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Texas Man’s 300 Pound Weight Loss Success Story

Texas Man’s 300 Pound Weight Loss Success Story

Image credit: Courtesy Brian Beck(NEW YORK) — Brian Beck, of Plano, Texas, tipped the scales at 487 pounds, and has been on the heavier side of the scale for most of his life.Even as a baby, his doctor put him on skim milk because he was gaining weigh…

After Losing 100 Pounds, California Man Gets New Heart

After Losing 100 Pounds, California Man Gets New Heart

Courtesy UCSF(NEW YORK) — Suitulaga Hunkin was just 26 years old when he learned that his heart had worn out.  He went to the hospital believing he was suffering from heat stroke, only to end up being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.  His hear…

How Kristin Cavallari Lost Baby Weight

How Kristin Cavallari Lost Baby Weight

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kristin Cavallari showed off her super trim post-baby body earlier this week and shared her secret of how she got back into shape so quickly: a healthful diet and no alcohol.“I’m like a freak …

You Are ‘When’ You Eat, New Study Finds

You Are ‘When’ You Eat, New Study Finds

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In dieting, like comedy, timing is everything.  That’s the conclusion of a new Spanish study that suggests that when you eat might be just as important as what you eat.During the first few weeks of the 20-we…

Thirteen Secrets the Weight Loss Pros Don’t Tell You

Thirteen Secrets the Weight Loss Pros Don’t Tell You

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — ABC’s Good Morning America has teamed up with Reader’s Digest on a special series, “13 Things Experts Won’t Tell You.”This month, Reader’s Digest unveils the secrets weight loss profession…

Coca-Cola Sugar Hiccup: Soda Giant on the Defense

Coca-Cola Sugar Hiccup: Soda Giant on the Defense

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coca-Cola has been a staple in American lives for more than 100 years and its iconic advertisements have shaped the soda industry from its 1930s depictions of jolly ol’ St. Nick to its recent polar b…

Weight Loss Reality Star “Ruby” Dishes on Show’s Failure

Weight Loss Reality Star “Ruby” Dishes on Show’s Failure

http://www.rubyschallenge.com/(NEW YORK) — Starving herself then bingeing on Cool Whip and Graham crackers; shifting her weight to trick the scale; even disguising herself and going through McDonald’s Drive-Thru — these are the kinds of se…

Kathy Griffin’s Assistant: TV Spurred Me to Lose ‘An Olsen Twin’

Kathy Griffin’s Assistant: TV Spurred Me to Lose ‘An Olsen Twin’

Courtesy Tiffany Rinehart(NEW YORK) — When Tiffany Rinehart moved to Los Angeles to work as comedian Kathy Griffin’s assistant, the job came with more than she had bargained for.  Griffin was shooting her hit Bravo reality show My Life on the D L…

Former World’s Fattest Man Fights for Skin Removal Surgery

Former World’s Fattest Man Fights for Skin Removal Surgery

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(IPSWICH, England) — Paul Mason, once called the world’s fattest man, has lost more than two-thirds of his weight and now wants surgery to remove his excess skin.The 51-year-old former postman from Ipswich, England weighed 980 …

Extreme Weight Loss: Pair Drops Hundreds of Pounds

Extreme Weight Loss: Pair Drops Hundreds of Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At age 33, Missy Hendricks has spent her entire lifetime at war with her weight.“My maiden name was Blinkenship and they’d call me ‘Battle Ship’ and that just stuck in my head,” Hendricks …

Extreme Weight Loss: Pair Drops Hundreds of Pounds

Extreme Weight Loss: Pair Drops Hundreds of Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At age 33, Missy Hendricks has spent her entire lifetime at war with her weight.“My maiden name was Blinkenship and they’d call me ‘Battle Ship’ and that just stuck in my head,” Hendricks …

Star Trainer Tracy Anderson’s A-List Body Secrets

Star Trainer Tracy Anderson’s A-List Body Secrets

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the New Year and that means its time for the inevitable New Year’s resolution: lose weight.Celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson, who has helped everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez a…

Financial Incentives Encourage New Year’s Weight-Loss Resolutions

Financial Incentives Encourage New Year’s Weight-Loss Resolutions

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Money might not be the ultimate motivator for everyone, but many people are turning to financial incentives in pursuit of weight loss or healthy lifestyles. Company office pools or groups of friends encourage compe…

Missouri Students Lose Combined 756 Pounds at South Carolina Boarding School

Missouri Students Lose Combined 756 Pounds at South Carolina Boarding School

ABC News(BLUFFTON, S.C.) — A dozen Missouri teens shed 756 pounds after spending a semester at a South Carolina boarding school, where getting fit is part of the curriculum.Set on 43 acres in Bluffton, S.C., Mindstream Academy caters to overweight mid…

Weight Watchers Most Popular Weight Loss Method of 2012

Weight Watchers Most Popular Weight Loss Method of 2012

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Michael Phelps’ 12,000 calorie a day training diet and Beyonce’s maple syrup cleanse may top Google’s 2012 top 10 list of most searched diets released earlier this week, but the popular website, Dietsinreview.com, found …

Atlanta Councilman to Run 100 Miles for Weight-Loss Challenge

Atlanta Councilman to Run 100 Miles for Weight-Loss Challenge

www.lamarwillis.com(ATLANTA) — Atlanta Councilman H. Lamar Willis weighed more than 327 pounds a year ago.  He has since managed to lose more than 100 pounds and isn’t going to stop there.To ring in the New Year, Willis, 41, has asked Atlanta res…

Mobile Apps Help Men Lose More Weight, Study Finds

Mobile Apps Help Men Lose More Weight, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Losing weight is hard for men — but a new study shows that mobile technology can help. Researchers from Northwestern University showed that men who used a mobile phone app and had a coach monitoring their intake and exe…

California Girl, 9, Loses 66 Pounds

California Girl, 9, Loses 66 Pounds

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds by the time she was 9 years old.The extra weight made it difficult for her to breathe and move around.  The California girl soon became a target for bullies. “Everybody at sch…

Victoria’s Secret Models Share Secrets Behind Their Toned Bodies

Victoria’s Secret Models Share Secrets Behind Their Toned Bodies

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) — The much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret fashion show aired Tuesday night, and it featured heavenly bodies modeling sexy lingerie paired with the show’s signature fantasy wings.The models, known as Victori…

How Jessica Simpson Lost 60 Pounds of Baby Weight

How Jessica Simpson Lost 60 Pounds of Baby Weight

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Jessica Simpson Collection(NEW YORK) — In just six months, singer, reality star and fashion designer Jessica Simpson has lost an astonishing amount of weight.New photos taken over the weekend are the most revealing look…

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