Marisa Meltzer: ‘Am I a fool for still, after all these yo-yo years, wanting to lose and keep off weight?’

Jean Nidetch was in the supermarket one day in September 1961 when she ran into an old friend. “Oh, Jean, you look so wonderful!” the friend said, bef(...)

Seven years ago I lost 60 pounds (4st 4lb/27kg), but recently I’ve struggled with gaining it back. I’m not alone in my weight struggles. Nor am I alon(...)

Negative reaction to US President Donald Trump’s ownership of Turnberry golf resort is having an adverse effect on  nearby Turnberry Holiday Park,  and might become a rare example of a necessary name change. Photograph: Jeff Mitchell/Getty Images

For the best part of 25 years, anyone on a budget who felt an urge to roam the homeland of Robert Burns could book themselves into the Turnberry cara(...)

“I love bringing people together over a good meal,” Oprah Winfrey said after investing some of her $400m fortune in a chain of healthy eating restaurants. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is putting her money where her mouth is, investing in a health-driven restaurant chain that tries to put better-for-you opti(...)

Oprah Winfrey will continue in her role as board member, adviser and spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Photograph: Getty

Weight Watchers ralled Wednesday on news that Oprah Winfrey will not be selling any more of her stock in the company this year. Ms Winfrey, who spurr(...)

The cameras await US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, who is not a billionaire, according to ‘Forbes’ magazine. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty

Image of the week: Wilbur’s wealth What an interesting week it has been for US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, pictured here arriving to address dele(...)

George McKelvey  failed to declare his wife’s profits as a Weight Watchers leader from 2002 to 2009, which his accountant later estimated to be €309,813. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

A sub-contractor for Cash and Carry Kitchens who deliberately didn’t pay tax on his wife’s income as a Weight Watchers leader has avoided a jail term.(...)

Girls’ creator Lena Dunham’s Instagram quote about her motivation for exercising epitomises a growing Millennial philosophy about fitness – working out is not about weight or appearances.

The wellness revolution continues to roll as our obsession with all things natural and healthy shows no sign of slowing (Editor’s note: thankfully). (...)