Category Archives: Weight Loss

Why You Seriously Don’t Need to Worry About All the Calories on Thanksgiving

[brightcove:5551578581001 default] During the week leading up to Thanksgiving, it's easy to get wrapped up in healthy side dish recipes, tips for avoiding holiday weight gain, and pre-turkey workouts that make room for an extra slice of pie. But for some people, all that strategizing sucks the joy right out of a day that's supposed to be about celebrating gratitude with loved ones over lots of delicious food. "I tell people all the time, if… Read More »

Busy Philipps Just Finished Whole30—Here Are Her Top Tips for the Trendy Diet

[brightcove:5159289068001 default] One of the many reasons we love Busy Philipps is her candid and often hilarious Instagram, where she frequently posts about her fitness exploits (remember when she tried to sweat out her post-Oscars hangover in a trampoline class?). So we weren't surprised to see the White Chicks actress recapping the highs and lows of her experience on the Whole30 diet this week. Philipps announced in a post yesterday that she had successfully stuck to the diet for an entire… Read More »

This Mom Ditched Her Emotional Eating Habit and Lost More Than 300 Lbs.

[brightcove:5599232558001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. At almost 500 lbs., Michelle Ball was an emotional eater. After marrying her high school sweetheart at 21, she quickly gave birth to two children 20 months apart, and gradually, Ball says, “let [herself] go.” “When I got married I was a little smaller than I am now,” Ball — who currently weighs 180 lbs. after undergoing an incredible body transformation —… Read More »

This Diet Is All Over Reddit—But Here’s What It Gets Wrong

[brightcove:5334427818001 default] Take a deep-dive into the weight-loss forums on Reddit and you're bound to come across the CICO diet. One user who had been following CICO for two months and shed 20 pounds wrote, "For years I actually thought that [losing weight] required vigorous exercise, and eating nothing but tilapia, broccoli, and spinach. How wrong I was." In a separate thread, another user shared, "CICO will work regardless of what you're… Read More »

The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

[brightcove:4874661131001 default] Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the high-strung, nervous-about-everything camp. So mindfulness—a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment—felt like a long shot for me. But living mindfully is having a major moment, billed as a cure-all for everything from anxiety to sleeplessness to obesity. At 42 and at my highest weight ever,… Read More »

Here’s How Instagram Fitness Star Katie Dunlop Finally Quit Yo-Yo Dieting—and Totally Transformed Her Body

[brightcove:5305635850001 default] Take a quick scroll down Katie Dunlop’s Instagram page, and you’d probably assume that the super-toned personal trainer has always been #fitgoals. Dunlop, who has over 220,000 followers on the social platform, founded the YouTube channel Love Sweat Fitness and has authored multiple e-books about fitness, weight loss, and nutritious meal planning. But Dunlop tells Health that her lifestyle wasn't always so healthy: She used to yo-yo diet in an effort to shed pounds, and her hypothyroidism made her feel like she’d never achieve her… Read More »