704-Lb. Woman Goes for Weight Loss Surgery After Finding Maggots in the Folds of Her Skin

[brightcove:5599232558001 default] Lisa Fleming was already overweight when she gave birth to her first child at 15, and her weight only went up from there. But she knew it was absolutely time to make a change when, bedridden and weighing 704 lbs., she found maggots in the folds of her skin. For the first time […]

People Who Lost a Combined 6,818 Lbs. Struggle with Excess Skin on My 600-Lb. Life: Skin Tight

Losing hundreds of pounds is tough enough, but for many people it comes with the added complication of excess skin. That challenge is the focus of My 600-Lb. Life: Skin Tight, which starts its third season on March 7. This season features 29 people who have lost a whopping total of 6,818 lbs. But instead […]

Demi Lovato Says She Quit Dieting: ‘I Gained a Little Weight but I’m Happier’

[brightcove:5526673640001 default] Despite what the titles of her hit singles “Confident” and “Sorry Not Sorry” might indicate, Demi Lovato struggles with body positivity like so many of her Lovatics fan base. “It’s a daily battle. Some days I feel great and some days I don’t feel great. And sometimes it’s periods of times,” the singer, […]

Common Chemicals in Nonstick Pans and Food Wrappers Could Hurt Your Health–and Your Waistline. Here’s How to Avoid Them

A common class of chemicals that’s been linked to cancer, fertility problems, and thyroid dysfunction has now been tied to another major health issue: According to a new study in PLOS Medicine, women who have high levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their blood tend to gain back more unwanted weight after dieting. The new […]

The Number One Thing You Need to Do to Lose Weight Forever, According to Experts

Want to lose a little—or a lot—of weight? Forget the get-slim-quick gimmicks and magic bullets and follow the advice of these weight loss pros instead. We asked four experts in different fields to explain their research into what really works when it comes to losing the weight and keeping it off. Their full-proof strategies will help […]

This Woman Chose Gastric Bypass and Lost 178 Lbs.: ‘I Wanted to Be Healthy but I Needed Help’

[brightcove:5599232558001 default] Kathleen Golding’s weight loss struggle started when she was very young. “I remember being in the fourth grade and having to get a note from my pediatrician granting me permission to start Weight Watchers,” Golding, now 26, tells PEOPLE. At 21, she found herself wrestling with depression and anxiety turned to food as a […]

Jen Widerstrom Shows Off Her 17-Day Keto Diet Transformation After ‘A Very Chaotic Six Months’

[brightcove:5668867571001 default] Jen Widerstrom followed an intensive ketogenic diet for the last 17 days, and she’s ready to share her ab-filled results. The former Biggest Loser trainer strictly followed her diet for her mental health, after dealing with “a huge amount of stress” over the last six months. She announced on Jan. 18 that she was going […]

Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains

[brightcove:5528009511001 default] Here's some good news if you love berries, pears, and apples: Ditching fruit isn’t necessary to lose weight. It’s also not smart. Yes, fruit contains carbs and naturally-occurring sugar. But there are important reasons to make fruit a daily staple in your diet, even when you're working to slim down. The key is to eat it strategically. Doing […]

Trying to Lose Weight? Your Partner May Reap the Benefits, Too

[brightcove:5708123228001 default] Committing to a weight-loss program can have an unexpected benefit: Your significant other may shed some extra pounds, too, even if they aren’t trying. That’s what researchers found in a new study on the so-called weight-loss ripple effect, published today in the journal Obesity. The study, which was sponsored by Weight Watchers, tracked […]

How This Dad Lost Nearly 100 Lbs.—and Gained a Six-Pack

[brightcove:5599232558001 default] Jeremiah Peterson decided to get serious about weight loss when a family hiking excursion last summer proved to be too taxing for his then 290-lb. frame. “I remember being bent over heaving just trying to catch my breath,” the Missoula, Montana-resident tells PEOPLE. “When I looked up, I saw my wife and three kids […]