Low calorie, but at what cost? Diet soda is just as bad for your teeth as MethDiet soda may be a popular drink alternative for those looking to cut back on calories, but heavy consumption of these beverages could wreak havoc on a person’s teeth.According to a new study published in the journal General Dentistry, constant exposure to the citric and phosphoric acid in soda – without proper dental hygiene – can be just as damaging to teeth as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, Health Day news reported.“You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same,” Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, told Health Day News.
According to Bassiouny, methamphetamine and crack cocaine are highly acidic, just like diet soda.
The study referenced a woman in her 30s who drank 2 liters of diet soda every day for three to five years. When her teeth were compared to a 29-year-old methamphetamine addict and a 51-year-old crack cocaine user, the levels of tooth rot and decay were very similar. The woman also admitted she had not seen a dentist in many years.
Chris Powell returns for the third season of 'Extreme Weight Loss.' (Preston Mack / ABC / April 29, 2011)What's the biggest mistake people make in trying to control their weight?“Overblown promises,” Chris Powell says. He knows the routine as the transformation specialist who stars in ABC's “Extreme Weight Loss.”
Powell's advice: Be realistic in starting a weight-loss journey. Start simply by taking soda out of your diet or vowing to move five minutes every day.“Make a promise to yourself that you can keep everyday,” he says. “Our integrity with ourselves is most important. It's about loving ourselves. The more you keep your promises, the more you love yourself. The more we believe in ourselves, that's when transformations happen.”Powell's show has undergone a bit of a transformation itself. The show formerly known as “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition” is now just “Extreme Weight Loss.”Season three starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and Powell says there will be a season four. “You'll see that next summer,” he said.Powell did eight transformations a season the first two years. But this time around, ABC asked for 15. Powell turned to his wife, Heidi, for help.“You’ll see her in more episodes,” he says. “We've been a partnership from day one in this whole thing.”They take on pairs of transformations, including twins and spouses.“Helping one person is difficult enough,” Powell said. “One person will end up struggling. One person will pull the other person down. At times, they’re the greatest ally and at others they’re the worst enemy. Heidi and I were along for the ride. We stayed flexible in our approach and got there.”Another transformation is an amputee who had lost his arm in an accident. He started at 410 pounds.
“He tried out for another weight-loss show, but they said he could never change,” Powell said. “We showed him how to do it. He turned out to be one of the greatest transformations. It was just phenomenal.”Another man who had blown out both knees started at 448 pounds. He lost weight through swimming, cycling and exercises he could do off his knees.Ultimately, Powell said, the two men achieved the greatest weight-loss percentage for any men who have turned to him for help. A woman still holds the record, though, with a 58 percent loss of original weight.
Powell sees a resounding mantra in their stories: “There are no excuses. If you want it bad enough, you'll find a way. Anything is possible.”Powell also has a new book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” It's another collaboration with his wife.He cites four components for lifelong transformation: Believing in the process or believing in something. Keeping your promises.Falling without failing. “When people fall and say they can't do something, we give them the equation to get back up and continue,” he says.The fourth component is uniting with others around you to create a support system.That unity is central to what “Extreme Weight Loss” means to him.”
The federal Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare,” may provide activists and government a little-known wedge to advance their obesity agendas through regulated health-care providers — specifically America’s nearly 3,000 non-profit hospitals. One organization, The STOP Obesity Alliance, recently identified this wedge as a way to have such hospitals embrace its core convictions, including one principle which questions the role of personal responsibility as a cause and a solution to obesity.
Community Health Needs Assessments. Section 9007 of the Act requires non-profit hospitals, as a condition of maintaining their tax-exempt status, to conduct Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs). These documents, which must be filed with the IRS, will demonstrate the health needs of the hospitals’ local communities and explain how hospitals are meeting those needs. One assessment of CHNAs likened them to banks’ responsibilities under the Community Reinvestment Act, in the sense that the documents might be used as tools by activists to prompt agreements or actions. It’s likely the STOP alliance understood this when it made its “recommendations.”
