Friday, December 29, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' Nikki Webster rocks jeans, wedding dress after huge weight loss

Weight loss often finds happy surprises for people struggling with morbid obesity. After shedding crippling pounds, formerly obese folks discover mobility, health, and sometimes new relationships. Reality television star Nikki Webster of "My 600-lb Life" is bubbling over on Facebook about some wonderful changes in her life since gastric bypass surgery on TLC.   

Monday, November 20, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' weight loss show defines overweight, obese, morbid obesity

These are me before and after losing weight. Would you be surprised to learn that even after big weight loss I'm still overweight? If you're too polite to say yes, I thank you! But it's true, aka the BMI, I should lose 20-30 pounds. I would like to do that but at my age, it's more tricky. Also, the steps required to do so might not be safe. I'm in danger of developing an anorexic eating disorder as it is, just because I'm so afraid to gain weight.

Now we know that folks on the reality TV show "My 600-lb Life" are morbidly obese. But it goes beyond just diet and lifestyle. The TLC program explores nutrition, obesity-related health conditions, and obesity as an eating disorder like anorexia. It also distinguishes overweight, obesity and morbidly obese. That's the purpose of this website as well--to understand what is dangerously overweight and what is normal and perhaps even healthy. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Weight loss recipe of the day: Superfood salmon with char-grilled lemons

We all know fish is brain food, right? But what makes it so. Grilled fish loaded with linolenic acids (omega-3, 6, etc.) These fatty acids burn fat while boosting mental functioning. Add in some antioxidant superfoods and you've got a ketogenic calorie-forward meal that aids weight loss. Here's a recipe to hit all those. Folks on special diets for diabetes, high blood pressure, religious fasting, vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten free, lowfat cholesterol control--will love.

Parmesan salmon with char-grilled lemons

Place salmon skin side down and spritz lightly with olive oil and drizzle with fresh lemon. Season with Kirkland's or Spike salt-free seasoning blend. Place lemons on baking sheet and grill on 400 till fish is tender and lemons are charred. Grate fresh parmesan (a high protein, low lactose "superfood" cheese) on fish when done and top with black pepper, spirulina blue-green grass powder, a dash of Bragg's liquid amino, Greek yogurt and dried lentils, pumpkin seeds and/or chia seeds. Serve on a bed of spinach with assorted fresh veggies.  All these superfood ingredients combine to fill you up and curb hunger, boost metabolism and

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Gastric bypass diet friendly breads for weight loss: Low carb, high fiber and protein ketogenic wraps, pita and flatbread

If you're trying to lose weight, you know that bread is one of the biggest calorie trips and hardest things to give up. And breadless, gluten free replacements are not only hard to find but also usually taste blechy (that's a word :0) So I propose this low carb bread alternative for weight loss: Joseph's pita bread, lavash and flatbread. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My weight loss update: a leetle reality check thanks to selfies and Youtube

Working on my Youtube channel recently, I found this little gem from 5 years ago. And while it made my toes curl to see how how heavy I was in 2011, it was also gratifying to note ----> that I am no longer that fat (let's just call it what it is). In fact, I've shaved off 10 of the 15 pounds I regained.

So that was a wakeup call but not just about weight loss. I noticed how awkward and lacking in confidence I was. Is it because I was fatter? Have I always been so inarticulate or was I just camera shy and paranoid? I'd hazard a guess that few people are super comfortable videotaping themselves. I tend to be overly self-critical.  And that's what I want to encourage you to do if you're trying to lose weight. As embarrassing as you may find pictures, look at them. As much as you might hate the camera, befriend the selfie. It will help you to see yourself as others see you. It's harder to hide from weight problems if they're staring you in the face. And it's easier see progress on weight loss in the camera lens!

