Of Mind and Body

Who we are and how we think have major implications for our weight, shape, and health.

How Personality Shapes Your BMI

By Rose Pastore

Your character can make you fat—or thin.

Secrets of the Big Losers

By Jay Dixit

How to reprogram mental eating habits for physical success.

The Obesity-Depression Link

By Willow Lawson

The two problems may be connected.

Little Girls, Big Body Issues

By Susan Albers Psy.D.

Getting your daughter out of "the fat trap."

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