I came across an interesting article on Ebony Magazine’s website. In it, the author addresses a reader who is feeling discouraged about her man “letting himself go.” She emphasizes that she still love him but his physical appearance has affected her attraction towards him. Here’s a bit of her letter: He’s gained at least 30 pounds […]

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The issue of blacks and weight management continues to be a problematic topic. Studies say that four out of five black women are overweight or…


Jennifer Hudson is backtracking on her recent explanation as to why she did not take the role in “Precious.” J Hud told TMZ that her weight was NOT a factor when she turned down the title role of “Precious.” She says she turned it down because she felt it was too graphic for her at […]

Americans have gotten a lot of flack over the years for being supersized, but our high rates of obesity may not be for the reasons we thought after all.Sure we eat too much, but it’s not how much we’re eating in one sitting, it’s what we’re eating throughout the day. According to a new study published […]


Fantasia Barrino wants to put a stop to pregnancy rumors, but she does admit to putting on the pounds, saying it’s for a role in a new film she’ll be starring in. Fantasia’s manager Brian Dickens told “Fantasia is 100% not pregnant. The only thing she’s pregnant with is prosperity.” “In fact, she’s just […]

The American Heart Association reports that some people gain 5 to 10 unwanted pounds over the course of the holiday season–between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here are a few tips from that can help you start the New Year on the right—and maybe lighter—foot: 1. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to […]