• Weight Loss


    Calculate Your BMI NOW!
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    Find Out How Many Calories And Carbs Are In Your Favorite Foods NOW!
    Get the scoop on how many calories and carbs are in your favorite foods with the Nutrition Look Up Calculator.
    Race Doesn’t Affect Obesity’s Toll On Health
    October 14, 2014 – Is obesity more deadly for some races than for others? Prior research had suggested that when blacks become obese, they might be slightly less likely to die early, compared to people of other races of similar weight.
    Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women At Risk For Diabetes
    August 21, 2014 – Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
    Top 6 Herbs And Spices For Losing Weight
    August 11, 2014 – Herbs and spices have long been used to enhance the taste of foods. It is only within the past few years that researchers have discovered that these popular components of everyday life can also aid in the weight loss battle that so many people wage.
    LeBron James Cut Carbs From His Diet, Has Lost ‘Significant’ Weight This Summer
    August 5, 2014 – LeBron James on Monday posted a photo to Instagram in which he looks skinnier than usual. Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Twitter that LeBron had lost “significant weight” since he reduced his carbohydrate intake earlier this summer.
    5 Weight-Loss Strategies You Should Absolutely Avoid
    August 5, 2014 – When you’re trying to shed pounds, it’s important to steer clear of the quick fixes and focus instead on healthy weight-loss strategies.
    The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You’re Trying to Lose Weight
    August 4, 2014 – Eating nutritionally empty foods in unhealthy amounts can make you gain weight. But can the time of day you eat affect your waistline, too?
    Study: Many Heavy Kids, Especially Minorities, Think They’re Normal Weight
    July 23, 2014 – Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.
    New Weight Loss Surgery May Provide Answer To Type 2 Diabetes
    July 10, 2014 – Obesity is one of the top reasons behind the skyrocketing rate of type 2 diabetes. Overeating and poor nutrition can cause the disease. Now, a Denver surgeon is one of the first to perform a procedure that may actually be a cure.
    How To Work Off That 4th Of July BBQ
    July 4, 2014 – It’s the 4th of July, folks! This holiday is made for backyard BBQs complete with chips, dips, baked beans, and corn dogs. So give yourself permission to fall off the wagon a bit – just be prepared to work a little bit harder to get back on it.
    Is Weight Loss Harder For Black Women Than White Women?
    July 1, 2014 – Another new study has found that African-American women have to eat less or exercise more in order to lose as much weight as their Caucasian counterparts.
    Rapper Rick Ross Loses 100 Pounds
    June 20, 2014 – Have you seen Rick Ross lately? The hip-hop star has been losing weight gradually since last year and has dropped an estimated 100 pounds at least, according to reports.
    The Top 10 Ways To Fit Fitness Into Your ‘Too-Busy’ Schedule
    June 18, 2014 – Do you want to feel good and have more energy? Have easier weight control? Have an improved appearance? Less stress? Better health? Increased sense of well being? Enhanced relaxation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a look at these tips to see what strategies you can adapt in your daily life.
    14 Lazy Ways To Lose Weight
    May 26, 2014 – While it is true that the best way to lose weight and get fit is to diet and exercise regularly, there are ways to reduce the amount of dieting and exercising that will be required to get there.
    What Causes A Beer Belly?
    May 22, 2014 – After about the age of 35 most men’s metabolisms start to slow down. While men tend to put weight on their… bellies, women’s fat stores commonly go on their backside and hips.
    5 Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know
    May 12, 2014 – If you are one of the 50 percent of women in the U.S. classified as petite – 5’4″ or under – you face unique challenges when trying to lose weight.
    6 Effective Ways To Lose Belly Fat After Pregnancy
    Your baby has finally come and he or she is the cutest baby in the world. However, now it is the time to lose the belly fat that you have gained since the time of your pregnancy.
    Exercise Vs. Diet: The Truth About Weight Loss
    Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density.
    Weight Loss Implants Offer Hope For Treating Obesity
    What if you didn’t have to conjure up superhuman willpower to resist food temptations? What if you had the power to make the desire to overeat disappear?
    Celebrate Your Curves Ladies, You Are Healthy Indeed
    It is the news that women around the world have been waiting for – voluptuous women are healthier than their waif-like counterparts.
    The Blind Side Star Quinton Aaron Kicked Off US Airways Flight ‘For Being Too Big’
    Actor Quinton Aaron, the star of the Oscar-nominated film The Blind Side, was reportedly forced off a US Airways flight Friday because he could not fit into his seat.
