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Truly Inspiring Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.14.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It seems that even fit actors, musicians, and starlets fall prey to the harsh lens of the tabloids and paparazzi.

How I Finally Lost 85 Pounds

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

You see, through all the years before, I had been on weight loss jags for all the wrong reasons. Sometimes it was connected to what others might think of me or wanting to be attractive to others. Sometimes it was out of momentary frustration that my slacks kept shrinking in the closet.

4 Top Weight Loss Scams of the Year (So Far)

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

These are just a sample of the rogues gallery of conmen scheming to pick your pocket. Worse than stealing from you, they keep you from using the real solution to your weight problem while sending you on a goose chase that will leave you feeling hopeless.

Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

How I Lost 20 Pounds in Four Weeks and Kept It Off

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

As I continue to release weight, it's important for me to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. I won't sabotage my weight loss goals. Anyone that doesn't support me isn't in my tribe.

Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

Chef Graham Elliot Reveals Incredible Weight Loss

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

Chef Graham Elliot looks quite different these days. In July of 2013, the "MasterChef" judge and award-winning chef underwent a weight loss surgery, a...

When The Man You Love Asks You To Lose Weight

Akela Stanfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

I yelled at him and told him he did not love me. Love would not notice the 300 pounds my 5'3" frame carried. Confused, he just stared at me; he knew more than anyone how desperately I wanted and needed to lose weight. He alone knew all my secrets. He heard my disappointments. He hoped for my future.

You Won't Lose Any Weight Unless You Make Over Your Mind First

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows how to lose weight. All you have to do is eat less and exercise more, right? WRONG. People who have lost significant amounts of weig...

Overcoming the Fears That Prevent Your Happiness

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Some people have been described as fearless. Heroes. Fire fighters. Soldiers. Their success has not been because they were fearless. It was because they had something that overcame the fear, that replaced and overpowered it.

Why Weight Loss Depends on Your Faith

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

There are a lot of pieces of the weight loss puzzle and you'll need them all in place to make it work. But your faith is a big piece of the puzzle. Having the right faith will open the door to them and set you on the path to their fulfillment.

How Losing 60 Pounds Changed My Life, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.09.2013 | MarloThomas

Can you really equate weight loss with happiness? Career expert and author Tory Johnson told me that she has experienced new kinds of happiness -- bot...

How I Lost 60 Pounds, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.09.2013 | MarloThomas

Career expert and author Tory Johnson told me all about her diet plan when she stopped by Mondays With Marlo this week. Tory had tried and failed at e...

LOOK: His Major Post-Breakup Weight Loss Is Inspiring

Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce

We all respond to heartbreak differently. While some find comfort in the bottom of their favorite ice cream container (hey, it's cliché, but true -- ...

WATCH: Personal Trainer Explains Why Fitness Isn't Just Physical

Posted 08.02.2013 | Black Voices

Despite the death of his father from diabetes and a bout of depression that ensued, Larry Kinnard said he didn't allow himself to be defeated. Instead...

WATCH: How A Bout With 'Sugar' Helped This Fitness Coach Drop 80 Pounds

Posted 07.25.2013 | Black Voices

Despite being the butt of jokes about weight, Larry Kinnard says he didn't even know what "fat" was when he was a kid. So he went home and asked his m...

Rising and Living

Stacey Morris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Denial was a big part of my life back in the days when I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. And then life pulled the rug out from underneath my carefully self-constructed comfort zone.

Calling Obesity a Disease: Is This About Health or Is It About Money?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

We have an obesity epidemic that is out of control because of something that has changed in the last 50 years of our eons of evolution -- recent changes in our culture and behavior. Drugs and surgery won't change that.

Let's Change How America Eats

Stephen Sidwell | Posted 10.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephen Sidwell

For me, the worst part about dieting is being hungry. But what I learned is that you can't exercise a weight problem away. What started with food has to end with food.

What Is Belviq, the New Weight Loss Drug?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Belviq is a new weight loss drug that just became available by prescription this past week, one of only two new weight loss drugs approved by the FDA in the last 13 years.

Think You're Not Good Enough? Guess What? You Are!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

You are good enough this very moment to be loved and accepted and healed. Believing this is a matter of deciding to adopt the healthy response to mistakes and failings -- to forgive, be kind and helpful. When you do, you decide you don't need to do anything else to be OK.

Michael From 'The Biggest Loser': 'I Want My Son To Be Proud Of His Dad'

Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living

At 444 pounds, Michael Dorsey started season 14 of The Biggest Loser as the heaviest contestant. After losing 136 pounds on the show, Dorsey continues...

Tom Lost 80 Pounds: 'It's A Gift I Have Given To Myself'

Tom W. Watson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom W. Watson

As I began to implement the new health and wellness plan for myself, I quickly gained confidence and realized that I could do this! The fitness plan was something I could sustain -- it was simple, in fact. All it required me to do was take 10,000 steps or more a day.

Mom Walks Off 60 Pounds One Step At A Time

Posted 04.24.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Rachel Lost 67 Pounds: 'Fear Wasn't Going To Stop Me'

Rachel A. Cohen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel A. Cohen

I wasn't just overweight, but downright sickly due to poor nutrition and stress. I felt trapped in my sad state, recognizing that there was not enough food on the entire island of Manhattan to soothe me.