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Does Eating Too Much Chicken Make Your Boobs Grow? And What Of Man Boobs?

There is a theory you have probably heard that too much chicken makes your boobs grow. There has been some news recently that estrogen in chicken and beef may be contributing to hormone-dependent cancers. This is from a study in the US. The study was presented in early June at the American Society of Clinical […]

10 Weirdest Hangover Cures that Totally Work

It happens to the best of us. Too many bevvies and an early start the next day. What are some great ways to sure a hangover? Here are some of the best!  1. Coconut water wellness It’s true – best from a real coconut, but the bottled stuff is fine. It contains five essential electrolytes […]

Is This the Weirdest Weight Loss Method You’ve Ever Heard Of?

It’s called “Weight Loss Tongue Patch Surgery” and the idea is very gross. For just under $2000 US, a doctor sews and abrasive patch to your tongue, making it very difficult for you to eat. People who have had one attached have reported weight loss of up to 30 pounds a month. Meet the California […]

Does Anyone Remember the Pro-Ana Sites on Live Journal?

Warning: if you are suffering from an eating disorder, this may not be an appropriate post for you to read. This post is a discussion about what used to be on the pro-ana sites of the mid 2000s. Lots of this stuff was bad for people. These sites were frequented primarily by women, but there […]

Professor Loses 27 Pounds on a Junk Food Diet: Should You?

Have you heard of this guy? For 10 weeks, Mark Haub ate only junk food. He lost lots of weight, improved his cholesterol and got his BMI down to a healthy level. All by eating lots and lots of Twinkies. I am not kidding. To make things even more interesting, he is a professor of […]

Can You Drink Miso Soup to Lose Weight Like Peaches Geldof Did?

Update: 8th of April, 2014. Peaches Geldof has passed away. I would like to say how much I feel for her family during this time, as this is a true tragedy. Rest in Peace, Peaches. Read my tribute here. Here is the original article. Miso soup is great for weight loss but please remember that […]

The 7 Craziest Diets From History: Do They Work?

Crazy vintage diets: I’ve done a few in my time! People have always been obsessed with keeping trim and looking fantastic, and over the centuries people have resorted to lots of strange things to keep their waistlines in check. Here are some of the most bizarre methods of weight loss I have come across from […]

Anorexia and Bulimia: Portia de Rossi talks

I have stopped keeping books when I’ve finished them. I pass them on to friends, or leave them in the communal laundry upstairs in my apartment building. There are few books I wished I’d kept a copy of. Portia de Rossi’s book Unbearable Lightness is one of those books. I have to admit that I […]

My Experience with Fasting for Weight Loss and the 6 Small Meals Debate

I had a friend who was very into fasting. His most impressive effort was 18 days without food, surviving on only herbal tea, water and a teaspoon of honey when he got very tired and needed some energy. Most people would say this was extreme – but there are many advocates for fasting. 6 Small […]

One Very Easy (and Weird) Thing I am Doing this Week to Lose Weight

I have made a very odd weight-loss resolution today. I have recently gained weight. If you have been following my blog you’ll know that it’s quite a minor problem. I’ve only gained 5 pounds, or about 2.2 kilos. It’s the sort of weight gain that makes me feel very depressed. I want them gone- dammit! […]

One Week on a Seaweed Diet Will it Work Heres What Happened HERO

One Week on a Seaweed Diet: Will it Work? Here’s What Happened.

Seaweed: it’s no longer strange to most people because of the prevalence of sushi bars and nori rolls. But could you eat it for a whole week to lose weight? I put myself on the seaweed diet to see if it made any difference to how I felt and what I weighed. Seaweed is rich […]

Eating Disorder – A Short Story (not about me!)

This is a short story about a girl with an eating disorder. This is a short story only. I promise that it isn’t about me.