STOP’s Recommendations. The STOP Obesity Alliance “strongly encourages nonprofit hospitals to overcome and prevent obesity on the following core principles.” On balance, the coalition’s principles are laudable (encourage physical activity, encourage best practices, address and reduce stigma). One recommendation — that CHNAs use a “sustained loss of five to ten percent of current weight” as a barometer to successful weight reduction — may be troublesome for hospitals. If hospitals incorporate such a specific goal into their CHNAs, and their patients don’t achieve such consistent weight loss, that could provide STOP and other advocates with the clear data they need to oppose continued non-profit status at the IRS or with a potent stick to prod hospitals to certain actions.
The wording of another recommendation also gives us pause. It calls for “interventions that provide support for sustained weight loss and go beyond recognizing the role of personal responsibility.” The minimization of personal responsibility is a consistent theme throughout STOP’s policy statements and communications strategies. In their general policy recommendations, for instance, they profess to be “dedicated to negating the myth that overcoming obesity is solely a matter of personal responsibility,” and see roles for multiple actors, including government, for “creating an environment that will help overcome and prevent overweight.”
A new report claims that there is no evidence that cutting your salt intake to less than a teaspoon a day improves your health.“I try to take out the salt because I have high blood pressure,” Astoria resident Rafael Negroni told CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock on Wednesday.
Negroni is one of 75 million Americans affected by high blood pressure. Experts say salt is a big part of the problem.“Today, salt is in so many things that you’re really not aware of,” an Upper East Side resident told Murdock.As Murdock reported, the average American consumes too much sodium. The recommended maximum sodium intake is 2,300 milligrams, which is a teaspoon. But a typical fast food burger and fries goes over that limit.That recommendation drops to 1,500 milligrams for people who are 51 and older, African-Americans, have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.But, a recent report suggests a dramatic reduction may not be the best option.“What you would expect in terms of continuing decreased risk from decreased salt was not what we saw,” said Dr. Brian Strom, executive vice dean of the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine reviewed more than 30 recent research papers. Dr. Strom led the charge in looking at the role of salt on health.“They raise questions about the possibility of harm from salt intakes that are too low,” Strom said.Going from high levels of sodium to moderate levels reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke, but there was no benefit in going from moderate to low levels, the study found.
“There were suggestions at least of increased risk of those same outcomes: cardiovascular disease, stroke and death,” the doctor said.Samuel J. Mann specializes in hypertension and wrote a book on the subject, but was not involved in the new study.“If you are on a low sodium diet and not eating much of that bread and eating a high vegetable and fruit diet, not only are you reducing your sodium, you’re helping to reduce your weight, your cholesterol and your risk,” Dr. Mann told Murdock.Mann contends everyone can benefit from a low sodium diet.The Institute of Medicine admitted the studies, while well done, had flaws. But it added that while the findings were not conclusive, they offer opportunities for further research.
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Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail and you’ll see all manner of loads strapped to hikers’ backs.You’ll see packs smaller than the ones your kids take to school each morning. You’ll see behemoths large enough to haul a mini-bar full of snacks and the generator to keep them cool.And you’ll find plenty of others who’ve found their sweet spot somewhere in the middle.All of these hikers could probably find a way to lighten their load.Mike Clelland is a noted lightweight backpacker from Griggs, Idaho, who hasn’t packed TP in years. And it’s not weird at all, he says.In his 2011 hilarious and informative must read “UltralightBackpackin’ Tips” (Falcon Guides, $15), Clelland dedicated six pages to “liberating yourself from toilet paper.”Apparently nature has plenty of the stuff. Rocks.Snow.Pine cones.Grass.Leaves.Hanging moss.I know what you’re thinking. “Hey, a tiny roll of backpacking TP weighs less than 2 ounces. Heck, a Costco industrial pack only weighs 23 pounds. Strap it on. And, no, Mike Clelland, you can’t have a handful of my trail mix.”
