The Science of Fat

If you're anything like over sixty percent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a ton of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors. Let's … » 2/07/14 2:00pm 2/07/14 2:00pm

A single pound of human body fat looks horrifyingly vile

Don't worry, what you're looking at isn't exactly real but actually a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better because that's pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don't want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore. » 2/03/14 10:23pm 2/03/14 10:23pm

How Much Weight You Gained From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use… » 11/23/12 7:00am 11/23/12 7:00am

The Seven Deadliest Drinks

You're not stupid. You know drinking isn't good for you. But when is it really, really not good for you? We talked about the healthiest drinks last week. Today we're looking at the darker, sugarier, fattier underbelly of drinking, and oh, what an underbelly it is. » 7/20/12 5:00pm 7/20/12 5:00pm

Scientist Creates Pizza Healthy Enough to Eat 3 Times a Day, Every Day

Pizza is so good that most of us would be happy to eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner, if it weren't for the fact that it was more than a little unhealthy. But now a scientist has created what he claims is the first nutritionally balanced pizza—and it's OK to eat it three times a day, every day. » 7/03/12 5:55am 7/03/12 5:55am

Dead Obese Woman Carried So Much Fat She Set Crematorium on Fire

As you'll well know if you barbecue very often, fat is extremely flammable. Normally, the human body doesn't carry enough of the stuff for it to be a problem during cremation—but recently, an obese woman from Austria carried so much weight that her fat burnt strongly enough to set a crematorium ablaze. » 6/05/12 4:40pm 6/05/12 4:40pm

Could An Ingredient In Spicy Foods Make Your Beer Belly Disappear?

There's evidence that adding more spiciness in your diet can help curb your appetite. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston are taking that idea to a whole different level—one that requires anesthesia. They've found that surgically manipulating the vagus nerve by applying capsaicin, the active component … » 5/09/12 4:37pm 5/09/12 4:37pm