The Biggest Loser Won't Show Fat People Kissing

The Biggest Loser has amassed millions of fans by forcing a bunch of very very overweight people to exercise until they puke, weighing them in front of everyone, and then repackaging their suffering as inspiration for a nation of other, similar very very overweight people. But it doesn't take many hours of Biggest… » 5/13/14 7:10pm 5/13/14 7:10pm

People Are Freaking Out Over 'Skeletal' Biggest Loser Winner

After this season's final contestant on the popular weight loss show The Biggest Loser confidently strode onstage last night, she was met with halting applause from the audience and looks of shock from the show's trainers. Rachel Frederickson, formerly 260lbs, now weighed in at 105 lbs. She'd won by losing 60% of her… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

Woman Can't Have Kids After Gastric Bypass, Still Happy to Be Thin

A woman named Jill Strasburg appeared on Oprah in 2005 to confront her fat-phobic father for being a giant garbagey dickweed rather insensitive about her weight. She was the youngest of his children, her father, Kirk, explained, and always the fattest. She was always chubby, always bigger. Childhood photos reveal a… » 1/31/14 4:00pm 1/31/14 4:00pm

You Will Be Shocked at What This Year's 'Best Diet' Requires of You

U.S. News and World Report, known mostly for its essentially meaningless rankings of institutes of higher learning, is getting into the diet game. Just what you'd always hoped would happen! So, with so many fun diet trends out there, which will be No. 1? A diet that mandates you eat one lump of oats every nine and… » 1/07/14 6:55pm 1/07/14 6:55pm

Rumble Tooth: A Haptic Connected Fork Gets Reviewed

By this point in your life of mining the internet for weird shit, you've no doubt heard of the HAPIfork, that utensil that aims to keep you from eating your marshmallow gummy bear casserole too quickly by vibrating if you start behaving like a ravenous jackal and take bites any faster than at a stately 10-second… » 1/01/14 1:30pm 1/01/14 1:30pm

No, Black Women Aren't Bad at Diet and Exercise

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… » 12/19/13 4:40pm 12/19/13 4:40pm

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

This Week in Tabloids: Kim Kardashian's Weight-Loss Secret Is Surgery

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Callie Beusman assists as we endure the torture of reading celebrity tabloids, checking out the new issues of In Touch, Ok!, Life & Style, Us and Star. This week, Jennifer Aniston is sad and lonely again; Angelina Jolie hates Sandra Bullock; and Kim Kardashian is seeing a… » 11/20/13 3:45pm 11/20/13 3:45pm

Lose Weight with Beef Tea and Stewed Fruit on the President Taft Diet

William Howard Taft was, notoriously, our fattest president, weighing in somewhere between 314 and 340 pounds during his term. One time he got stuck in a bathtub or something (maybe). This is literally the only thing anyone remembers about President Taft, even though—little known factoid—he was actually doing all… » 10/15/13 3:20pm 10/15/13 3:20pm