Category Archives: Weight Loss

Should You Cut Nightshade Veggies From Your Diet?

  As a sports nutritionist who works with pro athletes, I fully expected to be bombarded with questions after Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s personal chef told Boston.com all about the power couple’s strict diet. But instead, most of my clients had just one question: “Why don’t they eat nightshades?†Even if you’re not familiar… Read More »

The Virgin Diet: Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days?

Getty Images Can’t lose those last ten pounds? It might be time to give up some of your go-to “diet” foods. Think soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts and artificial sweeteners. According to nutritionist JJ Virgin, author of The Virgin Diet, foods you think are healthy could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Virgin says that food… Read More »

Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism?

[brightcove:4802178616001 default] It’s true that losing weight can reduce the number of calories you burn, but I wouldn’t dwell on it. It’s tough to predict just how much your metabolism will drag and how long the slowdown will persist; the scientific research on the metabolic effects of weight loss is a little all over the… Read More »

How I Found My Feel-Great Weight—and Lost 63 Lbs.

Laura Kelly, 27, 5’3″, from Melrose, Mass.Before: 196 lb., size 8/10After: 133 lb., size 4Total pounds lost: 63 lb.Total sizes lost: 2/3 Laura’s wearing: Under Armour Geo Run Tank Top ($27; underarmour.com), Under Armour Fly-By Capri ($38; underarmour.com) and SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes ($130; underarmour.com). I blame grad school for my weight gain. As a full-time student who was also working a part-time… Read More »

Working Out and Still Not Losing Weight? Here Are 7 Reasons Why

[brightcove:5479177955001 default] Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very relative and general statement. If we’re honest with ourselves, I’m sure we could admit that we’re all capable of trying a little harder in both areas. Total-body… Read More »

How to Drink Without Gaining Weight

[brightcove:5476832773001 default] Let’s face it, sometimes there’s nothing better at the end of a long day than a glass of wine. But sipping much more than that can wreak havoc with your shape, and not just by adding hundreds of calories to your diet. Alcohol temporarily keeps your body from burning fat, explains integrative medicine… Read More »