weight loss

Fitmodo: The Science Of Fat

If you’re anything like over 60 per cent of Australians, you have a few kilos of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a lot of misconceptions about fat — some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavours. Let’s see if we can’t cut through some of the misinformation with a little bit of knowledge.


Magical New Gel Expands In Your Stomach To Make You Feel Full Longer

Hungry? You probably are, because we eat more soft foods than ever before, meaning we feel satiated less often and want to eat more. Then we get fat.


Fitmodo Diaries: The First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem

Welcome to the Friday Fitmodo Diaries, where we can all share our fitness journey and the sweet tech we’re using this week. This week: I realise I have a serious problem with a difficult solution.


If Electroshock Therapy Could Stop Your Binge Eating, Would You Do It?

We’ve read about a number of extreme weight-loss measures lately: form an elective feeding tube to an intragastric weight-loss balloon, seemingly nothing is to drastic for those desperate to lose weight.


How Alcoholism Is Linked To Extreme Weight-Loss

Recent research out of the University of Pittsburgh Medical centre sheds new light on the correlation between gastric bypass surgery and the increased risk of developing an alcohol addiction.


Chair Burns Calories For You (Through Torture)

The Hobart I-Cool seat concept has your best interests at heart. It wants you to lose weight but knows that you shouldn’t have to leave your chair to do so. Using a “proprietary” system for “temperature regulation,” users are said to shed pounds while just sitting there in a fashionable “micro environment.” But to us, the seat eerily resembles a George Foreman Grill.


Japanese Weight Loss Service Gives You Virtual Nags From a Virtual Wife

Lonely Japanese fatties now have a new way to make themselves lose weight: a virtual nagging wife. Metaboinfo.com allows you to set up a weight loss plan, then assign one of four “wives” (aid, businesswoman, nurse or salon worker) to email you on a daily basis. Depending on whether you’re ahead or behind the curve, you’ll get nice or super annoying email customised for your current status. This reminds us a lot of the Japanese DVD that teaches you confidence by having women stare at you for an hour and a half. Oh, Japan! [Metaboinfo via The Raw Feed via Dvice]