Weight Loss Success

Her Lifelong Diagnosis Didn't Stop This Woman From Getting Fit

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Living

"I saw a picture of myself at a wedding I attended. I didn’t recognize myself."

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."

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."

Video Games Helped This Guy Lose 175 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living

How does a person reach 350 lbs? You eat that big. For me, these behaviours were set at a young age.

180 Pounds Lighter, Lisa Knows 'There's More To Life Than Delicious'

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living

Who: Lisa Dollery Occupation: Operations Manager at staffing agency City: Guelph, Ontario Age: 52 By The Numbers: My heaviest weight was 375 lb...

Weight Loss, Dieting May Not Make You Happier: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living

The diet may start tomorrow, but if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. Really. A new British study surveyed 1,979 overweight or obese adult...

Want to Get Lean? Don't Carb Load Pre-Workout

Dain Wallis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that it's paramount to load up on carbs before any kind of physical activity. As I've gotten older, wiser and tried things for myself, I've realized that this is complete overkill. In most cases, eating carbs before working out is like filling up a near-full gas tank and watching excess gas spill all over the ground.

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...

How Yoga Helps You Lose Weight

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

With the upsurge of yoga, people always ask me if yoga actually works for weight loss. We see the pictures of yoga bodies in attractive yoga clothing and start to wonder... If yoga actually works, how does it work?

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 Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Kelly Coffey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then some). Every failed weight loss effort drags us deeper into depression. Loving thoughts breed acceptance and patience. Sometimes I stray from my chosen path and eat something that triggers my food addiction. Because I love the body I once had and don't fear returning to it, I'm able to respond to these slips in a healthy way. I accept that I've gone off the path. I forgive myself.

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...

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 Trying to Control Your Weight Is like Running Down the Up Escalator (Part 3)

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

To lose weight, you have to actually start moving down the escalator faster than it is moving up. Depending on how fast your personal escalator is moving up, the more effort this will take. The tricky part comes when the escalator starts speeding up as you make your way down.

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 ...

The Five Stages of Living With Obesity

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

Some readers may be well aware of the five stages of grief, the natural process of grieving, which, according to Kubler-Ross, move from denial to anger to fear to grief and finally to acceptance. Now that we have come to appreciate that obesity is a chronic disease, it should come as no surprise that these five stages also apply to obesity.