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Christian Diet Guru, 6 Others Die When Plane Goes Into Lake

Gwen Lara, proponent of 'faith-based dieting,' founded Remnant Fellowship Church

(Newser) - Gwen Lara, dieting proponent and church founder, apparently died Saturday when a small plane crashed into a Tennessee lake soon after takeoff. Her husband, actor Joe Lara, and five other people were on the plane, USA Today reports. A witness saw the plane hit the water, and officials said the...

More Americans Are on Special Diets These Days

CDC says half of adults are trying to manage a condition such as diabetes or heart disease

(Newser) - If it seems like more people are on diets these days, you might not be imagining it. A higher percentage of Americans said they're on a special diet to lose weight or for other health reasons compared with a decade ago, according to a report Tuesday by the US...

Twitter CEO: I Skip Breakfast, Lunch Every Day

Jack Dorsey talks more on his intermittent fasting habits, disputes rumor on his sauna/ice bath habit

(Newser) - People have a lot of questions about Twitter, and about CEO Jack Dorsey in particular, and on Tuesday, the 43-year-old social media leader tried to answer some of them. Wired has the video interview , and one of the questions that came in via the platform he oversees wanted to know...

Actor Undergoes '1K-Pound' Change
Actor Undergoes
'1K-Pound' Change

Actor Undergoes '1K-Pound' Change

Ethan Suplee looks incredibly lean and mean

(Newser) - That guy with the beard and "Die First, Then Quit" T-shirt is someone you recognize—sort of. It's Remember the Titans star Ethan Suplee, who has trimmed down, pumped up, and publicly revealed a grueling battle-with-fat story, People reports. "I learned really quickly that if I wanted...

We May Be at 'Transition Point' on Fasting Diets
We May Be at 'Transition
Point' on Fasting Diets
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We May Be at 'Transition Point' on Fasting Diets

Study sees benefits, though hurdles of adopting the practice are high

(Newser) - The idea of intermittent fasting is gaining popularity, and newly published research will please advocates. A review of existing studies in the New England Journal of Medicine finds evidence that fasting can lead to a range of health benefits, from decreased stress to lower blood pressure to improved cognition and...

Penn Jillette Talks 'Hard-Core' Magic He Uses to Stay Slim

Magician says he fasts 23 hours each day to maintain 100-pound weight loss

(Newser) - "I don't respect moderation." That's the reasoning magician Penn Jillette gives the Los Angeles Times for both the diet that helped him lose over 100 pounds in just a few months in 2015, and now for the "hard-core" way he maintains that weight loss. In...

Suit: He Skipped 2 Meals, Felt 'Lightheaded.' A Woman Died

Lawsuit says driver's Whole30 diet caused accident that killed Susan Matthies, 68

(Newser) - A lawsuit blames a driver and his diet for the death of a woman struck in a Safeway parking lot, saying he was lightheaded after skipping two meals when he lost control of the truck he was driving. Susan Matthies, 68, was putting groceries in her car in Dallas, Ore....

Weight Watchers Changes Its Name
Weight Watchers
Changes Its Name

Weight Watchers Changes Its Name

You don't need a weight-loss goal to join anymore

(Newser) - Weight Watchers' name is slimming down. The company on Monday announced that it would simply be known as WW going forward—with that double-W relating to some new sets of letters. In a bid to shift from the dieting space into the broader wellness space, it's adopting the tagline...

Emma Thompson: Dieting 'Screwed Up' My Body

The British actress reveals her dieting woes to the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - Emma Thompson is no stranger to punchy interviews. The 59-year-old British actress—who recently joked with Yahoo Movies UK about Hollywood needing to "exhume" male actors to play opposite her—has opened up about her terrible dieting experience. "Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my...

These Are the Best Diets, According to Health Experts
The Best Diets Ranked

The Best Diets Ranked

Our ground-breaking all-cookie diet didn't make the cut

(Newser) - Having trouble sticking to a diet? Maybe you just haven't found the right one. Let US News & World Report be your guide. The publication consulted with a panel of health experts to rank 40 of the most popular diets in multiple categories. They judged diets on safety, nutritiousness,...

