Weight Loss

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J.J. Smith’s Cleansing Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.

09/30/2014

Graham Elliot before and after surgery. (Credit: Twitter)

Chef Graham Elliot Loses 63 Percent Of Body Weight After Surgery

Celebrity chef Graham Elliot decided he needed to do something when he was having trouble tying his shoes and playing with his children.

04/08/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On Sentence

The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.

03/17/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Feds Seek 10 Years For Convicted Pitchman Trudeau

If convicted liar Kevin Trudeau pitched his supposed miracle weight-loss book to readers by telling them the truth, it would have sold slightly more than zero copies, federal prosecutors said.

03/13/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau Made False Diet Claims, Jury Finds

A federal jury on Tuesday found television pitchman Kevin Trudeau did violate a federal order barring him from making false claims about his diet books on Tuesday.

11/12/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Dietitian Describes Likely Menu For Trudeau Customers

For lunch and dinner, she said, Trudeau’s devotees may have a “handful” of vegetables and organic grass-fed meat weighing 100 grams raw — roughly the size of a deck of cards.

11/08/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Weight Loss Pitchman Trudeau Ordered Back To Jail

Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was ordered back into federal custody on Tuesday, despite his pleas that he has no assets to pay off a multimillion-dollar judgment against him.

10/22/2013

Overweight

AMA Officially Classifies Obesity As A Disease

The AMA’s move means 90 million Americans who are considered obese now are classified as having a medical condition that requires treatment. It also puts more pressure on insurance companies to cover the costs of treatment for obesity.

06/19/2013

Hospital Bed

Mercy Hospital Offering Weight Loss Surgery Contest

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center has launched a contest with an unusual prize: free lap-band weight loss surgery.

05/02/2013

The before and after looks of Brooke Tetik. (CBS)

Naperville Woman Drops 70 Pounds; How’d She Do It?

Brooke Tetik tells CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist she realized it two years ago it was time to make a profound change in her life.

03/15/2013

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At Chicago Gym, Only Overweight Members Need Apply

Whether it’s 10, 20 or 50 pounds, whatever you have to lose, it always feels overwhelming.

02/12/2013

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Elk Grove Twins Featured On People Magazine Cover

Tom and Michelle Larson have collectively lost about 270 pounds. The Elk Grove twins’ success earned them a spot on this month’s People magazine.

01/18/2013

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Dieticians Offer A Few Tricks To Help You Lose Weight

What if something as simple as changing the color of your plate helped you lose weight? Or if clenching a fist put an end to a fattening craving?

CBS 2–01/16/2013

Marcus Wright is trying to lose 25 pounds to help reduce his cholesterol and blood pressure, and save money on his annual life insurance premium. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Cutting Your Life Insurance Premiums

It’s summertime and everyone wants to be in shape. You already know losing weight is good for your health, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports getting fit can also save you money on life insurance.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

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Gyms Prepare For Membership Rush At New Year’s

If you’re like a lot of people, you may be resolving to get fit and lose some pounds in the new year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

Gautam Gupta is wanted by federal authorities. (FBI)

Weight-Loss Expert Wanted For Fraud Is Federal Fugitive, FBI Says

Gautam Gupta, owner of a Chicago-area chain of weight-loss clinics, is wanted by the federal government for allegedly scamming a private insurer and the Illinois Medicaid program.

06/17/2011

Overweight

Jenny Craig Tops Consumer Reports’ Diet Rankings

With all the diet plans out there, which work the best? Consumer Reports says it’s Jenny Craig.

WBBM Newsradio–05/10/2011

Acai Berry

FTC, Madigan Sue Açai Berry Marketing Websites

Those “news” websites claiming you can lose 25 pounds in a month with acai berry diets are actually advertisements disguised to appear as legitimate news, according to federal and state authorities.

04/19/2011

Ice cube cluster (Getty Images file)

‘Ice Diet’ May Turn Cold To Your Advantage

An author claims sitting in a tub full of ice water can help you lose weight as your body tries to keep its temperature warm. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist asks an expert to evaluate the concept.

03/03/2011

Overweight

Battle Of The Bulge

As Americans collectively fight the battle of the bulge and the ever-expanding national waistline, more and more people who have reached potentially dangerous weights are turning to surgery as a means to shed excess pounds.

02/27/2011

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