Posts tagged "weight loss"

Trailer For “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” Is Another Gem In The Actress’s Weight Loss Oeuvre

I know what you’re thinking: AGAIN?!?! Oh, yes! Kirstie Alley, the woman behind “Fat Actress” and oh so many weight loss commercials, has let reality TV cameras into her home to do a show about losing weight. (And, apparently, her pet lemurs.)…

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2010

Jenny Craig Ends Ad Campaign After Its “Major Study” Is Called Fake

It’s a weight-loss company smackdown! Score one point for Weight Watchers, which convinced a judge last week to ban Jenny Craig from broadcasting its latest commercial because it contained — how do I put this? — untruths. According to the Weight Watchers lawsuit, Jenny Craig’s latest ad fudges some facts spouted by spokeswoman Valerie Bertinelli.

Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 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…

Leonora Epstein / February 4, 2010

Worry Yourself Thin

Looking for a psychologically unhealthy way to lose weight? Think berating yourself will make you eat less? Fishs Eddy Worrisome Pattern plate does the trick for you. Its rim is lined with less than tactful reminders that you really shouldn’t eat that last slice of pizza. “Do you really need that second helping?” “It’s hard…

Susannah Breslin / January 21, 2010

With A Doormat Scale, You May Get Far Fewer Guests

Don’t like guests? Want to give people a reason to never come over and visit you? The Doormat Scale is the perfect solution! When potential visitors are forced to find out how much they weigh before setting foot in your house, you’ll never have to entertain again! Of course, designer Emilio Alarcón notes, “Not everyone…

Susannah Breslin / January 11, 2010

Girl Talk: I’ve Become The Woman I’ve Always Hated, The Calorie Counter

I used to hate women on diets. They look at your frosted brownie, then at your waist, then at your cookie again. Women on diets whine, “I can’t eat that…” They poke and prod their bellies and upper arms like displeased factory inspectors. They complain about how “fat” they look seemingly because they want someone…

Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010

Breaking News! Taco Bell Will Make You Skinny!

Goddamn do I love Taco Bell’s 7 Layer Burrito. Cheese and beans and beef and sour cream and hot sauce and oh-so-much-more wrapped in a nutritionless flour tortilla … mmm mmmmmm! It has been, oh, three years since I had one of these hot pockets of deliciousness because Taco Bell, my friends, is straight-up NASTY…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2009

Do You Remember What You Weighed In 9th Grade?

According to E! News, Kim Kardashian is thanking Quick Trim supplements for her recent weight loss (which she celebrated by posting this photo on her Twitter) and now “only tips the scales at 109—a number she hasn’t seen since she was ‘in the ninth grade.'” Um, congrats I guess, but does anyone else find it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2009

Frisky Rant: Enough Already With The Reality TV Weight Loss Shows!

Just when I thought no one could exploit her struggle with weight any more than Carnie Wilson, Kirstie Alley is fat again and eager to capitalize on it. Rumor has it that she signed on to do a reality show on A&E about her struggle to lose weight. I wonder if it will air i…

Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2009

Japanese “Beauty Cushion” Helps You Lose Weight While You Sleep

And now for the latest in crazy Japanese products: the Beauty Waist Cushion, an ergonomically designed pillow which will give you a rockin’ bod just by sleeping on it. The Beauty Waist is “designed to enforce healthy posture and the tightening of key muscles, which in turn encourages an ideal body shape.” Wow, and to…

Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2009

Eat Cookies And Lose Weight!

Want to eat cookies and lose weight? Sure ya do. According to Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, it’s entirely possible. With a $59 per week purchase at CookieDiet.com, you’ll receive a set of cookies and instructions to eat six of the treats a day, along with one “real” meal of something like skinless chicken and steamed…

Bianca Posterli / October 22, 2009

Tongue Patch Makes Eating So Horrific You Get Mad Skinny

Just can’t stop yourself from eating the three solid meals a day that are totally making you F-A-T? Can’t afford costly stomach stapling and/or Courtney Love’s favorite detox spa? Have we got a solution for you! California cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay (interesting name) has developed a wildly innovative weight loss tool. He’ll sew a…

Erin Flaherty / September 24, 2009

The Future Is Here: Doctors Allow Us To Telepathically Control Electronics, Get Skinny Sans Effort

It often seems like the future is never coming. I mean where are our hover boards and why haven’t Dippin’ Dots caught on yet? But scientists are coming up with some super-futuristic solutions that will be improving our lives way sooner than you’d think. Within the next decade, we could all be skinny, telepathic, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 5, 2009

Would You Wear Your Gym On Your Arms?

Want a neato way to lose weight without going to the gym? Introducing Banglz Bracelets, the accessories with 1/2-pound weights in them that allow you to sculpt your muscles and look super trendy at the same time! Just slip on the muscle jewelry to increase your daily exercise and do your best soccer mom impression.

Leonora Epstein / August 24, 2009

New Physique 57 DVDs Bring Luxury Fitness Home

Physique 57 is an exercise studio in New York City where people walk in with their too-many-donut butts and come out looking like Heidi Klum. No, seriously. Physique 57 has a reputation for giving their clients long, lean muscles through a challenging routine of isometric exercises, interval training, and stretching. The studio has just launched…

Leonora Epstein / August 5, 2009

What’s The Deal With Probiotics And Weight Loss?

Everyone knows that there are good bacteria and bad bacteria. And we know that touching and ingesting yucky things is how we pick up most bad bacteria. But how exactly does one get the good stuff in her system? Probiotics, that’s how. And new studies show it’s good for all kinds of reasons.

Annika Harris / August 5, 2009

Lose Weight, Money, And Self-Respect With Flaab.com!

As if trying to lose weight wasn’t demoralizing enough, a new website called Flaab.com also embarrasses you and takes your money if you fail to shed the pounds. The website’s motto is, “Lose weight or else.” Basically, when you sign up, you tell the site how much weight you want to lose and give yourself…

Nikki Dowling / July 9, 2009

Hypnotized To Lose Weight

As a true believe in diet and exercise as the way best way to lose weight and keep it off, when I read about people who go to extremes like getting hypnosis to hoax them into believing they had gastric band surgery, I am quite the cynic. Seriously, put down the bacon cheeseburger, buy a…

Justine Fields / July 2, 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

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
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