    Weight Loss Pill Turns Into Balloon When Swallowed
    A new pill that mimics the stomach-restricting nature of weight-loss surgery is helping some patients shed pounds in early trials, British researchers claim.
    First Lady’s Fight Against Childhood Obesity Gets Boost From After-School Providers
    First Lady Michelle Obama stopped at a Miami rec center Tuesday to continue her fight against childhood obesity by ensuring that children are staying healthy throughout their day, including after the school bell rings.
    Study Shows Drop In Obesity Rate Of U.S. Preschoolers
    Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts caution.
    How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?
    You don’t need a scientist to tell you that sex can be a full-tilt, sweat-drenched workout. But how many calories does a good romp really burn?
    How To Beat Weight Gain After Menopause
    Weight gain during menopause is so common that some women even have a name for it — “menopot”: It’s that “pot belly” that develops in so many women during mid-life, when changing hormones and a slower metabolism team up to pack on the extra pounds.
    Burning Off Super Bowl Calories Is No Walk In The Park
    Memories aren’t the only thing that will linger after Sunday’s game. Long after the empty pizza boxes and beer cans have been tidied up, the extra calories consumed by many in the spirit of Super Bowl will turn into extra weight unless they’re burned off.
    The Myth That Being Slightly Overweight May Help Diabetes Survival Rates Debunked
    The “obesity paradox” — the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes — seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there’s no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large.
    Blacks, Less-Educated More Sensitive To Fast Food Prices
    Black and less-educated people tend to cut back on their fast food purchases when prices rise more than other consumers, according to a new study.
    Food Companies Trim 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products
    Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study.
    FDA: Under Health Law Vending Machines Will Have Calorie Information
    Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
    Kandi Burruss From “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Shares A Sexy Pic Amidst Kenya Moore’s Weight Criticism
    What weight problem? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss got her own little dig in at Kenya Moore with a sexy swimsuit shot she posted during a beach excursion on Christmas Eve.
    Breakfast Mistakes That Are Causing Weight Gain
    We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what we don’t know about the morning meal could inadvertently be packing on the pounds!
    Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women On Same Diet
    Black women will lose less weight than white women even if they follow the exact same exercise and diet regimen, researchers report.
    Doctors Are Told To Treat Obesity Like Any Other Serious Illness
    Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.
    FDA Orders Food Industry To Gradually Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats
    The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
    Hair-Saving Gym Tricks For African-American Women
    Forty percent of black women have at one time avoided exercise for fear it would mess up their hair. While this choice affects every woman, African-American women in particular may forgo their spin class for fear of ruining an expensive straightening treatment or time-consuming style.
    13 Secrets The Weight Loss Pros Don’t Tell You
    We uncovered the secrets weight loss professionals won’t tell you, like how to maximize your workouts, what may be holding you back from losing weight and how to get the most bang for your buck.
    Burger King Introduces New Low Calorie French Fries
    In an attempt to put a fresh and healthy face on the french fry, the world’s No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry on Tuesday that it says has about 20 percent fewer calories than its regular french fries.
    First Lady Wants Companies To Stop Marketing Fatty Foods To Children
    The latest mission of the First Lady is to get food and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising fatty foods to kids.
    More Americans Exercising Their Way Through The Workday At Treadmill Desks
    Being chained to your desk all day is no longer an excuse for having no time to exercise. A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit.
    About 4 Million Kids In The U.S. Diagnosed As ‘Severely Obese’
    While it appears the rate of obesity among children has leveled off, the American Heart Association is reporting that the number of kids who are “severely obese” continues to rise.
    Program May Help Black Women Avoid Weight Gain
    A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study.
    Burn More Calories In Less Time
    We’ve come up with easy ways to boost your metabolism, or the rate at which you burn calories. We’ve also thrown in ideas for cranking up the calorie burn of your workout — without making it longer. Taken together, these tips should be more than enough to shift your weight loss out of neutral and move it full speed ahead again.
    Weight Loss Hurdle For Black Women?
    Researchers studied 14 white women and 14 black women. All of the women were very obese – found that the obese black women had more adenosine receptors in their deep abdominal fat than the obese white women.
