Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism?

Health/ July 4, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[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

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

Health/ June 30, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[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

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

Health/ June 29, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

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

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

Health/ June 14, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

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

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Plus-Size Models Not Only Look Good, They Make Women Feel Better About Their Bodies

Health/ June 13, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Women pay more attention to—and feel better after looking at—models who are average and plus-size compared to models who are thin. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Florida State University researchers, published last week in the journal Communication Monographs. Women in the study also remembered more details about fashion models who were not super skinny, and they were less likely

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Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

Health/ June 13, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and children—exceed a healthy weight. About

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

Health/ June 12, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

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

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9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

Health/ June 6, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[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?

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