Weight Loss

Woman Goes from Being Morbidly Obese to Dropping 130 Lbs. and Becoming a Personal Trainer

June 1, 2017

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Katie Hug began gaining weight after high school due the combination of her metabolism slowing down and taking prescription drugs for depression and anxiety. “I was put on different medications that made me feel more sluggish, and then all I wanted to do was eat,” Hug, now 34, tells PEOPLE. By 2012, Hug […]

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Mom of 3 Drops 120 Lbs. After Having Her Youngest Child: ‘I Wanted to Get Healthy for My Kids’

June 1, 2017

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Emily Powers had struggled with her weight since high school, when she began eating cafeteria food instead of homemade meals and put on 100 lbs. by the time she graduated. By the time the Ontario, Canada-based daycare worker was in her 20s, Powers had reached 273 lbs. “I tried different […]

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Forget Your BMI and Focus on This Measurement Instead

June 1, 2017

When it comes to determining whether a person is overweight, body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure out there. But doctors admit that BMI—a ratio of weight to height—is far from perfect. Now, a new study suggests there may be a better way to estimate the risks of health problems associated with […]

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13 Fast Weight Loss Tips (We Tried Them!)

June 1, 2017

Photo: Getty Images Put away the (food) scale “Portion control isn’t about measuring; it’s about ordering two appetizers instead of an entrée and cutting back on bread if you have pasta.” —Bethenny Frankel, author of Naturally Thin Photo: Getty Images Stash fruit “Keep fruit at work. It helps during the I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon.” […]

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The Healthiest Way to Do Intermittent Fasting, According to a Nutritionist

June 1, 2017

You’ve probably been hearing some buzz about intermittent fasting–the weight loss method that alternates fasting days and non-fasting days–especially since there’s been more and more research on its potential to help people slim down. For example, in a new study published in JAMA, researchers divided obese men and women into two groups: One followed a […]

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Do Diet and Exercise Really Make You Fat? Experts Respond to the TED Talk People Are Buzzing About

June 1, 2017

In his recent TEDx Talk, Jay Cardiello argued that when it comes to our health, we’ve got it all wrong: “Diet and exercise makes you fat,” the strength and conditioning coach told the audience. And the health and fitness industry? “It’s a complete lie.” Cardiello, who has trained both professional athletes and stars like Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Lopez, went on to highlight the misconceptions the industry […]

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How to Outsmart Cravings Once and For All

June 1, 2017

It’s 3 p.m. and an urge to eat chocolate is coming on strong. Or it’s late, you can’t sleep, and all you want is a handful of potato chips. Trust us, we’ve been there. But according to experts, that can’t-live-without-it feeling is often all in your head. In this video, we spotlight five ways your […]

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Formerly Overweight Nurse Loses Over 70 Lbs.: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be a Contradiction to My Patients’

June 1, 2017

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Megan McGee started gaining weight when she got involved in an unhealthy relationship. “I stopped doing all the things I used to do like seeing friends and going to the gym, so I became quite isolated,” the Middlesex, England-based nurse, 26, tells PEOPLE. Then she decided to break free. “When […]

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Always Hungry? This One Ingredient May Be to Blame

June 1, 2017

Everyone knows that salty foods make you thirsty. But according to new research, when people increase their sodium intake long-term, they actually drink less water. And that’s not the study’s only surprising finding: High sodium levels also increase feelings of hunger, the authors say, which may suggest that high-salt diets contribute to weight gain. Experts say […]

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Woman Who Lost 185 Lbs. Shows Off Excess Skin: ‘I Wanted People to Realize What Obesity Does’

June 1, 2017

This article originally appeared on People.com.  When her 185-lb. weight loss left her with large amounts of excess skin, Jessica Weber didn’t let it bring her down. Instead, she’s sharing body-baring photos on Instagram to help others stay just as positive. Weber, 23, decided to finally lose weight after she hit 383 lbs., and had […]

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