Oprah Says Her Move to Weight Watchers Was for Her Health, Not Vanity

[brightcove:4639849203001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. When Oprah weighed more than 200 lbs., she wanted to lean on the body positivity movement to feel comfortable about her weight — but she couldn’t do it without risking her health. ‘‘For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that,” Winfrey, 63, tells The New York Times magazine. “So all of the… Read More »

Should You Cut Nightshade Veggies From Your Diet?

  As a sports nutritionist who works with pro athletes, I fully expected to be bombarded with questions after Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's personal chef told Boston.com all about the power couple's strict diet. But instead, most of my clients had just one question: "Why don't they eat nightshades?” Even if you're not familiar with the term "nightshades," you're probably very familiar the produce that falls into this category.… Read More »

The Virgin Diet: Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days?

Getty Images Can't lose those last ten pounds? It might be time to give up some of your go-to "diet" foods. Think soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and artificial sweeteners. According to nutritionist JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Virgin says that food intolerance is a hidden cause of weight gain and if you eliminate "diet" foods that… Read More »

Fitness Star Anna Victoria Doesn’t Weigh Herself. Here’s the Number She Pays Attention to Instead

[brightcove:5229956782001 default] Anna Victoria has made it clear she’s not a fan of scales. The superstar fitness blogger and trainer doesn’t weigh herself, and urges her followers not to obsess over how much they weigh either.  Victoria’s onto something: A scale can tell you your total weight, sure, but it can’t tell you much more. It won't reflect how much muscle you’ve gained thanks to a new strength training routine, or how… Read More »

Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight? Here Are 7 Reasons Why

[brightcove:5479177955001 default] Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very relative and general statement. If we’re honest with ourselves, I’m sure we could admit that we’re all capable of trying a little harder in both areas. Total-body wellness is a lifestyle. Fat loss happens when you ditch the scale, find an activity… Read More »

How I Found My Feel-Great Weight—and Lost 63 Lbs.

Laura Kelly, 27, 5'3", from Melrose, Mass. Before: 196 lb., size 8/10 After: 133 lb., size 4 Total pounds lost: 63 lb. Total sizes lost: 2/3 Laura's wearing: Under Armour Geo Run Tank Top ($ 27; underarmour.com), Under Armour Fly-By Capri ($ 38; underarmour.com) and SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes ($ 130; underarmour.com). I blame grad school for my weight gain. As a full-time student who was also working a part-time job and holding down an internship, I had… Read More »

Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism?

[brightcove:4802178616001 default] It’s true that losing weight can reduce the number of calories you burn, but I wouldn’t dwell on it. It’s tough to predict just how much your metabolism will drag and how long the slowdown will persist; the scientific research on the metabolic effects of weight loss is a little all over the place. Some studies have found that overweight or obese people who lose weight do suffer… Read More »