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Extreme Weight Loss

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

www.empowher.com | 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.