WEIGHT LOSS

  • Detroit-area couple who met in weight loss support group marries after shedding 380 pounds November 4, 2014

    Wyandotte, Mich.: A Detroit-area couple who met in a support group for weight loss surgery patients exchanged wedding vows after losing a collective 380 pounds. Crysta Danaher, 34, of Windsor, Ontario, and Bill Anderson, 44, of Allen Park, were married Saturday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where they had bariatric surgery...
  • Actress Tamannaah loses 5 kilos for 'Humshakals' June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who is part of upcoming multistarrer "Hummshakals", believes in including fitness regime in everyday life and says she lost five kg for her role in the laugh riot. "Fitness is like brushing your teeth. You must include fitness to your daily life. For 'Humshakals', I had to...
  • How your smartphone can help you lose weight April 30, 2014

    Washington: Want to shed those extra pounds? Turn to your smartphone! Your smartphone may make it easier for you to lose weight by providing access to new apps which contain exercise logs and nutritional databases, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of MissouriColumbia have found that information technology,...
  • TV actor Rakesh Diwana passes away, allegedly after weight loss surgery complications April 27, 2014

    Indore: Television actor Rakesh Diwana, who played the role of Kumbhkarna in popular serial 'Ramayana' telecast in 200809, died here today. He was 48. He had developed complications following a weight loss surgery he underwent at a hospital here four days back. Diwana was admitted at Mohak Hospital for the surgery...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: Was a strong child, looks never mattered to me April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha has unveiled the latest edition of Women's Health magazine, displaying her slender figure on its cover. The actress admits achieving the slim and trim look wasn't easy for somebody like her who hates the gym. The actress, whose weight has been the point of concern for many...
  • Six-pack abs are not important, health is: Arjun Kapoor March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor was almost 140 kg before he forayed into acting, but leading a "balanced" lifestyle helped him lose excess weight. He laments how fitness has become more about the number of pack of abs that one has. "It's unfortunate that now fitness has become about how many abs...
  • Haven't slimmed down in a jiffy, working out since November: Sonakshi Sinha March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha, who flaunted her newly-acquired svelte figure at the Lakme Fashion Week summer-resort 2014 here, says her consistent workout regime has contributed to her fitter frame. Sonakshi looked resplendent in a midnight blue ensemble when she glided down the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra at the opening show of...
  • Won't lose weight for role again, says Jared Leto February 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: After following extreme diet for "Dallas Buyers Club", actor Jared Leto says he will never lose weight for a film role again. The 42yearold admits that diet plan began to "take its toll" on his body after he shed pounds to play an AIDS victim and a drug addict...
  • Webbased programmes for weight loss April 29, 2013

    Washington: Webbased programmes are the new effective measures in weight loss and weight management, according to a study. Weight loss is a topic of concern for nearly 36 per cent of Americans who are considered obese. There are many barriers that can interfere with weight loss. For those attending facetoface weight loss...
  • Why are women so paranoid about their weight? January 29, 2013

    "So that, guys can figure out, loud n' clear, the difference between boobs and butt!" goes one facile explanation. Other smart oneliners include "less weight, lesser the wait for that dream flight towards the dream man", "sharper the edge of the knife, sharper the chances to kill!" and "B'coz thin...
  • US: Indian doctor, wife plead guilty to tax evasion January 9, 2013

    New York: An Indian doctor and his wife have pleaded guilty to charges of federal tax evasion and to illegally distributing weight loss medicines to patients, agreeing to pay nearly USD 5.2 million in restitution. Rakesh Anand, 57, a licensed physician in Indiana and Illinois and Meena Anand, 53, entered...
  • Watermelon helps prevent heart attack, curbs weight October 5, 2012

    London: A new US study has found a daily slice of watermelon could help prevent heart disease by halting the buildup of harmful cholesterol and also be a help in weight control. Scientists who carried out studies on mice fed a highfat diet found the fruit halved the rate at...
  • World's first antiobesity shot promising July 9, 2012

    Washington: The world's first antiobesity vaccine has shown promising results in boosting weight loss, according to a study. Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, south Dakota, who developed the vaccines in two versions JH17 and JH18, derived from a peptide hormone somatostatin, tested them in two groups of diet induced...
  • The Bollywood celebs who went from being fat to fit May 1, 2012

    Arjun Kapoor used to weigh some 170 kilos before Salman Khan motivated him to sweat it out. ...
  • Yoga tips for weight loss April 4, 2012

