Did you know weight loss may be more dangerous than obesity? Experts from Auckland say that obesity is healthier than over-focusing on BMI (body mass index) and that most anti-obesity efforts don't work and may be fat-shaming. What obese people need is very general health support with no mention of being overweight. So basically healthy living initiatives like the #Michelle Obama "Let's Move" campaign or Jamie Oliver "Food Revolution" or TLC "The Biggest Loser" and "My 600-lb Life" fail because they target fat as the problem. Weight loss advice hurts more than obesity: diet tips guilt, bully, fat-shame, doc says
You've seen the TLC spin on morbid obesity in "My 600-lb Life" now here's Britain's approach. "#Supersize vs Superskinny" swaps the diets of anorexic and obese patients in attempt to shock them healthy. Dr. Christian Jessen does interventions including introducing participants to folks with similar problems so they can see the logical outcome of their unhealthy lifestyles. Dr. Jessen went to the US to see how obesity is killing one town and to show obese LJ where his diet would lead, That transatlantic meetup was both heart-breaking and eye-opening. 'Supersize vs Superskinny' visits US for real 'My 600-lb Life' obesity: scared thin
Have you ever noticed how obese people on TLC's "My 600-lb Life" seem to struggle to communicate or even think clearly? That's because among the many body functions, #obesity destroys is brain functioning. Excess stored fat kills white matter, the brain's connective tissue that drives gray matter. Obesity reduces cognition, brain receptivity, and is linked to dementia, hardening of the arteries, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It could also explain how people become very overweight in the first place 'My 600-lb Life' proves obesity ages brain, lowers cognition, causes dementia, Alzheimer's
About weight loss, do you want the bad news or good news first? The bad news, you say? There is an obesity gene and 16% of the population has it. The FTO gene (the fancy name for the fat gene) predisposes you to weight roughly 3 kg more than folks without it. Carrying two copies of the fat gene makes you almost twice as likely to be overweight or obese. But here's the good news. The obesity gene doesn't prevent weight loss--you may own that bad ole' fat gene, but your DNA doesn't own you! (The photo is the author on the left after she lost 100 pounds) Obesity gene doesn't prevent weight loss: you can't lose fat gene but you can lose weight
Val Kilmer has experienced one of the most shocking cases of celebrity weight loss ever. As a buff and sexy hottie in "Willow," "Batman," and "Top Gun" Kilmer literally ballooned to unrecognizable. But then Kilmer was spotted not too long ago looking positively gaunt and sickly thin. Being a very private person, he kept mum about rumors of illness. But the whole story of Kilmer's weight loss was revealed recently and it will horrify you. Val Kilmer weight loss horrors: what's behind Kilmer's mysterious gaunt body, weight gain?
Miley Cyrus has sported a lot of looks chief among them being naked, nipple-freeing and too skinny of late. Gone too was Cyrus' Hannah Montana tresses in favor of a shaved head. This scary-skinny attitudinal Miley worried people: did she have anorexia or some other eating disorder? Fans fears were laid to rest as Miley Cyrus appeared on the "TODAY Show" to talk up her post on "The Voice." The singer glowed with healthy weight gain, a rounder face and plump, shapely arms. Miley Cyrus weight gain after scary weight loss allays anorexia, eating disorder fears
Jordin Sparks became the youngest "American Idol" winner at 17 (sixth season) and she's also won some personal battles with the scale. But America's sweetheart didn't do it with diet. Sparks used an "undiet" (kind of like Adele and Rebel Wilson, recent big weight losers) to effect a 50-pound weight loss. Recently appearing at a RIF (Reading is Fundamental) charity gig, Jordin looks as if she may have gained a bit back. But no matter--her happy, healthful glow proves sensible eating habits and body image, plus boatloads of positivity trump jeans size. Jordin Sparks weight loss proves 'American Idol' star's 'undiet' wins the prize
TV chef Rocco DiSpirito of "Now Eat This!" lost 41 pounds and is on a mission to teach people how to lose up to 10 pounds in 10 days. His revolutionary weight loss system is outlined in his book "The Negative Calorie Diet." Chef DiSpirito is also known for his "Cook Your Butt Off" method in which cooking tasks make fat-burning negative calorie foods. His recipes include controversial ketogenic gluten-free, sugarfree and dairy-free meals. Here's more on weight loss with Rocco DiSpirito. TV chef Rocco DiSpirito weight loss proves negative calorie diet can "Cook Your Butt Off"
Singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the CMA (Country Music Awards) 2016. Underwood has undergone stunning weight loss. And from the article on she and Paisley in Southern Living it looks like Underwood has maintained weight loss. Now, when you read how much weight she lost -- 20 pounds -- you might not be impressed. But you will be when you see the difference even 20 or so pounds can make. How did the American Idol season 4 winner make herself look thinner? There are some fails and wins in her diet secrets. Carrie Underwood flaunts maintained weight loss as CMA host with Brad Paisley
When supermodel, author and show creator Tyra Banks talks, people listen. And on the subject of weight loss the first lady of fab has some pretty unorthodox advice: Don't diet (as in don't starve yourself), don't get too thin and cheat once in awhile. And, most amazing of all, love that big butt! Tyra Banks weight loss shockers: 'America's Next Top Model' loves big butts, hates diets
- Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.