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Low-Cal Peanut Butter Is a Dream for Dieters

Low-Cal Peanut Butter Is a Dream for Dieters

PB2(NEW YORK) — If eating peanut butter straight from the jar is wreaking havoc on your waistline, a new low-cal powdered option might be worth a try.Two new powdered peanut butters on the market are offering the same delicious taste of peanut butter …

What’s the Secret to Paula Deen’s Weight Loss?

What’s the Secret to Paula Deen’s Weight Loss?

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen made a name for herself, and made herself a small fortune, by dishing up indulgent treats like a doughnut-topped bacon burger and deep-fried anything on her Food Network TV show, in her magazine an…

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Belviq

FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Belviq

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the weight loss drug Belviq for people who are overweight or obese and have one or more weight-related health problems, the agency announced today. “Obesity…

For Calories, It’s All About Quality over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

For Calories, It’s All About Quality over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — When is a calorie not just a calorie? When it comes to losing weight, according to a new study from Harvard University. The results found that the number of calories consumed is not necessarily as important as the qual…

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — In the global fight against obesity, scientists have become particularly interested in the parts of the brain that make us want to eat, and sometimes to eat too much. Many researchers have noted that hunger a…

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

New Weight-Loss Surgery to Lose 20-50 Pounds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new surgical weight-loss procedure is now available to women who are looking to slim down and lose 25 to 70 pounds.Dr. Tom Lavin, founder of Surgical Specialists in Louisiana, is a pioneer behind the hottest n…

Tony Mims Loses 198 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover"

Tony Mims Loses 198 Pounds on "Extreme Makeover"

ABC(NEW YORK) — Tony Mims always smiled, but he’d had a tough life. The son of alcoholic parents, he left home when he was 14 and worked in the fast-food industry.Over time, Mims’ weight ballooned.“I’m tired of having limitatio…

Watch Life-Changing Surgery on TLC’s "Man With The 200 Lb. Tumor"

Watch Life-Changing Surgery on TLC’s "Man With The 200 Lb. Tumor"

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For Hai, 31, one high-risk surgery is the deciding factor between life and death. Yet this Vietnamese native is willing to take that chance if it means he will have the opportunity to walk again.Hai suffers from ne…

Epilepsy: ‘Miracle Diet’ Prevents Seizures; Scientists May Know Why

Epilepsy: ‘Miracle Diet’ Prevents Seizures; Scientists May Know Why

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While neurologists have known that a high-fat and very low-carb diet, known as a ketogenic diet, reduces seizures in epileptic patients who are resistant to medical therapy, the “why” to it all has always been…

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss

Paula Deen Dishes on New Diet, Weight Loss

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) — Celebrity chef Paula Deen has revamped her diet and lost 30 pounds, she told the co-hosts of The View Monday.Monday’s episode, which took a look at increasing American obesity rates, was titled “The Fat Show…

Surprise! Men, Meat and Masculinity Linked

Surprise! Men, Meat and Masculinity Linked

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — There’s no summer activity manlier than slapping a thick steak on the grill and chowing down, according to a new study.The report published in the Journal of Consumer Research found that people associate meat wi…

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Obese and Pregnant: Dieting Safe for Mom, Baby

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At a time when women are “eating for two,” dieting can safely lower the health risks of obesity during pregnancy, according to a new study.British researchers reviewed data from 44 trials involving 7,278 women to determ…

For Weight Loss, When You Eat May Trump What You Eat

For Weight Loss, When You Eat May Trump What You Eat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LA JOLLA, Calif.) — “Cut back on calories” seems to be the dietary mantra when it comes to reducing weight.However, a study on mice published Thursday in the Journal of Cell Metabolism suggests that losing weight may…

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Peter Dazeley/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Miley Cyrus is the latest celeb to go gluten-free, a move some experts are calling the low-carb diet of the decade.A slim Cyrus defended her wheat-free ways and obvious weight loss Monday, tweeting, “For ever…

How to Eat Healthier When Dining Out

How to Eat Healthier When Dining Out

Steve Mason/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eating out is a pleasure and everyone deserves the experience along with a break from the kitchen. Unfortunately, dining out can do some damage to your waistline if you are not armed and ready with a little knowledge…

‘Fat Chef’ Says TV Show Helped Cure His Diabetes

‘Fat Chef’ Says TV Show Helped Cure His Diabetes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In many respects, pastry chef Michael Mignano’s job was killing him. Constantly surrounded by sugar and carbs, the owner of the Main Street Bakery in Port Washington, N.Y., said years of late nights in restaurant kitchens, followe…

New Year, New You: Get Fit for Less Than $50

New Year, New You: Get Fit for Less Than $50

George Doyle/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Looking for ways to jump-start your health in the New Year?  Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to save money and to lose weight, but gym membership fees can be pricey.Instead of spending…

How Much Protein Helps with Weight Loss?

How Much Protein Helps with Weight Loss?

Creatas/Thinkstock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — It’s no secret that consuming excess calories leads to excess body fat, and new research suggests that, despite the belief that packing in a lot of protein can pack on the pounds, protein intake may actuall…

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