Fads and Techniques

Quick weight loss diets promise rapid results by using strange methods which can often be risky. Here’s how to choose wisely for lasting results.

The Twinkie Diet: Lose Weight By Eating Junk Food

It’s been dubbed “the Twinkie diet” by the media: Mark Haub, a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Human Nutrition, has been surviving on junk food for the past month.

Bariatric Hypnosis Surgery: No Surgery At All?

There have certainly been many advances when it comes to the increasingly popular weight loss surgeries.

The Air Diet: Why Eat When You Can Pretend!

Brace yourself for the silliest fad diet yet — it’s called the Air Diet!

30 Day Pizza Diet

Matt McClellan invented the pizza diet to prove that dieters could eat pizza, lose weight, and improve health. Here’s how he lost 24 pounds in 30 days.

The 7 Craziest Diets in History

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While there’s a general consensus that to lose weight the calories you burn must exceed the calories you consume, how you decide to achieve that goal is certainly up for debate.

Diet Guard: The Snacking Savior?

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Weight Loss Bracelet: Would You Use One?

The latest in low tech weight loss gadgetry is the “A-Wrist-A-Trac”, a set of color-coded, beaded bracelets that represents food groups.

The Risks of Very Low Calorie Diets

Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) are popular because of the fast weight loss that can result. However, they aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.

Sugar Can Help Prevent Overeating

A vintage ad that promotes eating sugar to curb appetite in order be able to eat less and lose weight.

Coming Soon: The Weight Loss Implant

Picture yourself dining on a plate of pasta when several minutes into your meal, you feel a fluttering sensation in your stomach telling you you’ve had enough.

The Hawaii Chair

This has to be one of the stupidest and most hilarious workout devices invented.

Beer as a Post Workout Drink

Professor Manuel Garzon, of Granada University in Spain has decided that beer is better for post-workout hydration than plain water.