UPDATED: Holy Shit, This Weight Loss Supplement Has Prozac In It

The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and seizures. » 2/28/15 9:20pm 2/28/15 9:20pm

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.… » 2/07/14 2:00pm 2/07/14 2:00pm

Magical New Gel Expands In Your Stomach to Make You Feel Full Longer

Hungry? You probably are, because we eat more soft foods than ever before, meaning we feel satiated less often and want to eat more. Then we get fat. » 1/06/14 8:30pm 1/06/14 8:30pm

If Electroshock Therapy Could Stop Your Binge Eating, Would You Do It?

We've read about a number of extreme weight-loss measures lately: form an elective feeding tube to an intragastric weight-loss balloon, seemingly nothing is to drastic for those desperate to lose weight. » 6/26/12 9:40pm 6/26/12 9:40pm

How Alcoholism Is Linked to Extreme Weight-Loss

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. » 6/19/12 2:30am 6/19/12 2:30am

This Math Equation Will Make You Less Fat

From trying fad diets to developing eating disorders to becoming a gym rat, people have basically gone crazy trying to lose weight. And it's true, America is fat. But what if the secret to losing weight wasn't in ditching carbs or hurling or doing interval exercises but rather if it was in math? What? Yes. Math. » 5/15/12 7:40pm 5/15/12 7:40pm

The Only Thing This Fitness Monitor Can't Track Is Its Own Bullshit

New fitness monitors always promise the world. Tracks everything! Keeps a log of your diet! Tells you how many calories you're burning! Weighs your baby unicorn for you! Please, I've been hurt before... » 8/11/11 9:43am 8/11/11 9:43am

Adidas Releases Free MiCoach App for GPS-Enabled Training Help

Knocking off some of that summer BBQ flab will be a little easier Adidas' MiCoach app, which helps you plan and track a cardio regimen. MiCoach uses your phone's GPS to monitor your speed keep up with a targeted pace. » 8/02/10 9:20pm 8/02/10 9:20pm

Boneless Belt Separates Your Fat Into Small Segments, Shames You

This horrifying belt separates your fatty stomach into segments because, in Japan, fat people are retarded and lazy and think this will help them lose weight. » 5/06/09 8:00pm 5/06/09 8:00pm

Chair Burns Calories For You (Through Torture)

The Hobart I-Cool seat concept has your best interests at heart. It wants you to lose weight but knows that you shouldn't have to leave your chair to do so. Using a "proprietary" system for "temperature regulation," users are said to shed pounds while just sitting there in a fashionable "micro environment." But to us,… » 10/29/08 12:15pm 10/29/08 12:15pm

Blocked Enzyme Curbs Appetite, Promotes Weight Loss, Probably Causes…

Good news, America! Your faithful scientific elite have isolated a brain enzyme that, when blocked, decreases appetite, promotes weight loss and improves the body's ability to handle blood sugar levels. You'll be fat and diabetic no longer! » 5/06/08 6:00pm 5/06/08 6:00pm

Body Energizer Vibrating Exercise Machine Shrinks Something, But Not…

The Body Energizer Vibrating Exercise Machine claims to improve your muscle strength and bone density, using some magic high-frequency vibration. Doesn't this remind you of those worthless butt-shaking machines that were so popular back in the '60s? This one's makers also boast about how it could actually speed weight… » 7/31/07 11:40am 7/31/07 11:40am

Tanita BC-545 Scale: Learn More About That Flab Than You Really Want to…

Tanita scales are so cool. But this Tanita Innerscan BC-545 measures a whole lot more than your weight, so much so that the company calls it a Segmental Body Composition Monitor. It can give you readings of how much fat is in each arm, each leg, and of course, that potentially ample repository of adipose tissue… » 3/02/07 1:00pm 3/02/07 1:00pm

Kids Get 40% More Calorie Burning Playing Wii Than 360, PS3

As a follow up to our post before about a lady complaining that her kids were playing sports on the Wii instead of out engaging in the real thing, here's a study from a Liverpool university that says kids burn 40% more calories from playing Wii than other consoles. » 2/20/07 4:00pm 2/20/07 4:00pm

Enviga: Calorie-Burning Tea to Melt Off That Extra Flab?

Coca-Cola and Nestl will roll out Enviga in test markets in the Northeast US next month. The carbonated green tea-based beverage is supposed to be able to actually burn calories. Its blend of green tea extracts is said to boost metabolism, burning 50 to 100 calories per 12-oz serving. That'll cost you, though, about… » 10/12/06 10:47am 10/12/06 10:47am

One Click Butter Cutter for Calorie Counters, Obsessives, Lazy Bums

Too tired or lazy to cut your butter in the morning? Here's a machine that'll do it for you, precisely measuring a 35-calorie portion at a time. Keep in mind, butter is 100% fat. » 10/10/06 3:00pm 10/10/06 3:00pm

Scale Weighs You In With Celebs: Hope You're Not Mr. Ed

Weight is just a number, right? Not any more with the Celebrity Weighing Scale, eschewing numbers altogether and assigning you a celebrity that corresponds to your weight. Let's just hope you tip the scales closer to that of the Baby Jesus or Oliver Twist, rather than its higher end, comparing you to the likes of Mr.… » 8/29/06 12:14pm 8/29/06 12:14pm

Caffeine-Laced Pantyhose for Weight Loss

Now you can wear your coffee and drink it, too. Slim Fit 20 pantyhose have embedded caffeine microcapsules that are released by body heat, mainlining that java mojo right into your bloodstream and boosting your metabolism. That way, so the fantasy goes, you can burn fat right off those thunder thighs, using this… » 5/19/06 11:31am 5/19/06 11:31am

Promise Lip Balm Claims to Curb Appetite

For those who are forever searching for effective yet effortless ways to lose weight, Omega Tech Labs is now pushing Promise, an alleged appetite suppressant disguised as lip balm. A month s supply will cost you between four and five bucks, and claims to not only slow down that ravenous appetite but it's also supposed… » 2/17/06 11:51am 2/17/06 11:51am