Every backpacker has a different comfort threshold. Finding and challenging yours is a good way to determine what you need and what you can leave home.On the Wonderland Trail, my pack for the week weighed a shade less than 38 pounds (including food, water and toilet paper). Both Hyer and Clelland said that’s considerably better than most, but Clelland’s perfectly dialed pack weighs less than 25 pounds for 10-day trips.“Every ounce you drop makes you a little more comfortable on the trail,” Clelland said.GET A SCALEThe first and most important step to lightening your load is purchasing a scale.When I told Clelland that I use my bathroom scale to weigh the entire pack, I got a scolding.“Go get a scale — or the next time you call, I won’t even answer the phone,” he said, presumably joking. “I’m serious.”So I bought a $19 scale and started weighing everything in my pack.“It’s important because it creates an awareness,” Clelland said. “You’re trying to decide between your favorite hat and the dumpy hat at the back of the closet. You might find out the dumpy hat weighs less.“You have to make these decisions on what to take. Let the scale decide. It simplifies the process.”
SCRUTINIZE EVERYTHINGOnce you’ve weighed and made a list of everything in your pack (don’t forget to weigh the pack), it’s time to ponder each item.“Lay everything out and ask, ‘Do I want this or do I need this?’ ” Clelland said. “Separate your wants from your needs, then scrutinize your needs. What can I do to make this lighter?”This might mean getting a less hefty lighter or trading it for matches, cutting the handle off of your toothbrush or trimming a bandana.But do not leave the 10 essentials at home.Clelland and I went over The Mountaineers’ famous 10 essentials list together: Navigation, sun protection, extra clothes, illumination, first aid supplies, fire starter, repair kit, extra food, extra water and emergency shelter.“That’s a good list, you need all those things,” Clelland said. “I just wouldn’t use the word ‘extra.’”And just because they’re essential doesn’t mean they can’t be tweaked to drop a few ounces.The excess in a store-bought first aid kit can be removed. What remains can be repackaged in a sealable plastic bag. Corners can be trimmed off maps. Smaller compasses and headlamps might be available.
THE ‘TOO EXPENSIVE’ MYTHClelland says the most common excuse he hears for not dropping weight is that it is too expensive.Sure, lightweight sleeping bags and some clothing can be more expensive, but most items are actually less expensive, Clelland said.A standard plastic water bottle weighs 4.6 ounces less than a $10 Nalgene bottle. An $80 lightweight tarp can weigh four pounds less than a $250 backpacking tent. And a $10 container of water purification tablets weighs almost a pound less than an $80 hand pump filter.“For the most part, less weight means less money,” Clelland said. “… If you aren’t taking those extra bells and whistles, you don’t need to buy them.”BE CREATIVEA hiking buddy of mine who lives at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, says the key to shedding pack weight is creativity.He’s always on the lookout for ways to cut weight.Even during his vasectomy.His urologist sent him with a tiny plastic cup that he was suppose to return a week or so later filled with a sample. He took one look at the container and determined he could make better use of it as a peanut butter container.To this day, I refuse to touch another man’s peanut butter.His creativity serves him well. His pack is always a few pounds lighter than mine.I carry a Jetboil (15.3 ounces). He carries a stove fashioned out of a soda can (3 ounces).This kind of creativity also comes easily for Clelland, an accomplished cartoonist.Instead of packing a travel-size tube of toothpaste, he squirts the toothpaste on a plate, lets it harden, then cuts it into tiny pieces. He puts what he needs in a small plastic bag and he’s set.Instead of taking a book, he clips articles from magazines and newspapers. Instead of a multi-blade knife, he uses a razorblade.And when a new backpack arrives in the mail, Clelland is waiting with a pair of scissors to remove anything he finds unnecessary.When I told him that made me more uncomfortable than backpacking without toilet paper, he laughed.“Think about it, do you use the entire length of the hip belt?” Clelland said. “Snip, snip away.”
