Weight Loss Motivation

A Conversation With His Daughter Motivated Him To Lose 75 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living

His advice? Don't count calories.

24 Incredible Weight Loss Stories From 2015

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living

All in all, these weight loss winners lost a combined total of 2,242 pounds.

Claire Lost 13 Inches From Her Body After Finding Her Fitness Passion

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living

"Once you have a goal, focus on the process of the work and what needs to be done to get there. Don't let any of your emotions take over what you want."

She Lost 50 Pounds After Struggling To Put On A Seatbelt

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living

"I still occasionally enjoy a dinner roll or fries with a pint of beer when I am out with friends."

Working Out Military-Style Helped This Woman Drop 81 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

"I cut out bread, pork and added sugars."

Is Social Media Destroying Your Body Image?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?

Unkind Words From An Abusive Ex Inspired This Woman To Get Fit

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living

"He laughed at me with some unkind words. I used it as ammo!"

Bruce Lost Almost 30 Pounds In 3 Months

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Living

And he isn't done yet!

Walking Transformed His Body, And Now He's Using It For Good

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Living

That almost 100-pound weight loss started with just a little movement.

Woman Drops 69 Pounds After Losing A Family Member To A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living

"He was part of my inspiration to change my life around."

How to Motivate Yourself When You Don't Feel Like Moving

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Some movement is always better than no movement. Make yourself start moving, break the workout down so that it feels manageable. Do something, even for just 10 minutes. Your future self will be happier if you move!

The Belly Button Challenge Is Body-Shaming at its Worst

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

For those of you who've been thinking that it's been far too long since the internet has given us a way to judge and hate our bodies, you can relax because there's a brand new "am I skinny enough?" challenge fresh from China that's trending like crazy, called the "belly button challenge."

It's Time to Embrace Our Individuality and Love the Woman in the Mirror

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.

Julie Stopped Yoyo Dieting -- And Lost 100 Pounds In A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Julie Piette, works in accounts receivable AGE: 30 CITY: Deux-Montagnes, Que. By The Numbers: 235 at my heaviest, currently 135, for a total...

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

How This Mom Lost 83 Pounds After Having 3 Babies In 3 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Becky Payzant, stay-at-home mom of three boys AGE: 32 CITY: Dartmouth, N.S. By The Numbers: 235 at my heaviest, and currently 152, total we...

How This Woman Slimmed Down To 149 Pounds In Just 5 Months

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Kavita Karia AGE: 37 CITY: Vaughan, Ont. By The Numbers: 191 at my heaviest, and currently 149, total weight loss of 43 pounds The Weigh...

You Won't Believe What She Looks Like After Dropping 168 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Patricia Church, retired retail customer service representative AGE: 61 CITY: Scarborough, Ont. By The Numbers: 331 at my heaviest, and cur...

How This Woman Lost 52 Pounds In 52 Weeks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Candis Sutton AGE: 42 CITY: Toronto By The Numbers: 194 at my heaviest, and currently 142, total weight loss of 52 pounds The Weight Gai...

WATCH: 3 Months Of Going To The Gym Can Change Your Whole Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

"I am overweight, I have low self-esteem, I am going through depression, and I want to change all of that." If you've never believed in the power o...

How This Personal Trainer Lost Over 70 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living

WHO: Adina Ingram AGE: 37 CITY: Oakville, Ont. By The Numbers: 270 at my heaviest, and currently 197, total weight loss of 73 pounds. The Wei...

How This Mom Shed 145 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living

WHO: Leigh Costa, youth support worker AGE: 43 CITY: Hamilton, Ont. By The Numbers: 310 pounds at my starting point, and currently 165, total ...

Banish "Perfection" From Your Workout Vocabulary

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Stop trying to find the "perfect" week to start exercising, or assuming that every workout has to unfold perfectly as planned. If you can't make your spin class, or do your entire gym routine, don't abandon ship altogether.

You Want to Be Healthier? Make it Non-Negotiable

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Recently, a number of people commented that they envied my "discipline" and "dedication to my health." The comments caught me slightly off guard -- to be honest I don't really consider myself particularly disciplined. I responded that most of my choices don't seem like choices -- I have structured my life so that I make them fairly unconsciously. The way I live my life no longer seems particularly special, it is just the way I live my life.

How This Personal Trainer Dropped Over 50 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living

WHO: Rosie Metayer, personal trainer specialist AGE: 39 CITY: Markham, Ont. By The Numbers: 186 pounds at my starting point, and currently 13...