Body Weight

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Florida Group to Amazon, Google: Ban Fat-Shaming Apps

    Tampa-based Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and a number of organizations -- including the American Board of Obesity Medicine -- submitted formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft on Wednesday. The letters ask that the companies remove fat-shaming apps the groups deem off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Green Coffee Extract: Congress Probes Doctor Oz and a Florida Company

    If you've been following the journey of Dr. Mehmet Oz -- a popular TV host made famous first by Oprah in 2004 -- you know that he's been grilled by senators recently for strongly endorsing ineffective weight loss products on his show. But you might not know about the Florida company whose products ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    George Zimmerman Will Box Any Takers For Money

    George Zimmerman has agreed to be a part of a celebrity boxing match for money and yes this is a real thing. The promoter says that Zimmerman is even willing to fight black people, so there's that. After hitting up the internet with paintings he could sell to cover his substantial legal debt, Zimm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Free Seminar: Are The Toxins in Your Home Keeping You From Losing Weight?

    Are the toxins in your home keeping you from losing weight? It's a question Angela Tompkins, founder of Quality Life and Wellness, will be addressing today during a free health seminar aimed at helping people discover how the toxins in their home could be affecting weightloss goals -- and future he ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Florida Ranked 12th Least Obese State in the Nation

    Florida is the 12th least fattest state in the nation. That according to a report by the Trust for America's health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. *HIGH FIVE* *EAT SOME FROSTING STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAN*

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Broward Man Inducted Into Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence

    Lighthouse Point resident David Duresky is a breastfeeding champion. No, really, there's a a breastfeeding awareness month: August, and a "Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence," into which Duresky has been inducted. Duresky was awarded $5,000 to "fund research, sponsor continuing education, purchase e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Boy Scouts Not Allowing Obese Kids to Take Part in National Jamboree

    The Boy Scouts of America is currently holding its 2013 National Jamboree, where scouts from all over the country converge in West Virginia to whitewater raft, climb mountains, zip lines, mountain bike, and participate in other Boy Scouty things. But, apparently the scouts' body mass index criteri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Duffy's Sports Grill Offering Healthier Menu

    Individuals are starting to take greater concern with issues of health--kind of a necessity given our obesity and diabetes epidemics. In response to customer demands and new laws forcing them to publish calorie contents, many restaurants and chains are beginning to offer healthier eating options. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Marijuana Diet? American Journal of Medicine Study Says Pot Might Be Good For You

    Good news potheads: aside from the obvious legal implications, there is no reason to put down your bongs--or that full package of double-stuffed Oreos. Turns out new studies have claimed that marijuana is not only helps with cancer, but has a whole host of other health benefits, as well--including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Florida Could Be Even Fatter by 2030

    Put down that can of cake icing! The U.S. annual fat report card was released Tuesday, and according to what it says, Florida will basically be one massive coronary with palm trees come 2030. According to the report, Florida is on track to hit 58.6 percent in 18 years, which means health-care cost ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Ted Nugent Performs Tuesday at Revolution Live: Cooking With the Nuge (Video)

    Nevermind his conspiracy theories or the fact that all of his shirts seem to tragically lose their sleeves before their time, did you know larger-than-life rock dude Ted Nugent can also cook? Well, probably, given that Uncle Ted has made no bones about his love of killing and grilling anything that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Kirstie Alley, Kim Kardashian, Bethenny Frankel: Ten Celebs Who Peddle Diet Products

    E! Online reports that Fat Actress star Kirstie Alley is being sued in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed on July 20, 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that would-be dieter Marina Abramyan as named plaintiff for the class action. Basically, the 28-page document states that Alley lo ... More >>

  • Nightlife

    July 12, 2012
  • Music

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Jon Stewart on Why America is Fat

    The Daily Show Hey Jon - put down that pizza!​A recent study, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, came out just in time for National French Fry Day. That irony wasn't lost on Jon Stewart. In his Daily Show monologue, Stewart states that 38 states have an obe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New Reality Show Casting Overweight Chefs, Foodies

    Sketchpot He'd be perfect if he were real​The producers of such "high-brow" television fare as Kitchen Nightmares and Celebrity Fit Club have finally realized where to merge their two successful concepts into one big, fat concept of a show - make a show about overweight food-industry work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Doctors Want to Ban Fast-Food Ads From Kids' TV Shows

    ​Doctors are trying to conquer the obesity epidemic by focusing on American youth.According to this article courtesy of Reuters and the Huffington Post, a third of American children are eating fast-food meals on any given day. That reportedly amounts to in excess of $110 billion every year on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Low Rates of Smoking and Obesity Keep Broward and Palm Beach Healthier Than Most of Florida

    Wrong idea, kid. Low rates of smoking and obesity kept Broward and Palm Beach healthier than most of Florida. ​Florida falls below the national average in quite a few significant measurements that reflect its quality of life. And healthy residents is one of them. But if you live in Broward or Palm ... More >>

  • Film

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Did You Get Your DIY Gastric-Bypass Kit Yet?

    'Cause if you didn't, you're out of luck, bub.​Up until yesterday, for about $265, you could order one on Amazon. They work great. Anyone can install one in seconds with a penknife and some packing tape.Actually, the kit contained a scalpel, a syringe, and some other medical-like doodads. And, app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Get Paid to Lose Weight? That's the Idea at

    The Consumerist via Flickr​We're solidly into the new year, so perhaps you've already tossed aside those overreaching resolutions that were made after a month (months?) of booze-fueled dessert debauchery and nights on the town charged to a credit card with a billion percent interest rate. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Cookie Diet Doctor Sanford Siegal on New Cookbook, Working With Snooki, and Why $50 Cookies Are a Bargain

    Dr. Sanford Siegal and Matthew Siegal ​Over the years, we've kept in touch with South Florida doctor Sanford Siegal, inventor of the Cookie Diet phenomenon. When we heard he had released a new cookbook (with surprisingly yummy low-calorie recipes... including chocolate and cheesecake!), we had to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Florida Ranked 36th Most Obese State (Tickets to Gun Show Now on Sale)

    Flickr: TobyotterThe obese woman: An endangered Florida species​The seventh annual "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010" is, first of all, apparently an R as in Real thing. But moreover, the study revealed that Florida's adult obesity rate is 25.1 percent, making us the 36th m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009
  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    I'm Starvin'

    John Pinette lays down some low-cal comedy at Palm Beach Improv

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Cookie Monsters

    It's the old diet doc versus the marketing gun in the great war of the tasty appetite suppressors

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Fat Chance

    He ain't heavy, he's my lover

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Notes from the Weekend

    -- This little ditty by the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Marra may be the worst news City Place has had. Not because a woman hanged herself out in the open. But because nobody even noticed until the afternoon. After the jump: McDonald's fighting obesity, Reinhard, Bigoney, Venezuelan ant-Semitism, a ... More >>

  • Foodstuffs

    May 15, 2003
  • Dining

    January 13, 2000


    Bone Appetit