PRACTICE FIRSTA 93-mile trek on the Wonderland Trail probably isn’t the best place to try that new bivy sack that you fashioned from your wife’s wedding dress storage bag.Test your lightweight gear in your backyard or on a short overnight trip before you put yourself in a place where you are dependent upon it.GET FITFor every pound you’re overweight, you get to haul one extra pound. And unlike a sleeping bag, a book, a stove or six extra Clif Bars, you aren’t benefitting from that extra weight.Looking for a good way to weigh less? Try taking a hike with a heavy backpack. DROP WEIGHTBy scrutinizing everything in your pack and getting creative, it’s easy to lighten your load the next time you go backpacking. Some ideas that will save weight and money.INSTEAD OF THIS …PACK THIS …OUNCES SAVEDNalgene bottle, 5.1 ouncesPlastic water bottle, 0.44.7Water filter pump, 15.2Purification tablets, 0.714.5Stove and fuel, 19.2No stove, 0.019.2Tent, 92Tarp, 2270.0Book, 10.2This article, 0.210.0Deodorant and razor, 3.1Nothing, 0.03.1Multi-blade knife, 4.8Razor blade, 0.14.7Tissue, 0.4Farmer’s blow, 0.00.4First Aid Kit, 3.9Repackaged kit, 1.12.8Toothbrush, 0.6Toothbrush head, 0.10.5Toilet paper, 1.4Nothing*, 0.01.4Total weight saved: 131.3 (8.21 pounds)
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them.The high-profile Republican – who hasn’t revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the scales at between 300 and 350 pounds – said he went under the knife for a 40-minute lap band procedure on a Saturday morning in February. In less than three months, he has lost about 40 pounds, according to sources cited in various reports.A lap band procedure involves fitting an inflatable silicone ring around the stomach to reduce food intake. Christie joked this week that he went out to dinner recently and became full after eating only one-third of his steak.
Banding procedures are less invasive than other types of bariatric surgeries. All of them “foster rapid weight loss by surgically reshaping the intestinal tract,” as the Los Angeles Times reported in February. “To varying degrees, they aim to reduce the stomach’s capacity, decrease the calories and nutrients absorbed from food, and change the chemical signals of fullness that are passed between the brain, the gut and the endocrine system.”In addition to banding, other options include:– Sleeve gastrectomy, which reshapes the stomach into a banana-shaped tube that can hold 20% to 30% of its former volume.– Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, a more elaborate surgery that involves stapling off a large portion of the stomach and routing food past a good portion of the lower intestine to prevent nutrients – and calories – from being absorbed.– Biliopancreatic diversion, or duodenal switch, is similar to Roux-en-Y but involves removing part of the stomach, not just stapling it off.Generally speaking, the more involved the surgery, the more rapid the weight loss. The Times in 2011 detailed the pros and cons of weight-loss procedures.
With one in three Americans qualifying as obese, doctors and public health experts have increasingly embraced the procedures as a way to help fight obesity and rein in medical costs. Diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and other obesity-related ailments cost the medical system $190 billion a year – a figure that’s projected to rise to $550 billion by 2030.
Two medical studies published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion and sleeve gastrectomy helped people with Type 2 diabetes get off their medications far more rapidly than aggressive efforts at dieting and exercising. In an editorial that accompanied both studies, diabetes experts wrote that “the success of various types of bariatric surgery suggests that they should not be seen as a last resort. Such procedures might well be considered earlier in the treatment of obese patients with Type 2 diabetes.”However, a study published this year in the journal JAMA Surgery threw some cold water on the widely embraced belief that bariatric surgery could play a major role in reducing the country’s medical expenses. The study found that people who got weight-loss surgery had roughly the same medical expenses over the next six years as obese people who did not try such invasive measures. Gastric banding, which includes the lap band procedure Christie had, was one of the methods that turned out to be a poor long-term investment, from a strictly financial point of view.Christie, who turned 50 in September, told the New York Post that he was motivated to get the surgery for the sake of his four children. Political pundits have speculated that the stepped-up effort to slim down could presage a 2016 run for the White House.
In case you are one of those people who are fond in using diet mixers, then this post has a reminder that you need to consider – beware of the diet mixers as it can get you drunk faster. Yes, you read it right. By using the so-called diet mixers, there is the tendency for you to get drunk faster. For sure, you do not want to find yourself in a situation wherein you cannot function and think efficiently because you are already drunk. So, in order to avoid this situation, studying the succeeding paragraphs is the best thing you need to do.
