Ed Koch was a notorious trencherman. He spent a good part of his life living in Greenwich Village and would often go to Chinatown to eat. Until he grew old, he often had to worry about his weight. In fact, one of his most famous quotes has to do with losing weight: "The best way to lose weight is t ... More >>
Shape up in Central Park
Dr. Ian K. Smith is a regular on the Rachael Ray Show, was the doc on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club for six seasons, and was personally asked by President Obama to serve on the President's Council of Fitness. And while his waistline is very small, his resume is getting even bulkier. Dr. Smith--not to be ... More >>
Hey, ladies: Scientists have found another thing that might make us fat -- mid-morning snacks.
Do not clickThe advertisement to the right, which everyone who uses the internet ignores on a daily basis, leads those hapless enough to click on it into a large-scale web of bullshit diet products -- including "pills made from African mangoes" and "potions made from exotic acai berries" -- w ... More >>
Happy International Women's Day! Count your blessings that we have advanced to a stage in which women who hope to lose weight can now pay money to inject themselves with a pregnancy hormone and subsist on 500 calories a day (the average person eats from 1,800 to 3,000), because that is sane a ... More >>
Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>
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Caitlin Thorne HerseySteve Cuozzo, crap-free.A couple weeks after Our Man Sietsema published his 10 easy diet rules, the Post's Steve Cuozzo has followed suit with a column detailing the weight loss that followed his diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes. Basically, he cut all of the crap out of h ... More >>
Traditionally, trying to lose weight involves dieting and exercise. But what about Tweeting the entire process, including your weight and how much you ate on a given day? New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter is doing just that. And it's a far cry from the old days, when dieting was something ... More >>
A survey by Nutrisystem reiterated what we already know -- that many Americans are unhealthy and unhappy with their weight -- and upped the ante with what's essentially a weight-related game of "Would You Rather" transferred into a study. They found some surprising and downright horrifying sacrif ... More >>
Have you been following the controversy over the too-skinny pretzel ads plastered about New York City? Well, we have! In brief, Pretzel Crisps created these rather humdrum ads for their flat, waify treats proclaiming "You can never be too thin," and put them up in bus shelters and phone booth ... More >>
Applebee's chocolate chip sundae: not recommended for weight loss.Taking a page from Men's Health, The Daily Beast has thoughtfully published a list of the 40 restaurant desserts most likely to cause death among those who consume them.
The Juice Press details its plans for liquid domination.A stroll this morning by the Juice Press turned up this sign in the window informing passers-by that the incipient 1st Street juice bar will open on Thursday, May 6. But that's just the first phase of its opening.
A one-stop weight loss shop?Here's some more information about the juice bar on 1st Street between First and Second Avenues that's supposedly opening on May 15.
Imagine my surprise when, reading over the menu at Apotheke last night, I came upon a drink called the Master Cleanse, referencing that starvation regimen of water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne that makes you lose weight because, well, you're starving. It must be a take-off, I thought ... More >>
Pressofatlanticcity.comFlorida resident Samantha Lynn Frazier, 35, was visiting Atlantic City with family and walked into a bar for a drink. And then she got shot. According to reports, Frazier was headed into local bar Herman's House with her cousin Kimberly Moore around 1:30 a.m. on Satu ... More >>
Montenapo has a new owner. Gennaro Sbarro has reopened the Midtown West restaurant with Kevin McGee, formerly the executive sous-chef at Eleven Madison Park, at the helm. [NY Times] Eleven Madison Park sous-chef James Kent and his commis, Tom Allan, will represent the U.S. at this year's Boc ... More >>
A week after losing its high-profile chef, Fabio Trabocchi, who had only been in the position for three months, The Four Seasons restaurant is also saying farewell its dining room manager, James Olson, who will be the general manager at the new Tavern on the Green. [NY Post] The Cablevision- ... More >>
Weight Watchers is taking its competitor, Curves, to court in response to an ad campaign the company is running on cable that denigrates Weight Watchers and claims that Curves' 30-day diet plan is "clinically proven" to work. [NY Post] Relief workers from the U.N. are sending food vouchers ... More >>
Even though "being overweight is as American as eating a whole apple pie," it appears that society is still prejudiced against the obese. An amendment to the proposed healthcare bill that would reward people for losing weight inspired Stephen Colbert to rant about the issue of "weightism" in Ameri ... More >>
Tod Seelie/MetromixFrank Bruni isn't the only member of the food world who's had his powers of restraint demolished by a box of Oreos. "I am a food alcoholic," Jacques Torres proclaims. "Some people are addicted to cigarettes or alcohol or drugs. I think I'm addicted to food." The pastry che ... More >>
Author and weight loss advocate Julia Havey keeps an aging cheeseburger in her bag. As this eerie video shows, it looks much the same as it did when she bought it four years ago. "Real food breaks down. This can't be real food," she claims. Apparently, she got the idea to age her burger from someo ... More >>
Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida tell you about making babies
It's been about a year since New York fast food chain places have been forced to show calorie counts for all their foods, and I'm still pissed to the titties about it. What kind of moron is this kind of thing designed for? Is there really someone who doesn't know that a cheeseburger deluxe has a who ... More >>
A study in Japan has found that eating 2.5 ounces of baby broccoli per day for two months may help stave off a stomach bug that is linked to several more serious problems, including gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. [Reuters] Downing a banana smoothie before bed could help sufferers of sl ... More >>
Here's a bit of blog blubber tailor-made for the Voice's newly instituted Pass-the-Reader along rule: Newsday's Spin Cycle has a mildly redacted version of what conservative Suffolk County GOP legislator Thomas Barraga had to say at a recent hearing on the all-important trans-fats debate: "A guy get ... More >>
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