weight loss

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.”

I…

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

The Real Reason Why Women Go On Cleanses

What motivates women to do a juice cleanse? Is it that the people who tout its benefits are all glowy and impossibly attractive? Is it that cleansing is a productive…

Leonora Epstein | January 25, 2012 - 9:00 am

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Had My First Date At Age 23

Tipping the scales at 300 pounds through college made meeting my beloved at a frat party or in the dining hall impossible. It wasn’t just the reactions I received from…

Shoshana Davis | January 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm

7 New Year’s Resolutions Not To Make

Every year, the majority of us — stemming from the most noble of intentions, or the most nauseating of eggnog overindulgence — declare our desire to start anew and totally…

Andrea Bonior, Ph.D | January 1, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Jennifer Hudson Duets With Her Larger Self In Weight Watchers Ad

Jennifer Hudson duets on “I Believe In You & Me” with her larger self — the self that competed on “American Idol,” the self that starred in “Dreamgirls” — in…

Jessica Wakeman | December 26, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Woman Chooses Plastic Surgery Over Home

How much is having the perfect body worth to you? For 50-year-old Jayne Fenney, of Kent, UK, it was worth more than having a place to live. So she sold…

Julie Gerstein | November 22, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it…

Cristina Fahrbach-Connors | November 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Vocab Lessons: What Is “Fat Sex”?

Have you ever experienced “fat sex”? Kirstie Alley has. The actress, who recently lost 100 pounds, admitted she didn’t exactly lose weight for health reasons.

“I didn’t like the…

Chiara Atik | September 22, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Don’t Diet

When I was in sixth grade, my boyfriend told me he didn’t care that I was fat. He loved me anyway, just as I was.

It was something along…

Sally McGraw | September 21, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 4:20 pm

American Apparel’s Lame Open Letter To Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Last week, we became enamored with Nancy Upton, a Dallas woman in the #1 spot for American Apparel’s plus-size model contest. The company asked bootylicious girls ages 18+ to send…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men Gain Weight After Divorce

Women gain weight after marriage and men gain weight after divorce, according to a new study out of Ohio State University. The data was collected by 10,000 subjects in the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Jennifer Hudson Is Prouder Of Her Weight Loss Than Her Oscar

“I can’t care about whether I’m too big for some or too small for others. It goes back to how you feel about yourself. I like me the way I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 18, 2011 - 11:40 am

Mila Kunis Says You Can Lose Weight — If You Want To

“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing. But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naive. I believed that…

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2011 - 3:40 pm

“Jersey Shore” Star JWoww — Too Skinny?

The cast of “Jersey Shore” was back in action this week on MTV — but one of them looked completely different! JWoww surprised fans of the show with a pretty…

TooFab | August 6, 2011 - 10:30 am

Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight…

Julie Gerstein | August 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

DMX, Weight Loss Guru

Sometimes you’re like, “Whatever happened to mid-oughts rapper DMX, he of the many dog-fighting arrests, dramatic ‘Behind the Music’ episode, and anthemic ‘Up In Here'” track?” While walking around West…

Julie Gerstein | August 1, 2011 - 6:40 pm
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