Love you all! Remember, I'm pulling for ya!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Whole grain flaxseed wrap-wiches: low-carb, high protein and fiber weight loss recipes

My  readers know by now that I've lost 100 pounds using food swaps and self-styled strategies. I share these tips and recipes on this blog. So today, we're talking about wraps. Wraps (as in sandwiches on flatbread) have a cult following weight loss because dieters mistakenly assume they are lower in calories and carbs. But a wrap sandwich is often more highly caloric because flatbreads are not created equal. Even the "veggie" ones which appear to be full of green vegetable goodness are in fact sugary carb-laden and dyed green *headdesk*.
So here are low-calorie wraps using lavash and flatbread that are low-carb, high protein and high fiber and a good source of ALA omega 3 (MUFAs). These have no saturated or transfats and only 1 gram of sugar. My three go-to brands are Joseph's, Flatout and Fit & Active--a comparable, much less expensive Aldi version of Flatout. Aldi is $2.29 for six breads compared to $3.99 for Flatout. 

<---As you can see, my package is all gone, so yeah...
They have an amazing 1 gram of protein per 10 calories (90-100 calories per wrap) plus multi-grain, multi-seed flax fiber. Enjoy as a breakfast sammy (hate that word but hey, it's very popular and when in Rome... :)

Low carb breakfast wrap-wich

1 Flatout, Fit & Active flax flatbread or half a Joseph's lavash 
1 tsp. feta cheese (spread from solid variety like cream cheese
sliced tomato
spring mix or baby spinach
whole grain or horseradish mustard
4 oz. curried pan-seared boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced (sprinkle with curry powder, turmeric, ginger and green Thai curry powder and saute in oil-free ceramic pan)

Roll or fold and enjoy! 
200 calories total

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Beans, beans the not-so-magical fruit--why Dr. Oz and paleo diet nix beans

I've been exploring the paleo diet more fully, recently. I never quite got why legumes/peas/beans were verboten. The caveman diet includes foods that were or can be hunted/gathered--meat, locally sourced vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit. Beans are a fruit, sort of,  so what's the prob? It seems our forebears would not have eaten beans and legumes because they grow a naturally toxic substance to ward off insects. Eaten raw, they're darn near poisonous.  Here's the scariest part--yanno how everyone's on a no-peanut kick because so many people supposedly have a peanut allergy? (They don't--real anaphlaxis allergies are super-rare. Most allergics are intolerant at best. And if you avoid foods you're not allergic or intolerant to, you give yourself an allergy. Same with gluten-free, struth!)

But anyhoo--scary part: Peanuts are lowest on the legume chart, toxin-wise. Beans top the list. So, is this why I get digestive cramping and that not-so-pleasant gaseous issue after eating them? That's partly the fiber talking but could it also be my body saying, uh-uh, no good.

But I don't plan to eat them raw--and therein lies the rub, or part of it. Cavemen would not cook beans or nuts. Meat, arguably, when fire was discovered and early people found they liked BBQ better than raw. But back to beans. Dr. Oz did the unthinkable warning folks off beans-- vegan/vegetarian is so much healthier, right? Meh. And beans are just as good as meat for protein right? Definitely not. Beans have less protein but also less digestible protein that doesn't give the body what it needs. And legumes cause cause belly fat and bloating. Hmm, reasoned I, belly fat and bloat with little protein--perhaps I'll give this bean-avoidance a try. 

Why Paleo diet nixes 'toxic' beans, legumes, soy, peanuts for obesity weight loss

You're probably hearing a lot about the paleolithic diet of late. Celebrities are jumping on the paleo bandwagon for weight loss and health. It might surprise you to know that legumes, lentils, beans, soy and peanuts aren't paleo. The caveman diet includes safe foods that can be hunted and gathered--meat, locally sourced vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit. So beans are a fruit, so what's the problem? The operative word is "safe" and legumes aren't.   

