Tag Archives: Weight

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Tracking Your Weight Loss on Social Media (Like Ciara) Can Actually Help

[brightcove:5392602933001 default] Even two months after giving birth to baby number two, Ciara’s body is still #goals. But according to an Instagram post the singer shared a few weeks ago, she put on more weight than she planned to while pregnant with her second child. “I said I wasn’t going to gain 60lbs Carrying Sienna, and… I did exactly that!!” Ciara captioned the photo of her feet standing on a scale that read… Read More »

Shonda Rhimes Wrote the Realest Essay About Her 150-Pound Weight Loss

According to Shonda Rhimes, the only thing worse than shedding a lot of weight is getting the wrong kind of attention for it afterward. In a newsletter sent to Shondaland subscribers last week, Rhimes, 47, reveals that it wasn’t until she lost nearly 150 pounds that people seemed to find her “valuable.” Though the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator dropped the weight about two years ago, she’s still stunned and disturbed by the way people, even… 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 »

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 »