    School Districts Quit Healthy Lunch Program, Claiming They’re Losing Money
    Just one year after the new healthier federal lunch program was implemented; some schools are dropping the plan because so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
    To Combat Obesity, School Districts Moving Away From Soda And Junk Food
    A growing trend among many of the nation’s schools involved cutting down on soda consumption and even moving toward banning junk food all together.
    Obesity Very High In 13 States; Many In The South
    The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed obese has been about the same for years now.
    Whites Are Heavier Users Of Weight-Loss Surgery
    bese white Americans are twice as likely as obese blacks to have weight-loss surgery, even though more black adults qualify for the procedures, a new study says.
    CDC: National Childhood Obesity Rate Shows First Sign Of Decline
    For the first time in many years, the rate of childhood obesity among U.S. kids appears to be declining. In 18 states, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers, health officials said Tuesday.
    Child Obesity Among Low-Income Families Declines Slightly
    The obesity rates among preschool children from low-income families are declining slightly in several states, although minorities like Hispanics continue to lag behind, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, released on Tuesday.
    9 Ways To Burn Fat Fast
    The human body is a remarkably adaptable machine. Even if years and years of neglect have allowed pound after pound of fat to fill out your frame, you can rid yourself of that lard at a much faster rate than you brought it on board. In that sense, time is on your side!
    New York City’s Ban On Large Sodas Ruled Unconstitutional
    An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.
    Health Foods, Not So Healthy
    Fruit smoothies, salads and energy bars. They are foods we often turn to while trying to loose weight. But doctors say they may not be as good as you might think, especially if you only get moderate exercise.
    New Study Finds Obesity Could Be Caused By Specific Gene
    Not only did the American Medical Association recognize obesity as a disease last month, but scientists have also discovered a gene that makes fatty foods so tantalizing and irresistible to some people.
    African-American Women At Risk For Obesity
    Almost 60 percent of black women are obese, compared with 32 percent of white women and 41 percent of Hispanic women. The trend is decreasing black women’s life expectancy and increasing their chances of developing a host of ailments, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
    4 Highly Effective Fat Burning Exercises
    With so many workouts claiming to be fat burning exercises, it is difficult to decipher which ones are really effective. To really burn fat, you must combine a high level of cardio exercise with spot exercises to target specific areas, such as ab exercises and thigh exercises.
    The Problem With Fad Diets
    From Atkins to South Beach to the Zone… there is always a new diet craze being marketed out there. People tend to get sucked in because they are hoping for dramatic results. However, there are many reasons why fad diets don’t work… and may lead to more harm then good.
    JaMarcus Russell Slims Down For NFL Comeback
    What does this mean for Russell in his comeback attempt? Maybe nothing. It’s not like being out of shape was the only thing keeping Russell from being a terrible NFL quarterback. But, it was one of the problems.
    Weight Loss Drug Belviq Gets Overdue U.S. Launch
    Arena Pharmaceuticals said its weight loss drug Belviq will be available to U.S. patients beginning next week, nearly a year after the drug was officially approved by federal regulators.
    McDonald’s CEO Says He Lost 20 Pounds By Being More Active, But Still Eats McDonald’s Daily
    McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up” and “working out again.” But he said he hasn’t changed his habit of eating at McDonald’s “every, single day.”
    Losing Weight Eating A Soul Food Diet
    When we think of soul food we think of family gatherings with delicious foods such as potato salad, cornbreads and southern fried chicken. It makes most of our mouths water just thinking about those delicious foods. But did you ever think you could change the recipes a bit and make these tempting foods and still lose weight? Lindsey Williams did.
    10 Diet Foods That Make You Fat
    Some of your favorite diet foods — turkey burgers, granola, yogurt, and more — are shockingly high in calories and fat. Here’s how to recognize 10.
    3 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Fat
    The exercise techniques that work best are universal to men and women. And yet most women wouldn’t dare approach the gym like a guy. How do I know? Because the 10 women at my wife’s book club told me so last night, and it’s the same thing I’ve heard for the last 10 years in the fitness industry.
    10 Foods To Never Eat
    Drop that spoon! Everyone deserves the occasional indulgence, but before you dig in there are a handful of foods you should steer clear of to avoid damaging effects on your body, skin, and waistline. Here, experts weigh in on 10 foods to push off your plate for good.
    Do White Doctors Give Blacks Less Weight Loss Advice Than Whites?
    Compared to their white counterparts, obese African-Americans get less advice from their doctors on weight reduction and on the importance of exercise, according to a new study.
