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Thursday 27 February 2014
Health News

rising use of methamphetamine among young women tied to desire to lose weight

Eileen McInnes
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The increased use of the methamphetamine, ice, has links to weight loss and body image problems, according to Triple J’s Hack program. ‘A bunch of callers and texters told us that ice isn’t just being used to get high, it is also being used to lose weight,’ said Sarah McVeigh. It isn’t a lie that…
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Monday 17 February 2014
Culture Featured Feminism Get Involved Health Life

lip-readings : the weight-loss resolution

Shalailah Medhora
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At our recent Lip-readings event in Canberra on January 24, SBS Press Gallery Producer/Reporter Shalailah Medhora gave the following speech on the complex issue of weight loss and women. Told with her unique voice, her talk painted a frighteningly realistic picture of the body image issues that plague so many women – and we’re excited…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
News Television

in brief: biggest loser USA under fire for winner’s dramatic weight loss

Sarah Iuliano
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Producers of US weight loss competition television program, The Biggest Loser are under scrutiny for the 2014 season winner’s dramatic 70kg weight loss. Rachel Frederickson, pictured after shedding 60% of her body mass, started what was anticipated to be the journey to a healthy lifestyle at 117kg. But at the final weigh in, the audience and…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012

on weighty goals & waiting for change

Emma Koehn
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Weight loss and wedding bells seem to be waltzing hand in hand to the theme song of the Ten Network’s Biggest Loser Singles.The program’s enthusiastic press release claims that this year the contestants will be ‘seeking the companionship that their weight has long denied them’. Whether or not you find the equation of obesity and…
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Thursday 10 November 2011
Culture Featured

baby and me, and jenny makes three

Dunja Kay

In addition to the baby-birthing that tends to accompany pregnancies, it seems that losing weight immediately post-pregnancy and becoming a spokesperson for Jenny Craig have likewise become implicit results of having a child. For celebrities anyway. Scary Spice did it, with the website stating that “to help ‘outsource’ the trouble of losing her baby bump…
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