'My 600-lb Life': Janine Mueller's shocking childhood obesity, forced anorexia, weight loss battle

There's a lot that goes into morbid obesity besides overeating and few exemplify this as well as "My 600-lb Life" patient Janine Mueller. The 53-year-old reality TV star shared a shocking backstory of homegrown weight problems, anorexia, amphetamine abuse and fat-shaming. Can this woman find life-saving weight loss [VIDEO] with bariatric surgery?   'My 600-lb Life': Janine Mueller's shocking weight loss battle

'My 600-lb Life' Weight Loss Tips: Essential diet hacks to nail New Year goals

Are you having trouble losing weight no matter what you try? It could be because you're missing a few basic ingredients to weight loss. Here are easy but essential diet hacks inspired by Celebrities on Reality TV shows "My 600-lb Life" and Honey Boo Boo's "Mama June: From Not to Hot." Reports by TLC and MSN provided information for this article.    'My 600-lb Life' Weight Loss Tips: Essential diet hacks to nail New Year goals

'My 600-lb Life' season 6 sparks surprising hope for obesity and weight loss

Every season of "My 600-lb Life" seems more gut-wrenching than the last and #Season 6, airing Jan. 10, is no exception. Reality TV viewers see morbid obesity in all its raw unloveliness. They see folks at rock bottom, with no hope of losing enough for bariatric surgery, let alone the 400-700-lb weight loss to get to normal size. However, in the despair, dysfunction, and delusion that characterizes the TLC show, this new season offers a glimmer of light. But don't blink or you'll miss it.   'My 600-lb Life' season 6 sparks surprising hope for obesity and weight loss

'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti boasts weight loss, celebrity status on Facebook

 There's stiff competition for TLC's "most hated" reality television star. One candidate, Steven Assanti of "My 600-lb Life" is working that negative energy to his advantage. The once-850-lb man bills himself as a Reality TV celebrity on Facebook, despite failing Dr. Now's bariatric surgery program. Assanti updated on his obesity, drug use, weight loss, and shocking cult following recently.   'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti boasts weight loss, celebrity status on Facebook

Paleo diet nixes 'toxic' beans, legumes, soy, peanuts for obesity weight loss

Lose the beans, lose weight? That's what some doctors are saying. Beans aren't the protein alternative that vegans and vegetarians would have us believe. And all legumes are not created equal. Paleo diet nixes 'toxic' beans, legumes, soy, peanuts for obesity weight loss

Paleo diet nixes 'toxic' beans, legumes, soy, peanuts for obesity weight loss

You're probably hearing a lot about the paleolithic diet of late. Celebrities are jumping on the paleo bandwagon for weight loss and health. It might surprise you to know that legumes, lentils, beans, soy and peanuts aren't paleo. The caveman diet includes safe foods that can be hunted and gathered--meat, locally sourced vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit. So beans are a fruit, so what's the problem? The operative word is "safe" and legumes aren't.   Paleo diet nixes 'toxic' beans, legumes, soy, peanuts for obesity weight loss

Vegan and paleo? Yep and ketogenic too! Diet weight loss recipes with food swaps

My eating strategies are culled from a variety of #weight loss programs. The #Ketogenic Diet, South Beach, hypertension DASH diet, paleo, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers and more. Some of my favorite weight loss tricks are food swaps. Using the "eat this, not that" and "hungry girl" concepts, I create recipes that trade fatty, sugary, salty, junky ingredients for healthier, low-calorie ones.   Vegan, paleo and ketogenic diet weight loss recipes with diet food swaps

Joy-Anna Duggar shows early pregnancy weight gain and makes us think twice about maternal obesity

 Mrs. Joy Forsyth is sparking rumors that she got pregnant when she was still Joy-Anna Duggar. Nothing the "Counting On" star does debunks the story. Three-months married Joy and Austin Forsyth showed up to Joe Duggar's wedding looking 6-months pregnant or expecting twins. And the "19 Kids and Counting [VIDEO]" star has been radio silent on Instagram. Is some pregnancy complication causing this early weight gain? Joy's weight prompts a look at maternal obesity problems.   Joy-Anna Duggar sparks unwed pregnancy or twins rumor at 'Counting On' wedding

'My 600-lb Life' Christina Phillips shocks in 536-lb weight loss after obesity

Have you seen Christina Phillips from TLC "My 600-lb Life [VIDEO]" recently? This young woman once shocked people with her 708-lb weight. Now she's dropping jaws in a more flattering way, after losing over 536 pounds. Phillips is an inspiration to other patients like Steven Assanti and Bettiejo Elmore. The Mississippi queen of weight loss shared how she shed 3/4 of herself since bariatric surgery. And you'll be startled at her amazing journey   'My 600-lb Life' Christina Phillips shocks in 536-lb weight loss after obesity

Plus-size model Ashley Graham fuels debate over body love vs. obesity weight loss debate in bikini

 Ashley Graham is polarizing again (and looking arguably hot doing it). The plus-size model donned an itty-bitty string bikini, cellulite and all. She hinted to Victoria's Secret that it's time for an overweight model to grace their runway. And that is provoking debate over obesity dangers, weight loss and big body love. Graham's sexy photoshoot gave rise to another dilemma: How can Ashley rock a string bikini at a solid 250 pounds when other "fat people" can't?  Ashley Graham fuels plus-size model vs. obesity weight loss debate in bikini

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