    Women Have To Work Harder Than Men To Lose Weight And Get Fit
    It’s bad news for women who work out with their partners. Scientists have discovered that when it comes to the benefits of exercise, the odds appear to be firmly stacked against the fairer sex.
    Southern Diet Might Explain The ‘Stroke Belt’
    Deep-fried chicken and other scrumptious Southern fare may taste great, but it’s not so great for the heart, a new study finds.
    Will Sex Help You Lose Weight? This And Other Weight Loss Myths Exposed
    For years claims have been made that having sex can burn up to 300 calories, making the idea of “sexercise” plausible. However a new report is debunking this and many other health myths.
    7 Foods That Help You Shed Pounds
    Ever hear that water can help you lose a few extra pounds? It can if you eat foods that contain a lot of water, like fruits and veggies.
    Simple Holiday Diet Tips For When It Matters Most
    The holiday season can be one of the most challenging times of the year to stick to a healthy diet. With endless holiday parties and family get-togethers, it’s a question of will power, for sure, but it’s also about making small, yet effective changes to cut calories when you can.
    Living In Hispanic Or Black Communities Increases Risk For Obesity
    Researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and other researchers investigated the complex relationship between racial/ethnic composition of communities and obesity levels.
    Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating
    Holiday weight gain can really add up. The holidays don’t have to mean weight gain. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. By implementing a few simple tips you can stay healthy through the holiday season.
    Wendy Williams Poses Naked For PETA
    The alluring 48-year old Wendy Williams is bringing some excitement to New York’s Times Square with a naked photo for a “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” (PETA) advertisement.
    How To Disguise Weight Gain In The Bedroom
    If there’s one area in your life where you’re most exposed, it’s in the bedroom. Clothes can do wonders for disguising weight gain (Spanx, anyone?) but once the clothes come off, the truth is revealed.
    Superstorm Sandy Leads To Weight Gain Caused By Comfort Eating
    Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store during the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in New York City, hoping to purchase cucumbers and apples. However, her local supermarket did not have any new supplies. With the prospect of working in her Upper East Side apartment for several days ahead, she joined the hordes of East Coast residents holed up in their homes who found comfort in eating.
    Can the African-American Diet be Made Healthier Without Giving up Culture?
    Soul food signifies the history of African-Americans in America and is seen as an integral part of Black culture. Unfortunately, soul food is not a healthy type of food, and African-Americans have some of the highest rates of obesity and heart disease because of eating this type of food.
    Lack Of Sleep May Be Linked To Weight Gain And Diabetes, Says New Study
    If you haven’t scheduled some time to catch up on sleep this weekend, then you might want to do so now – your health may depend on it. Lack of sleeps affects the ability for fat cells to respond to insulin efficiently.
    Have Sex, Lose Weight: Here’s Why
    You’ve gained 25 pounds and now your sexual desire has decreased. What do you do? Often this is the unfortunate case for many women and men; weight gain has increasingly become a negative factor as it relates to sexual drive and desire.
    New Soda Vending Machines To Display Calories
    Worry if that can of Coke could pack on the pounds? Calories will now be at your fingertips, making that choice to quench your thirst a little easier. Coke, along with Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, are rolling out new vending machines that will list calorie counts.
    Stress Linked To Greater Weight Gain In Black Girls
    The link between chronic stress and weight gain is much stronger in black girls than white girls, and may help explain why black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls, according to a new study.
    Childhood Obesity Linked to BPA, Study Suggests
    The BPA chemical used in food packaging might be linked to childhood obesity, a new study suggests, but the researchers say their findings don’t prove it’s the cause.
    Muscles That Women Love
    Being in shape is sexy fellas. Here is a list of the muscles that women love. From the least favorite to most popular.
    New York City Hospitals Crack Down On Junk Food
    Those vending machines filled with candy bars will soon be nothing more than a distant memory – at least at New York City hospitals. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is aiming to remove all sugary and fatty foods from both public and private hospitals in the city.
    Obese Black Kids More Susceptible To Hypertension
    A new study suggests that obese black children have a significantly greater risk for high blood pressure than white children of comparable age and weight.
    Obesity In America: Can It Get Much Worse? Yes, Advocacy Group Says
    Americans are heavier than ever before and, according to an advocacy group, by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese.
    Halle Berry Shows Off Her Slim, 46 Year Old Body
    Wandering the beach near her Malibu home, the 46-year-old mom to 4-year-old Nahla showed off her taunt tummy and long lean legs in the blue swimsuit top and cutoff jean shorts.
