Demi Lovato Slams ‘Diet Culture’ and Tells Fans They’re ‘Beautiful No Matter What Anyone Says’

Demi Lovato wants her fans to know that they’re “beautiful,” regardless of what society tells them. The singer, 25, tweeted a body-positive message to her fans while slamming modern culture’s obsession with dieting. “It’s so frustrating and sad how strong the #dietculture in our society is,” Lovato wrote. “It’s constantly telling us we’re not thin […]

Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet?

If the premise behind the ketogenic diet—a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein plan—sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Curious folks around the Internet have been asking: What’s the difference between the keto diet and the Atkins diet? At their most basic, they're both low-carb diets. But they're not exactly the same. The biggest difference between the keto diet and the Atkins plan […]

7 Inspiring Things Celebrities Have Said About Why They Don’t Diet

Keto, Whole30, Paleo—with so many diet buzzwords out there, it’s difficult to keep track of them all. But here's a better idea: Instead of getting caught up in calorie or carb counting, take inspiration from the celebrities who have sworn off the whole diet-deprivation thing. These ladies focus on nourishing themselves with nutritious food—and plenty of […]

This Woman Lost 150 Lbs. Only to Be Bullied Online and Regain Weight — ‘I Got Death Threats’

In 2015, weight loss Instagrammer Stephanie Seabrook went viral for writing on her stomach the cruel comments she used to hear about her weight. She then had skin removal surgery and initially got thousands of comments of support, but a few weeks later, people starting accusing her of photoshopping her pictures. “At first I tried […]

842-Lb. Man Dies of a Heart Attack While Readying for Weight Loss Surgery on My 600-Lb. Life

Robert Buchel, an 842-lb. man who had hoped to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery with the help of TLC’s My 600-Lb. Life, has died of a heart attack at the age of 41. Buchel, 41, was the subject of Wednesday night’s episode of the reality show, and had successfully lost nearly 200 lbs. after moving […]

Exactly How 5 Real Women Lost the Last 10 Pounds

Hey, we think you look gorgeous just as you are. But we totally understand feeling a little blah when you’re carrying a little bit more weight than you'd like. Just ask these five women: They’ve been there—lost that. These are the subtle tweaks (getting honest about portions, actually eating dessert) that helped them achieve their […]

Sarah Hyland Weighs 92 Lbs. and Has 49% Body Fat—but Is That Even Possible?

When it comes to understanding body weight versus BMI versus body composition, things can get confusing. Even more confusing is when the numbers don’t seem quite right, which is exactly what happened when actress Sarah Hyland stepped on the scale to determine her body composition (AKA how much of her weight is fat versus lean […]

Is Your Body Really Programmed to Be a Certain Weight?

The set point theory is the idea that the body has a preprogrammed weight that it likes to be at to function efficiently. And there is scientific evidence that suggests there is some truth to this; the body uses a variety of metabolic and hormonal mechanisms—like slowing down metabolism when you cut your calorie intake, […]

Kourtney Kardashian Weighs 98 Lbs. Here’s Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

In a deleted scene from Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we learned that a short woman weighs a small amount. When you put it that way, it doesn't sound so shocking, right? Here's how it actually unfolded: Khloé tells friend Simon Gebrelul, “You know she’s 97 lbs.?” about her older sis Kourtney. […]

How to Lose Weight on a Part-Time Diet

You know what dieting demands: cut calories, go hard on veggies, exercise, and repeat, well, forever. But what if you could hit pause on dieting once in a while, but still reap weight-loss benefits? That’s the premise of part-time diets. “ ‘Part-time dieting’ is an umbrella term for eating styles that let you be flexible with […]