June 26, 2011 |
With nutrition information everywhere, why is it still hard to figure out how many calories we should eat? Join a live Web chat with "The Biggest Loser" nutritionist Cheryl Forberg on Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) and learn how to devise a sensible nutrition plan that's easy to follow. Forberg is a registered dietitian and trained chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy. She's also the author of "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes," which shows how healthful, flavorful food can taste just as good as highly processed, fattier fare.
June 24, 2011 |
"The Biggest Loser" contestants don't just learn about exercise--upending their diets is an essential part of the program as well. Join a live Web chat Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) with Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser," who is also a registered dietitian. Forberg wrote the eating plan for the show and counsels contestants on nutrition. Forberg is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and the author of "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes.
June 18, 2011 |
This is turning into a special season for the Dodgers. Special the way their 91-loss season in 2005 was special. Or their 99-loss season in 1992. Just when you think their situation can't become any worse, it somehow does. The Dodgers descended to new depths Friday night at Dodger Stadium when they were beaten, 7-3, by the worst team in baseball. The Houston Astros had won only two of their previous 13 games and were 25-45 overall, but they battered Ted Lilly for six runs and eight hits in 51/3 innings.
May 28, 2011 |
A classic rule of both shopping and investing is that when most people steer clear of something, there may be bargains for the smart money. Yet it doesn't always work that way at your local dollar store — or with beaten-down stocks. That's the challenge investors face with bank shares, particularly those of the industry's titans. Many Americans see bankers as pariahs and can't understand why so few industry executives have faced prosecution for the excesses of the mortgage-bubble era. But if the bankers have avoided jail, their stocks haven't: After bouncing since 2009, bank shares are the biggest losers of any major industry sector this year, even as the market overall has rallied.
May 13, 2011 |
As the broadcasters rush to unveil their fall lineups to advertisers next week in New York, no network has more riding on the outcome than NBC. The brand that dominated TV for 20 years starting in the mid-1980s with smash hits such as "The Cosby Show," then "Friends" and "Seinfeld" has spent the last six years stuck in last place as its managers pursued what they believed was a forward-looking strategy aimed at cutting costs. Now the network has a new owner — cable giant Comcast — and a much-admired new programmer — Bob Greenblatt, formerly of Showtime — who are bent on restoring the luster of a network that once set standards for both quality and ratings in prime time.
April 21, 2011 |
The "Biggest Loser" takes to the sea -- not for the NBC-TV show but for travelers who want health-minded workouts and workshops along with a Caribbean cruise. Celeb fitness trainer Bob Harper will give a keynote address, and former contestants in the weight-loss reality TV show will provide motivation during the seven-night Celebrity Eclipse cruise in November. [ Corrected at 6:55 p.m. April 22: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the ship as the Celebrity Ecstasy.]
April 11, 2011 |
Larry Brooks had been a football player through high school and college and was athletic well into adulthood — in fact, he was a power lifter into his mid-40s. But by the time he hit his mid-50s, a busy decade of all work, no exercise and drinking as many as 35 cups of coffee each day took its toll. In December 2009, after a bout of pneumonia, the geologist from Keller, Texas, found himself with a 54-inch waist, 40.3% body fat, total cholesterol of 325 and a $300 monthly bill for Lipitor, three beta blockers and other drugs.
April 1, 2011 |
Bob Harper takes people from morbidly obese to fit and trim on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," and has helped countless others battle their weight as well. The trainer, author of "Are You Ready!: Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change Your Life Forever" and the host of numerous fitness DVDs, was the guest in a live Web chat this week about how to drop pounds, keep them off, and get into shape. Here's part of the chat, which is archived in its entirety (portions of this transcript have been edited for clarity)
January 31, 2011 |
These days, the only people who don't seem to mind a few extra pounds are the executive producers of reality TV shows that center on weight loss. Series such as "The Biggest Loser" and its various spinoffs and copycats, including "Losing It With Jillian," "I Used to Be Fat" and "Heavy," fill the small screen with the travails of America's flabby majority. The programs speak to the fact that obesity has become an overriding cultural obsession, but some experts see them as an unhealthy influence.
January 28, 2011 |
For much of his storied sports career, two-time Olympic medalist Rulon Gardner was a slave to the scale. He used rigorous, hours-long workouts to keep his weight in check and relied upon old-school wrestling tricks -- like exercising in a sauna -- to drop unwanted pounds before a competition. And when he retired from Greco-Roman wrestling -- and keeping his weight at roughly 270 pounds -- Gardner recalls thinking "I'll never have to look at a scale again. " Wrong. The 6-foot, 1-inch wrestling legend is back on the scale each week, only now he's doing it in front of millions of viewers as part of the cast of NBC's reality weight-loss show, "The Biggest Loser.