Topic: fat

Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals Revealed…Called The ‘Worst Of The Worst’

Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals Revealed...Called The 'Worst Of The Worst'

Think you know what you’re getting when you eat out? Chances are, you don’t know just how unhealthy some of those restaurant meals can be. But thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), we now have a list of the top nine offenders who dish up the most fat, sodium and calories–and some of the “dis-honorees” may just surprise you. More »

Poll Says People Want To Fight Obesity, But Not Lose Junk Food; What Do You Think?

Poll Says People Want To Fight Obesity, But Not Lose Junk Food; What Do You Think?

In a country where millions of people are well over the line to obese, where a salad will almost always cost less than a high-fat burger, it is painfully obvious that something needs to change. It’s widely recognized that there has to be something to battle this ever-growing problem. The question is, what? Take the poll and let us know what you think of the steps (or lack thereof) that should be done to combat obesity. More »

Gain Fat, Lose Weight? Brown Fat Transplant Could Promote Weight Loss

Gain Fat, Lose Weight? Brown Fat Transplant Could Promote Weight Loss

Brown fat — the type of fatty tissue that mammals use to generate heat — can help our bodies burn fat calories more quickly and efficiently, but it’s only present in adult mammals in very small amounts. Doctors have been hoping for a while now that injecting brown fat cells into obese people could help them lose weight. In a new animal study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers found that it did just that. More »

This Eye-Opening Study Will Make You Sleep More…And Weigh Less

This Eye-Opening Study Will Make You Sleep More...And Weigh Less

Sleep, those precious hours that often get cut short in the midst of our busy, over-scheduled, over-stressed lives could be the real culprit behind our nation’s obesity epidemic. According to new research, sleep is just as important as diet and exercise when it comes to weight loss. Here’s why.

Reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers touted the benefits of sleep and how a lack of it can contribute to our waistlines: More »

Fat Can Be Sexy Too…Even In A Culture That Shames It

Fat Can Be Sexy Too...Even In A Culture That Shames It

What makes a woman sexy? It has less to do with looks than you might think. And even less to do with body weight and size. In fact, if you ask Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of Fat Sex: The Naked Truth, more and more people are considering overweight women downright sexy today–including guys who are attracted to larger women, even though they won’t admit it.

To find out more about how overweight women are shedding the once stereotypical belief that they aren’t sexy and desirable, we talked with Weinstein, who says sexy is all in the mind.
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Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold Says Get Over Her Fat

Olympic Weightlifter Holley Mangold Says Get Over Her Fat

Since when did the Olympics become all about being sexy versus competing, representing your country and striving for a gold medal? Like, suddenly the way a female athlete looks is an open invitation for the body-snarking, fat-shaming comments to begin. But if you ask American weightlifter, Holley Mangold (who happens to be the heaviest woman at the Games this summer), she is proud of her weight and is fighting back–and so are many other Olympic women.
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Rude Australian Paper Fat-Shames Olympic Swimmer, Leisel Jones

Rude Australian Paper Fat-Shames Olympic Swimmer, Leisel Jones

Even female Olympic athletes can get away from body-snarking, fat-shaming jerks. The not-so-fine folks at the Herald Sun in Melbourne have suggested that four-time Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones (who is from their own country, no less) is fat and not fit enough to swim in the London Games. It’s a double standard once again because, we don’t see them making any snide remarks about the guys and their bodies. More »

Kate Upton Fights ‘Fat Cow’ Remarks And Becomes Ultimate Role Model

Kate Upton Fights 'Fat Cow' Remarks And Becomes Ultimate Role Model

Good for Kate Upton. No, freakin awesome for her. The 20-year-old model who was recently called a “fat cow” among other nasty things by the hateful SkinnyGossip blogger is retaliating and standing up for her body–but not in a defensive, all-out war kind of way, just in a really awesome way that now makes her the ultimate role model for girls and women when it comes to body image. More »