Mom Who Weighed Over 300 Lbs. Was Determined to Lose Weight Without Surgery: How She Lost 145 Lbs.

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Tara Kavanagh has several obese family members, so she always believed she was “destined to be fat.” The 5’7″ self-employed mom-of-three from Rapid City, South Dakota, 35, was already over 200 lbs. when she started having children, but her pregnancy weight brought her up to 304 lbs. After having […]

Plus-Size Models Not Only Look Good, They Make Women Feel Better About Their Bodies

Women pay more attention to—and feel better after looking at—models who are average and plus-size compared to models who are thin. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Florida State University researchers, published last week in the journal Communication Monographs. Women in the study also remembered more details about fashion models who were not super skinny, […]

Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that about a third of the global population—including adults and […]

Woman Who Lost 70 Lbs. Says Having a Partner with Parkinson’s Inspired Her to Be Her Best Self

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Marie Byrne used to deal with her unhappiness by eating. “I was an emotional eater — happy, sad or angry, I ate,” the Gloucester, U.K.-based nursery manager, 42, tells PEOPLE. “Plus, my husband at the time was very overweight so he didn’t mind what I looked like. When you […]

9 Science-Backed Weight Loss Tips

[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Losing weight is tough, both mentally and physically. New science shows that when the body starts to lose substantial amounts of weight, it fights viciously to gain it back. But despite the biological roadblocks, plenty of people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off over […]

5 Weight Loss Tips From People Who Have Actually Done It

[brightcove:4874680280001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Most Americans want to lose weight, but it’s no simple feat. Just ask someone who’s done it. That’s exactly what TIME did in a recent cover story looking at new weight loss science. After speaking to people who had successfully lost weight (after failing many times), it […]

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

[brightcove:5392602933001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple. “Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers thinking. Trained as a physicist, the calories-in-vs.-calories-burned equation for weight loss always made sense to him. But then his own research–and […]

Formerly Overweight Nurse Loses Over 70 Lbs.: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be a Contradiction to My Patients’

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Megan McGee started gaining weight when she got involved in an unhealthy relationship. “I stopped doing all the things I used to do like seeing friends and going to the gym, so I became quite isolated,” the Middlesex, England-based nurse, 26, tells PEOPLE. Then she decided to break free. “When […]

Ashley Graham Maintains Her Body Year-Round But Sometimes Still Feels Shy in a Bathing Suit

[brightcove:5421675919001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com.  Summer is almost here, but Ashley Graham doesn’t need to do any special preparation — the model says she feels good in her body all year long. “I try to stay consistent throughout the year, and when I have a heavy week I have meals delivered to my house so […]