By Kathryn Ferguson The Washington Post Wed., Aug. 1, 2018 For nearly five months in late 2016 and early 2017, I had a sinking feeling that something was desperately wrong with my 10-year-old daughter, but the doctors and specialists we visited during that time didn’t have any answers. She was in a medical free fall: She couldn’t eat, was losing weight and her hair was falling out. But her only medical complaint was “I’m nauseous.” I’ve never been to medical school, but after doing a lot of research on her symptoms, I finally diagnosed Norah, my tennis-playing, Minecraft-building, “Hamilton”-singing, school-loving daughter with a non-body-image eating disorder that began just before her 11th birthday. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental-health condition, which is why every parent needs to know our story. If I had been asked to list my parenting worries, my daughter dying from a heart attack … [Read more...] about Not all eating disorders are related to body image
Losing inches but not pounds
FACTS and figures about Donald Trump's health were released in January 2018 after concerns for the President were raised. His doctor returned a positive report on the 45th President's wellbeing, with one slight blot being an issue of his weight - but how tall is he and what's his BMI? How tall is Donald Trump? President Donald Trump is 75 inches tall, or 6ft 3 inches. He is a taller than average man, although is still short of the world's tallest man who was 8ft 11 inches. Trump is about half the height of an average African elephant and four inches short of the average basketball player's height. He is too heavy for his height, the test found, and Dr Ronny Jackson said the US President, who weighs 17 stone, needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year. The 71-year-old's body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 puts him in the overweight category - and on the brink of obese - for his height at 6ft 3in. He is known to enjoy high-fat foods like fried chicken, hamburgers and steak - and … [Read more...] about How tall is Donald Trump and what is 75 inches in feet? Height and length conversions explained
0 Comments 8 sneaky reasons you might not be losing weight BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ultimately, the theory of weight-loss is relatively straight forward... https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/8-sneaky-reasons-you-might-not-be-losing-weight-36912378.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36912410.ece/445bc/AUTOCROP/h342/2016-12-30_lif_27446359_I1.JPG Email Ultimately, the theory of weight-loss is relatively straight forward... It's Calories In Vs. Calories out. Calories aren't the only thing that matters when it comes to the liklihood of diet success, but when it comes to down to it, calories are the most important thing. In short, the only way of successfully losing weight is by creating a calorie deficit (i.e. burning off more calories than you're taking in,) however, when we find we're not losing weight, it's a little too easy just to say "You're eating too much!" Yes, that is still very often the case, but there are many different reasons why … [Read more...] about 8 sneaky reasons you might not be losing weight
Eat plenty of food—as much as you’re eating now, or even more—and still shed pounds. Seems like an unlikely weight-loss plan, right?Luckily, it’s not too good to be true: Developed by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a professor of nutritional sciences and obesity researcher at Penn State, the well-researched Volumetrics diet was named the number-two best diet for weight loss and tied for the number-five best diet overall (out of 40 diets) in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diet Rankings. It received high scores from nutrition experts for being safe, effective, and sustainable in the long run.And, yes, it centers on one fairly simple idea: filling up on fewer calories. “The main claim, and premise by which the Volumetrics diet works, is the satiety claim,” says Lisa Davis, Ph.D., chief nutrition officer at Terra’s Kitchen.The primary focus is filling up on foods that are naturally low in calories and high in fiber or water—think … [Read more...] about What Is The Volumetrics Diet—And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
One way or another, you’ve probably heard of the Zone Diet.Maybe it was through one of its celebrity followers; Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Demi Moore have all been rumored to be fans. Maybe you overheard people talking about it at your local CrossFit box; the CrossFit Journal once wrote that the Zone Diet “closely models optimal nutrition."Either way, the Zone Diet was created by Barry Sears, Ph.D, formerly a research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to help people lose weight and lower their risk of chronic disease by reducing diet-induced inflammation.According to Sears, “the zone” is a physiological state in which your body is primed to control inflammation. It’s determined by three clinical markers (all of which can be measured either by your doctor or through a test available on the diet’s website) that measure insulin and other inflammation-promoting hormones. By … [Read more...] about People Have Been Obsessed With The Zone Diet For Years—But Does It Really Work?