AN injection that can help you lose more than a stone in four weeks has been developed by British scientists. The obesity-busting jab works by mimicking the effects of a gastric band. It is still undergoing trials, but tests show patients are eating 30 per cent less food. Lead researcher at Imperial College, Professor Sir Steve Bloom hailed it as the “most exciting” breakthrough ever in the field — and it could be available in five years. He told The Daily Telegraph: “Obesity is a very serious problem yet just telling people to eat less and to exercise more doesn’t work.” The injection raises the level of hormones that make us feel full — chemical signals released by the gut to control cravings for snacks and fatty foods. The dose can be varied for different patients. It is also hoped the injection could help diabetes patients. The latest trial saw 20 people take a cocktail of three hormones through a patch and a pump for 28 days, … [Read more...] about British scientists develop jab that can help people lose more than a stone in JUST four weeks
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HUFFPOST PERSONAL 04/18/2018 02:05 pm ET Robbie RomuGuest Writer I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat. I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different. Different was not good. To make matters more complicated, I was also gay and that was truly the worst possible kind of “different” I could be. I spent my entire childhood hiding who I was for fear of being found out ― for fear for my life. I grew up in Canada’s Northern Ontario region, in a small town full of ignorant people. Being gay was a dangerous proposition. Eventually, the weight became part of my armor, a shield that I used to keep people at a distance and to keep myself safe. In my late teens and early 20’s, once I had escaped my small town and began the long process of embracing my … [Read more...] about I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.
Courtesy of Ann Najjar By Ann Najjar As Told To Danielle Page Apr 6, 2018 I always on the heavier side, even when I was in grade school. Things just got worse after I graduated high school in 2007 and started working at a tanning salon. It was a slow-paced job, and during the off season, I might sit in the same spot for hours, and I ate when I was bored on the job. Pizza, burgers, chips, sweets—you name it. Friends would visit me and bring more food, and even if I was full, I would eat. And I wasn't working out at all.Then, in late 2007, my brother was training for his first MMA fight, and I came to watch. I noticed that two men were essentially his eyes during the match, calling out suggestions to him to help him fight. I realized that Iwanted to be in his corner, helping him just like them. But first, I needed to understand the world of martial arts. So I joined a boxing gym. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 1 I started boxing four times a week … [Read more...] about The Workout And Eating Plan That Helped This Woman Lose 70+ Pounds
Photo courtesy of Caitlin Bernard Name: Caitlin BernardAge: 26Occupation: Graduate StudentHometown: Woodstock, VermontStart Weight: 230 pounds End Weight: 142 poundsTime Running: 2 yearsI went through a difficult heartbreak in March 2016. Throughout the relationship, I had gained a significant amount of weight, had unhealthy eating habits, and did not exercise at all. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I was having trouble figuring out how to cope with the loss, and a friend suggested I come to the gym with her and try to workout some of the sadness. I jumped on the treadmill, and I only made it a half a mile. But from that moment on, my entire life changed. When I began this journey, I weighed 230 pounds, ate poorly, and did not take care of myself. Once I started running, I consulted friends and nutritionists to learn more about healthy eating habits. I tried different strategies, found accountability buddies, and eventually found what worked best for me. Eating well and … [Read more...] about A Breakup Led to This Woman Losing 88 Pounds
S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class By Richard A. Marini July 12, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017 12:01pm Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/13 CaptionClose Image 1 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 2 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons in late 2013, before she began her fitness journey that today finds her 90 pounds lighter, leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m., and an online exercise guru with an audience that stretches from San Antonio to Japan and Qatar as well as the rest of the … [Read more...] about S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class