Nathaniel Hargrove was 140 pounds in the fourth grade. At his high school graduation, he had doubled to 280. He thought he was cursed: Though he lifted, he lacked the nutritional knowledge needed to really slim down. By the time he was in his 30s, Hargrove's weight was topping 330. Thanks to a special nutrition and exercise regimen, Hargrove would eventually drop 90 pounds and pack on muscle. But the change came only after a series of embarrassing medical tests.By 2017, Hargrove had come to think of himself just as a “big guy.” Not out of shape. Athletic. But big. He had been on blood pressure medication for years. High blood pressure just ran in the family, he assumed. His father had died of a heart attack the previous year. But Hargrove couldn’t see the signs: He was short tempered, struggling to wake up, and driving to work half asleep. He got headaches and blurred vision. He was worn out by the time he got home to his wife and daughters.Hargrove went to his family … [Read more...] about How This Guy Lost 90 Pounds and Got Absolutely Shredded
Celebs and apple cider vinegar diets go together like The Bachelor and helicopter dates: Kourtney Kardashian reportedly drinks ACV twice a day, Victoria Beckham has two tablespoons on an empty stomach in the a.m., and Hilary Duff swears by a morning shotTbh, as a health writer, my b.s. radar goes off when I see these types of claims, but I was still curious, so I set to find out: Is the hype surrounding "ACV diets" legit? First of all, what constitutes an "ACV diet?" Let's just be clear about one thing: There's no specific "apple cider vinegar diet" to follow. Apple cider vinegar itself (or ACV, as the kids call it), comes from apples that have been crushed, distilled, and then fermented. And FYI: The apples are really only secondary in any ACV trends—the main component of the "diet" is ACV's presence of acetic acid—the vinegar that comes from the fermentation process.As far as "dosing" recommendations go, ACV doses differ between sources, but the general thought is that … [Read more...] about ‘I Drank Apple Cider Vinegar For A Month’
THEN: Rachel Frederickson Rachel had a massive weight loss, and went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds. She ended up winning season 15, but received a lot of criticism for her incredibly small frame and low weight at the time of her win. … [Read more...] about Where Are Your Favorite ‘Biggest Loser’ Winners Now?
Patrick Eslick remembers the first time someone made a “comment” about his weight. It was in the second grade. Things got worse during his teenage years, not only because of his growing size, but also the realization that he was gay. Eslick started shying away from the physical activities other boys were participating in (football, track, baseball). He started spending a lot of time on the couch alone snacking—his size and his sexuality alienated him in high school. In college, the snacking and eating and (especially) the drinking got worse. He graduated at 340 pounds, feeling depressed, anxious, and barred from the activities his new-found friends were able to enjoy.Eslick would go on to lose 185 pounds in the years following college, dropping to a lean 155. He always thought reaching 200 would be next to impossible, but it all started with a simple resolution. College graduation commenced Eslick's new mindset. “It felt like the perfect opportunity to make … [Read more...] about This Man Lost 185 Pounds by Falling in Love With Cooking
Briana Culberson and her husband Ryan proved you can stay on the keto diet at Disneyland.The couple shared an Instagram photo Tuesday of themselves eating a turkey leg at the theme park.Disneyland's turkey legs have 720 calories and contain 36 grams of fat, making them keto-friendly.Sticking with a diet can be tricky when you’re out of the house, but apparently keto fans don’t have to sweat it when they go to Disneyland.Keto dieters Briana Culberson, daughter of The Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson, and her husband Ryan just shared a photo of themselves at the theme park, and pointed out that they had no issues staying keto while they were there. "What do you mean you can’t do Keto at Disneyland? Here, hold my turkey leg. #disneyland #turkeyleg," Ryan captioned a shot on Instagram of himself and Briana, next to the classic Disney treat. In case you’re not familiar with it, Disney’s turkey leg is a huge hit at their theme parks. In fact, … [Read more...] about Briana Culberson And Husband Ryan Stuck To The Keto Diet At Disneyland