Now let's suppose that we are giving alcoholic drinks to two identical twins. These twins were not only born identical, they also lived identical lives, even down to eating the same food and having identical exercise programs — so they have identical weights. In our little hypothetical experiment, the twins are perfect controls for each other.The plan is to give them a couple of mixed alcoholic drinks, and yes, with the same amount of alcohol. But here's the only difference. One twin gets normal soft drink, with about 45 grams of sugar, as the mixer. The other twin has the same brand of soft drink, but without the sugar — that is, with a zero calorie artificial sweetener.Driving home in their two identical cars, they both get tested for blood alcohol level thanks to a police random breath test check. (The police don't have to be identical twins, but the breath testing units are — that's science and engineering for you.)
The result is amazing. The twin who drank alcohol mixed with the sugared soft drink is legal — his blood alcohol comes in at 0.034, well under the limit. But the twin who drank exactly the same amount of alcohol, but mixed with the zero calorie artificial sweetener is measured at 0.053. He's just over the limit, and it's off to 'The Cooler' for him.What's going on? How can they have different blood alcohol levels if they drank exactly the same amount of alcohol?
It's all due to a single fact.Your stomach will push out its contents into the next section of the gut, the small intestine, at what is pretty well a fixed rate. It's about 8-12 kilojoules per minute. The food in the stomach just has to wait until the food before it has gone ahead. In other words, the presence of food in your stomach will delay or slow down how quickly your stomach empties. Alcohol with added sugar takes longer to move along than alcohol alone (that is, without any extra calories).
In one study at Royal Adelaide Hospital, the volunteers drank 30 grams of alcohol, or about three so-called standard drinks. The energy content was about 942 kilojoules.One group had their alcohol mixed with a zero calorie artificial sweetener — so the total energy content was still the same. The stomach could push about half of this load into the small intestine in about 15 minutes.But the other group had a regular fully-sugarised version of the alcohol. The total energy content was more than doubled to about 2,000 kilojoules. With this extra energy to deal with, the stomach took about 21 minutes to push half of its load into the small intestine. During that extra time, it seems that some of the alcohol was broken down (or destroyed) in the harsh and hostile acid environment of the stomach.As a result, there was less alcohol left to be pushed into the small intestine, from where it would get absorbed. The peak blood alcohol level was less — which is why one hypothetical twin was under the legal limit, and the other one, over it.The vast majority of us (and that includes me) have had no idea that, for example, a rum with diet cola would get you drunker than a rum with regular cola. And yes, this turns out to be part of the essential knowledge you need to survive in our Western society. Here, alcohol is more or less all-pervasive, being present at most social occasions.Now that you know that diet mixed drinks get you drunker, you should try to use this information for good. After all, as Mary Poppins said: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
In the event that you are one of the thousands follower of Jessica Alba, then the following paragraphs that you are about to read will surely capture your interest. Yes, you read it right. This post has something to tell you about your favorite actress that will surely delight you. In case you are having some difficulties in dealing with your excess weights, then this beautiful actress who is considered as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood has some tips to share to you.
Jessica Alba has two beautiful daughters — Honor, 4, and Haven, 1. As fantastic as she looks these days, however, you would never know that woman actually carried and gave birth to them. Her body is amazing.She's not one of those celebrities who just magically bounced back to her pre-baby weight either. Instead she said it took discipline, and a special tactic that is questionable at best.It was … girdles. In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter's online magazine, she said she wore two of them day and night for three months. Day and night. “It was brutal; it's not for everyone,” she said. “It was sweaty but worth it.”
