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Rappler's latest stories on weight loss


[OPINION] On the 'plus' side of being healthy: Not your typical weight loss story

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'There is room for those who are bigger, who don’t have the abs, or who don’t fit in a size 2,' shares Margarita Olivares

Despite the haters, this Bb Pilipinas candidate did not give up

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:36 PM

After being body shamed for being 'fat,' Binibini candidate 18 Rosantonette Mendoza shares how she gained confidence by becoming healthy

Sharon Cuneta opens up about weight-loss journey

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:29 AM

If you feel like you’re losing steam, this post may just keep you going

SHARON CUNETA. The actress gets real about her journey to health. Screenshot from Instagram.com/reallysharoncuneta

What it's like to eat only 1,200 calories for 5 days

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Spoiler alert: it's not as scary as you think

DELICIOUS DIET. Eating just 1,200 calories a day is made easier by a diet delivery service that does all the counting and cooking for you. Screengrab from Instagram.com/deliciousdietph

3 Nike tights to get you through any kind of workout

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Let these tights inspire you to reach your #fitnessgoals

NIKE PANTS STUDIO. The workout brand has released new gear tailor-made for specific activities. Photo courtesy of Nike

How I lost almost 85 pounds in 5 months

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

JP Peñol lost 83 8 pounds in 5 months after letting go of bad habits and embracing a healthier lifestyle

HEALTHIER YOU. JP Peñol started to live a healthier lifestyle after he almost suffered from mild stroke. After 5 months, his size dropped from XXL to Medium. Photos from Peñol's Facebook page
TOTAL TRANSFORMATION. From XXL, JP Peñol's shirt size dropped down to Medium. Photo courtesy of Peñol

Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity – study

May 18, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The non surgical procedure is seen as a safer and less costly alternative to intragastric balloons that require surgery though some do not see it as a long term solution for weight problems

TOOL VS OBESITY? A swallowable balloon is in a capsule, and expanded using a catheter. Photo from Allurion.com

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

I just hated the way I looked I felt I could do so much more he says Watch his story here

'Bagaimana saya turun berat badan 65kg dalam 1,5 tahun'

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Farah Sungkar telah mencoba berbagai macam diet tapi hasilnya malah masuk rumah sakit Bagaimana ia bisa menurunkan berat badan sebanyak itu dalam waktu singkat?

Farah Sungkar (23 tahun) berhasil menurunkan berat badan dari 135 kg menjadi 70 kg dalam 1,5 tahun. Foto dari dokumentasi Farah Sungkar

12 Things I did to lose 90 pounds in 6 months

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Here are 12 tips to kick off your 2017 on a healthy note

Photos provided by Abby Sta Ines-Jogno

Weighting in vain

Dec 30, 2016 - 2:38 PM

To you who read this my mesage is simple: Don t weight in vain Love yourself first

WEIGHT LOSS. Jerland Casilan, a registered nurse, says he lost much weight in the span of a year. Photos courtesy of Jerland Casilan

Be fit, don't quit: 5 tips on how to keep exercising

Dec 12, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Unfortunately it is common for people to fall off the physical activity wagon Here s some advice on how to keep going

My health scare and how I lost 125 pounds over 3 years

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Jay Recinto s life changes after experiencing a health scare when he weighed 310 pounds Read his inspiring story here

Solenn Heussaff opens up about being bullied in the past, crash diets, and body image

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:47 PM

As she launches a new book on diet and fitness Solenn shares about her weight loss journey – including the time her classmates called her Free Willy as a kid

SOLENN HEUSSAFF. At the launch of her book 'Hot Sos,' Solenn talks about her weight-loss journey. Photo courtesy of Summit Media

This guy lost 156 pounds in a year – here's how

Jul 23, 2016 - 5:14 PM

At 27 Dante Pascual Jr weighed 332 pounds and was facing high blood pressure and high sugar levels Here s how he turned his health around

ONE YEAR LATER. Naga City school sports consultant Dante Pascual, Jr lost 156 pounds in a year. Photo courtesy of Dante Pascual, Jr

4 tips to get off the couch and start exercising

May 16, 2016 - 4:24 PM

If you’d like to be more active but aren’t sure where to start here are some tips and ideas to help you move towards an active lifestyle

JR Quiñahan says dropping over 20 lbs served him well

Mar 25, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Rain or Shine s JR Quiñahan is reaping the benefits of improved fitness but admits he still enjoys extra rice every so often

ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION. JR Quinahan of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters drops the pounds and improves his game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Good news! Taking a break from your diet helps long-term weight loss

Mar 15, 2016 - 3:54 PM

No one approach is suitable for everyone who wants to control their weight but this dietary strategy is becoming internationally recognized

PREPARED FOOD. The Cohen diet discourages eating out, saying that it's best to be aware of everything that's in your food

Exercise vs diet: What's more effective for weight loss?

