Posts tagged "weight gain"

Frisky Rant: Family Members Should STFU About Weight Gain

I don’t know about you folks, but for me, a weekend with the rents is always fraught with tension. Is Mom going to pester me about brushing my hair? Is Dad going to ask me how much money I’m saving? Will they bristle if my boyfriend and I sleep in the same bed?

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2009

No, I’m Not Pregnant—That’s Just A Muffin Top

One summer during college when I worked at coffee shop, a man with special needs—I think he had Down’s Syndrome—used to come up by the cash register and chat with me all the time. We were shooting the breeze one day and I was standing with my pelvis leaning against the counter, sort of slumped…

Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Nicole Eggert Makes Fun Of Being “Fat” For Funny Or Die

In this Funny or Die video, former “Baywatch” babe Nicole Eggert tackles the subject of her weight gain, leading Salon’s Broadsheet to wonder: empowering or embarrassing? In the skit, Eggert bounds across the sand to save two young men pretending to drown to get some hot female lifeguard action. When they see Eggert ha…

Susannah Breslin / October 9, 2009

Want To Drop 12 Pounds?

Rent, don’t buy, ladies! Why is everyone always in such a huge rush to buy, buy, buy, anyway? It’s like once you own your own place you are one of the anointed few in adulthood. Well, a study out of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will make you rethink your down-payment savings plan: Researchers found…

Nina Carbone / June 24, 2009

Is Jessica Simpson The Best Person To Lead A Conversation About Unrealistic Beauty Standards?

When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about “real beauty,” I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson’s “mom…

Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2009

Is It Wrong To Call Your Toddler “Chubby Chubs” And “Greedy Guts”?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy…was he?

Why can I still recite this nursery rhyme by heart even though I’m 25-years-old now?

Because I have hairy arms and my mom unwittingly drilled the rhyme into my head by teasing me about being her little…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2009

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…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 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…

Wendy Atterberry / May 1, 2009

Kate Moss Isn’t Fat, But She Is Making Us Feel More Comfortable With Our Bodies

Over the past few months, Kate Moss’ body has been changing, and everyone, including Kate, has noticed. Back in February, Kate told New York that her body was finally developing. “I am a woman now! It’s true. No, honestly, I’ve never worn a bra in my life. Ever! It’s so awful, even my friends are…

Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2009

Rotten Eggs Make Men Horny, Being Fat Doesn’t

Men with libido problems might find themselves taking food fetishes one step further. A new study from the National Academy of Sciences finds that the scent of rotten eggs can have the same effects of Viagra on men. It turns out that the smell, hydrogen sulphide, is released in small amounts from a guy’s peni…

Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2009

Quickies!: Kanye Wants To Style Obama

Kanye thinks his fashion swagger is so great he can style Barack Obama. [Bossip]
An Orlando woman is accused of biting her husband’s ding-a-ling. OUCH! []
About half of men cheat when they’re “happy” or “very happy” in their current relationship, according to a survey. [Your Tango]
Making new traditions with your significant other i…

Annika Harris / December 24, 2008

Quickies!: ‘Tis The Season For Social Drinking

It’s easy to blame winter weight gain on rich desserts and festive foods, but those holiday beverages are riddled with calories, too. These tips and Pomegranate Cosmos will help beat the winter calories. [Shine]
Beijing is experiencing a sexual revolution, in which people are swinging and having sex on the internet. [Your Tango]
Having a…

Annika Harris / December 2, 2008

Sex May Cause Weight Gain

All those studies that say sex burns calories thereby making you lose weight may be hooey. A study published this month in Medical Hypotheses suggests that blood levels of the hormone prolactin, which stimulates milk production and fatherly love, rise during sex, especially when there’s an orgasm. In several species, increased levels of prolactin have…

Catherine Strawn / June 19, 2008
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