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Extreme Weight Loss

This 'Extreme Weight Loss' Trainer's Pic Went Viral For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they’ve worked to bring their two families t...

11 Beliefs to Steal From the Best Weight Loss Maintainers

Naomi Teeter | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

You can learn how to lose weight easily. Really. Your local library has thousands of books to help you drop pounds. Many television programs and ne...

'Extreme Weight Loss' Contestant Rod Durham Dead At 52

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment

High school teacher and "Extreme Weight Loss" contestant Rod Durham was found dead over the weekend. He was 52. According to the Tallahassee Democrat...

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone on a Weight Loss Journey

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Ever since I started my fitness journey, I started getting all kinds of advice from bystanders. Some of it was good advice, and some of it was just p...

How I Cheated on My Diet to My 100-Pound Weight Loss

Joey Schleicher | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Joey Schleicher

About two years back there was this program released that promised to change your life in 21 days. Maybe you have heard of it, maybe not... At that ti...

Anna Almendrala

These Photos Show The Problem With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By the time Tatiana Bobbitt lost 190 pounds, she knew she had a problem. It had been 21 months since her successful bariatric surgery, and while she h...

Taylor Swift's 'Biggest Fan' Loses 425 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2015 | Good News

Two years ago, Ronnie Brower weighed close to 700 pounds and wasn't expected to live past the age of 35. Now -- more than 600 visits to the gym lat...

Mom's Groundhog Day

Joey Schleicher | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Joey Schleicher

Hi, I'm Joey. A mom of four kiddos on an extreme weight loss journey and this is my day.

How A Former 'Queen Of Excuses' Lost 277 Pounds

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living

At 457 pounds, Rhonda Martin felt "very sad and very isolated." "My life consisted of basically home and work," she recalled in a HuffPost Live int...

Aspiring Female MMA Fighter Takes Drastic Measures To Make Weight

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports

At 36, Glena Avila is just beginning to embark on her dream of becoming a professional MMA fighter. It's no easy venture. A new documentary, "Glena...

Becoming A Zombie Is The New Juice Cleanse

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.04.2014 | Comedy

When it comes to getting fit, we want easy fixes, and if they come with questionable side effects, hey, at least our pants are fitting a little less s...

Lily Karlin

What 'You Did Not Eat That' Can Teach Us About Reality Weight Loss TV | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment

When ABC renewed “Extreme Weight Loss” for a fifth season last week, body positivity activists everywhere clenched their fists tight, shook them t...

Weight Loss Isn't A Fairy Tale

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

When I lost all of the weight I knew I would never look like the models in Men's Fitness. It did not bother me for some reason. I started to live my life without blinders.

13 Sadistic Women's Beauty Treatments Straight Out Of A Horror Movie

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

The quest for "beauty" is a timeless one, and throughout history, women's appearances have been particularly subject to scrutiny. Across the ages, lad...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Former National Shot-Put Champion

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.28.2013 | TV

A former champion athlete faced the hardest challenge of her life on the latest episode of "Extreme Weight Loss." Cassandra was, at one time, the nati...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Young Mother Lost Child Because Of Her Weight

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.21.2013 | TV

Chris Powell helped 26-year-old Ashley bounce back from a devastating tragedy on "Extreme Weight Loss." Making it even worse for her, the tragic loss ...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Man Loses More Than Half His Body Weight

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Mike's weight had reached a point of critical danger on "Extreme Weight Loss." At one time, he was a college football player and a bodybuilder. Now, a...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Nurse Inspires Six Co-Workers To Lose Weight, Too

Posted 07.24.2013 | TV

Chris Powell took on a profession with one of the highest obesity rates on "Extreme Weight Loss." Trina was a 46-year-old nurse who admitted that she ...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Mehrbod Lies About Weight Loss

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

Mehrbod was 300 pounds overweight and desperately wanted help to get in shape. He admitted to Chris Powell on "Extreme Weight Loss" that he had a prob...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Jami Nearly Committed Suicide

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

Trainer Chris Powell knows a thing or two about saving lives. He also knows that the kinds of full-body transformations he helps people achieve on "Ex...

'Extreme Weight Loss': Meredith Wants To Meet Birth Mother

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 06.05.2013 | TV

Meredith had two goals when she agreed to work with Chris Powell on "Extreme Weight Loss" -- she wanted to lose weight and she wanted to meet her birt...

'Extreme Weight Loss' Takes On Twins

Posted 05.29.2013 | TV

On the season premiere of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” trainer Chris Powell met 22-year-old twins Becca and David, who had been strugg...

The Road To Transformation: 7 Steps To A Healthy Weight Loss Journey

Chris Powell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

As with any journey, if you start with an honest desire, create a plan and are prepared, you'll be able to overcome obstacles, stay on course, and successfully reach your destination.

An Older Generation Falls Prey To Anorexia | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Because most people associate eating disorders with adolescent girls, it may surprise them to learn that there are quite a few middle-aged people suff...

Praying Away The Pounds

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

What I learned through years of dieting and nutritional interventions: I couldn't just focus on my body. I had to deal with my emotions, mental beliefs and improve my spiritual life as well.