Friday, September 22, 2017

Diet tip of the day: Superfood kale slaw recipe for weight loss

I have lost 100 pounds using  a variety of diet tips. Some of my favorite weight loss tricks are food swaps. I trade fatty, sugary, salty, junky ingredients for healthier, low-calorie ones. For example, I adore pasta and potato salads and cole slaw. But made the usual way, sloppy with mayo, sugar, etc., they are calorie-bombs. So here's a to-die-for cole slaw recipe you could literally live on. It's vegan, full of superfoods and protein, diabetic, bad fat-free, ketogenic (high in good fatty acids), paleo, low in sodium, sugarfree and a meal in itself. Oh and it's super cheap to make.
<----It's pretty too--see the picture! (Those aren't bugs, lol, but seeds)

I have lost 100 pounds using a variety of diet tips and tricks.  (Those aren't bugs, lol, but seeds)


chopped kale with stems removed

coarsely grated carrots

chopped green and purple cabbage

cubed salad cucumbers (much tastier than other cukes)

chopped zucchini

sliced grape tomatoes

cashews and/or walnuts and/or almonds

pumpkin seeds

milled flaxseed

chia seeds

unsweetened dried strawberries, cranberries or blueberries

apple cider, acai or pomegranate vinegar

whole seed, Dijon or horseradish mustard

lemon juice and zest

100% juice, raw honey (omit if making vegan) or blue agave syrup (optional)

Chop, slice, toss ingredients, season to taste with vinegar, mustard juice or honey, and enjoy.

This kale slaw is sweet enough for me without any honey or juice. But you may like it sweeter. Go easy on the juice and dried fruit as they are full of sugar and will spike glucose levels.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fat-burning breakfast shake recipe for weight loss: Kick butt (and belly fat) with superfoods smoothie

Ya wanna go a few rounds with belly fat and win? I did and lost 100 pounds. Here's my kick-butt--and belly fat--breakfast shake recipe for weight loss. All our superfood super friends join in this smoothie to smooth out cellulite and chop off pounds. And best of all, this weight loss shake tastes delish at only 250 calories! Whip up one of these babies and eat your way to thin with vegan, ketogenic fiber, MUFAs and protein on the go!

Superfoods Smoothie recipe

layer in your smoothie shake maker cup--

kale, spinach or red leaf lettuce
1 scoop plant-based Orgain or other pea protein and greens protein powder
one half seeded, peeled grapefruit
one half cup blueberries fresh or frozen
half Tbsp chia seeds
Tbsp pumpkin seeds
Tbsp milled flaxseed
Tbsp maca powder or cocoa nibs
one envelope Emergen'C
water to top
optional non-Vegan Greek yogurt

Blend, garnish with crudites and enjoy! Reminiscent of an Azacca or Chinook hops IPA, the grapefruit gives it a heaven-on-earth piney flavor which hopheads like myself covet. But don't be scared off, non-beer folks. It's just a hint and only noticeable if you have a hop-forward palate. Slainte!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Maintenance dieting and coping with the dreaded weight loss plateau

(<--was me then---> is me now on the left) After losing 100 pounds, I hit the dreaded diet plateau. I knew it was coming but still wasn't prepared for the frustration. I couldn't seem to get those last 15 pounds off for love nor money. And you know what, I'm still struggling with it 3 years later. BUT (and this is a big but, not big butt, lol, but I digress...sorry, I'm done butting now). Anyhoo, here's what I've found.

I am discouraged about not being able to get the rest of the fat off. But not so frustrated that I want to keep up that ruthless diet I was following. And I discovered that for me, that wasn't even healthy weight loss logic. Here's why.

I'm the classic Type A overachiever. Not that I achieve that much (at least in my own eyes). And that too is part of the problem. I derail my own vision by my harsh self-criticism. I'm never satisfied with my progress. Which is kind of depressing and stressful AND which causes me to retain fat (both anxiety and depression put the body in survival mode which includes storing fat.)

So I'm learning to put things in perspective. I am still losing fat and toning, even after 4 years and several times totally ditching diet. I've gained a small amount back (which is normal) and taken some back off. My clothes fit differently and I can wear smalls and size 4 pants. Best of all, those new healthier, leaner food choices have become habit.

