One might argue that Thanksgiving—a notorious day of gluttony—would not be the ideal time for Weight Watchers to initiate an application upgrade. But upgrade they did, and as a result, the app has been almost impossible to use ever since.
True story: I am on a diet right now. Since September, I've lost about 40 pounds and am currently barreling my way to a size medium. I'm feeling pretty great. But, when I started, my partner said he'd change his habits with me and he hasn't had nearly as much success (SRY FOR THE CALL OUT). Why? Because, according to…
Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we've all seen these things, but do they actually work? What are they supposed to do? Let's take a look at the science behind the fad.
What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there’s barely a food on Earth that’s safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here’s what science has to say.
Because a real American patriot has a colon full of red, white, and blue polyps, the Mensa panel over at Fox & Friends have declared "meatless Mondays" for kids a form of liberal propaganda.
It's a great time to be an almond farmer.
I am an asshole. I liked the band Arcade Fire immediately, I only drink pour-over coffee, and once I said that small plates totes counts as dinner. But you know what doesn't make me an asshole? Drinking various non-dairy milks.
Good news: a new study conducted via science has shown that that Diet Coke and other similar artificially flavored and colored bubbly beverages can actually help people lose weight! Bad news: the study was completely and 100% funded by soda manufacturers. In comparable 1967 news: new study by Malboro shows that…
If you believed the internet, you'd think there's huge debate over whether eggs, coffee, or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there's significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let's clear the air.
So, yeah. Clay. She eats it. Hers is sourced from Colorado.
A new study in a rural region of The Gambia indicated that the DNA of infants changed based on whether they were conceived during the dry season (when rice, millet, peanuts, and cassava dominate the diet) or the rainy season (when leafy green vegetables supplements the aforementioned staples).
For years, the problem had researchers flummoxed — why, in weight loss trials that require participants to diet and exercise, did black women have consistently less dramatic results than their white counterparts? Now, one group of researchers purports to have the answer: it's not that black women aren't trying; it's…
Don't eat cotton balls, don't eat cotton balls, don't eat cotton balls. That's the major takeaway from a teen "trend story" about girls who are — wait for it — eating cotton balls as a sort of dieting hack lifted from the pages of The Cenobite Guide to an Especially Painful Bikini Season.
Today in Everything You Like is Bad For You: non-sugar sweeteners, conventionally thought to curb sugar cravings by satiating sweet teeth without packing as many calories as the white stuff, are actually responsible for making you crave sugar more.
The answer to the question of how much can you eat of different foods before you hit 200 calories varies, depending what you're consuming. Two hundred calories is a whole lot of apples, but less than half of a Big Mac. It's a plate full of broccoli, but more like a spoonful of peanut butter. But it's a lot easier to…
Irish Cheese company LowLow's new advertisement is a parody of standard diet ad cliches — Smug Girl, Ditzy Girl and Muffin Girl dance around with yogurt and zip up their jeans — because even though its cheeses only have one-third the fat of regular cheese, LowLow is hip enough to know that diet ads suck. Meta!
Are you familiar with guyets? Not to be confused with it feminine cousin, the diet, a guyet is, you know, for dudes. Because when men diet, it's different.
Low-calorie beer commercials, like that Michelob Ultra one in which two fit co-workers perform a sexual rollerblade tango thanks to the low-cal beer that they've evidently been drinking AT WORK, can be a bit heavy-handed when they're trying to reach their target audience — people who want to drink beer, but not too…
Somewhat akin to their annual analysis of the nation's best institutes of higher learning, the venerable (magazine? Newspaper? Trade publication for professional rankers? What ARE you, strange traveler!?) U.S. News and World Report has released a list ranking this year's best ways to deprive yourself of stuff you like…
Earlier this year, Salma Hayek chronicled her early showbiz travails in Lucky, including a bout with severe acne that led to a bout with severe depression that led to some weight gain, and eventually led her to reluctantly using Accutane and being in Desperado. A star was born, etc.