NEW YORK (CBS) With awards season upon us and spring around the corner, celebrities are turning up the intensity to get red-carpet ready -- and to later get beach ready.
So which celebrity physique do you seek? A lean, healthy figure like Jessica Alba's? A svelte "Black Swan" ballerina-body like Natalie Portman's? Or a curvaceous Halle Berry body? If you're a male or a self-proclaimed "Gleek," you may want a healthy, toned body like Matthew Morrison.
So how do you get there?Continue »
(CBS) In the battle of the bulge, breakfast has long been on the front lines.
Of recent years, common advice has been to eat a big breakfast because it helps to jump start your metabolism and helps you eat fewer calories throughout the day.
According to a new study, at least half that equation may be toast.Continue »
(CBS) Suzanne Somers is back. And this time she's not working on your thighs, but your whole body, at least if you're over 40.
The former "Three's Company" star who had a second turn at fame with her Thighmaster infomercials from the 1990s, has a new book, "Sexy Forever: How to Fight Fat After 40," and isn't shy about sharing what she feels are the secrets to staying fit, healthy and sexy as you age.Continue »
(CBS) Quick: Have you already exceeded the daily recommended limit for trans fat intake today?
Answer: You probably have no idea.
Although the snack you bought out of the machine may read "zero trans fat," zero doesn't necessarily mean zero.
FDA policy allows a serving of food that contains less than 0.5 g of trans fat to claim to contain none at all. Eric Brandt, a researcher and medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is calling for a change in that policy.Continue »
(CBS) You're behaving like a caveman!
What sounds like a put-down might actually be a compliment, at least when the conversation turns to culinary matters. A new study suggests that Neanderthals were more sophisticated in their eating habits than previously thought, dining not only on vegetables but on cooked veggies.Continue »
(CBS) Watching your weight? There's an app for that.
Actually, there are quite a few, including a new one from Weight Watchers. Its new Kitchen Companion app, launched on Dec. 18, provides ideas for what to cook and how to cook it, with info about ingredients and foods as well as cooking techniques, according to the company.Continue »
(CBS) Donna Simpson, a 600-pound New Jersey woman who holds the title for world's fattest mom, had a Christmas feast to remember.
According to the Daily Mail, the 42-year-old, single mother of two, packed away a 30,000 calorie mega-meal that took more than two hours to eat.
The menu included two 25-pound turkeys, two 15-pound glazed hams and 15 pounds of potatoes, according to the paper.
And that wasn't all.
(CBS) Watching your diet? If so, whole milk, butter, and cheese probably aren't regulars on your shopping list.
Should they be?
Scientists at Harvard School of Public Health have identified a fatty acid in whole dairy foods that is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a chemical cousin of cis-palmitoleic acid, a diabetes-blocking acid produced naturally in the liver.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Does eating Dannon's probiotic-infused Activia yogurt help keep things moving in your digestive tract?
That's the claim made on the yogurt's packaging and in commercials. Dannon also claimed probiotics are the secret to DanActive, a yogurt drink it said helps prevent colds.
It won't make those claims anymore. The Federal Trade Commission ruled there's not enough evidence to back up those statements, and now the French-based company has to pay up - big time. That means $21 million in settlements with state and federal regulators.
So what's the deal with probiotics?
(CBS/AP) McDonald's isn't getting much joy from its Happy Meals.
The world's biggest burger chain is being sued by a California mother and a prominent consumer group over its use of toys to market meals to young children.
They contend that McDonald's is violating consumer protection laws by marketing its Happy Meals directly to young people who are especially vulnerable to marketing messages.Continue »
(CBS) Patrick House became a big winner on Tuesday, when the formerly obese, out-of-work salesman claimed victory - and $250,000 in prize money - on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" TV show.
house, who was packing 400 pounds on his 6'2" frame when the hit show's 2010 season began six months ago, lost a total of 181 pounds, or 45 percent of his body weight. When the big digital scale displayed his winning weight-loss tally, the 28-year-old father of two from Mississippi gave a huge grin, pumped his fists overhead, and burst into tears.