Posts tagged "weight loss"

Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

Eddie Murphy’s genetically gifted daughter Bria Murphy is now a model and recently revealed some  … questionable … eating habits of her peers. Said Murphy in an interview:

Mary Odell | June 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know What I Weigh — The Case for Stepping Off the Scale

The June issue of Allure has the usual headlines about what beauty products to buy and how to get good hair and better skin. Also thrown into the sexy, sun-kissed…

Claire Mysko | May 17, 2013 - 12:00 pm

True Story: A Feminist Joins Weight Watchers

I used to feel like I was lucky for having zero body image issues. Those insecurities completely surpassed me well into adulthood, because up until about around age 25, I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Not Doing Housework Is Making Ladies Fat, Sez Study

Women might be overweight because we’re doing less housework and living more sedentary lifestyles, according to a new study published this month by PLoS. Hmm, but how does that

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Hitched: I Didn’t Try To Lose Weight For My Wedding

People on the internet have been telling me I’m fat for at least a decade — since whenever the first full-body photograph of me appeared on a blog author page.

Andrea Grimes | February 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: How To Handle Food Shame During The Holidays

This piece was cross-posted with permission from It was originally published before Thanksgiving but we are crossposting it here with the rest of the holiday season in mind. 

Michelle Allison From Fat Nutritionist | December 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

13 Celebs Who’ve Dropped Serious Pounds For Roles

Looks like Matthew McConaughey is the latest in a long line of celebs to drop a pretty shocking amount of weight for a role. In recent days McConaughey has been…

The Frisky | October 10, 2012 - 8:00 am

Christina Aguilera: “You Are Working With A Fat Girl”

Update, 3:40 p.m.: Ooof. We now hear via Just Jared that these quotes are supposedly fake. Christina’s rep has said she never made these comments to Billboard. We’ll keep you…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2012 - 11:40 am

Artist Documents 160-Pound Weight Loss In Dressing Room Photos

When photographer Julia Kozerski lost 160 pounds following her wedding in 2009, her weight loss journey culminated in a beautiful–and heartbreaking–nude portrait series called “Half,” which explored the emotional repercussions…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 24, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Jessica Simpson Shills For Weight Watchers On First Episode Of “Katie”

“I’ve just had a lot of pressure on me to lose my baby weight,” said Jessica Simpson, the very first guest on Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show “Katie.”…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Jessica Simpson Says Something Kind Of Lovely About Her Weight Loss Process

“Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I’m a mom now, and get to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 5, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Mom From “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Loses 240 Pounds

If you’ve ever seen the film adaptation of Peter Hedges’ novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape you’ll remember Darlene Cates. She played the matriarch of the Grape clan, Bonnie Grape, a…

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2012 - 1:40 pm

8 Celebs Who Swear By The “Sex Diet”

When celebs share their diet and exercise tips, we listen. Even if the tips involve things like eating only baby food or jumping around in Kangoo boots. Hey, whatever works!

Ami Angelowicz | August 9, 2012 - 9:00 am

“Weight Loss” Perfume Sounds Just About As Legitimate As Any “Weight Loss” Anything

There is no shortage of bizarre products and tools claiming mystical weight loss properties that will have you dropping pounds as if the basic rites of diet and exercise never…

Rachel Krause | August 1, 2012 - 9:20 am

Obese People Should Get Counseling, Panel Advises

Earlier this week, a federal health advisory panel recommended that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America. The U.S. Preventive Services Task…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

8 Dumbest Extreme Weight Loss Methods

Losing weight isn’t easy. I mean, it’s easy to SAY you’ll “eat less and exercise” but what do you eat? Which exercises do you do? Are there any shortcuts? If…

TruTV | June 24, 2012 - 9:30 am

How Does Your Relationship Status Affect Your Body?

In case you haven’t heard, Kelly Clarkson has a new boyfriend (who just happens to be Reba McEntire’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock), and she’s also looking noticeably slimmer lately. Coincidence? She…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 29, 2012 - 8:30 am

Girl Talk: Why I Ditched The Scale

I started watching what I ate around third grade. A boy in my class had made a crack about my weight — an aspect of my physical self I’d never…

Sally McGraw | April 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

6 Diet Fads For People Who Will Try Anything Except Exercise

In a landscape littered with unscientific and downright stupid weight loss products, it takes something extra stupid to get our attention. Fortunately, weight loss is a big business, and some…

Cracked | March 8, 2012 - 10:50 am

Girl Talk: I Love My Weight Gain

I used to be really skinny. So skinny my ribs stuck out.

Everywhere I went, women said, “You’re so skinny! Oh my god. I’m jealous.”


Kate Fridkis | February 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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