    Yoga expert Shalini Vadehra brings to you some asanas for weight loss, ...
  • Chocolate lovers tend to weigh less: study March 27, 2012

    People who ate chocolate a few times a week or more weighed less than those who rarely indulged, according to a US study involving a thousand people. Researchers said the findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, don't prove that adding a candy bar to your daily diet will...
  • Woman tracks 43 diet plans to lose weight January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In an age where people tend to be judged for their looks and weight as well, how hard is it to be fat in India? How hard is to come back from what media professional Kalli Purie calls the dark zone? At the first glance, it's hard to...
  • Kim Kardashian plans to lose weight for wedding June 22, 2011

    London: Socialite Kim Kardashian says she will start using a weight loss supplement in order to get in shape for her wedding. Kardashian who will marry basketball star Kris Humphries later this summer will be taking QuickTrim, the supplement that helped her shed 6.8 kg in the past, reports...
  • Good night's sleep can help reduce weight March 30, 2011

    London: Struggling to shed those extra kilos? If yes, try to have a good night's sleep besides sticking to your diet and daily exercise, scientists suggest. Researchers have found that those who get between six and eight hours of sleep a night are twice as likely to reduce their desired weight...
  • Bring on the food, says Kareena's nutritionist February 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Everytime you say no to calories, you say no to energy. Celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainer Rujuta Diwekar, who coached the likes of Kareena Kapoor into fabulous bodies is back with a new guide that shows women what and how to eat from puberty to marriage and from...
  • Diet programs may not help dodge disease risk January 26, 2011

    New York: Losing weight is often touted as a way to improve health, but many weightloss programs may not help stave off disease since people tend to gain the weight back, Australian researchers say. In a report in the International Journal of Obesity, they note the focus of such programs...
  • Friendly bugs to help you shed weight January 17, 2011

    London: Food scientists have created friendly bugs that can help you shed pounds when added to yogurt. They found they could alter a gut bacteria to produce a type of molecule that has been shown to reduce levels of fat tissue in the body. The scientists from the Irish...
  • Big breakfast means big weight gain: study January 17, 2011

    London: Far from ensuring weight loss, a hearty breakfast could be a sure recipe for piling on the pounds, say researchers. The study, which contradicts the dieting mantra that a big breakfast takes the edge off appetite, found that those who gorge in the morning continue to eat heartily throughout the...
  • Dieting at 28 key to successful slimming January 6, 2011

    London: The key to successful slimming is to begin dieting at the age of 28. Women in the late 20s shed weight faster because they have more time and willpower than those of other ages, a survey said. Twentysomethings are also more concerned about their weight and so remain focused on...
  • Tea can prevent weight gain December 20, 2010

    London: Taking tea may prevent weight gain caused by junk food, according to a new study. Researchers found regular consumption of tea also suppressed damaging changes in the blood linked to fatty foods that can lead to type2 diabetes, reports dailymail.co.uk. They said the research on mice could signal another set of...
  • U S advisers back first new diet pill December 8, 2010

    Silver Spring Maryland: The first new weightloss pill in a decade moved closer to US approval on Tuesday, when a panel of expert advisers backed Orexigen Therapeutics's Contrave despite heart risk concerns. It was the third new weightloss drug to come before U.S. regulators this year, the Food and Drug...
  • Bangalore man plans a long walk to lose weight January 2, 2010

    Bangalore: Entrepreneur Chris Thomas has decided to lose weight in 2010 by walking from Bangalore to Chennai. "On this New Year, I have taken a resolution to walk from Bangalore to Chennai covering 350 kilometres. I will be covering 50 kilometres a day. In seven days I plan to reach Chennai,"...
  • Watch: Battling weight loss September 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Megha Mamgain talks to people who reveal the secret of losing weight, what they have learnt about maintaining weight and how it can help others. ...
  • Living it up: Surviving labels and more August 29, 2009

    This week on Living It Up, a woman survived sexual and racial abuse in just a matter of hours after moving to Gurgaon. Also, Megha Mamgain is persistent in her pursuit to lose those last five kgs. ...
  • Surviving The City: Moving ahead despite Necrosis July 4, 2009

    Life is always throwing curve balls at us, but it's how we react to them that determines our future. Pramod Rathi has been a house husband, a software engineer and created art with utensils, he managed all this while he was suffering from Necrosis. ...