Keto Flu Explained: Why Low-Carb Diets Can Make You Feel Sick and Tired

Lots of people these days are interested in the ketogenic diet: It's one of the most Googled weight-loss terms, and celebs like Kourtney Kardashian have touted its supposed benefits. But the high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan is not without its drawbacks. Experts warn that the diet is extremely restrictive and not sustainable, and that it can […]

I Tried a Body Conturing Treatment for a Flatter Tummy, and the Results Are Amazing

Since reaching my goal weight for my wedding (I dropped 25 pounds!), I have been maintaining my body for the past two years with better eating habits, strength training, and running. Then I received an offer to test a new in-office laser body-contouring treatment called SculpSure. During my tenure as a beauty editor, I’ve tried […]

How This Woman Gained 22 Pounds but Stayed the Exact Same Clothing Size

Age, weight, clothing size…it’s all just a number. Fitness influencer Victoria Winterford proved as much in her latest transformation post, which revealed that she gained weight but didn’t change her size. Both images show her in a black bikini, but there’s a difference of 22 pounds (or 10 kilograms). The one constant? Her size 8 frame. “How??” […]

Is It Actually Harder to Lose Weight When You’re Short?

Losing weight is hard. But it's harder for some people more so than others due to a variety of factors: age, activity level, hormones, starting weight, sleep patterns, and yes—height. (FYI, here's why sleep is the number-one most important thing for a better body.) You've probably heard that it's more difficult for people who are shorter to […]

This Woman Followed a Keto Diet and Lost 100 Pounds—Without Giving Up Pizza

Elena Juarez punched and food-prepped her way to losing 100 pounds. But her weight-loss journey kicked off with a serious health scare. About a year ago, her 10-year-old daughter, Biani, arrived home with a school nurse’s recommendation for a diabetes test. “She came home crying, asking if she was going to die,” the 34-year-old businesswoman and mother […]

The Two Steps This Woman Took That Led to Her 130-Pound Weight Loss

Meghan Lenss used to love snacking on Hot Cheetos and sipping frappuccinos. In fact, the 26-year-old from Riverside, California ate fast food every day. But when her weight reached 300 pounds in January 2017, she decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle.  RELATED: 9 No-Cook Meals for When It's Too Hot to Turn on the Oven Now, a year and a half […]

The Diet That Helped This Woman Lose 70 Pounds Actually Involves Eating More Meals

In September 2015, fitness influencer Briana Shaffer weighed 190 pounds—and she was ready to make a change. Now, this 24-year-old from Carlsbad, California is an amazing 70 pounds lighter.  Her secret? She attributes her weight loss to a workout regimen consisting of weight lifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT). She also began eating five to […]

How to Deal With Friends Who Are Obsessed With Food and Weight

Since I was a teenager, I’ve witnessed my fair share of body and food shaming, namely from friends and classmates. As we perused the dessert menu after dinner, I recall one friend saying she couldn’t order her favorite dessert because “I’m wearing a crop top out tonight and want to look good.” I’ve listened to friends […]

The 4 Things This Woman Cut Out of Her Diet to Lose 30 Pounds in 100 Days

Lots of people resolve to lose weight in the new year—then for a variety of reasons end up throwing in the towel. Not Marga Banaga. She did keep her New Year's resolution to eat healthier and exercise nearly every day, and she's seen amazing results. RELATED: How to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms When You Quit Sugar, According to […]