There are a lot of misunderstandings about obesity and viewers are fortunate that the obese people on TLC "My 600-lb Life" are willing to share their weight loss journeys. Some patients like Henry Foots, Melissa Morris, Ashley, Ashley D. and Olivia Cruz were able to shed massive weight. Others, like Penny, transgender Chay (Lola) and Pauline, have not, even after bariatric surgeon Dr. Nowzaradan performed gastric bypass. "Pauline's story" shows how self-pity, wrongly treated pain and lack of exercise derail weight loss. But there's hope that all these stories can end with success if folks will change some basic habits and listen to the good doctor. 'My 600-lb Life': how self-pity, pain meds nixed Pauline's weight loss post-gastric bypass
700-lb Chuck Turner of Beaumont, Texas lost just about everything before losing the thing that caused most all the other losses. The "My 600-lb Life" alumnus has found new life after losing darn near two-thirds of himself. And as wow-worthy as his 433-lb weight loss is, the haunting reasons behind his massive weight gain are what will stick with you. Chuck's descent into morbid obesity underscores the role food can play in coping with grief. 'My 600-lb Life' Chuck Turner 433-lb weight loss wows, but reasons for weight gain horrify
Mama June Shannon appeared on the celebrity plastic surgery show "Botched" recently. She's enjoyed weight loss and wanted a tummy tuck. But in her makeover quest, she seems unconcerned about her obese daughter Alana Thompson from whom Shannon got her reality TV show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Shannon bragged about the crazy sugary "pageant crack" she fed Alana (Mountain Dew and Pixie Stix). Is it any wonder with diets like this that more kids are obese, have ADD (attention deficit disorder) are depressed or suicidal? The average American kid eats 52 teaspoons of sugar daily, and "The Doctors" TV show sees links there, especially for morbidly overweight kids like Honey Boo Boo. Honey Boo Boo weight loss certain in Happiness Diet: 'The Doctors' link sugar, obesity
Alec Baldwin showed off his new son Leonardo with wife Hilaria Baldwin, and his maintained 35-pound weight loss. Baldwin credits a sugarfree diet and his wife Hilaria's yoga and good example for his extreme makeover. As for Hilaria, folks wonder if she will drop baby fat as fast as she did with son Rafael. Mrs. Baldwin shed an eye-popping 18 pounds in just 10 weeks postpartum with baby number 2. Here's more on the Baldwins' healthy lifestyle regimen. Alec Baldwin weight loss still wows as he and wife Hilaria Baldwin welcome baby Leonardo
When first lady Michelle #Obama spoke to Ellen DeGeneres recently, she appeared to have lost weight. In fact, she seems to have gotten steadily thinner since the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2008. Did she heed the advice of Dr. Keith Albow who in 2014 famously suggested she shed a few pounds? He claimed the first lady's "Let's Move" and healthy school lunches initiative would seem less hypocritical if she wasn't overweight. Mrs. Obama, who advocates cleaning up kids' diets, has shared some rather shocking weight loss ideas of her own. Michelle Obama surprising weight loss tips: FLOTUS says health not weight trump obesity
Comedian #Chevy Chase went back to rehab for "tune-up" work on his alcohol addiction. The "Community" actor is still showing signs of morbid obesity that shocked everyone at the SNL 40 reunion in 2015. His weight gain (or bloating as it appeared) was so startling that one doctor suggested Chase was on steroids or had Cushing syndrome. His extreme obesity in connection to booze prompts a discussion substance abuse, recovery, and weight loss. Chevy Chase goes back to rehab for 'tune-up'--Obesity down to drugs, alcohol addiction?
In on-going Kardashian tabloid wars, Khloe Kardashian is grabbing headlines again. Not to let brother Rob Kardashian and pregnant girlfriend Blac Chyna or naked-in-public Kim Kardashian get all the notice, Khloe bemoaned she's gaining back her 40-lb weight loss. At least that's what her caption "miss my in-shape body" on a throwback pic seemed to suggest. Was it just a ploy for attention or is she having trouble keeping weight off? For one who claims not to get on the scale she sure knows her weight pretty well. And that brings up another question about how much of her painstakingly well-documented "Revenge Body" transformation is down to plastic surgery? Khloe Kardashian weight gain worry: was 40-lb weight loss from diet or plastic surgery?
Abby Lee Miller might be the most controversial reality TV star ever. Every episode of Lifetime network's "Dance Moms" ends in tears, tantrums, or some kind of drama with the bombastic dance coach. But love her or hate her, there's no denying Miller's massive weight loss. When you hear how Abby Lee Miller lost weight without drugs, surgery, diet, or even exercise, you might be jealous. The real story of the "Dance Moms" coach's weight loss isn't one to envy, however. 'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller weight loss shocker: no drugs, surgery, diet, exercise
Lindsay Lohan shocked fans announcing that she's pregnant. Her dad confirms it, her friend denies it and Lindsay herself has been seen holiday smoking and drinking--things you obviously wouldn't and shouldn't do if you were pregnant. So either she's pregnant and taking and awful risk or lying for attention. Either way, this weird pregnancy reveal of Lohan's reveals even more emotional problems in the already pretty screwy "Mean Girls" star. LIndsay Lohan pregnancy: pal denies, dad affirms, 'pregnant' LiLo smokes and drinks
In 25 years as a mom, my best parenting advice centers on building family bonding activities. Connected parents and children means doing things together. It has little to do with money spent and much to do with togetherness. These relationship tips have seen us through adversity and kept us connected in strife. Life's getting more frenetic and disjointed daily. Parents and children, take time, now, to grow habits that will see your family through. You can read all the parenting advice you want, but it's those simple family bonding activities that will "happy" in family. Family bonding activities: Relationship tips for parents and children to bond | Examiner.com
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