    Will To Much Exercise Make Me Lose My Curves?
    ANSWER: NO – Exercising regularly will not take your curves away, in fact, targeted exercise may help you accentuate the parts that may be a bit lacking.
    Healthy School Lunches Are Getting Mixed Grades From Students
    Healthy school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays.
    NYC Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters
    New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries.
    Biggest Health Problem For Kids As Reported By Ethnicity – “Not Enough Exercise”
    Hispanic, black and white adults agreed that “not enough exercise” and obesity are two of the top three most pressing health concerns for kids in their communities.
    Jordin Sparks Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss
    The Season Five American Idol victor, 22, showed off her incredible 50-pound slimdown at the USTA’s US Open Opening Night Gala in NYC Monday night in a skintight, crochet white dress and nude heels.
    POWERHOUSE First Lady! Michelle Obama Hits Gym At 6:00 A.M. Or Earlier!
    “Barack and I work out every day,” the first lady told in an interview. “I usually get to the gym before he does. But he is usually there either in the middle of my workout or right at the end.”
    Back-To-School With More Whole Grains, Fruits And Vegetables
    Students this year are going back-to-school with a wider selection of healthy options in their lunch menu; more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The only challenge is to get them to actually eat them.
    Surviving Cancer, Eating Well
    Moving Forward is a six-month cognitive-behavioral community-based weight loss intervention that was developed in collaboration with AA BC survivors.
    First Lady Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas About Eating Fast Food
    Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
    Race Might Play Role In Success Of Weight-Loss Surgery
    Black women without diabetes lost about 10 percent less weight than white women after having a weight-loss procedure called gastric bypass surgery, but having diabetes helped increase their weight loss, a new study finds.
    Obesity, Lifestyles And African Americans – What Are The Correlations?
    Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The taste, smell, the texture, how it makes us feel, can be a great source of satisfaction for us all. However, this very thing that is so pleasurable can be a danger to us if not kept in its proper place.
    Black Girls Don’t Benefit As Much From Exercise
    In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls.
    Chaka Khan Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Results On American Idol
    The legendary singer took to the stage in a skin-tight bodysuit belting out performances of her 1984 hits “Ain’t Nobody” and “Through the Fire.”
    Highly Anticipated Weight-Loss Pill Approved By The FDA
    Doctors have a new tool to fight obesity. A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.
    Weight Gain Often Unrecognized By Young Women
    Many young American women fail to recognize recent weight gain, and self-perception of weight gain appears to be significantly influenced by race, ethnicity and birth control methods, according to a new study.
    Surgery Not “A Magic Pill” For Obese Patients
    Losing weight in America is big business. Americans spend $61 billion a year on everything from diet pills and exercise videos to meal plans, health club memberships and medical treatment. One of the fastest growing and lucrative segments of the weight-loss market is surgery.
    How Exercise Helps Fat Metabolism
    We do not have to bother about what others feel about us but we have to be concerned about our health. Obesity as we all know leads to all sorts of health problems. Lack of exercise only aggravates the situation.
    Janet Jackson Becomes New Rep For Nutrisystem
    Janet joins a superstar trio of celebs who are parlaying their weight loss into lucrative endorsement deals.
    Obesity Less Harmful To Self-Esteem In Black Women VS. White
    Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study.
    Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Transformation At AMA’s
    Jennifer Hudson showed off her newly super slimmed-down figure at the 2011 American Music Awards In LA
    Early Bedtime Prevents Obesity And Maintains Fitness In Teenagers
    Teenagers who go to bed early are much less likely to be obese and have a better chance of being physically fit, compared to peers go to sleep late, researchers from the University of South Australia reported…..
    Extra Pounds A Deadly Risk Factor For Black Women
    Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women, according to a new study. And the heavier a woman is, the greater her risk of dying sooner than her normal-weight peers.
    Actor Hill Harper Battling Thyroid Cancer
    Actor Hill Harper is battling thyroid cancer. Harper says he noticed something was wrong while filming Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” last summer in Atlanta.
    1 In 3 Black Americans Is Obese, Study Finds
    Nearly 36 percent of black Americans are obese — much more than other major racial or ethnic groups — and that gap exists in most states, a new federal study finds.
    When Does A Curvy Woman Become A Fat Woman?
