Posts tagged "dieting"

Readers Speak: How To Get Motivated To Exercise

The other day, I announced I'm fat as a house and totally unmotivated to exercise! I asked you, dear Frisky readers, for your advice on how to get my butt in gear. And you had tons of ideas! Frankly, I found it to be rather moving. One, talking about it here reminded me I'm not…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 24, 2010

A Skinny Waist Does Not Always An Athlete Make

If you're training for a marathon with the intention of losing weight, you may find yourself engaged in a complicated battle. According to The New York Times, having a lower weight can have a serious negative impact on your athletic training. Meaning, if you're shedding pounds, and using that as a motivator to increase your…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Spain Considers A Ban On Plastic Surgery Commercials Before 10 PM

Spain might soon pass a law banning TV commercials about plastic surgery, dieting, and beauty products before 10 pm. The law reads: "Broadcasters cannot carry advertisements for things that encourage the cult of the body and have a negative impact on self-image — such as slimming products, surgical procedures and beauty treatments — which are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t A Career

I have no idea how much my own weight has fluctuated in the past couple of years, but I can tell you all about Kirstie Alley's rides on the bathroom scale. And Melissa Joan Hart's. And Britney's and Kelly Clarkson's and...well, you get the idea. A girl can't grocery shop without 42-point font headlines screaming…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2009

Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th! But it's cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby. Both women call…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2009

Kirstie Alley Is A Hot Mess On Oprah

Kirstie Alley was a hot mess on Oprah yesterday, dishing about her "humiliating" weight gain after she appeared on the show in 2006 in a bikini. She told Oprah that her weight started ballooning after she moved her gym equipment into her garage and turned the empty space into a dining room. Hmm ... Maybe…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 1, 2009

Hold That Diet Pill!

Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns. The company didn't officially declare the products contain an ingredient called Sibutramine. While Sibutramine is FDA-approved for weight loss, the FDA says products containing it must be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2009

Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?

“Do You Struggle With Your Body Image?” If you answer Margaret Ruth’s question with a "No," you’re either a robot or a liar. But according to this guru, weight loss may have more to do with what’s in your heart rather than what’s in your stomach.

By: Simcha / March 11, 2009

Us Weekly Flip-Flops On Celebrity Diets!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my least favorite issue of Us Weekly -- their annual "Diets That Work!" extravaganza. As usual, they lauded the absurd diet and fitness habits of already totally skinny celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, and Molly Sims. But three weeks have passed and the editors have seemed to come…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2009

Us Weekly Helps You Drop Weight Like A Star!

Hey look! It's my least favorite issue of Us Weekly -- "2009 Diets That Work!"! That is, CELEB diets that work -- all of the diets, workout plans, and "weight loss tricks" are ones that have worked for big money stars like Jennifer Aniston (such a fatty before, RIGHT?), Britney Spears, and Beyonce. And by…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2008

Happy Women Have Curves

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and drop a dress size or two, you may want to reconsider. In a recent poll in the UK of about 3,000 women, size 14s (a US size 12) rated their happiness higher than everyone else, with about a quarter saying they liked their…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 30, 2008

Quick Pic: A Shrinking Top Model

That's Whitney from America's Next Top Model Cycle 10 -- she's the plus-size model in the final three in tonight's season finale. I have no idea if this is Whitney before she was on the show or if it's a recent picture, but girlfriend is significantly skinnier. I hope this is a picture from awhile…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2008

Weight Loss Wears Relationships Thin

I once covered a national fat acceptance convention for the old Jane magazine. As I sat in a room full of men who were the spouses of big beautiful women, they all had one unanimous lament: why doesn’t my wife think she’s sexy, especially when I, her husband, do? These guys would tell their special…

By: Simcha / March 31, 2008

Elizabeth & Jessica Wakefield Go On A Diet

I basically lived for reading Sweet Valley High when I was in elementary school -- as I previously wrote, SVH #3 Playing With Fire was the first time I read the word "breast" in print in a somewhat sexual way. I remember vividly thinking that SVH was the way high school would be like, i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2008
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