Weight Loss

Eating on the Go: Helpful or Harmful to Weight Loss?

Munching while moving could lead to higher calorie consumption. This article originally appeared on MIMI.com. By Kelly Bryant With so many places to be and so many things to do, eating on the go has become the norm. There are days when it feels nearly impossible to sit down and enjoy our three square meals, which is why travel-friendly foods […]

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To Lose Weight, I’ve Stopped Exercising

Last week, a friend posted a meme on Facebook that read, “If you went to the gym and forgot to check in, did it really happen?” If I checked in every time I went to the gym, my friends would all block me from their news feeds. I’ve been a regular gym-goer, averaging five workouts each week, for the last year. That […]

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Whose Fault Is It That I’m Overweight?

Lazy. Ignorant. Irresponsible. Disgusting. Most of us have heard or read these terms directed toward overweight or obese individuals. Or worse, we’ve thought or said something like that ourselves. A year ago, I was 50 pounds heavier than I am today. I wasn’t very active. I would get winded climbing the four flights of stairs to our offices. (I still do, to […]

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Big Is Beautiful: Why Tess Holliday Is So Inspiring to Me

A size-22 beautiful woman and model is on the cover of one of this country’s largest, most influential magazines, People. And what a beauty Tess Holliday is! To see someone like Tess looking so beautiful and radiant on a national magazine is both inspiring and affirming, especially to someone who can relate, as I can, to her story of being bullied […]

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Four Things I (Love to) Hate About Weight Loss

Losing weight is great. But then you have to buy new clothes. I’m down 50 pounds now (read about my journey), but it hasn’t come without its drawbacks. Don’t get me wrong—I wouldn’t give up my progress for anything—I’m just sharing what I’ve learned along the way. My friend asked me the other day if she could take me shopping. “You […]

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My Driver’s License Tells My Weight-Loss Story

The TSA agent looked at my driver’s license, and he looked back at me. He looked at my driver’s license again, and then again, at me. He gently shook his head and said, “I didn’t think this was you at all.” I smiled and nodded. “I have to renew in November. It’s been a while.” I knew what he was […]

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Cooking Light Diet Is “Way We Want to Eat the Rest of Our Lives”

It’s Monday and rainy here in Birmingham, Alabama. As if a Monday could get any worse, right? Much like the first workday of the week, diets aren’t normally greeted with gusto. We begrudgingly accept them and eagerly await the endgame (come on, Friday!). But according to Katie Drerup, from Rockford, Illinois, the Cooking Light Diet doesn’t elicit those normally associated feelings […]

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The Biggest Loser isn’t inspiring. It’s humiliating.

When The Biggest Loser is back with new episodes, I avoid the TV like it has the plague. I’ve never watched an entire episode of the reality show, which is currently casting for its 17th season. I don’t own any products connected with the television show or its personalities. That’s because I do not like The Biggest Loser. Not even one […]

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: Cheese, Please! Delicious Snack Ideas to Try Today

If you’re a cheese lover (and who isn’t?), you already know that cheese is one of the most amazing foods ever. But did you know that in moderation, your go-to favorite also happens to be one of the top snacks you can feel good about? It’s true! In addition to being part of a well-balanced diet, cheese—yes cheese!—can even support […]

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Hard-Boiled Egg Ideas: The Greatest Snack, A Perfect Breakfast

I adore hard-cooked eggs for several reasons: They’re cheap, ridiculously versatile, and great to have on hand—they last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days if peeled and about a week if left in the shell. They also now have a clean bill of health. This isn’t new news, exactly, but the 2015 federal nutrition guidelines (still under review […]

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