Dramatically Slimmed Down Mama June Tries On a Wedding Dress

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Though she’s not the one walking down the aisle this time, Mama June Shannon knows she’d make a beautiful bride. In an exclusive clip from Friday’s new episode of Mama June: From Not to Hot, Mama June is coerced by her daughters Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 11, and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 17, to try on a wedding gown while at a bridal store.… Read More »

To Speed Up Weight Loss, Eat More of These Kinds of Food

WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils: Humble foods that may pack a punch for weight loss, Canadian researchers report. A new analysis of data from 21 clinical trials on these foods—collectively known as "pulses" —finds that they can help dieters feel full, and shed unwanted pounds. "Though the weight loss was small, our findings suggest that simply including pulses in your diet may help you lose… Read More »

‘I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.’

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here’s her story: Like many Americans, I’ve tried all sorts of ways to lose weight. That’s been disheartening, especially since I’ve always been an active person. I tried everything from diet pills to eating only 500 calories a day and getting… Read More »

6 Moves That Flatten Your Belly Better Than a Waist Trainer

You've probably heard about the latest trend in belly-trimming, and maybe even considered trying it. That's right, I'm talking about none other than waist training. These devices, which wrap tightly around the waist and lower ribs, promise to actually coach your body to shed inches off your midsection. But if they seem too good to be true, that's because they are. The reality: there's no such thing as quick, magical fixes for your trouble spots.… Read More »

How to Drink Without Gaining Weight

Let's face it, sometimes there's nothing better at the end of a long day than a glass of wine. But sipping much more than that can wreak havoc with your shape, and not just by adding hundreds of calories to your diet. Alcohol temporarily keeps your body from burning fat, explains integrative medicine specialist Pamela M. Peeke, MD, author of The Hunger Fix. The reason is that your body can't… Read More »

How to Walk Off 10 Pounds

When you want to shed serious weight, walking might not even come to mind. But it should. "Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is hugely effective for weight loss," says Art Weltman, PhD, director of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia. And those simple steps can have a big impact on your overall health, cutting your risk of everything from heart disease to depression. If your daily strolls… Read More »

5 Metabolism-Boosting Tricks That Work for Life

Good news, ladies: There are tried-and-true tricks (that won’t disrupt your lifestyle) to maximize your burn from a.m. to p.m. Take advantage of any or all of these five easy power-up hacks. RELATED: 20 Ways to Torch 200 Calories [brightcove:4802178616001 default] 1. Don't sit still Fidget, stand, and chew gum; these types of activities, termed NEAT (nonexercise activity thermogenesis), have been shown to help torch an extra 300 to 2,000… Read More »

What’s the Best Exercise to Lose Weight: Cardio or Lifting Weights?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio. So a few years ago, Duke University researchers took to the lab and conducted the largest study of its kind to compare the two and… Read More »