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Health at Every Size - these are the buzz words around the internet these days. Are you healthy? Do you want to be healthier?

What is health? The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Being healthier doesn't mean losing weight. To you it might mean:

We are very happy to announce that we have a Registered Dietician on staff who will be writing our Health At Every Size series as well as answering a reader's question each month. You can read about Shari's philosophy and experience on our staff page. If you have a question for Shari, please email us at

Disclaimer: This advice is not intended to be a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical, health or nutritional advice.

Jumping Past a Weight Loss Plateau

"What's the best way to jumpstart a stalled weight loss? I know that to lose weight you have to eat... but I have stalled out and my exercise regimen isn't working because of health and mobility issues."

I would need more information to be able to tell you exactly what you can do to jump past your weight loss plateau. So here are a few suggestions that could help.

I'm sorry to hear about your mobility and health issues. Here's what I suggest you try after you get medical clearance.

In the meantime, hang in there; stick to your health goals and desires and believe in yourself.

How Food Companies Stretch the Truth

"What are some of the lies food companies get away with on their labels. How to tell a genuinely healthy food from hype?"

Many food companies try to persuade you to buy their products by bragging about a special property or super-healthy ingredient they use in their products. Here are some of their disturbing tricks:

Food companies have way more tricks in their bag so here's how you can tell if a food is really healthy. It should:

Try to eat 'unlabelled' fresh foods as much as you can.

Submitted by: Shari

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