Girdles, seriously? That's how she gets that bod?She doesn't seem like the type to be into something so gimmicky. While I suppose it qualifies as natural, it's also just so archaic. Besides it doesn't seem all that safe. In an article on corsets, ABC's Deborah Roberts quoted Dr. Sara Gottfried who said while wearing a corset for short periods of time may be fine and lead to some weight loss, wearing them 24/7 can have some serious health consequences:Namely, it will be squeezing your ribs so much that you can’t take a deep breath. Corsets can squish your lungs by 30 to 60 percent, making you breathe like a scared rabbit. They can also put a kink in your organs and cause constipation.Yikes! Still, given the option of just wearing an uncomfortable piece of clothing or hoofing it to the gym, and sweating it out there, I'm thinking the girdle — squished lungs and all — may just win out for plenty of people. Some fancy girdle maker needs to sign Jess on as a spokesperson ASAP, because her bod is one of the best reasons I can imagine for ever even considering such a thing.
She was prescribed anti-depressant Fluoxetine, but had been secretly taking fat-burning DNP in secret alongside her medication.
A medical student with bulimia and depression died after taking a banned weight loss drug bought on the internet.Troubled Sarah Houston, 23, who was found dead in her bedroom by a flatmate, had been seeing a psychiatrist for three years.She was prescribed anti-depressant Fluoxetine, but had been secretly taking fat-burning DNP in secret alongside her medication.The drug, popular with bodybuilders, is a chemical pesticide and highly toxic.It was first used to treat obesity around 80 years ago before being banned because of its dangerous side effects.Following Sarah’s death, 62 capsules of DNP were found in her bedroom and 38 capsules from the packet were missing.Despite being encouraged to call an ambulance by flatmate Sarah Carpenter, also a medical student at the University of Leeds, she insisted it was not unusual for her to feel that way and said that her symptoms would pass.Matthew Wade, a toxicologist, told the inquest in Wakefield: “Because it is a banned substance, we don’t really know what would be a safe level to have in the body.“The drug affects different people in different ways. We have heard of several deaths caused by DNP and we know that whatever the dose, it can be life-threatening.“It is not intended for human consumption and it is a poisonous substance. It therefore seems likely DNP consumption caused Sarah’s death.”Coroner David Hinchliff, who said Sarah would have made an “excellent doctor”, added: “The only way to combat the use of DNP is to bring to the attention of the public how dangerous a substance it is.
“This is not a one-off case. As the law stands, DNP is not classed as an illegal drug but it is a banned food substance.“The Food Standards Agency have previously issued a report warning people not to take it.”Dr John Morgan, a psychiatrist who specialises in eating disorders, who had seen Sarah regularly since 2010, told the inquest how she suffered from body image distortion.He said: “Her drive to lose weight was always there and she was fearful of weight gain.“She was most likely taking DNP to satisfy her own need to control her weight.“I held the private view that I might not need to see Sarah for much longer.”DNP, full name Dinitrophenol, was linked to 62 deaths in a study published last year in the Journal of Medical Toxicity.The manufactured drug is yellow and odourless and was previously used as a herbicide and fungicide.MrHinchliff said he would be contacting the relevant Government authorities after recording a verdict of death by misadventure.Following the hearing, Sarah’s brother James, 29, who is a doctor, read out a statement on behalf of the family.He said: “In addition to being a sister, a daughter and a friend, to lose someone so young in this way only adds to our devastation.“We as a family are distraught and are keen to make sure no other family suffer in this way.“While the FSA has banned this drug from human consumption, its risks are not widely known and it does not seem to affect the ease at which it can be bought from the internet.“DNP can have fatal consequences. It seems incomprehensible to us that such a toxic substance can be available in tablet form to be sold in the UK for human consumption across the internet.”
Sarah’s father Dr Geoff Houston, from Chesham Bois, Bucks, said: “We have lost a beautiful daughter.“The tragic circumstances are making it so hard to come to terms with.”Hearing the story of this medical student will surely stop you from purchasing weight loss drugs without studying it first. The tragedy that happens to this woman is enough to remind you the consequences you could face in your desire to find the answer to your weight dilemma. As you can see, the father of the victim is still struggling on how to accept the loss of his daughter who only wants her excess body fats to be eliminated.
In a heartfelt plea, Dr Houston added: “For those who are selling it, I would appeal to you that if you have a single ounce of decency you must stop now.“The world has lost a bright, bubbly person who would have gone on to make other lives better.”
