January 2, 2013 |
If only our collective memories worked a little better, we might recall that facing the new year with a little extra weight is what we did a year ago. And the year before that. Were those extra helpings of whatever it was - can you even remember? - worth it? No matter, diet season is here for many of us. Maybe your 2013 resolve is not to be at the same threshold in 2014. But for now, you might be thinking about which diet will work best, fast and with the least pain. Are you willing to spend money?
December 26, 2012 |
After Jessica Simpson seemed to confirm her second pregnancy Christmas Day on Twitter, via a photo of baby girl Maxwell on the beach with "big sis" written in the sand, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman made it extra official Wednesday in a new ad that confirmed there's a little one on the way. "I'm having another baby," she says outright in the ad. "I feel like I'm on top of the world. " Also news, though not mentioned in the commercial: She won't be following the Weight Watchers program during her pregnancy.
December 21, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson's new Weight Watchers ads are slated to begin airing Dec. 25. She's reportedly lost about 50 pounds since daughter Maxwell Drew was born in May. Some of the weight loss was apparent when she and sister Ashlee toured last month, promoting the Jessica Simpson Collection at department stores including Macy's and Dillard's. [People] The Kardashians' annual holiday card has the whole crew dressed in white, with confetti, balloon designs and champagne toasts making it look more like New Year's Eve than Christmas.
October 10, 2012 |
Five years ago, flyweight boxing champ Nonito Donaire felt as if his body had shrunk as he dieted to make the 112-pound weight limit to defend his title. Blood was in his urine before the bout, Donaire recalled. "Everything about you is not there," he said. "You feel like an animal. " Donaire won that bout, but he later moved up in weight to avoid such trauma. On Saturday he fights in a super-bantamweight title unification bout in Carson against Toshiaki Nishioka at a more comfortable 122-pound limit.
October 10, 2012 |
In a head-to-head contest pitting a pair of psychologist-led "behavioral weight loss" programs against a 48-week membership to Weight Watchers, a new study found that subjects participating in the ubiquitous commercial program stuck with their regimen longer and shed more pounds. Compared with people who met regularly with a professional counselor, those assigned to Weight Watchers were more likely to lose at least 10% of their body weight by the 48-week mark. On this measure, Weight Watchers also bested a hybrid program that researchers had expected to be the most effective - a 12-week introductory course led by a clinical psychologist to jump-start subjects' weight loss, followed by 36 weeks of Weight Watchers.
June 25, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson is strutting her post-baby stuff, and all we can think is: She looks like a million bucks. Or $3 million. Or maybe even $4 million, depending on who you believe. "Just taking a walk around the block... Street legal???," Simpson said Friday on Twitter as she posted a photo of herself, above left, flashing massive amounts of mama cleavage. Compare that to her look from "The Dukes of Hazzard," above right, circa 2005. The difference now is that Simpson is under contract with Weight Watchers, CNNMoney reported a while back, and millions are riding on her ability to take her 5-foot-3 shape from a reported high of 210 pounds while pregnant down to a goal weight of 130. Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1. Maxwell was delivered by C-section, meaning Jessica had to do some healing before hitting the gym. Back in 2005, a 25-year-old Simpson, then married to Nick Lachey, got in shape for those Daisy Duke short-shorts with a low-carb, high-protein diet and two hours a day, six days a week of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises, under the guidance of trainer Michael Alexander. Now it'll be Points Plus for the new mom, who turns 32 next month, and workouts with trainer Haley Pasternak, according to InTouch, which reported that the fashionista recently hit the gym five times over 14 days.