Mariah Carey weight loss in sexy Thanksgiving pic spurs body image, eating disorders fears

What Mariah Carey meant to say with her recent sexy Thanksgiving pic and what she actually conveyed didn't match up. Sporting dazzling cleavage (thank you, plastic surgery), skin-tight jeans and stilettos, Mariah exudes body confidence. She appears to boast massive weight loss that even pie and whipped topping can't derail. But some obvious photoshopping made folks wonder if she's as comfy with her body as she looks. Some worried that Carey has an eating disorder. Others were upset that Mimi's sending mixed message to teens about body image, weight loss and confidence. Mariah Carey weight loss in sexy Thanksgiving pic spurs body image, eating disorders fears

Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo marry in quickie wedding, molester brother Josh Duggar attends

Here comes the bride! Jinger Duggar is now officially Mrs. Jeremy Vuolo after a brief 4-month courtship and engagement. A special guest appearance was made by sex molester brother Josh Duggar, his wife Anna and their family. Jinger and her husband Jeremy are ecstatic but questions remain on how the reality show parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar feel about their daughter's whirlwind romance. Were they "#Counting On" such a speedy courtship-to-altar relationship? Jinger Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo marry in quickie wedding, molester brother Josh Duggar attends

'My 600-lb Life': Can transgender Chay stop blaming, find her weight loss mojo as Lola?

On the last season of TLC reality TV show "My 600-lb Life" Chay promised to be the weight loss wunderkind after gastric bypass surgery. That kid was on a fast track to thin but his train got off course when he revealed he was transgender. Now blaming, excuse-making Lola has derailed not only gender reassignment surgery, but also weight loss. Can Lola rediscover that mojo she exuded earlier? 'My 600-lb Life': Can transgender Chay stop blaming, find her weight loss mojo as Lola?

Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout fight turns 'Teen Mom OG' reunion ugly

Well, Farrah Abraham managed to ruin the "#Teen Mom OG" reunion if her dad is to be believed. She picked a fight and p-o'd #Amber Portwood who came out swinging. Then Maci Bookout got into it and "threatened to kill" her co-star. Like a good dad, Michael Abraham says he stepped in to break up the fight. Portwood, Bookout and Lowell marched off the stage in protest of Abraham. So much for reality TV happy reunions.    Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout fight turns 'Teen Mom OG' reunion ugly

'My 600-lb Life': how self-pity, pain meds nixed Pauline's weight loss post-gastric bypass

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

'My 600-lb Life' Chuck Turner 433-lb weight loss wows, but reasons for weight gain horrify

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

Honey Boo Boo weight loss certain in Happiness Diet: 'The Doctors' link sugar, obesity

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 weight loss still wows as he and wife Hilaria Baldwin welcome baby Leonardo

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

Michelle Obama surprising weight loss tips: FLOTUS says health not weight trump obesity

 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

Chevy Chase goes back to rehab for 'tune-up'--Obesity down to drugs, alcohol addiction?

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?

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