The answer to this question may surprise you. And in fact, according to a recent British Medical Journal article discussing this issue, few health professionals — including doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers — know the correct answer.
Overweight and obese people are often the targets of discrimination and teasing. But while some might argue that 'fat shaming' encourages weight loss, a new study of nearly 3,000 British adults shows it's simply not true.
Recent research out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center sheds new light on the correlation between gastric bypass surgery and the increased risk of developing an alcohol addiction.
We've seen some pretty crazy potential uses for Google Glasses, but what if instead of helping you commute better, they made your diet easier? These augmented reality glasses do just that by tricking you into thinking you've eaten more than you have. Obesity solved!
Self Magazine has a solution for you chronic dieters. All you have to do is sign up for their SMS plan, and they'll send you tips and gentle encouragement 5 times a day to keep you fit. Great idea. Until it starts stressing you out.
Pretty cool idea: This Mandometer plate has a scale underneath which measures how fast weight (food) is disappearing, and compares it to a pre-set rate of consumption. If you eat too fast, it'll actually speak up to admonish you.
No one likes learning their weight from a set of scales, so Alice Wang's new concept devices take inspiration from Asimov's First Law of Robotics to protect you from the cruel truth. Her three scales are designed to not "harm a human being " (i.e. you) by either requiring another person to read them or just flat-out…
Hopefully you didn't get too excited about our recent post about Enviga, the Coca-Cola Company green tea that apparently claims to burn more calories than it contains. Our Consumerist pals are the ones with the whole truth, and they found that the research behind this claim is bogus. Studying the fine print, they…
This design concept by Jess Griffin and Jim Termeer is a cutting board with an embedded scale in a circular area on its right half, telling you the exact weight of those ingredients you're about to place into your recipe or on your plate. The 10"x15" cutting board is designed to use electronic ink to display weight,…
You've done it to your dog, now do it to yourself—threaten yourself against unwanted behavior with an electric shock.
Skinny Water allegedly has some powerful juju inside, Croatian Artesian water
with a substance called Super CitraMax, or for you scientists out there, hydroxycitric acid.