Frozen Grapes“If I crave ice cream at night, I have a handful of these instead,” said Lacey Stone, a fitness professional in New York City. “They’re so sweet, they do the job.”
Almond Butter“When I need a boost after a workout, I’ll eat a small spoonful right out of the jar,” said Kathy Kaehler, a fitness expert in Los Angeles. A bonus: Studies show that eating almonds can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.Greek Yogurt“It’s one of my favorite foods,” said Yvonne Castaneda, a fitness manager at the Sports Club/LA, in Miami, who eats it with berries, honey, and almonds. Plain Greek yogurt is generally higher in protein and lower in sugar than regular yogurt, so it helps keep blood sugar stable and staves off a midmorning crash.
Salmon“The healthy fats help me focus and perform better,” said Tiffany Boucher, a trainer at Equinox in New York City. “I’ll put a few fillets in a Ziploc Zip’n Steam bag, throw it in the microwave, and have dinner for several nights—no need to prep food after a long workday.”
Apples“I eat one almost every day,” said Michael Kaplan, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and the chief medical officer of the Center for Medical Weight Loss, headquartered in Tarrytown, New York. They’re full of fiber and antioxidants and may help reduce your risk of developing colon and liver cancers. “A Brazilian study even found that eating three apples daily may aid in weight loss,” said Kaplan.
Unsalted Nuts“I stash them in my bag, my car—they’re great for on-the-go,” said Sara Haley, a trainer in Los Angeles, who likes nuts for their protein and good fats. They can help lower cholesterol, and one study showed that walnuts in particular have strong antioxidant benefits. Haley buys them in single-serving packets at Whole Foods to keep portions in check: “Even healthy calories can add up.”
In case you are one of those individuals who are always bothered by your excess weights, there are lots of stories that can inspire you from continuing achieving your desired weight. Although winning the weight loss battle is a daunting task to complete, it does not mean that one person should be demoralized by this claim and give up on achieving his ideal weight. As you can see, all you need to do is to listen to those people who have succeeded in their weight loss battles.
By spending your time on how Melissa is able to lose weights, you will realize that it is not late to find ways on how you can overcome your own weight struggles. As you can see, all you need is to stay focus in doing the things you need to do. Patience and perseverance are critical aspects that you should have in order to come out victorious in your weight loss battle.
To summarize this post, losing excess weight is all about determination and patience. Keep in mind that achieving your ideal weight cannot be done overnight. You should not be frustrated if things are not happening as you expected, but instead, remain focus and do the things you need to accomplish.
Dieters are flocking to the latest trend on the scene: the Overnight Diet, a rapid weight-loss plan that claims you can actually slim down while you sleep.
American obesity doctor Caroline Apovian, of the Boston Medical Center, just penned a new book, “The Overnight Diet,” advising that dieters eat a high-protein diet for six days, followed by one day of a liquid diet.That followed by lots of sleep (with no exercise necessary) equals a slimmer you, up to one kilo per night and four kilos in one week — at least that's the promise. The book is published April 9 and available internationally.While mounting research suggests that more sleep can help you lose weight, skeptics say the diet is all a little too good to be true.“In order to lose two pounds of body fat overnight you'd have to burn up about six or seven thousand calories and there's just no way to do that by sleeping,” Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the college's Rose F. Kennedy Center, told ABC News.“It goes without saying that anything being touted as an 'overnight diet' is complete and total bunk,” writes fitness blog Blisstree. “But I'm gonna say it anyway because people still fall for the allure of quick, fast, and easy crash diets.”
Apovian doesn't entirely disagree that the weight loss is water, at least intially, and the diet does make room for a variety of healthy foods, including some good carbs and plenty of fruit.
The liquid diet day consists of all-you-can-drink smoothies that Apovian claims are specifically engineered to produce a reduction in the body's production of insulin.If you're bloated or store fat around your midsection, insulin is to blame, she says, and following the diet can help release that stored water and salt weight — leaving you slimmer and feeling healthier.