NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health is pleased to announce a ground breaking web series, "60 Pounds in 6 Months" with famed and fierce celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster. Like most Americans Kithe struggles to put himself and his health first, and as a result he is 100 pounds overweight. Unlike most Americans, Kithe spends his days making celebrities like Tyra, Heidi Klum, Eve and Julianne Moore look fabulous—now, it is his turn. Beginning Monday, February 14, 2011 viewers can tune in to EverydayHealth.com to watch the premiere episode titled, "Getting Started."
This web-based series, produced by a former executive of the popular weight-loss series, "The Biggest Loser," will follow Kithe on his six-month journey to lose 60 pounds. A new episode will premiere each month, building towards the finale and Kithe's 'big reveal' on August 15.
An all-access back-stage pass is granted as viewers go behind-the-scenes with Kithe. Episodes will juxtapose his bi-coastal career of glitz and glamour—producing Fashion Week runway shows in NYC to dressing Hollywood's elite for red carpets—with visits to Duke Diet and Fitness Center to focus on hardcore training mixed with nutritional education and medical evaluation. Watch and learn, as Kithe finds the daily motivation to make positive change.
The first episode finds a nervous but excited Kithe moving to a temporary residence in Durham, NC to begin a baseline assessment at Duke Diet and Fitness Center. He reveals to his doctor that he had an eye-opening realization, having recently fainted for no apparent reason. "My hectic lifestyle has made me sacrifice a lot, both emotionally and physically." Kithe explains how easy it has been not to exercise or eat healthfully amidst his hectic career, "I've fallen into some horrible vices over the past few years … I need to find a healthier way to live and I never want to feel out of control of my life again."
At the start, Kithe weighs in at 300 pounds, with a 49-inch waist and an elevated blood pressure of 144/96. His goals are obtainable and realistic in order to lose 60 pounds, reduce his waist size by 9-inches to have a 40 inch waist, run a 5K race, and normalize his blood pressure.
Viewers will be fascinated by Kithe's career, lifestyle and supportive friends who make cameos including 'Atlanta Housewife' Cynthia Bailey. They will relate to his struggle for balance and daily motivation, and watch in hopeful anticipation as Kithe overcomes obstacles to reach his goals and make his dream of getting healthier come true. Tune in to watch Kithe on EverydayHealth.com—and viewers can pledge to begin their weight-loss journey using the same tools as Kithe at DukeDiet.com.
About Kithe Brewster
Kithe Brewster is one of the top fashion editors and stylists in the world. He has worked with virtually every A-List celebrity in Hollywood, including Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Eve, Gwyneth Paltrow and more. Kithe has spent the past 20 years making beautiful people more beautiful.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is a leading provider of health solutions. The company provides consumers, healthcare professionals, and brands with content and advertising-based services across a broad portfolio of over 25 websites that span the health spectrum – from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to lifestyle offerings in pregnancy, diet and fitness. With over 27 million unique users each month (source: comScore), Everyday Health offers users the tools, community, and expert advice they need to live healthier, every day.
The Everyday Health portfolio includes well-recognized and trusted health brands, including www.EverydayHealth.com; www.DukeDiet.com; www.Carepages.com; PDRHealth.com; www.WhatToExpect.com, from the world-renowned pregnancy and parenting brand, What to Expect; and www.JillianMichaels.com, from Jillian Michaels, star of the hit NBC television show, "The Biggest Loser." The portfolio now includes www.medpagetoday.com, a news organization serving healthcare professionals. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
About Duke Diet
Since 1969, the Duke Diet & Fitness Center has been helping people lose weight and lead healthier lives. Now the world-renowned center's experts are sharing the weight-loss strategies that have been effective for so many of their patients with people who can't make it to the residential program in Durham, North Carolina. Duke Diet & Fitness Online is based on a proven weight-loss plan made up of four components: a personalized diet, a fitness routine, behavioral strategies, and medical expertise. As a subscription member at DukeDiet.com, users will receive daily meal plans, support and encouragement, customized exercise routines that you can do in the comfort of your own home, advice from the Duke experts, and state-of-the-art information based on recent weight-loss research.
SOURCE Everyday Health, Inc.