weight loss

FTC cracks down on weight-loss products

Jan 8, 2014
The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, drugs, medicine, advertising, deceptive advertising

Dieting for dollars: Using money to motivate weight loss

Oct 18, 2013
Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, Personal Finance, incentives, competition

Boston 'Flab' Party

Apr 9, 2013
The year's almost up on the challenge from Boston's mayor for the city to lose one million pounds.
Posted In: weight loss, boston

Weight loss products just got sexier

Apr 1, 2013
Weight loss plans like Slim-Fast and Weight Watchers are competing hard against free options like calorie-counting apps on smartphones.
Posted In: weight loss, weight watchers, slim fast

Getting thin with a little help from friends

Jan 9, 2013
Dieters are taking fitness-tracking devices to a new level. They are creating virtual support groups by posting their "body data" on social media networks.
Posted In: fitness, weight loss, technology, social network, Facebook

New Year's resolutions boost gym memberships

Jan 2, 2013
Health club business soars in January as dieters sign up to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. But most don’t keep up their reps.
Posted In: gym, fitness, weight loss, resolution, New Year

Diet business losing weight

Aug 8, 2012
Tough economic times and smartphone technology could trim diet industry earnings.
Posted In: diet, weight loss

Controlling your weight, and your finances

Jan 2, 2012
There's a lot in common with money management and losing weight. Robert Brokamp, a certified financial planner, walks us through how he lost 25 pounds -- and why the same approaches work for paying off debt.
Posted In: New Years, weight loss, Personal Finance

MID-DAY UPDATE: Dodd-Frank, budget cuts, Middle East and Lap-Band

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate banking committee today is questioning regulators of the Dodd-Frank law to gauge how much they've improved the financial system. The law...
Posted In: afghanistan, Bahrain, budget, deficit-cutting, deficits, Dodd-Frank law, FDA, Kabul Bank, Lap-band, mid-day update, middle east, protests, regulation, Senate, weight loss