitive, but I’ve seen it happen.

Why Calorie Counts are Wrong: 6 Diet Myths, Busted

When I tell clients that they can lose weight by eating more calories, they often look at me like I’m either trying to trick them or I’ve lost my marbles. But the truth is, the concept of "calories in versus calories out" is greatly oversimplified, and in my opinion, seriously outdated.

Ashton Kutcher's Diet Scare: 5 Fad-Diet Red Flags

If you thought the worst that could happen on the wrong diet is not losing weight, or losing too much weight, check out Ashton Kutcher’s recent comments in USA Today. While portraying Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming film, Kutcher tested out Jobs’ fruitarian diet and landed in the hospital as a result.

The Secret Reason You’re Pigging Out (and What To Do About It!)

The fiscal cliff, poor economy, natural disasters, disturbing news stories, doomsday theories, and over-the-top reality TV…it’s all enough to make you want to bury your face in a bag of M&Ms. And according to a new study from the University of Miami, that’s exactly what may be happening.

The Hot New Diet Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Aniston Swear By: Should You Try It?

Whether you find her figure enviable or unappealing, when Victoria Beckham talks diet, a lot of people listen. Some say she single handedly made the book Skinny Bitch a best seller, after she was photographed carrying a copy, and her casual mentions of little known products like Pu-erh tea have resulted in skyrocketing popularity.

Dread the Scale? 5 Reasons You Can Skip Weighing Yourself

How much do you hate weighing yourself? According to a UK survey, some women would rather be seen naked by a colleague or get dumped by a boyfriend than weigh themselves after the holidays. And I'm here to tell you that you don't have to weigh yourself at ALL. That's right, just skip it.