Tag Archives | Fat Loss

Your Credit Card Is Making You Fat

The next time you go to pay for your groceries, choose paper, not plastic. The hassle of paying with cash instead of credit leads to fewer urges to buy unhealthy foods, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. A team of New York researchers analyzed the grocery hauls of 1,000 households […]

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Can Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?

Most of us have seen the headlines: Green tea blasts away fat! But before you start bonging gallons of the Eastern cure-all, understand that green tea won’t magically melt away the pounds. Take a close look at one recent study: Scientists at Unilever—ahem, that’s the company that owns Lipton—split 83 overweight but otherwise healthy men […]

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The Russell Crowe Diet

Going gluten-free is the new “it” diet—but can it help you lose weight? Celebs like Russell Crowe seem to think so. The Australian actor is trying to get back into Gladiator shape by going gluten-free—he has already lost 16 pounds, according to FitCeleb.com. The new Robin Hood isn’t the only one giving up gluten. After […]

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You’re Making Her Fat!

We know you mean well when you tell a fat friend or family member to stay away from the Oreos and Fritos, but new Yale University research suggests that the advice could backfire and lead to more weight gain. After overweight women watched a stigmatizing video, they consumed three times as many calories as those who […]

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How ‘Turtle’ Lost 55 Pounds

You could forgive Jerry Ferrara if he suddenly feels deserving of a new nickname. For more than 7 years, the 32-year-old actor has dutifully played the role of Turtle, the heftiest of Vinny Chase’s three best friends on HBO’s hit series Entourage. Between seasons, Ferrara recently committed to a healthy diet and regular workout routine—dropping […]

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Willpower is Overrated

If you’ve been struggling to lose those last 5 or 10 pounds, don’t blame your lack of willpower. A recent paper by Rush University experts argues that focusing on self-control—or rather, the lack of it—can be disempowering, and ultimately backfire. “The idea of ‘willpower’ refers to a man’s character, and no one likes their integrity […]

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Is it Ever Fine to Be Obese?

Whether you’re a featherweight or a heavyweight, diet and exercise may be more important to your heart’s health than the reading on the bathroom scale, a new study suggests. A group of Canadian researchers kept tabs on more than 6,000 middle-aged, obese individuals, and compared their heart disease risk factors to a normal-weight group. After […]

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Your Flat Belly Lunch

Don’t chow down at your next catered company lunch: You’ll eat just as much after picking at a small lunch as you would after pigging out at a buffet, says a new Cornell University study. In the study, people didn’t compensate for a small 200-calorie lunch by eating more the rest of the day. In […]

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Is Your Fat Toxic?

Like the old Britney song, is your fat toxic? Toxic fat cells may help explain why most obese people develop heart disease and diabetes, while a few are fat but fit. Researchers at the University of California-Davis took fat tissue from the rear ends of 70 volunteers. Some participants were obese but otherwise healthy. Others […]

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Mardy Fish’s Recovery Secrets

No, it’s not an obnoxious piscine, it’s Mardy Fish. Two years ago, tennis player Mardy Fish suffered a knee injury (and resulting surgery) that didn’t just sideline him from competing, but from exercising altogether. A mainstay on the tennis scene, Fish had never captured top rankings. Determined to bounce back stronger than before, he realized […]

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