Jameela Jamil calls out celebrities for promoting potentially harmful weight loss supplements that could give you the shits #teamJameela

Jameela Jamil made news this week for calling out various celebrities for peddling so-called weight loss and detox supplements and teas. She also hoped they might “shit their pants in public.” I am #teamJameela. Here is one of the celebrity endorsements that caught her attention, but sadly there are quite a few promoting Flat Tummy […]

No Addyi isn’t a good weight loss drug (it’s still not a good libido drug either)

It started when a doctor I had never met or heard of before sent me a message on Twitter wanting to partner up efforts to get the word out about Addyi (the drug flibanserin for women’s libido that essentially doesn’t work and is selling like a lead balloon).   First of all I was like, […]

GOOP and Tracy Anderson promote anorexia lite for fast weight loss

Summer is here so GOOP is jumping onto the “fast weight loss” fallacy quicker than a jade egg can fall out of a vagina. Their “expert” is Tracy Anderson who shockingly has a new line of granola bars to plug! She is apparently a fitness guru to the stars, but I have never really given […]

Science says cancel the Biggest Loser

A new study was released on weight loss and maintenance that has been covered on many sites. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) evaluated contestants from Season 8 of the TV show the Biggest Loser. They found that 13 of the 14 contestants studied regained some or all of their weight that was lost […]

FDA approves vagal nerve stimulator for weight loss but does it work?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new surgical therapy for weight loss called VBLOC®, essentially a pacemaker for the vagal nerve. The vagal nerve has an intricate role in many bodily functions.  Among its duties is involvement in satiety (feeling full). Cutting the vagal nerve has been used for refractory epilepsy and […]

Dr. Oz is a TV version of Woman’s World magazine

I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store (which was especially long as it’s Thanksgiving week and the store was packed) when my eye wandered over to the magazine rack and I caught a glimpse of Woman’s World. You know the magazine with the tabloid look  (weird-coated-not-quite-newsprint feel to the paper, bright […]

Black bean Ghirardelli brownies (160 calories)

I really like to bake and I certainly didn’t stop my culinary adventures when I decided to lose weight, change my eating habits, and get in shape. I’m not one of those “sugar is a toxin” believers, for a variety of reasons that are too numerous and involved to discuss in this post. In fact […]

The only thing that a cleanse actually cleans is your wallet

From time to time I get asked about cleanses. What is typically meant by a “cleanse” is only drinking a juice concoction for several days. Some cleanses add things like cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, or other supposedly “healthy” substances. The most common reasons to “cleanse” that I hear from people who drink these things include: […]