Mar 08, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The benefit of exercise in weight loss may not be as great as we may have expected

Science says: Cheat days aren't good for you

Jan 22, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Those who are strict with their diet during the week may have all that good work undone by hitting the junk food over the weekend

4 common myths about exercise and weight loss

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:12 PM

There are some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss that need to be addressed

10 simple life-changing tips to lose weight

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Andrew Ricaro shares how he lost 50 pounds in 2 years

New Year resolutions: Aim for fitness over weight loss

Jan 05, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Weight loss is one of the most common reasons why people start an exercise program linking sweating it out with reduced fat Sadly they’re setting themselves up to fail

Will you gain weight this holiday season? Here's what science says

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The good news is that reducing your energy intake by around 100 calories per day can prevent such weight gain This could equate to not having that extra biscuit or walking more each day

5 tips to avoid a belly like Santa’s this Christmas

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Here are ways to enjoy the holidays without having to gain weight

Low-fat diets not best for weight loss – study

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:35 AM

A review of 53 scientific studies finds that there is no good evidence for recommending low fat diets

LOW-FAT DIET. A review of studies finds that low-fat diets don't support long-term weight loss. The photo above is a take-away box of California rolls filled with Mexican avocados at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo in 2005. The Japanese have a low-fat, fish-based diet. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

'I was told I was fat and lost my job': A TV host speaks up

Oct 27, 2015 - 2:24 PM

All seemed to be going smoothly until after a show one night when I was approached by the boss of the TV station: You need to lose a bit of weight he told me

SHOWBIZ PRESSURE. TV Host Hannah Al Rashid shares how she lost her job because of her weight. Photo from her Instagram account @hannahalrashid

#PugadBaboy: Fat science punchline 2

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fat science

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fat science punchline 3

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

10 lessons from my weight loss journey

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:43 AM

I have lost a total of 130 150 pounds since 2010 and have kept it off – but I m still continuing with this journey This is my story writes Diana

Photos by Diana Francesca Navarro

How I lost 80 pounds in less than a year

Jan 24, 2015 - 11:30 AM

260 pounds 160 120 blood pressure 12 donuts a night 31 years old Something has to be done writes Oggs Cruz of the starting point of his weight loss journey

How losing weight made me miserable

Oct 29, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Losing weight can be darker and more difficult than you think

Fast-track weight loss no less effective than slow – study

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:36 AM

Over the long term fast track and slow track dieters are equally likely to regain most of the weight they lost a new study reveals

Can social media help you lose weight?

Sep 13, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Research shows weight loss is easier with support from social media communities

My weight loss journey: 12 weeks, 20 lbs, no fad diet

Aug 16, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Here are some of the things that the writer did to make that change happen for the long haul

5 ways to lose holiday weight

Jan 07, 2014 - 6:32 PM

Simple ways to help you shed all the pounds you gained during the holidays

Erwan Heussaff tells you how to be healthy in 5 minutes

Dec 14, 2013 - 1:47 PM

In this 5 minute video Erwan Heussaff tells you how you can lose all your excess weight and get fit

Rachel Alejandro cooks up a dream

Nov 29, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Rachel Alejandro dreamed of eating her way into a sexy body – and it wasn t impossible at all Now she has a book to show for it

COOKING HEALTHY. Rachel with Chef sister Barni. Photo by Vincent Felix

Post-pregnancy weight: Baby bulge, be gone!

Aug 09, 2013 - 12:36 PM

The Sexy Chef shares tips and a recipe for slimming down after pregnancy

SEXY MOM, SEXY CHEF. The author and her baby Arya today. All images courtesy of Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck

#PugadBaboy: INKredibol abs punchline 2

Jul 30, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Tatoos weight loss and six pack abs

#PugadBaboy: INKredibol abs

Jul 30, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Tatoos and weight loss

#PugadBaboy: INKredibol abs punchline 3

Jul 30, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Tatoos weight loss and washboard abs

Lose weight with lemons

Aug 27, 2012 - 7:32 PM

We ve taken Beyonce s weight loss secret but made it healthier and sustainable

START YOUR DAY HEALTHY by drinking lemon water. All photos courtesy of Rachel Alejandro