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Oprah Says Her Weight Troubles Were ‘Always Such a Physical, Spiritual, Emotional Burden’

[brightcove:5479177955001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Oprah Winfrey sunk into a period of depression at age 44 — and she can pinpoint the moment when it happened. The media mogul had just put her heart into her latest film — 1998’s Beloved — and the movie had opened one day prior. “I shall never forget Saturday morning, October 17,” Winfrey, 63, tells Vogue for their September issue. “I got a call… Read More »

Can a DNA Test Really Pinpoint Your Perfect Diet and Workout? Here’s What Science Says

[brightcove:4639738292001 default] It sounds either too good or too futuristic to be true: Just by spitting into a tube, you can find out the answers to questions that plague us all: Why can't I lose weight? Why can't I sleep? What exercises should I do for a perkier butt? This is the claim from a new crop of so-called lifestyle DNA tests—genetic tests that, rather than estimate your risk of developing various diseases,… Read More »

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 »

Woman Who Lost 70 Lbs. Says Having a Partner with Parkinson’s Inspired Her to Be Her Best Self

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Marie Byrne used to deal with her unhappiness by eating. “I was an emotional eater — happy, sad or angry, I ate,” the Gloucester, U.K.-based nursery manager, 42, tells PEOPLE. “Plus, my husband at the time was very overweight so he didn’t mind what I looked like. When you live with someone who doesn’t support you and encourages you to eat takeaway multiple times… Read More »

Your Personality Is the Key to a Slimmer You, Says Trainer Jen Widerstrom

You can't take a one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight, according to Jen Widerstrom, fitness expert and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. That's why she wrote her new book, Diet Right for Your Personality Type: The Revolutionary 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan That Works for You ($ 17; amazon.com), out today. Widerstrom's plan does more than provide eating tips and workouts to help you drop pounds; it also takes into account your personality and behavioral traits, your triggers,… Read More »