Ever since I can remember, I always felt heavy—not exactly fat, just bigger than everyone else. It didn't help that while I was a size nine in high school, my mom was a petite size two. Then, when I was 16, my father died suddenly—I found comfort for my grief through food, so I started gaining weight more rapidly. Three years later, I met my first husband, who was also overweight—together, we just ate food and built our family. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below My best friend's weight loss sparked my own. A little background: I used to take trips to San Diego with my best friend to have "girls' days"—our plans revolved around which restaurants we wanted to try and where we'd eat next. Basically, it was a day-long eating spree.Then, one Thanksgiving, she came to stay at my house—and I was surprised at what I saw: She'd lost 30 pounds through Weight Watchers. But what happened after Thanksgiving Day shocked me even more: After eating a full … [Read more...] about ‘Weight Watchers Taught Me Portion Control—And Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds’
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You probably already know what not to do for weight loss (like literally any of these things), but there are really only two things that work when you want to drop pounds the healthy, sustainable way: eating well and exercising regularly. TBH, though, both of those things are pretty vague (and can take a lot of time and effort to get used to). And sometimes, you need a few quick, healthy-eating tips instead of one big lifestyle overhaul. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Here are five simple tricks that can be added to any diet to help when you're feeling bloated or stuck, or just want to feel... better. Try one on for size or adopt them all—these small changes can jumpstart your weight loss, wherever you are in your journey.1. Eat meals, not snacksWe've long been told to eat frequently, in small amounts, to level blood sugar. But a new study found those who ate fewer, larger meals weighed less. How so? You burn more cals processing a larger meal than lots of little ones. … [Read more...] about 5 Rules That Actually Work If You’re Trying To Lose Weight
BOSTON — After back-to-back, eight-hour shifts at a chiropractor’s office and a rehab center, Nirva arrived outside an elderly woman’s house just in time to help her up the front steps. Nirva took the woman’s arm as she hoisted herself up, one step at a time, taking breaks to ease the pain in her hip. At the top, they stopped for a hug. “Hello, bella,” Nirva said, using the word for “beautiful” in Italian. “Hi, baby,” replied Isolina Dicenso, the 96-year-old woman she has helped care for for seven years. The women each bear accents from their homelands: Nirva, who asked that her full name be withheld, fled here from Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Dicenso moved here from Italy in 1949. Over the years, Nirva, 46, has helped her live independently, giving her showers, changing her clothes, washing her windows, taking her to her favorite parks and discount grocery stores. Now Dicenso and other people living with disabilities, … [Read more...] about As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers
As you get into the new year, maybe it’s time to pick up a new hobby that will stick longer than your annual gym resolution. If you’re a craft beer drinker and organic fanatic, you may have noticed that your options for drinking organic beer can be limited, so why not try brewing your own? (Plus check out these 7 organic breweries that are worth making a road trip for.) The tough part is, home-brewing with organic ingredients can produce a whole other set of challenges, as ingredients are few and far between.Luckily, we've mapped out how—with the right ingredients, process, and equipment—you can start brewing enjoyable organic beverages from the comfort of your own home.Related: Your 4-Step Guide To Growing HopsThe IngredientsThe key ingredients in beer are water, grain, hops, and yeast. However, depending on your process, style, and goals, these ingredients can vary in type and texture. For help with crafting your first custom recipe, look at brewersfriend.com, … [Read more...] about How To Finally Start Brewing Organic Beer At Home
Calories are those little units of energy we consume whenever we eat, well, anything. And they are arguably the most talked-about part of any weight-loss journey.The general rule is that if you eat more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight. And if you take in fewer calories than you use, you’ll lose weight. And if those numbers are more or less even, your weight will stay about the same. It seems simple, but the number of calories you need to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain weight from lean muscle depends on your activity levels, body size, hormones, sleep, and more, explains registered dietitian Wesley Delbridge, R.D., a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. So figuring out how many calories you need per day can be crazy-complicated.And, it's also important to remember that, when it comes to cutting calories for weight loss, lower is not always better. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, your calories should never … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do I Need To Lose Weight?