The US Preventive Services Task Force says clinicians should coach pregnant people on healthy weight gain. The report could perpetuate fatphobia.
Our whole lives, societal messages drill in that weight gain and round bellies are bad. That's hard to dismantle the moment you get pregnant.
The number on the scale can go up and down due to a variety of factors, such as whether you ate a salty meal or drank alcohol, experts told Insider.
Mark Wahlberg shared side-by-side photos to highlight his 3-week transformation and also posted a video about wanting to gain another 20 pounds.
If you want to gain weight, eat an extra 500 calories a day, drink your calories, and choose energy-dense foods like peanut butter, dates, and salmon.
A study found more stigma associated with body shape than weight. Experts say hourglass figures are idealised, and we need to be more accepting of other body types. One expert told Insider there is an added layer of stigma for women of colour, and we need more research on that. […]
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Stopping food consumption earlier in the day doesn’t boost weight loss, according to a small new study. Researchers found that regardless of when they ate, participants were able to lose weight and reduce their blood pressure by eating pre-prepared, healthy meals over 12 weeks. This is contrary to popular myths […]
Summary List Placement Chadwick Boseman, the actor best-known for starring in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” died August 28, after four years of silently battling colon cancer. During that time, Boseman was seen and pictured looking much smaller in bulk than his character in the global-hit movie. As is often the case, […]
The capacity of Venice’s gondolas is being reduced from six to five people due to the growing weight of tourists. The iconic boats have been taking on more water in recent years as visitors to the famous Italian city get bigger. “Tourists are now overweight. From some countries, bombs load […]
The “quarantine 15” is a popular meme format joking about how people will gain weight from being inside, away from gyms, and surrounding by snacks. Dietitians say that this type of humour relies on the assumption that people in larger bodies are somehow less worthy, less disciplined, or otherwise less […]
Water weight is any extra water you’re carrying around beyond the 50% to 60% your body is made of. You may be carrying water weight if you eat too many carbs and don’t exercise enough, are dehydrated, or have too much sodium in your diet. To lose water weight watch […]
Immediately after birth, a baby will lose between 7% to 10% of their birth weight due to a loss of fluids. But within just a few weeks, your baby will pack those ounces back on, and then some. Infants are generally expected to double their birth weight by five months […]
When oral contraceptives first came out in 1960, the amount of estrogen and progestin was much higher than it is today. Since estrogen at higher doses can increase appetite and cause fluid retention, many women who took early forms of the pill gained weight as a result. Not everyone responds […]
During pregnancy, you should typically gain 2-4 pounds during the first trimester (the first 12 weeks) and 1 pound per week after that. On average, a person should gain 25-35 pounds total during pregnancy, but this will vary if you’re underweight or carrying twins or multiples. You should consume the […]
Processed foods have long been linked to shorter life spans and increased cancer cases. Groundbreaking research from the US’s National Institutes of Health suggests for the first time that the relationship is causal: No matter how nutritious they are, processed foods lead people to eat more and gain weight. Scientists […]
Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don’t suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name – sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents the build-up of visceral fat, which causes metabolic […]