More Bad News on Yo-Yo Dieting
More Bad News
on Yo-Yo Dieting

More Bad News on Yo-Yo Dieting

People with coronary heart disease have something else to worry about

(Newser) - Losing weight is one thing, keeping it off quite another. And now researchers are finding that among those with coronary heart disease (CHD)—which the Mayo Clinic reports develops from damaged or diseased blood vessels typically caused by blockage and inflammation—yo-yo dieting may dramatically increase the risk of stroke,...

The Skinny on Sweet Potatoes Is 'Promising'
New Weight-Loss Aid:
Sweet Potato Wastewater?
STUDY SAYS

New Weight-Loss Aid: Sweet Potato Wastewater?

Mice lost weight after consuming it in new study

(Newser) - Tired of Thanksgiving weight gain? Next year you might want to pass on the sweet potato pie and drink a tall glass of sweet potato wastewater instead. That's what a new study in the Heliyon journal hints at with what Modern Farmer says "might be the weirdest weight-loss...

Women Who Yo-Yo Diet Are Likelier to Suffer Heart Attacks
Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad
for Women's Hearts
NEW STUDY

Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Women's Hearts

'Weight cycling' appears to be a significant risk factor for otherwise healthy women

(Newser) - Lots of people are trying to lose weight—24% of American men and 38% of American women—but most who succeed also gain it back quickly, reports Medical News Daily . This so-called "weight cycling" or "yo-yo effect" could end up being quite hard on the hearts of both...

Man Vows to Keep Potato-Only Diet for a Year

Andrew Taylor says he's already lost 30 pounds in 2016

(Newser) - A little over 40 days into 2016, Andrew Taylor has lost more than 30 pounds eating as much as he likes. The catch: He's only eating potatoes. The Australian man—who weighed 333 pounds at the start of the year—says he decided to go on a spud diet...

Study: Carbs Are Not a Dieter's Enemy

A physician's mathematical model proves to be correct

(Newser) - Think carbs are a dieter's enemy? It turns out restricting one's fat intake leads to a 68% greater loss of body fat than restricting the same amount of calories through carbohydrates in obese adults on strictly controlled diets—and this is in spite of the fact that a...

Best Diet for Weight Loss: Veganism
 Best Diet for 
 Weight Loss: 
 Veganism 
NEW STUDY

Best Diet for Weight Loss: Veganism

A review of diets finds that those who go vegan lose the most weight fastest

(Newser) - If you want to lose weight and you want to lose it fast, a review of 12 weight loss studies concludes that your road to success is a vegan one. Reporting in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Ru-Yi Huang of E-Da Hospital in Taiwan finds in her review of...

Why Nuts, Peanuts Are Good for You After All

It's time to turn nuts' reputation around

(Newser) - You may hear that nuts and peanuts are fattening, constipating, and allergy-inducing, but don't worry: They're good for you after all, the New York Times reports. Several large studies —at least two with tens of thousands of participants—found that more nut consumption led to less chance...

'Fat-Shaming' Fork Zaps You While You Eat

HAPIfork flashes and vibrates when you eat too fast

(Newser) - Since you probably don't feel awful enough while eating chocolate cake, the HAPIfork is here to make you feel worse. At least that's the general consensus about the high-tech, bulky utensil that vibrates and flashes when you eat too fast, the Los Angeles Times reports. The weight-loss gadget...

President Taft's Diet Secret: Cutting Carbs

 President Taft's 
 Diet Secret: 
 Cutting Carbs 
new analysis

President Taft's Diet Secret: Cutting Carbs

Biggest president's health moves resemble today's: expert

(Newser) - William Howard Taft—our fattest president—used dieting techniques that wouldn't be unusual today; in fact, he dropped 60 pounds on a low-carb regime, says historian Deborah Levine, who recently analyzed correspondence between Taft and his British doctor. The two wrote to each other for 10 years, during which...

Instagram Could Help You Lose Weight

Or ruin your meal

(Newser) - The next new big diet fad could be Instagram and Pinterest, thanks to a new study that found just looking at photos of food can make eating less appealing. Researchers at Brigham Young University showed 232 people photos of food—half salty, and half sweet—and asked them to rate...

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