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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 »

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After speaking to people who had successfully lost weight (after failing many times), it became clear that there’s no best way to go about it. Instead, evidence—both scientific and… Read More »

9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Losing weight is tough, both mentally and physically. New science shows that when the body starts to lose substantial amounts of weight, it fights viciously to gain it back. But despite the biological roadblocks, plenty of people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off over the long term. But how? As part of its recent exploration of the new science… Read More »

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

[brightcove:5392602933001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple. “Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers thinking. Trained as a physicist, the calories-in-vs.-calories-burned equation for weight loss always made sense to him. But then his own research–and the contestants on a smash reality-TV show–proved him wrong. Hall, a scientist at the National… Read More »

How I Swam, Biked, and Ran My Way to a 70 Lb. Weight Loss

Cris Wade, 47, 6'1", from Sacramento, California Before: 235 lb., size 16/18 After: 165 lb., size 8/10 Total pounds lost: 70 lb. Total sizes lost: 4 I never had weight problems until after I had children. Having two kids in two years—and leaning on a diet of fast food—made the numbers on the scale start to climb. By August 2008, I was 235 pounds, depressed, and low on energy. I realized that if I didn’t change, I would continue to feel miserable for years to… Read More »

Leslie Jones Gets Sweaty in the Gym as She Keeps Up Her 40-Lb. Weight Loss: ‘Arms Arms Arms!’

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Leslie Jones‘ trainer is still pushing her to the limit! The Saturday Night Live star, 47, put in two tough workouts over the weekend with her trainer, Thaddeus Harvey. [brightcove:5315457854001 default] Jones shared photos and videos on Instagram from her sweaty time in the gym, which focused on “arms arms arms!” “Getting them arm yo!!!” she wrote, along with a video of her doing… Read More »

I Survived the Master Cleanse—Then Gained All the Weight Back

Last summer I voluntarily chose to stop eating for 10 days. I gave up solid foods as part of the Master Cleanse. At 5'6", I couldn't budge my scale from around 140, no matter how many times I tried South Beach or Slim-Fast (and yes, I realize my desire to lose was more about vanity than health). A colleague told me he'd permanently shed 20 lbs. on the Master Cleanse,… Read More »

Weight Loss Success Story: "I Lost 114 Pounds"

Laura Micetich, 25, 6’0”, from Jackson, Tenn. Before: 304 lb., size 26 After: 190 lb., size 10 Total pounds lost: 114 lb. Total sizes lost: 8   I was a healthy eater growing up. My father was a doctor, and he made us nutritious meals, like baked chicken and salad. But when I got to college and started feeding myself, that all disappeared. Chinese takeout quickly replaced Dad’s leafy greens; my… 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 »