Reading a post in SparkPeople was encouraging, too. It talked about what I've always thought, that we're too number-focused and scale-focused. Maybe even too BMI focused too. According to my BMI, I'm still slightly overweight. But if I wear small clothes. I have dropped 15 dress sizes, have far less fat, fewer bulges, and my clothes fit well. That's what I need to focus on, not those micromanaged 20 pounds.

Probably, the person I have to convince about this is me. Thanks for listening. I hope it helped. Like Red Green says, we're all in this together. Do you have any thoughts on weight loss? Share them in the comments or contact me. <3

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mama June voted best beach body in weight loss, Honey Boo Boo gets obesity award

Ex TLC star Mama June Shannon made it on a "best and worst beach bodies" list. And guess what Fox News awarded her? The once-460-lb mom of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" got voted best beach body. How is it possible that the obese, frumpy reality TV star made the line up with the likes of Kate Upton? The secrets are weight loss and plastic surgery. But as mom flaunts a Kim Kardashian-worthy body, daughter HBB Alana Thompson celebrates her 12th birthday in morbid obesity.   

Thursday, August 24, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti gives weight loss tips, diet recipes on Facebook

Say what you will about Steven Assanti of "My 600-lb Life," the boy does have chutzpah. The 850-lb painkiller addict was the scourge of TLC's Reality TV show. But since getting ejected from the show for weight loss failure and a rotten attitude, Assanti seems to be getting it together. He claims on Facebook to have gotten clean from his opioid drug addiction and is sharing diet recipes with his fans. Assanti even hints at a return to TLC. Will this new Steven last or is the bully of the bariatric surgery ward just biding his time?    'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti gives weight loss tips, diet recipes on Facebook

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Top 10 bestest ever food swaps for weight loss!

So I've lost over 100 pounds in the past few years. <-- This is now and --> was then. And one of my best success tools is food swaps. I analyzed what I was eating and found better alternatives with lower fat, better fats (MUFAs), no or low and healthier sugars, more productive carbs, etc. Here's the best ever food swaps for weight loss.

Drink water instead of everything else. Drop the pop (okay, soda, southerners, lol), fruit juice, sweet tea, booze and coffee (appetite stimulants), milk, soy milk, etc. The one thing that might be just as good as water is green tea.

Trade red meat for chicken breast, fish, nuts and seeds (seeds being the best as they have protein plus fiber).

Lose the white foods--rice, pasta, potatoes, bread--and eat whole grain starches with fiber. Light oat bread with 35 calories a slice or oatmeal with flax and chia are ideal!

Take a whole food vitamin like Alive to get fruits and veggie quota, A, B, C and D, etc.

Take spirulina or blue green algae. I don't know what makes this superfood so super but I do know that it regulates everything from mood to bowels (ick, I know, but regularity of poops is critical to weight loss).

Drop all dairy except Greek yogurt.

Use pea or plant protein powder instead of whey or soy.

Nix corn and soy and add flaxseed.

Cut refined sugar to nil. Try blue agave, Sugar 2.0 and unsweetened fruit.

Drop processed food for fresh, restaurant for homemade and trade carbs in for protein and fiber.

Did I say 10 tips? Well, I lied. Here's an 11th free:

Skip skipping breakfast and make a power shake every day. Recipe to follow later.

Love you all! Be well!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Steven Assanti claims shocking 'My 600-lb Life' return, weight loss, drug rehab

Steven Assanti claims he's coming back to the bariatric surgery show "My 600-lb Life" for season 6. He confused folks with his return to reality TV show after trash-talking TLC. What's more, he says he's kicked drugs and can't understand why people still call him an addict. Dr Younan Nowzaradan vetoed Assanti's gastric bypass surgery after the 34-year-old made such a nightmare of himself. The once 850-lb man has lied and made contradictory statements about weight loss and Dr. Now. He's so disliked that there is an anti-Assanti Facebook group. Is Steven a maligned martyr or the "big, fat liar" so many have pegged him?    Steven Assanti claims shocking 'My 600-lb Life' return, weight loss, drug rehab

