Hunter Croteau is still getting used to his new body. After all, the 20-year-old recently went through one of the most stunning physical and mental changes humanly possible: In just eight months, he's dropped an astonishing 170 pounds with the help of weight loss surgery.Croteau grew up in a duplex with his parents on one side and his grandmother and step-grandfather, Joseph, on the other. Because his parents worked several jobs to support the family, Croteau spent a great deal of time with his grandparents. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “They took me to the doctor as a kid,” Croteau said of his time with his grandparents. “My doctor said I was a little bit underweight, and said they needed to start putting rice in my bottle once a day. They didn't hear the 'once a day' part, so they were giving me rice all the time, and ended up having me gain a ton of weight.” Hunter's weight gain started when he was young and continued into his teenage years. … [Read more...] about This Guy Got Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery, and Went on to Lose 170 Pounds in 8 Months
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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
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
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
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?