Skinny People's Poop May Hold the Disgusting Key to Weight Loss

"Are you obese? Have you tried everything to lose weight (black and white footage of a person accidentally springing a thighmaster into a flatscreen TV. TV falls down on top of person/ footage of person running in sweatbands and wristbands and kneebands and looking miserable/ footage of a heavy person forlornly ordering … » 9/06/13 6:20pm 9/06/13 6:20pm

Strong Is Not 'The New Skinny' Because Women Don't Need a 'New Skinny'

Today's New York Post profiles a 24-year-old ex-dancer who traded intense cardio workouts and self-deprivation for intense resistance workouts and weight lifting, gaining 20 lbs of pure muscle meat in the process. She's never felt better, she says. She's happy with her body and she feels totally awesome. STRONG IS THE… » 8/15/13 6:00pm 8/15/13 6:00pm

San Francisco and New York Have the Nation's Skinniest Dudes

A new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington finds that in 2011, in a nation-wide study of counties, the lowest levels of obesity in men were found in San Francisco and New York. The New York Daily News crows, "Manhattan men nation's 2nd-skinniest." Meggings for… » 7/22/13 3:45pm 7/22/13 3:45pm

Vogue Asks How Many Pounds Anne Hathaway Lost by Playing a Dying 19th…

Anne Hathaway had to lose weight in order to play Fantine, the consumptive factory worker-turned-prostitute in Tom Hooper's forthcoming film adaptation of Les Misérables. Notice of her transformation has not escaped Vogue magazine, which profiles the actress for this month's cover story and asks all of the important… » 11/12/12 7:00pm 11/12/12 7:00pm

Losing Weight Won’t Fill the Emptiness Inside. Only Cake Can Do That.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time on diets. At first, it was just something I did to make my parents happy; I didn't really care too much, I had other shit to do—underwater headstands, amassing an enormous Garbage Pail Kids collection, reading about the color of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's eyes (Pacific Ocean… » 10/24/12 11:30am 10/24/12 11:30am

New Diet Pill to Provide New Ammunition in Battle Against Skinny…

For the last several decades, America's been experiencing an unprecedented looming health care crisis — naturally skinny Americans pumping the atmosphere full of dangerous levels of smugness in the form of concern trolling obese and overweight Americans. But now, thanks to the FDA's approval of a new weight loss drug,… » 6/28/12 6:40pm 6/28/12 6:40pm

Model Natalia Vodianova Explains it Is Better to be Skinny Than Fat,…

"Come on, guys, it's better to be skinny than to be fat!" So said 30-year-old model Natalia Vodianova as part of a panel discussion at the British Vogue Festival over the weekend. (This was after she was asked, "It's undeniable that models are very thin, expected to be very thin, and thinner than 99.9 percent of the… » 4/23/12 1:20pm 4/23/12 1:20pm

Dr. Oz Gives His Audience No Choice But to Admit They're Fat

Anyone who's ever watched Dr. Oz at work knows that he is a hack of the first order. He'll happily push whatever magical berry or miracle elixir will pay him, passing it off as essential to keep you from dying—or worse, getting fat. He's a women's magazine with a mouth. So we were not shocked when a tipster alerted us… » 2/01/12 10:20am 2/01/12 10:20am