You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

[brightcove:5438204957001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, lunges for your butt—would slim them down. Weight-loss experts refer to this as “spot reduction.” But it turns out that in most […]

Oprah Says Her Weight Troubles Were ‘Always Such a Physical, Spiritual, Emotional Burden’

[brightcove:5479177955001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. Oprah Winfrey sunk into a period of depression at age 44 — and she can pinpoint the moment when it happened. The media mogul had just put her heart into her latest film — 1998’s Beloved — and the movie had opened one day prior. “I shall never forget […]

Can a DNA Test Really Pinpoint Your Perfect Diet and Workout? Here’s What Science Says

[brightcove:4639738292001 default] It sounds either too good or too futuristic to be true: With a swab of the inside of your cheek, you can find out the answers to questions that plague us all: Why can't I lose weight? Why can't I sleep? What exercises should I do for a perkier butt? This is the claim […]

Oprah Says Her Move to Weight Watchers Was for Her Health, Not Vanity

[brightcove:4639849203001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com. When Oprah weighed more than 200 lbs., she wanted to lean on the body positivity movement to feel comfortable about her weight — but she couldn’t do it without risking her health. ‘‘For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible […]

Fitness Star Anna Victoria Doesn’t Weigh Herself. Here’s the Number She Pays Attention to Instead

[brightcove:5229956782001 default] Anna Victoria has made it clear she’s not a fan of scales. The superstar fitness blogger and trainer doesn’t weigh herself, and urges her followers not to obsess over how much they weigh either.  Victoria’s onto something: A scale can tell you your total weight, sure, but it can’t tell you much more. It […]

How I Found My Feel-Great Weight—and Lost 63 Lbs.

Laura Kelly, 27, 5'3", from Melrose, Mass. Before: 196 lb., size 8/10 After: 133 lb., size 4 Total pounds lost: 63 lb. Total sizes lost: 2/3 Laura's wearing: Under Armour Geo Run Tank Top ($27; underarmour.com), Under Armour Fly-By Capri ($38; underarmour.com) and SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes ($130; underarmour.com). I blame grad school for my weight gain. As a full-time student who was […]