Category Archives: Weight Loss

The Biggest Loser’s Rachel Frederickson: The Real Reason We’re Shocked

When Rachel Frederickson revealed her transformed body on this season’s finale of The Biggest Loser, the 5’4”, 24-year-old woman stunned the audience and viewers.

Frederickson, weighing in on the scale at 105 lbs., had lost a total of 155 lbs. since beginning her weight loss journey with the popular reality TV show. Her starting weight was 260 and, if you’re doing the math at home, that’s a 59.62% loss of her body weight. This weight loss achievement won her the $250,000 grand prize from The Biggest Loser competition, now in its 15th season.

Credit: Twitter, @Bettykiss

Credit: Twitter, @Bettykiss

When it came to the reaction over Frederickson’s reveal of total progress made to-date, the media and Biggest Loser watchers (and even former contestants) were buzzing with tweets, blog comments, and articles asking Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know about Burning Fat

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Credit: ThorneFX.com

The old school methods of burning fat toggled between eating less and exercising more (the energy balance equation) or following a low-fat diet. For most people, this has not worked well and certainly not something that was sustainable long-term.

Most of the time, these types of practices result in Continue reading

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Life After Weight Loss Surgery

If you know someone who is currently affected by obesity, it is possible that their doctor could recommend weight loss treatment through surgery, known as bariatric surgery. The rate of bariatric surgeries, which has been linked to cutting the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, has increased in the past 10 years to 170k + procedures per year in the U.S. This is not surprising, considering that 35.7% of U.S. adults are affected by obesity.   Continue reading

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Ben Greenfield on the 4 Dangers of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

Credit: Flickr Commons, Adam Wyles

I personally have experimented with very low carbohydrate diets combined with extreme amounts of exercise and have certainly noticed issues on my biomarkers of which I would have never been aware if I weren’t testing and tracking – and these were serious issues that threatened Continue reading

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WellnessFX Partners with Thorne Research to Create ThorneFX Lab Testing

It’s our mission to improve thousands of lives each day. This day in particular, we’re excited to announce the Thorne’s launch of ThorneFX including lab testing through WellnessFX. Through our merger with Health Elements, LLC, in partnership with Thorne Research, we promised you the launch of even more products that will cater to the sports nutrition and performance crowd, as well as those trying to lose weight, fight disease, or just feel amazing. Today is that day! This passionate group of experts in health, fitness and nutrition are dedicated to helping you attain your lifelong health and fitness goals. The ThorneFX mission? Continue reading

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Paleo vs. Vegetarian: Lift Launches The Quantified Diet Project

WellnessFX is excited to partner with Lift on this groundbreaking opportunity: The Quantified Diet Project (aka Quantified Diet, #quantdiet). Lift.do is opening (today!) your chance to take part in the largest crowdsourced diet study ever attempted. Lift will be providing 10 popular diets with expert advice. The goal? Get measurements, for the first time, on every major popular diet, while helping one million people make a healthy lifestyle change.

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