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Diets Are Basically Religions, So Toxins Are Basically the Devil

Has anyone recently told you how well the Paleo diet is working for them and tried to convince you to join them in living that nut-eating, meat-avoiding cavewoman lifestyle? One commonality across all trendy diets is how much their followers love to preach their gospels of eating. “The enthusiasm some people have for… » 5/07/15 10:45pm 5/07/15 10:45pm

Forget Redefining Beauty: This Fat Chick Just Wants Some Nice Clothes


Greetings from a bunker, where I have stockpiled dried apricots and seltzer and plan to wait out everything to do with this #ImNoAngel ad campaign. Good try, Lane Bryant, but no number of beautifully shot images of Ashley Graham will erase years of trying on asymmetric polyester garbage at your stores, hunting for… » 4/08/15 4:45pm 4/08/15 4:45pm

Some Dietary Supplements Found to Contain 'Amphetamine-Like' Compound

Another day, another reminder that you can’t always trust what’s on the side of a pill bottle, and just because it says “all natural” doesn’t make it the same thing as a bran muffin. This time it’s weight-loss supplements, which could very well contain something a lot like amphetamines. » 4/07/15 5:20pm 4/07/15 5:20pm

Expert: Teen Boys Should Explain to Teen Girls What They Find Attractive

A UK children's health expert says one way to fight bad body image among girls is for schools to encourage boys to tell girls that they are attracted to qualities other than sheer slenderness. Uh... has this guy ever MET any teenagers? I can see approximately 50,000 ways for this to go wrong. » 3/18/15 10:10am 3/18/15 10:10am

The Knot's New Wedding Checklist Reminds You to Get Your Ass in Shape

As noticed by a tipster who's knee deep in organizing her upcoming wedding, The Knot has made some changes to its popular, personalized wedding planning feature. The "ultimate checklist" they've long provided to help brides stay on task has a bold new emphasis on your smoking bridal bod, naturally. » 3/09/15 5:20pm 3/09/15 5:20pm

Bryn Mawr Health Center Helpfully Emails Students Weight Loss Tips

The private women's college Bryn Mawr emailed a group of students late last week encouraging them to join the new school-sponsored weight loss program. Students received the email based on their elevated body mass index, data that was mined from their medical records collected by the college's Health Center. » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

Colleen McCullough Obit Leads by Calling Her 'Plain' and 'Overweight'

Here's how one Australian paper began its obit for a beloved author: "Colleen McCullough, Australia's bestselling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless a woman of wit and warmth. In one interview, she said: 'I've never been into clothes or figure and the interesting… » 1/30/15 11:10am 1/30/15 11:10am

Duh: Dr. Oz's Magic Diet Pills Don't Work

I don't want to alarm anyone, but the medical advice dispensed from Dr. Oz miiiiight not be totally valid. It's no secret that scientists and medical professionals think Dr. Oz is a quack who only cares about ratings, and now that the Federal Trade Commission has called bullshit on a weight loss supplement hawked by… » 1/26/15 7:10pm 1/26/15 7:10pm

Our Dumbest Diets: An Anonymous Jezebel Retrospective 

It's January 2015—time to leave that holiday trend called "eating" behind and starve your tender, fragile bodies of nutrients. Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels is doing it! He's only eating carrots! He's ONLY EATING CARROTS. To honor this amazing decision, several Jezebel staffers have attempted to extract… » 1/02/15 4:10pm 1/02/15 4:10pm

Your Cheap-Ass Gym Is Messing With Your Mind, Doesn't Want You Healthy

Most of us hate going to the gym. It's intimidating and, unless you're Hamilton Nolan, you don't even know how to use half the machines and weights. So when Planet Fitness showed up and started offering pizza nights and massage chairs, it all sounded great. But Planet Fitness doesn't really care about your fitness. In… » 12/18/14 9:30pm 12/18/14 9:30pm