Category Archives: Weight Loss

How This Woman Lost 142 Lbs.—and Why She Shared the Journey On Social Media

[brightcove:5708123228001 default] This article originally appeared on Before making the choice to have vertical gastric sleeve surgery, Jessica Adkins looked to social media. “I searched weight loss hashtags, most specifically weight loss surgery hashtags, and I was so inspired,” says Adkins, who underwent the procedure in 2016 and has since been documenting her journey… Read More »

The Mindful Eating Hack That Helped Me Stop Obsessing About Food

[brightcove:5668867571001 default] One of the main battles in overcoming overeating is to stop thinking of some foods as “good” and others as “bad.” Food is nourishment and hunger is a healthy, involuntary sensation just like feeling cold or tired, the thinking goes. But like so many people with a history of dieting, I’ve struggled with knowing when… Read More »

The 6 Simple Changes That Helped Me Shed 87 Lb. After Giving Birth

[brightcove:5668867571001 default] Tabatha James, 43, 5’8″, from Alpharetta, GeorgiaBefore: 230 lb., size 14After: 143 lb., size 8Total lost: 87 lb., 6 sizes Confession: I’ve had digestion issues forever. Even when I was active in college, I had stomachaches and felt bloated all the time. Then I gained 70 pounds while pregnant in 2011, which didn’t… Read More »

How to Lose Weight Without Actually Eating Less

[brightcove:5708123228001 default] When it comes to losing weight, the most important rule of thumb is to consume fewer calories than you’re taking in each day. But cutting calories doesn’t have to mean eating less food. In fact, simply focusing on healthier food choices may be a more sustainable weight-loss strategy than trying to reduce portion… Read More »

The Supplements That Can Actually Help With Diet and Weight Loss—and the Ones That Can’t

[brightcove:5708123228001 default] New year, new supplement routine? If you’ve started 2018 with a diet or exercise plan that involves vitamins, herbs, shakes, or pills, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a message for you: Check the research first. Not all weight-loss supplements or fitness supplements have been shown to work, experts say, and some may even… Read More »

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes That Can Help You Lose Weight (Even If You Have No Time in the Morning)

[brightcove:5672373258001 default] I’m a big believer in breakfast, especially if you’re trying to shed pounds. Among the people I counsel, I find that those who skip the morning meal tend to overeat in the evening, when they’re less active and can’t burn off those unneeded calories. So I advise my clients to “eat breakfast like a king,” as they say. And there’s… Read More »

How To Do a Post-Holiday Party Detox

[brightcove:5707180327001 default] No, you definitely should not do a full 24-hour juice cleanse—but there’s nothing wrong with having an extra-low-calorie day after a night of bingeing on unhealthy food and beverages, says F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, an obesity expert at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. “It won’t negatively impact your metabolism. You won’t… Read More »