People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming benefit from intervention

People with obesity are often treated with less respect than other people, discriminated against, and socially devalued because of their weight. This societal stigma can sometimes be internalized, leading individuals with obesity to blame and devalue themselves because of their weight. While it’s known that weight “self-stigma” is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how […]

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Becoming less active and gaining weight: Downsides of becoming an adult

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, conclude two reviews published today and led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into adulthood, and this is the […]

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Weight loss drug from the 90s 'could slash epileptic seizures by 75%'

Controversial weight loss drug pulled from sale in the 1990s over heart damage fears ‘cuts the number of seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy’ Fenfluramine was found to make people develop leaky heart valves in high doses Doctors stopped using it in 1997 but it has been found to have brain benefits It could reduce seizures by […]

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Selena Gomez Says Body Shamers Attacked Her Online for Weight Gain

As if dealing with lupus isn’t difficult enough, Selena Gomez has revealed the devastating effects of being body-shamed when she gained weight as a result of the autoimmune disease. Appearing on her friend Raquelle Stevens’ video podcast Giving Back Generation, which “aims to incentivize newer generations to give back ‘one good deed at a time," Gomez, 27, talked about dealing with […]

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Ariel Winter Reveals She Doesn't Want to Lose Any More Weight

Ready to get ripped! Ariel Winter doesn’t want to lose any more pounds after undergoing a drastic weight loss that left fans concerned. In an interview with Women’s Health published on Wednesday, October 30, the Modern Family star, 21, said that she’s working on getting a “big butt” and “Michelle Obama arms” through strength training sessions. It’s a goal that […]

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Why Intermittent Fasting Helps With Keto Diet Weight Loss — a Doc Explains

  The word fasting may be enough to send shivers down the spine of any dieter — but don’t be intimidated by adding intermittent fasting to your keto diet plan! In episode 4 of Us Weekly’s podcast “KETO-M-G,” neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D. explains the benefits of the practice, and why it’s actually healthy. Before diving in, Us’ Jackie Miranne and […]

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Sonja Morgan, 55, Says She Likes When She Puts on 'A Little Weight'

At 55 years old, Sonja Morgan has never looked or felt better! And as the Real Housewives of New York City star tells Us Weekly exclusively, it has everything to do with her new body-positive outlook and the way she thinks about her health. She admits cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery will always have a place in her heart — […]

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FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss, study finds

FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss: Study finds little evidence that your wearable is much more than a fancy bracelet Researchers at the University of Florida analyzed 6 studies on 1,615 people They found no users had any meaningful drop in cholesterol or blood pressure Only one cohort recorded noteworthy weight loss  Don’t bother investing in an Apple Watch if […]

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Porsha Williams Is Not Here for Pressure to Lose Baby Weight

No rush! Porsha Williams welcomed her daughter, Pilar, in March, and she is not stressing about losing her baby weight anytime soon. “I have definitely taken my time,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 38, tells Us Weekly exclusively while promoting her Fiber One partnership. “My daughter is two months now, and I pretty much got the OK after having […]

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