10:53 PM EDT 12/05/2013
Originally posted 10/23/2013 11:15AM
It's been a year of big changes for Kim Kardashian – she became a mom to daughter North, she got engaged to North's father, boyfriend Kanye West, and she's lost 43 of the 50 lbs. she gained while pregnant.
Originally posted 10/23/2013 10:25AM
Hosting Top Chef has many perks, but staying super-slim after a season sampling an array of dishes is not one of them.
Luckily, Padma Lakshmi doesn't mind one bit – and even admitted she goes up two dress sizes at the end of every season.
"I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good," the single mom told Fitness for its November/December cover story, out Oct. 29. "I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat."
Originally posted 10/21/2013 11:55AM
Kim Kardashian opened up for the first time since giving birth to baby North in June, speaking to London's Sunday Times about losing weight and post-baby fashion.
Kardashian, 33, said the Atkins diet is helping her shed pounds.
"Fifteen years ago, I tried the Atkins diet with my dad and we both lost weight really quickly," she said. "And I'm still doing it. I still have my cheat days, but when you're breastfeeding you can't really starve yourself."
Kim admitted she has more weight to lose and that she hasn't had the time to work out as often as she'd like now that she's a mom.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:30PM
Jenna Dewan-Tatum has left fans spellbound – and nope, we're not just talking about her turn in the new TV series Witches of East End.
Four months after welcoming daughter Everly, her first child with husband Channing Tatum, Jenna is showing off her trim post-baby body in the November issue of Self.
Even more impressive: The photos were shot just two months after Jenna, 32, gave birth to Everly.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:15PM
Matthew McConaughey has bulked up for roles in films like Magic Mike, but when he had to lose weight for a project, he called in the expert – Tom Hanks.
"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away," McConaughey told PEOPLE at the Dallas Buyers Club junket in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this."
The actor was 185 lbs. when he began losing weight for his role as an HIV-positive man dealing with his diagnosis. McConaughey thought he would stop at 145 lbs.
Originally posted 10/15/2013 12:00PM
This time of year, pumpkins are everywhere – carved on porches, clinging in store windows and featured in many of our favorite seasonal foods. Pumpkin isn't just for pie anymore; over the past few years, the start of autumn has been celebrated nationwide by pumpkin-flavored everything.
What started with the hugely popular pumpkin spice latte trend, pumpkin is now everywhere you look; from cheesecake and poundcake to pasta, pastries and popcorn. While I love pumpkin, I've noticed a disturbing trend: most of these pumpkin-flavored sweet treats out there are ... well ... just terrible for you.
For example, a grande non-fat pumpkin spice latte (no whipped cream) from Starbucks has 260 calories and 48 grams of sugar! That's the equivalent of 17 packets of sugar. A pumpkin muffin from Dunkin' Donuts has 550 calories, 24 grams of fat, and 41 grams of sugar! That's about equal to a quarter-stick of butter and 15 sugar packets.
Originally posted 10/09/2013 04:30PM
Are you bored with your fitness routine?
Workout boredom is no small problem. It's actually in the top five reasons why people stop exercising (after time, money, weather and self-consciousness). The Make Boring Brilliant workout survey conducted by vitaminwater zero in August found that more than 50 percent of people are bored with their workout.
Before you let boredom slow you down, try some of my top tips to beat boredom and re-energize your workout!
Originally posted 10/07/2013 09:45AM
When it comes to shaping up for her latest role, Viola Davis is turning to one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood for inspiration: Hugh Jackman.
The actress says she's following the so-called "Wolverine diet" to play Susie Brown in the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get on Up.
"[I'm] losing a little weight. When I say 'a little,' I mean 'a little,' " she told PEOPLE Saturday at the Los Angeles Hammer Museum's 11th Annual Gala In The Garden. "I'm not a weight girl much."
Originally posted 10/03/2013 10:15AM
Jeff Nichols may have lost the title of Biggest Loser by one pound, but he gained a roommate, co-worker and girlfriend: fellow contestant Francelina Morillo.
"We literally spend 23 hours a day together," Nichols tells PEOPLE. "When one of us has to go out of town you would probably be disgusted with how much time we spend on the phone with each other. She really is my other half."
Nichols and Murillo began dating at the beginning of the year, moved in together in Chicago this past March and now work together for Biggest Loser RunWalk, a race series designed to challenge Americans into getting fit.
"There is no other couple who could spend this much time together and not kill each other," says Morillo. "Over this past year we have realized we are best friends and truly blessed to have each other."
Originally posted 10/02/2013 06:00PM
At 30 years old, Jacqui McCoy weighed in at 355 pounds and was miserable. Jacqui felt like a prisoner in her own body. Knowing she needed a change, but having no idea where to start, she applied to, and was chosen for, the television show Extreme Weight Loss.
As she embarked on her weight-loss journey with the show, however, she became obsessed with the number on the scale, and that obsession turned into a devastating eating disorder. Spurred to lose weight drastically and swiftly, she shed a whopping 207 pounds in less than a year – more than half of her body weight.
As a prize, the show arranged for surgery to remove the excess skin that remained after her massive weight loss. For a few weeks, Jacqui looked better than she ever had. But at what cost?
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