Courtesy of Glenn McMullin Name: Glenn McMullinAge: 53Occupation: Airline pilotHometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada Start Weight: 340 poudsEnd Weight: 170 poundsTime Running: 3 years I had just turned 50-years-old. I was 5-10, 340 pounds with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and then I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. While doctors tried to save my life, I had to finally try to get healthy. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I had failed at weight loss before many times. This time I decided to try and become a runner. I started with a short walk/run program with a goal of the 5K Terry Fox run for Cancer. I remember my first day on the treadmill. I did 1 mile in 30 minutes and was spent. I was also on a lot of medication and on a CPAP. I went through chemotherapy and radiation treatment, which tapped my energy, but I kept doing what I could with the walking and occasional jogging helped with my energy. By the time surgery came up in … [Read more...] about Running Helped Him Lose 170 Pounds—and Saved His Life in the Process
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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
Story highlights The "3-day military diet" promises a loss of up to 10 pounds but can leave you exhausted and hungry Nutritionists warn that the weight loss will not last and food combos are unhealthy (CNN)Looking for an easy diet to lose a quick few pounds? If you're searching on the Internet, chances are you've stumbled on something called the "military diet." It's also known as the Navy diet, the Army diet and sometimes the ice cream diet, because in addition to hot dogs and tuna fish, you get to eat ice cream on all three days of the program. Smells fishy, right? Well, hold your nose. It's about to get really stinky. Can the foods you eat enhance your sex life? What is the military diet? The military diet is a variation of the ever-popular three-day diet, a crash plan of "fill-in-the-blank" foods to eat if you want to lose weight fast. These diets typically claim that you can lose about 10 pounds in three days to a week if you follow their blueprint to the … [Read more...] about Military diet: 3-day diet or dud?
Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a form of intermittent fastingResearch is limited as to whether it will help you lose weightNutritionists say if it curbs unhealthy nighttime snacking, it could be a good thingIf the idea of counting calories to lose weight sounds like the absolute worst, a buzzy concept called time-restricted eating (TRE) might be more up your alley.Time-restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, which has gained traction thanks to diet books such as The 5:2 Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. Based on the theory that most of us spend way too many of our waking hours munching away, this diet method is as simple as shortening the number of hours during the day that you eat. That could mean eating only between noon and 7 p.m. or 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (it's up to you to decide how many hours you want to eat or fast per day). But the greatest benefits of time-restricted eating seem to occur when you stop eating earlier in the day.For example, in one new … [Read more...] about What Is Time-Restricted Eating, And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
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?