Tag Archives: Lose

You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

[brightcove:5438204957001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, lunges for your butt—would slim them down. Weight-loss experts refer to this as “spot reduction.” But it turns out that in most cases, this kind of laser-focused weight loss isn’t possible. One study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning… 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 »

Mom Who Weighed Over 300 Lbs. Was Determined to Lose Weight Without Surgery: How She Lost 145 Lbs.

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Tara Kavanagh has several obese family members, so she always believed she was “destined to be fat.” The 5’7″ self-employed mom-of-three from Rapid City, South Dakota, 35, was already over 200 lbs. when she started having children, but her pregnancy weight brought her up to 304 lbs. After having her second child, she knew she wanted to make a change. “I was a young mother… Read More »

How This Aspiring Nutritionist Lost 107 Lbs.— and Encouraged Her Family to Lose a Total of 275 Lbs.

[brightcove:5446606206001 default] “Watch the full episodes of We Lost 100 Pounds! now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to  PEOPLE.com/PEN or download the PEN app on your favorite device. This article originally appeared on People.com.  Hannah Jenkins says that she was never bullied for her size. She reached her highest weight — 278 lbs. — when she was in seventh grade, but “growing up in the South, it wasn’t that out of the ordinary… Read More »

You Asked: Will Drinking Lemon Water Help Me Lose Weight?

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Lemon infused water is a popular drink for weight loss, thanks to celebrity sippers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr. Proponents claim that it flushes toxins from the system, reduces appetite and tweaks the body’s digestive processes in ways that block fat absorption. Trouble is, it doesn’t work like that. In fact, lemon water leaves out the most effective part of the fruit. [brightcove:4783004266001… Read More »

The Habit You Must Drop if You Want to Lose Weight

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Restaurants are the number-one place to sabotage your diet, according to new research that will surprise no one who’s ever tried to lose weight while eating out. The year-long study, which was presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association, offers insight into tempting foods and the behaviors they trigger. By using a smartphone app, researchers followed 150 overweight people who were… 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 »

6 Ways Your Home Can Help You Lose Weight

In a recent post on her app, Kendall Jenner explained why she decided to paint her living room a very specific shade of pink. “Baker-Miller Pink is the only color scientifically proven to calm you AND suppress your appetite," she wrote. "I was like, 'I NEED this color in my house!'"  In Jenner's Instagram post below you can see the result. And so far, the model and reality star is very pleased with her choice. "I'm loving… Read More »

Looking To Lose Weight? Whole30 Might Hurt Instead of Help

This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com. Those setting weight loss and healthy eating resolutions have undoubtedly heard of the newest dieting fad, Whole30. Known for being a month-long reset of eating habits, the diet is a restrictive one that focuses on eliminating "bad" food groups.  Participants of Whole30 must eliminate grains, legumes, dairy, processed food ingredients (like MSG and sulfites), sugar, and alcohol. The rules are simple, don't eat these food groups,… Read More »