Weight Loss

Sorry, chia! Moringa is the next big thing for health, weight loss and skincare

Move over quinoa. Matcha, you had your moment in the sun. Superfoods (we see you, turmeric) are bowing down to the next kale, moringa. What is moringa? Besides your next superfood obsession? Moringa oleifera is also called drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree or benzoil tree. Not just...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:06pm

Everything you need to know about lorcaserin

There are no shortage of weight loss methods on the market — including in pill form — but there hasn’t been a weight loss pill that works without risking heart health. Until now. "I think it is the thing everybody has been looking for," Tam Fry, the chair of Britain...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:14pm

Young Jeezy says running helped him drop 60 pounds

Young Jeezy should probably change his name to Trim Jeezy. The rapper participated in the AJC Peachtree Road Race — a large 10K race in Atlanta to raise money for various charities — on the Fourth of July and he dropped 60 pounds in the process.   Put on for my...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:56am

What is the Optavia diet and should you try it to lose weight?

Food Network star Buddy Valastro might make some scrumptious desserts on Cake Boss, but he’s not taste tasting his own products anymore. The New Jersey-based baker revealed his significant weight loss in an Instagram post — and he has the Optavia diet to thank....

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 5:28pm

Are there antidepressants that don't cause weight gain?

Antidepressants might work to help ease the symptoms of depression, but a new study published in The BMJ found that one not-so-wanted side effect of antidepressants is weight gain. "Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:13pm

Does coffee have calories and, if so, how many?

You drink it in the morning, you drink it in the afternoon. You drink it with friends and alone at your desk. In fact, you’re rarely seen without it. And while the drink we should be talking about here is water, in fact it’s coffee that you can’t seem to get enough of. We’re...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 1:23pm

Weight loss and relationships: Not always a match made in heaven

Weight loss is often a positive step toward a healthy — and longer — life. However, it doesn’t always bode well for relationships, at least according to a recent study by Swedish researchers. According to the study, obese people who went through weight loss surgery were twice as...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:12pm

Eating more slowly could help you lose weight

Rhythm and relaxation at mealtimes could be a decisive factor in terms of staying fit and losing weight. According to a new study published in the BMJ Open journal, eating slower can inhibit the development of obesity. The investigation, dubbed "Effects of changes in eating speed on obesity...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:12pm

Should you give up your workout for shock therapy?

Are you too busy to get a workout in every day? A new crop of fitness studios are popping up around New York City that promise to give you “three hours of conventional fitness training” in around 30 minutes. Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training uses low-frequency electrical...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:50pm

Fire Cider: What is it and does it really work?

If you’re a fan of taking a shot of apple cider vinegar before meals or at other times during the day, you might want to kick it up a notch (or four) with Fire Cider. Because regular shots of apple cider vinegar are for wusses. Kidding! But, seriously… This is not a cider that pairs...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 5:38am

These balloons don't come with birthday cake, but they might help you lose weight

Ah, the “dad bod.” Yet another excuse for men to evade being held to the same body “ideal” women struggling with weight loss are held to. (Have you heard anyone lovingly refer to “mom bod?” Nope.) While we give a nod to the “dad bod,” many recognize...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 2:27pm

Lose It! app will analyze your DNA to help personalize your weight lossjourney

What’s the secret to losing weight? It’s probably not in the latest fad diet you heard about, but it may be in your own DNA. Boston-based weight-loss tracking app Lose It! wants to help you tap into your genetic code so you can better understand your diet and nutrition needs. Lose It...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:59am

This bodybuilder gained 25 pounds (and feels better than ever!)

So-called "fitspirational” accounts on social media make it seem like having sick-pack abs and single-digit bodyfat percentage is the key to happiness, but one former bodybuilder shut down that perception with her reverse transformation. "Bodybuilder to body lover", Montana-...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 3:50pm

Trying to lose weight? Time of day you eat may matter more than calorie count

It’s not just what you eat, but when. According to new research, the time of day that you eat could have more of an influence on weight loss than calorie count.  We all get late night cravings sometimes, especially if we’re working longer hours than normal or staying up later than...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:05am

Slim down on the 4th of July without giving up potato salad

Food is a large part of holiday celebrations, but while you celebrate America’s independence from England, you can still celebrate your independence from Spanx. Even those who remember to focus on the family and fun (instead of the food) are not above asking for cheese on our burger or...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:45am

Coconut oil isn't healthy and it's probably killing you: Report

It’s time to stop pretending coconut oil health benefits exist — a new American Heart Association has officially labeled it one of the bad fats. It’s actually worse for you than eating butter, lard or palm oil, according to a Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:47pm

To lose weight, add veggies instead of cutting calories

If you’d rather pile on the veggies than spend your days counting calories, here’s some good news for you: According to a new study, a vegetarian diet may be more effective for weight loss than cutting back on caloric intake.  The study, published in the Journal of the American...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:31pm

Will this fitness class help you sleep your way to skinny?

Finding it difficult to get a mid-day workout? Still can’t wrap your brain around the fact that your smug co-worker runs instead of eating during lunch? If sleeping in a roomful of strangers sounds infinitely better than sweating in a roomful of strangers, you might fall in love with this fad...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:36pm

Dropping 70 pounds helped give this man the courage to come out

An Irish man, who weighed nearly 307 pounds, lost weight and gained the courage to come out and meet “the man of [his] dreams.” Ger Fleming, 27, told the Independent that he shielded himself with a “party boy” image and big personality, using food to comfort himself....

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:23pm

The real problem with Cosmo's cancer weight loss story

This has truly been the week of tone deafness. United Airlines, Sean Spicer, Pepsi and now Cosmopolitan.com all seem to be in a perverse competition of sticking their feet in their mouths. I’m not going to attempt to name a winner. I leave that job to the internet.   But if this week...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:37am