Fit Mom Banned From Facebook for Fat-Shaming Is 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Remember 32-year-old Maria Kang? She's the fitness-obsessed mom who posted a picture of herself with her three kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" on Facebook. After a recent rant about how there is "unrelenting support" for people who are "borderline obese," she's been banned from Facebook. But she is not… »11/27/13 11:20am

Diabulimia: Eat Anything You Want, Lose Weight and Seriously Put Your Health at Risk

Erin Williams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, and at 14, she decided to stop taking her insulin. Her body started to "burn through fat and muscle" and Williams lost weight quickly. Dangerous? Absolutely. But as ABC News reports, Williams actually experienced positive reinforcement: »3/11/13 2:00pm

Working Women May Be More Susceptible To Diabetes Thanks To Stress Eating

Yo, nothing's more irritating than the insertion of a female rom-com heroine's Ben & Jerry binge after a stressful day at work. It's the same lazy trope as slapping glasses on a female character so we can Safely Assume something instead of actually, you know, developing her character. So I kind of hate this, but here… »8/25/12 3:40pm

Georgina Bloomberg Offers a Sensible Take on Her Father’s NYC Soda Ban

No big soda? Like, forever? If you live in New York under the merciless reign of the soft drink despot Michael Bloomberg, odds are you probably asked yourself those very same questions before strongly considering moving underground to join the ranks of the subway tunnel mole people, who let their citizens drink all… »6/09/12 4:30pm

High Fructose Corn Syrup Fails to Reinvent Itself as 'Corn Sugar'

The makers of high fructose corn syrup are no doubt crying sugar sweet tears into their sodas today over the news that the FDA has ruled that they cannot change the name of their product to "corn sugar." The Corn Refiners Association had asked to change the name because they said people had a "bad impression of HFCS… »5/30/12 11:15pm

Should McDonalds Be Allowed in Hospitals? Does It Really Fucking Matter?

An advocacy group called Corporate Accountability International is urging hospitals to sever their ties with McDonalds franchises, "to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health." There are at least 27 hospitals around the country offering… »4/16/12 1:00pm

Your Funky Sleep Schedule Could Totally Be Messing With Your Metabolism

There are many reasons why working odd hours sucks. Not only does it severely impinge on your social life and your ability to be out in the sunlight, studies have also found that having a disrupted sleep schedule increases your risk of obesity and diabetes. But they've never been able to understand why until now. A… »4/13/12 12:20pm