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fat-blasting fill-you-up vegan minestrone tomato soup recipe

I don't know about you, but I like to eat. Which is great except that I'm trying to lose weight and maintain weight loss.  And I have to agree with Kelly Osborne who says that she hates "diet food." That's because what we think of as diet food either tastes terrible, doesn't fill you up or both. My workaround is to create yummy, low calorie, diet versions of regular recipes. I demand a lot of my food--it must be satisfying, tasty, healthy, low sodium, low sugar, lowfat, fiber and carb balanced, high protein and ketogenic. I also require foods to be economical and use up leftovers if possible. Here's my tweaked version of

Fat-blasting Minestrone Tomato Soup

1 pound fresh peeled tomatoes, preferably tomatoes on the vine or beefsteak
1 diced yellow and/or orange pepper
1 small sliced zucchini
1 cup frozen edamame, hulled and/or 1 can fava beans
1 bunch sliced scallions or chopped vidala onion
2 ribs celery, sliced
Better-Than-Bouillon Chicken stock (or other MSG-free broth)
Spike salt-free seasoning (or Mrs. Dash or Costco Kirkland's brand)
non-stick pan spray

mashed avocado
TVP (textured vegetable protein)
30-calorie almond or flax milk

Slice onions and celery and saute in coated pan. Season with salt-free seasoning. Add frozen edamame, peppers, zucchini, peeled diced tomatoes and broth and water. Add canned fava beans (optional). For thicker soup or stew and to increase fiber and protein, add milled flaxseed, TVP or avocado. For creamier soup, add almond or flax milk.

Stay tuned to this blog for more food swap recipes

Thursday, July 13, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' diet grill recipes: Ketogenic weight loss, fat-burn food swaps

Did you know you can lose hundreds of pounds with basic food swaps? The people of TLC "My 600-lb Life" have proved that weight loss simply requires calorie cutting and portion control. But simple isn't always easy and holidays and summer vacation are the hardest times. Here are are sinfully delicious, lowfat, low calorie picnic recipes, summer BBQ and grill alternatives based on Dr. Nowzaradan's bariatric surgery diet.  'My 600-lb Life' diet grill recipes: Ketogenic weight loss, fat-burn food swaps.

'My 600-lb Life' weight-loss: diet dessert recipes burn fat, cut sugar cravings

If you don't believe that obesity and related Type 2 diabetes are life-threatening diseases, ask the bariatric surgery patients on reality TV's "My 600-lb Life." But if you've attempted weight-loss, you know how easy it is to put on and how difficult it is to take off. Cravings and deprivation mode is at its worst on holidays, at parties, and summer picnics. Here are diet dessert recipes inspired by Dr. Younan Nowzaradan's patients.   

Thursday, June 29, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' weight-loss debate: no sugar, no carb gluten-free diet no good?

 Think weight-loss and what's the first diet tip that comes to mind? Trending among celebrities is the gluten-free diet which cuts carbs and sugar. The TLC reality TV show "#My 600-lb Life" pushes such a sugar-free, carb-free diet after bariatric surgery. But carb lovers, don't pass up the pasta just yet. Health experts are saying that no carb, no sugar diets are no good for shedding obesity. Here's the tasty truth behind their surprising advice. '

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' Christina Phillips, Bettiejo Elmore 'scam' in weight loss tips?

 Some people just can't win for losing. Take Bettiejo Elmore and Christina Phillips of "#My 600-lb Life"--each has shed a great deal of weight with bariatric surgery. But they are being shamed on Facebook and Youtube over their weight loss. What's the social media beef all about?  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Magic weight loss bean: white kidney bean extract helps you have cake and eat it too!

