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Mike Pompeo Reveals Big Weight Loss, but People Have Questions

Not everyone is buying ex-CIA chief's story on how he dropped 90 pounds in 6 months

(Newser) - People have been whispering for months about Mike Pompeo's out-of-nowhere weight loss, first noticed in the late fall as he made various appearances. Some speculated he was sick; others wondered if he was getting in shape to make a presidential run in 2024. The former CIA director and secretary...

Behind an Iconic Weight-Loss Camp, a Major Family Feud

Bloomberg dives into personalities behind Camp Shane

(Newser) - As far as weight-loss camp for kids go, Camp Shane was a legend. Tucked in New York's Catskill Mountains, it began welcoming children in 1968 and operated in that original location until 2019, making it the longest-running camp of its kind in the US. As David Gauvey Herbert writes...

1 in 4 of Us Need a New Jeans Size
Levi's CEO: Number Who
Need New Size 'Staggering'
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Levi's CEO: Number Who Need New Size 'Staggering'

About 25% of buyers need either a bigger or smaller jeans size, says Chip Bergh

(Newser) - The pandemic didn't just change the style of jeans people are buying— skinny jeans are out and more comfortable fits are in—but something more fundamental: waist sizes. In an interview with the AP , Levi's CEO Chip Bergh estimates that 25% of customers are in need of a...

New Pictures of Kim Jong Un Show One Big Difference

Concerns over North Korean leader's health emerge after he appears noticeably thinner

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un recently banned skinny jeans , but he may want to reconsider. Plenty of people lost weight during the pandemic, and the 37-year-old appears to be one of them, at least according to new pictures of him published in NK News , which notes it looks like he dropped "...

Larger-Than-Life Chef Turns to Fitness Amid Pandemic

Action Bronson, also a rapper, has lost 130 pounds since March

(Newser) - Fans of Action Bronson know him as a larger-than-life rapper, chef, artist, and TV host. They might be surprised to learn that the 37-year-old has added a new item to that list—fitness enthusiast. A New York Times profile of the Brooklynite, real name Ariyan Arslani, reveals that he has...

New Weight Loss Drug May Be Like No Other
New Weight Loss Drug
May Be Like No Other
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New Weight Loss Drug May Be Like No Other

Semaglutide's results suggest it could be a game-changer

(Newser) - We may have a game-changer when it comes to obesity drugs. The results of a clinical trial involving taking higher doses of Novo Nordisk's Type 2 diabetes drug semaglutide as an anti-obesity medication were published Wednesday, and they're staggeringly good: Those who injected it weekly for a little...

Clooney Lost 25-Plus Pounds for Film, Ended Up in Hospital

Actor, 59, who dropped weight for role in 'The Midnight Sky,' ended up with pancreatitis

(Newser) - George Clooney takes his acting and directing seriously, but he may have taken the former too seriously while preparing for his latest role in The Midnight Sky, coming out on Netflix Dec. 23. To play a cancer-riddled scientist left on Earth after an apocalyptic nuclear event, Clooney dropped nearly 30...

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...

Jillian Michaels Targets Popular Exercise Regimen. Fans Balk

'She's doing this for the sake of trying to be relevant,' one CrossFit devotee remarks

(Newser) - Jillian Michaels isn't exactly known for shying away from strong opinions on controversial topics, including a recent slam of the keto diet . The 44-year-old personal trainer's latest issue: CrossFit. USA Today reports that Michaels taped a short video for Shape last year, which the magazine posted to its...

Celine Dion Has a Message for Body Shamers

'Leave me alone'

(Newser) - At 50, Celine Dion feels great and isn't bothered if you don't think she looks it. "I'm doing this for me," the singer tells the Sun's Dan Wootton of her thinner-than-usual frame , per CNN . "If you like it, I'll be there. If...

My 600-lb Life Star Dies at 50
My 600-lb Life 
Star Dies at 50

My 600-lb Life Star Dies at 50

Lisa Fleming is 'no longer in pain, stuck in that bed' daughter says

(Newser) - The daughter of a TLC reality star bears sad news about her mom. TMZ reports 50-year-old Lisa Fleming, who appeared on the network's My 600-lb Life in the winter, died on Thursday. Deadline reports Fleming died at her home in Texas, of unknown causes. Danielle Fleming posted about her...

842-Pound Man Dies During Filming of Reality Show

His fiancee says it was a 'robbery beyond words'

(Newser) - TLC reality show My 600-lb Life profiles the efforts of the obese to lose weight, but viewers were given heartbreaking news in this week's episode: Robert Buchel, a New Jersey man who weighed 842 pounds at the start of the episode, did not survive filming. The 41-year-old, who went...

Pro Poker Player Wins $1M Weight Loss Bet With Friends

Walter Fisher dropped below 10% body fat in less than 6 months

(Newser) - It can be hard to lose weight without the proper motivation. It turns out a million dollars is proper motivation. ABC News reports professional poker player Walter Fisher made a $1 million bet with his friends to reach his goal weight—and won. After a four-week gambling hot streak collapsed...

Study Says Fitness Trackers Are Getting Major Stat Wrong

Calorie burning stats are up to 93% inaccurate on some devices

(Newser) - Constantly checking the calories burned on your fitness tracker to determine what to eat? Then tuck it away and read on, because you might not want to indulge in that second piece of cake. NPR reports that cardiologist and professor Euan Ashley responded to his tech-savvy patients’ frequent requests to...

Lena Dunham Trolls Magazine With Diet-Tip List

Marching one's butt off makes her list

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is finding out that a lot of weight can come with losing a few pounds. The actress/Girls creator is well known for her body-positive approach to living , but caught some flak after she started an exercise program to help with chronic pain related to her endometriosis and slimmed...

'World's Heaviest Woman' Drops 713 Pounds— or Has She?

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty reportedly weighs 389lbs; sister refutes that story

(Newser) - Just a few months ago she was billed as the world's heaviest woman , but doctors in India now say Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has dropped more than 700 pounds and will be transferred to a hospital in the United Arab Emirates to continue her medical treatment closer to...

A Cosmo Weight-Loss Article Has Infuriated Twitter

People didn't like that the subject of story was an Aussie woman who had cancer

(Newser) - It was like any other Tuesday on Cosmopolitan's Twitter feed, with tweets about a possible Gilmore Girls revival, women who apply makeup with tampons , and ... a weight loss story that sent the internet into a tizzy. The offending tweet, since deleted, linked to an article titled "How This...

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,...

Pink: I'm Supposedly 'Obese,' and That's Crazy

She shares her post-baby weight, along with a message for women

(Newser) - Pink had her second child in December, and she just posted an image of herself at the gym on Instagram . No, she's not sporting a magically slim celeb body, and that's her point, notes E! Online . "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"?...

Emma Thompson Blasts Hollywood's 'Evil' Obsession

Says actresses face pressure not to eat

(Newser) - "It's evil." That's how Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson sums up the pressure on actresses to lose weight. While appearing on a Swedish talk show last week, Thompson described how she'd almost quit work on 2008 film Brideshead Revisited because producers asked another actress—the film...

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