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Weight Loss

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Seven Crazy Ways Houstonians May Be Trying to Lose Weight

    I know I am not the only woman who has her favorite jeans from years ago hiding in the back of the closet. No, I'm not a hoarder but that's my motivation. One day I am determined to fit into those jeans again. "There are no shortcuts," said trainer and owner, Bella Barak, of Bella Body Fitness in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Carry That Weight: Musicians, Fitness & Body Image

    So, February is here and it's time to reflect back on your recent promise to eat less, exercise more and lose weight. The first month of 2014 was filled with hope for a lighter and brighter tomorrow. How did you do? If you shed even a few L-Bs, congratulations to you, friend. You're one out of ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Fitness and Fatness: New Research Unveils a Surprising Link

    Almost needless to say, we are a body-conscious nation. Diet and nutritional fads (Atkins, South Beach, pomegranate, organic produce, the Fireman's Diet, the Caveman Diet, the list could go on ad nauseam) attract our attention and our wallets. Part of this obsession with weight and body image is a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Juice: It's What's for Dinner, But Is It as Good as an Actual Meal?

    As usual, some people think Houston is a little behind the times. Juice bars -- as in restaurants/cafes/bars that serve only fresh squeezed juice -- have been a mainstay of New York and Los Angeles dining culture for years now. With the recent opening of several new juice bars in Houston, it seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Hey Dummy, Read This Book To Stop Eating So Much Sugar: Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies

    How many times have you heard about the keys to weight loss, or have been given a list of foods you should avoid because they cause you to gain weight? Probably a lot, right? Well, I'm sorry but here is another method for losing weight and getting rid of your addiction to sugar. Beating Sugar Addict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Study Says Chewing Gum Does Not Aid Weight Loss

    People across the nation have used chewing gum to help them lose weight. It's a sort of a logical theory if you think about it: Chew gum instead of food so you won't overindulge and gain weight. However, according to a recent study published in the journal Eating Behaviors, chewing minty gum has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Fat-Burning Chickpea Muffins

    When I came across this recipe on Pinterest for chickpea muffins that apparently have super powers to burn fat, I thought this would be a great recipe to share with everyone for the New Year. The number one resolution for each New Year is to lose weight, so why not help the cause by giving people a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    The Mediterranean Diet: Listen to Mom

    It has long been common knowledge that a diet of healthy fats and lots of complex carbs, fiber and protein is sensible, but more recent nutritional findings have pointed specifically to the Mediterranean diet's advantages in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A Mediterranean diet consists of fish a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    The Paleo Diet: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It?

    If I had a dollar for every fad diet, I'd be rich. The main reason people grab hold of these diets is because the ads are glamorous and make everyone believe they can lose weight in a snap. It's interesting that one of the newest diet sensations goes back to the time when cavemen roamed the land -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    What To Eat After You Pump Some Iron: Best Post-Workout Foods

    Summertime means swimsuits, which means many of us are realizing it is now time to dust off that gym membership and get ready to show a little more of ourselves than we usually do. Granted, in Houston, this season lasts about six months. But if anything, that is merely impetus to get into better s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    I'm Not Drinking Through My Nose; It's Just the Feeding Tube Diet

    Those of you who don't watch at least two hours of morning shows and celebrity news per day may not be aware of the latest trend in weight-loss: the feeding tube diet. Yes, that's right. In an effort to shed pounds, some women (sorry, but I have yet to read about a man on this diet) are eschewing r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Chubster: Losing Weight the Hipster Way

    I was prepared to dislike Chubster the moment it landed on my desk. A hipster's guide to losing weight? While staying cool? Oh, fer Christ's sake. Hipsters -- like bacon -- are everywhere these days. Diet books are everywhere these days, too. 'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions and fatties e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    When McDonald's Kept Us Thin

    Photo by John Kiely​I recently found myself on the quiet side of the glass partition from the McDonald's Playland at the new Ella location, in what I like to call the Old-Timers section, the place in just about every small-town McDonald's where retirees congregate. Oak Forest is like a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Eating for Your Workout

    gocarts​When you're trying to lose weight, tone up or get ripped, it may seem like food is the enemy. However, not eating before or after your workout can actually sabotage your efforts, which is good news if, like me, you treat any invitation to eat like an invite to the royal wedding. Thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Get Paid to Lose that Weight, Houston

    Thar's gold in them thar spare tires.​Hey, Fatty McFatterson -- how much would you need to be paid to put down that moon pie? Ten bucks? Fifty? A hundred? Well, a company called HealthyWage is sponsoring a weight-loss contest where teams of five can win up to $10,000. Starting April 15, Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Gerald Ratinov: Busted for Running Big Pill-Mill Operation

    Bye-bye, Abundant Life and Weight Loss Center.​A doctor with the Bond-like sinister name of Gerald Ratinov, along with 18 others, has been arrested in connection with a major prescription painkiller operation, District Attorney Pat Lykos and the local branch of the federal Drug Enforcement Age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Three Easy Recipe Swaps

    ​Dieting is tough. Sometimes, you may think that your favorite recipes are now off limit, that you will have to say bye-bye to making until you reach your goal weight. Not true! Here are some simple swaps for your at home cooking and baking to effortlessly shave off calories. Swap: Eggs for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Glee: Marking Time

    ​At the outset, it looked like another Sue Sylvester-heavy episode. First, she gave Mercedes (and, less emphatically, Kurt) an ultimatum to lose weight or be dropped from the squad, then she commandeered the McKinley High auditorium for an entire week, forcing New Directions to secure a new l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Glee: Marking Time

    ​At the outset, it looked like another Sue Sylvester-heavy episode. First, she gave Mercedes (and, less emphatically, Kurt) an ultimatum to lose weight or be dropped from the squad, then she commandeered the McKinley High auditorium for an entire week, forcing New Directions to secure a new lo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    3rd Annual Chocolate Festival of Texas & Texas Wines

    The Mayans and Aztecs were right about one thing - the fruit of the cacao tree is delicious

  • Music

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Top 5 Worst Food Fads

    Photo by thehoneybunny​Fusion "Fusion" food came into vogue decades ago and has informed the food we eat in ways we don't even realize. We have delicious things like banh mi and peach salsa thanks to fusion, but also borderline insulting innovations such as taco pizza. At what point do things ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Calorie Restrictors Stay Hungry in Hopes of Living Longer

    An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008
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    March 2, 2007
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Finalist Times Two

    Two Houston Press stories do well in national competitions

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Sugar Coated

    This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005
  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005
  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    Think Thin

    Diet season is here -- which one will you choose?

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Ground Zero

    Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Hard to Stomach

    A penalized doctor blames a medical giant for botched weight-loss surgeries

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    There's a Doctor in Your House

    Put down those Doritos -- the cameras are rolling

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Figure to Die For

    Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Fat City

    Vegetarian soul food? Naturally Yours serves up "buffalo things" and smothered steaklet

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Garlic Beef

    The Golden Room

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    FAT! SO?

    Cathy Woods weighs 500 pounds, wears a 50DD bra and an XXXXXXL dress. She loves her body. And so does her man.

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