Dear fellow weight loss seeker, are you sick of denying yourself and still feeling hungry? Are you tired of counting calories and still not shedding pounds? Try bean counting-- as in white kidney beans (or the extract of them). These magical carb interceptors help you metabolize carbohydrates better so you burn fat. White kidney bean extract also help curb hunger which as we all know is the biggest detriment to successful weight loss. As with all supplements use as directed. Don't expect them to block a dessert blitz at Golden Corral. Ain't no supplement that strong, unfortunately. White kidney bean extract won't make you lose weight in and of themselves, but they will help you make healthier food choices to do so. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'Modern Family' Ariel Winter bombs in sexy Memorial Day pic, odd plastic surgery

 "Modern Family" star #Ariel Winter isn't stingy about sharing her nude body on social media. She happy to show off her weight loss, boob job, and plastic surgery sculpted curves. Her generosity earned more scorn than gratitude in her latest holiday photo. The curvy starlet posted bikini images with genitalia nearly revealed, in a #Memorial Day greeting and did the bombs exploded. 

'My 600-lb Life' disproves Weight Watchers: Can't have cake and weight loss too

Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities have claimed to lose weight while still eating all their favorite foods on Weight Watchers. But the TLC reality television show "My 600-lb Life" disproves major aspects of the famous diet plan. Dr. Younan Nowzaradan's bariatric surgery diet seems to contradict WW on dieting and foods to eat for weight loss. Is it possible, as Oprah says, to have your cake and weight loss too?   

Thursday, June 1, 2017

'Modern Family': Sarah Hyland bites back on weight-loss, anorexia thin-shaming

Sarah Hyland finally opened up on her scary weight-loss after fans suggested anorexia or some other eating disorder. The truth behind the "Modern Family" star's anorexic look might surprise you. And what's more shocking is the cause of Hyland's revelations.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tom Brady weight loss, energy level linked to Gisele Bundchen strict vegetarian celebrity diet

Tom Brady attributes his career success with the New England Patriots to a weirdly restrictive diet. But his wife is the boot behind his health kick. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen follows a celebrity diet currently in vogue that combines the usual vegetarian dietary regime with the elimination of selected foods. Besides weight loss, she claims many health benefits. Ironically, the Super Bowl champion's diet excludes pretty much everything on the famous halftime appetizer menu. As fans nosh on wings, brats, burgers and BBQ, Brady's plate is plant-based. He does occasionally cheat with meat but it's very lean and makes up only 20 percent of his food intake. Fans who would like to emulate the supercouple should check out what's on the menu.  

Mama June is hungry for a new weight loss reality TV show but Honey Boo Boo ain't biting

Reality TV diva Mama June wants a new gig after the success of her show "From Not to Hot." Shannon feels her weight loss and plastic surgery makeover deserve a little more airtime, but daughter "Honey Boo Boo" Alana Thompson isn't so sure. Is overweight Alana afraid that Mama June will make her diet too? Is she tired of sharing the limelight with her "hot" mama? Or is something making the child beauty queen beg off reality television?   Mama June wants new weight loss reality TV show but Honey Boo Boo isn't biting

'My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark shows Jekyll and Hyde nature of obesity, can weight loss save family?

47-year-old Milla Clark loves kids. But she loves food more. The five children she wanted so badly must play caregiver to their mother in her morbid obesity. Her husband Elroy is ashamed of enabling his wife but also angry that she's killing herself with food. As bad as that is, the story gets worse. Will bariatric surgery and weight loss on "My 600-lb Life" help Milla quit being a burden and start being a parent?  'My 600 lb Life' Milla Clark proves cost of obesity, can weight loss beat odds?

Does 'My 600-lb Life' contradict Oprah, Weight Watchers on weight loss?

Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities have claimed to lose weight while still eating all their favorite foods on Weight Watchers. But the TLC reality television show "My 600-lb Life" disproves major aspects of the famous diet plan. Dr. Younan Nowzaradan's bariatric surgery diet seems to contradict WW on dieting and foods to eat for weight loss. Is it possible, as Oprah says, to have your cake and weight loss too?   'My 600-lb Life' disproves Weight Watchers: Can't have cake and weight loss too

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti fails weight-loss due to addiction, and more

If "most hated" awards were given on TLC's "My 600-lb Life" the Oscar would go to Steven Assanti. The 850-lb man bullies everyone, curses his caregivers, lies to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan and blatantly sabotages his own weight-loss. Assanti seems like a big fat loser with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. But there's more to the reality television star's story, and it demonstrates how the "stinkin' thinkin" of addiction drives obesity.   'My 600-lb Life' Steven Assanti fails weight-loss due to addiction, and more

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller does shots after gastric bypass weight loss surgery

The bombastic former "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller underwent gastric bypass just weeks before heading to prison on fraud. And you'll never guess what she ate after bariatric surgery. In order to achieve weight loss, she does shots. Her post-op diet might sound bizarre but it concurs with that of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of "My 600-lb Life" and reality TV diva Mama June Shannon of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."    'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller does shots after gastric bypass weight loss surgery

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

'Honey Boo Boo' Mama June wows in size 4, 300-lb weight-loss, plastic surgery

Finally, the big reveal on "Mama June: From Not to Hot" is here and it didn't disappoint. Former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star June Shannon dropped jaws with a 300-lb weight-loss. The reality television diva flaunted her new size 4 after tummy tuck, veneers, breast implants and skin removal plastic surgery. But there's more to Mama June's makeover than a "revenge body." Inquiring minds want to know how that love life upgrade is going for Shannon?   'Honey Boo Boo' Mama June wows in size 4, 300-lb weight-loss, plastic surgery

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mama June ditches diet after weight-loss, plastic surgery, ends up in ER

Uh-oh, did Mama June Shannon screw up her gastric sleeve? The season finale of "From Not to Hot" shows the reality TV star going to ER in great pain. Could it have anything to do with her diet fails? After transformation with gastric bypass, weight-loss and plastic surgery, Shannon says she's done dieting. The preview shows June ditching not only her old plus-size clothes but also calorie counting! In an interview with People, #Honey Boo Boo's famous mom freely indulges in goodies galore. Shannon does realize that slimming down isn't just about taking weight off but keeping it off, right?  Mama June ditches diet after weight-loss, plastic surgery, ends up in ER

Friday, March 3, 2017

Beyonce pregnant with twins: doctors fear for health in high-risk pregnancy

Beyonce is pregnant with twins and joyfully bared her baby bump in some intimate photos with Jay-Z and Blue Ivy. A pic of Queen Bey cradling her naked belly set a world record for most Instagram likes. Some folks fretted over Beyonce's "racy" pics. But doctors worry about bigger issues like weight loss or gain, age, and other complications in this high-risk #pregnancy.  Beyonce pregnant with twins -- doctors fear health risk

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mama June now size 4 from 352 pounds after weight loss, plastic surgery?

Mama June Shannon is one of the most-recognized faces on reality television. But not for long, says the ex-star of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The mom of four promises a shocking transformation after weight loss, exercise and plastic surgery on a new reality TV show. WEtv "From Not to Hot" teases that Mama June is now a size 4 after weighing in at 352 pounds. But in all these big promises fans are still a little confused.  Mama June now size 4 from 352 pounds after weight loss, plastic surgery?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Khloe Kardashian spills 'Revenge Body' weight loss secrets doctors warn against

 What's up with Khloe Kardashian and weight loss? There's more to her dropping 40 pounds than just "Revenge Body." Khloe dished up her secrets, but doctors don't approve of any of them. Kardashian's path to thin included divorce, eating disorder tendencies, a weight loss supplement called garcinia cambogia and plastic surgery.  Khloe Kardashian spills 'Revenge Body' weight loss secrets doctors warn against

Monday, January 30, 2017

Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, scorns weight loss, loves weight gain

