Don't Get Too Cocky, Thin People: 'Skinny Fat' Is Coming For You

This one's for the effortless thin. We all know a person like this: one who never goes to the gym, subsists on a diet of burgers slathered in cheeses and sauces and bacons and non-diet soda yet never gains a pound, who hates the gym because "it smells" and drinks like a parched fish. A person who, despite what she… » 3/10/14 6:00pm 3/10/14 6:00pm

Science Decides That Even a Teensy Bit of Exercise Is Good for You

Even science can get a little frivolous over the holidays. We can be frustrated all the live long day that science hasn't yet given us a mech warrior army, amusement parks built around Saturn's rings, or cats with opposable thumbs, but frustration alone won't spur scientific innovation, especially this close to the… » 12/15/13 1:00pm 12/15/13 1:00pm

Buzz Off, Special K, We Don't Need Your Lecture on Fat Talk

Ladies! Special K (the cereal brand, not the drug) has a very special message for all of you. It's come to their attention that 93 percent of women are engaging in "fat talk." And that's bad. It's so bad, in fact, that Special K has launched an entire ad campaign, complete with Tyra Banks as spokesperson, devoted to… » 12/11/13 12:30pm 12/11/13 12:30pm

Folks Are Awfully Smug About Declaring 'Fat & Fit' a Myth

A massive new meta-analysis of medical studies involving tens of thousands of subjects has shown that even "healthy" obesity is often a precursor to health problems — but then again, so is unhealthy non-obesity. So why are news outlets once again making it all about tongue-clicking fat people? » 12/03/13 12:50pm 12/03/13 12:50pm

Thin Women: I've Got Your Back. Could You Get Mine?

Let's just get this out of the way right up front, everyone: Don't tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don't tell fat women to put down the fork. Don't tell underweight men to bulk up. Don't tell women with facial hair to wax, don't tell uncircumcised men they're gross, don't tell muscular women to go easy on the… » 8/21/13 5:30pm 8/21/13 5:30pm

Formerly 'Fat' Henry Cavill Talks Weight Loss, Leaves Shirt On

Man of Steel hits theaters June 14, and the star, Henry Cavill ("Rhymes with travel," he says) has landed the cover of Details. Superman is a somewhat physical role, and the superhero's build is part of the character, so it makes sense that Cavill would be asked about his own body and eating habits. "I was fat," he… » 5/30/13 3:00pm 5/30/13 3:00pm

If You Must Think About Your Weight, Here Are 10 Things to Think

Another day, another opportunity to think about how much space you, as a woman, take up. That's how it feels when you can't throw a fat-burning supplement without hitting a visual about the losing of the weight or the gaining of the weight, and who gained what, how they look, how they lost it, and how you can, too.… » 5/21/13 11:50am 5/21/13 11:50am

Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones

As a fat person, I've never been treated like complete shit at the doctor, although I've certainly gone in for a sore throat and been told to go on a diet (ugh, why wouldn't I stop eating so many strep-laced Ding Dongs!?). But I have had some uncomfortable experiences, and I know plenty of fat people who have had… » 5/02/13 11:20am 5/02/13 11:20am

Yes, I'd Love to Get More Sleep and Be Skinny, But I Have Three Jobs

Yet another thing is working against you in your quest for an itty bitty waist (but probably helping you succeed at having a round thing in other people's faces): your sleeping habits. Everyone has different sleep needs, but the average is between 7 and 9 hours a night, and even getting an hour less than you need can… » 3/12/13 1:40pm 3/12/13 1:40pm

Great, Male Jurors Don't Trust Fat Women

Thin people are more likely to get away with murder, or at least white-collar crimes, according to a new study. A group of Yale psychologists asked a few hundred people to pretend they were jurors deciding whether four different (images of) people — one big guy, one thin guy, one large woman, one thin woman — were… » 1/10/13 6:20pm 1/10/13 6:20pm

Men May Have Body Image Issues, But They Don't Even Come Close to What…

Girls aren't the only ones who unhealthily obsess over their bodies. New research reveals that teenage boys are just as plagued by impossible "beauty" standards when it comes to body image, and are perhaps damaging their health trying to attain physical perfection. First of all, welcome to the club, boys! Secondly,… » 11/19/12 2:50pm 11/19/12 2:50pm