Winfrey owns a 10-per-cent stake in Weight Watchers.
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NEW YORK -- Oprah Winfrey is paying about $43.2 million for a 10 per cent stake in Weight Watchers and is joining the weight management company's board. The company's shares are up almost 48 per cent...
You're in the final stretch of 2014, and it's easy to just throw up your hands and say, "That's it, I don't care about healthy eating anymore, I'm pigging out until 2015." And we hear you. We really d...
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It's the time of the year again when purveyors of diet and weight loss programs vie most fiercely for our attention, hoping to convince customers that their product can do the trick much faster and more effortlessly than the competition. But the fact is that what makes one approach more promising than another depends on a variety of factors.
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We've all heard horror stories of extreme dieting plans that limit you to drinking fluids and eating ridiculous amounts of one single food. But for the first time, we're excited about the word diet —...
If you lose weight while on a juice cleanse or detox, it's because you're losing water and not getting enough calories -- that's about it. Few people will realistically be able to maintain this kind of diet because it means starving yourself. We shouldn't be paying money to starve ourselves.
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A friend, a generation behind, recently suggested in a matter of fact way, "You should get some Botox injections." "You're kidding," I said. "I can think of a million other things I'd rather do with my money." Come to think of it, most of my younger friends comment on physical appearance, for better or worse, all the time. I'm surprised there isn't a self-help book called Botox Soup for the Soul!
Are you looking to re-position your brand and products/services to a distinct audience? Brands that are looking to aggressively grow their business don't want to isolate their current customers because that's their "sweet spot," but they want to grow and need to look to new customer segments to make that happen. Here are some great examples of partnerships that I have seen in recent times.
David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers International, isn't just an employee -- he's a client too. The 45-year-old executive has been writing a blog, Man Meets Scale, ever since he achieved his goal...
By a certain age we've all been through the gamut of weight-loss, weight-gain, varying degrees of fitness, healthiness and self-esteem. Legend has it there's a magical age at which you become reconciled with who you are and how you look. This is partly true...
The notion that I can unfold a paper clip, stick the tip into my brain, and press the RESET button that will make me go cuckoo for Brussels' sprouts is insane. I will never change into a spa-cuisine kind of eater. I will never choose edamame over taters. This is a diet and it sucks.
Oftentimes I ask myself, what weight, what number would make me happy with my body now? Would any number achieve that? It seems the answer is no.
Is cleansing a great, or even necessary, way to eliminate environmental toxins in this dirty day and age? Or is it a quick, possibly detrimental, weight loss gimmick that rarely maintains results? There's no secret to how one becomes this ambivalent. There is so much conflicting advice out there.