Siera Bearchell did the unthinkable for the Miss Universe pageant--she gained weight (!!) Body shamers were quick to point out her bigger body. But Miss Canada didn't kowtow. She took a bite out of fat shamers and proudly flaunted her weight gain. Because the pageant queen is delighted with her larger body size and unhappy about weight loss!   Miss Canada, Siera Bearchell, scorns weight loss, loves weight gain

Kate Hudson weight loss on soup cleanse detox diet divides doctors, dietitians

Kate Hudson may be bragging up weight loss from a soup cleanse, but doctors remain divided on detox diets. Nutritionists find some cleanse benefits for those who are normal to slightly overweight. But obesity specialists, dietitians and bariatric surgery doctors, like those on TLC "My 600-lb Life" eschew cleansing detoxes. For patients with anorexia or other eating disorders, soup can be downright dangerous.   Kate Hudson weight loss on soup cleanse detox diet divides doctors, dietitians

Zendaya schools fat-shamer, offers plus-sized girl modeling job over weight loss

Fat-shamers, take note. Zendaya isn't taking any of your bull. The "Rocky Blue" star scolded a body-shaming cyberbully and then offered the victim a modeling gig instead of weight loss. In fact, the Daya by Zendaya fashion house hired the plus-sized gal because, not in spite of obesity. The young girl who goes by "Honey Dip" is buzzing with joy to be noticed by the celebrity. But the issue highlights a growing trend in cyberbullying of plus-sized women.   Zendaya schools fat-shamer, offers plus-sized girl modeling job over weight loss

Sunday, January 29, 2017

'My 600-lb Life' half-ton twins Brandi and Kandi show horrifying root of childhood obesity

The reality television show "My 600-lb Life" promises updates from morbidly obese twins Kandi and Brandi Dreier who (between them) weigh over one ton. There were tense moments when Kandi Dreier had to be put in a medically-induced coma after gastric bypass surgery caused her heart to stop. And family counseling unearthed some horrifying connections between obesity and dysfunctional parenting. There are some happy, hopeful outcomes, too.  'My 600-lb Life' half-ton twins Brandi and Kandi show horrifying root of childhood obesity

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My 600-lb Life Amber Rachdi rocks 400 lb weight loss her own way

Amber Rachdi was different from most other morbidly obese patients on "My 600-lb Life" and folks saw that right away. She was young, beautifully made up, and brutally honest with no self-delusions. She has the face of a celebrity. But at 660 pounds, Amber couldn't stand upright, let alone care for herself. However with grit, gastric bypass surgery, and gasp-worthy weight loss, the 26-year-old has been able to reverse killer obesity.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lily Collins weight loss shocks in 'To the Bone' comedy on anorexia, eating disorders

Starlet Lily Collins is looking skeletal these days and folks are wondering why. The already petite actor's shocking weight loss has to do with her role in a film called "To the Bone," a dark comedy about eating disorders. Yes you read that correctly--the movie pokes fun at anorexia. Yes it sounds insensitive, but hold up judging because the film has a purpose. Writer-director Marti Noxon plays on her real-life experiences to bust myths about eating disorders. "To the Bone," co-starring Keanu Reeves and Kathryn Prescott also highlights a bizarre occupational hazard of acting. Lily Collins weight loss shocks in 'To the Bone' comedy on anorexia, eating disorders

Delta Burke weight loss wows: how 'Designing Women' beauty queen beat obesity, and more

The death of "Growing Pains" dad Alan Thicke triggers memories of other 80s TV shows. Were you a fan of "Designing Women"?Remember Delta Burke who played the bombastic Suzanne Sugarbaker? Ever wonder what happened to her? Put it this way: personal life kept her a lot busier than her professional one. The once-obese Burke achieved wow-worthy weight loss but the story behind it is the big eye-popper. This Southern Belle found her steel magnolia and beat back not one but three life-threatening health conditions. Delta Burke weight loss wows: how 'Designing Women' beauty queen beat obesity, and more

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