October 2, 1990
New Image Industries of Woodland Hills said that it expects to report a loss for its first quarter that ended Sept. 28. The maker of computer systems for hair stylists, landscape architects and other designers said it also expects revenue to decline for the period. The company did not provide a reason for the loss, but New Image said it expected to earn a profit in the second quarter. New Image added that Nutri/System Inc.
January 3, 1991
Listed below are locations of some of the weight loss centers in North County. WEIGHT WATCHERS For class schedules for any of the following locations, call 560-8875. 142 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 337 W. Mission Ave., Escondido 238 N. Mission Ave., Fallbrook 10635 Scripps Ranch Blvd., Mira Mesa 1906 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside 12378 Poway Road, Poway 524 Main St.
June 29, 1990
I agreed with all but one word of Lee Dembart's review of the Ralph W. Moss book, "The Cancer Industry: Unravelling the Politics" (June 5). That single, inaccurate word was "dietitians," being used so out of context in association with Laetrilists, vitamin advocates and believers in the power of positive thinking. Perhaps Dembart meant "nutritionists," a word that has no legal meaning. Anyone, including health food store clerks, Nutri-System counselors, sports trainers, Herbalife distributors or even your grandmother, can call themselves a nutritionist.
October 1, 1997 |
H.J. Heinz Co.'s Weight Watchers International Inc. settled long-standing federal deceptive advertising charges by agreeing to permanently trim the diet company's claims about the success of its programs. The settlement, which requires that certain disclosures accompany weight-loss claims, formalizes a policy that Weight Watchers says it has followed since shortly after the Federal Trade Commission filed suit in 1993. The settlement marks the culmination of an FTC crackdown on U.S.
December 5, 1991 |
The good thing about "Diets That Work" is that it will save you time and maybe even money if you want to lose weight. Deralee Scanlon has cut through the 17,000--or more--diet programs available and zeroed in on 28 she considers safe and effective. She also evaluates 18 best-selling diet books. Scanlon is a registered dietitian and diet therapist and writes the weekly column "Ask the Dietitian," which appears in several newspapers.
January 10, 2011 |
Fifty-six-year-old Lynn Kaufman of Los Angeles has maintained a healthful weight on Weight Watchers for 10 years. But she was snacking way too much on the wrong kind of stuff, she says ? like 100-calorie cookie packs and hot chocolate. Today she jokes that Weight Watchers must have been spying on her. "I think there was a video camera in my house and they said, 'We don't like the quality of the food you are eating.'" In November, Weight Watchers unveiled its new point system, PointsPlus, to its 1.3 million members worldwide.
January 28, 2011 |
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10 . "If you're going to eat something that's unhealthy, be aware of it, then go back to eating something healthy.” Words from my trainer? Nope. A Nutrisystem nutritionist? Nope. Although both would undoubtedly agree, that diet tip comes from Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s remembers that powerhouse rock band.
January 17, 2011 |
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday. Friday was rough. The morning oatmeal lasted until about 11 a.m., but then the cravings hit for something sweet. Popped into my boss’ office and grabbed some gum. Unfortunately, the gum on his desk was a gag gift. I didn’t read the package. The gum was bacon-flavored. That horrific taste didn’t leave my mouth for the rest of the day. It was almost as bad as the time I ate raw whale tongue soaked in its own blood.