    I grew up thinking that real women have curves. Real women have breasts and hips, and round bottoms. So what is the limit? When do we stop being curvy and become fat?
    Study Shows Black Women Can Be Healthy At Higher Weights
    Black women can carry more weight than white women and still be considered healthy. That was the finding, reported by Reuters Health, of a 2011 study….
    Michelle Obama Has Fun Dancing To Beyoncé’s Remixed Health Inspired Tune (watch!)
    First Lady Michelle Obama shows why she’s the hottest first lady since Jackie O. Obama dances the Dougie to Beyoncé’s “Move Your Body,” a version of her song ”Get Me Bodied.”
    Thyroid Disorders And Surgery
    Diseases of the thyroid gland are very common, affecting millions of Americans. The most common thyroid problems are:
    How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally In 8 Steps
    Having high triglycerides levels is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But learning how to lower triglycerides, with a healthy triglycerides diet of foods to lower triglycerides and a healthy lifestyle, is easy.
    Are The Religious Prone To Obesity?
    New research finds that people who frequently attend religious services are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.
    A Study Shows That Calorie Intake Rises When Fast Food Restaurants Are Nearby
    Increased access to fast food restaurants is associated with higher calorie intake among black Americans in the southeastern United States, a new study found.
    Health Tips For African American Men And Women
    You do not have to stop eating chocolate cake or start running marathons to improve your health. Making small but steady changes in your eating and physical activity habits, over time, may help you lose weight if you need to, feel better, and improve your health.
    Daily Food Diary, Exercise And Weight Loss Journal
    Keeping a daily food diary, exercise and weight loss journal can be simple or complex. So, it’s best to start out simple. But no matter how you begin, do it! Because keeping a food diary, exercise and weight loss journal is critical to successful weight loss.
    The #1 Best Way To Lose – Weight Loss Journal
    Although the best way to lose weight is a tricky tedious topic, the #1 best weight loss way is a proven well-known secret.
    Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop ‘Love Handles
    Black and Hispanic women in their 20s tend to accumulate more fat in their midsection than their male and older counterparts, possibly putting them at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
    Beyonce Joins Forces With Michelle Obama To Help Kids Lose Weight
    Last month, Beyonce joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the national Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to target childhood obesity. The singer offered up a re-worked version of her hit song, Single Ladies, in support of the effort.
    Who Are the Fattest Americans? And The Prize Goes To…
    The survey shows strong racial and disparities. In at least 40 states, Blacks and Latinos are more likely than Whites to be obese.
    The Benefits Of Exercise To Relieve Anxiety
    Want to sleep better, overcome depression or relieve anxiety? These are just a few of the many priceless benefits of exercise.
    Best Way To Lose Weight Eating Healthy
    What is the best way to lose weight eating healthy? If you’re confused about the best healthy way to lose weight, it’s no surprise.
    Online Healthy Weight Loss Help To Lose Weight
    Healthy weight loss simply requires eating healthy and burning more calories than you eat. Use BHZ.com online weight loss help to lose weight and look and feel better as you lose.
    Actress Zoe Saldana Looks Really Skinny – Unhealthy
    Actress Zoe Saldana was spotted in bellbottom jeans and a loose blouse as she exited an entertainment office in Beverly Hills yesterday. Look how skinny her arms are!
    Ways To Increase Metabolism Naturally
    Knowing these best ways to increase metabolism naturally can help you reach and maintain your ideal healthy weight without questionable herbs or risky drugs.
    Best Weight Loss Exercises To Lose Weight Faster
    These best weight loss exercises to lose weight faster take time, focus and effort. But if you’re ready to put some energy into permanent healthy weight loss exercises, here are the best exercises to lose weight fast.
    Tips For How To Eat Less Food Calories
    Here are 12 proven weight loss tips for how to eat less food calories and still feel satisfied.
    How To Eat Less, Move More & Lose Weight
    To eat less and move more to lose weight may sound like stating the obvious. But for most people to eat less, to move more and to lose weight all sound more like the impossible – goals they’ve been dreading.
    Build Muscle To Lose Fat – Fat vs Muscle Diagram
    The great fat vs muscle diagram below paints a clear picture of why it’s so important for you to build muscle in order to lose fat.
    Healthy Percentage Body Fat Chart
    What’s your healthy body fat vs BMI (body mass index)? The differences between your BMI and body fat percentage can cause confusion.
    How To Lose Weight Fast And Safe
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