Photo by Cultura/Rafe Swan/Getty Images Weight-loss goals can be fueled by a variety of factors—New Year's ambition, a looming wedding, the simple desire to feel and look your best—but no matter your motivation, the stats are stacked against you when it comes to slimming down: Research shows that only about 1 out of 6 dieters successfully loses weight and keeps it off. But despite that depressing data, it is possible to overhaul your lifestyle for good, and one way to ensure success is to follow a sensible diet that works for you, says Dawna Stone, health and wellness expert and author of The Healthy You Diet. Not sure if you're picking the right plan? Here, Stone shares 7 signs that your new diet will fail: 1. You have to give up your favorite foods.occasional indulgences. 2. It's not something you can do in the real world.5 healthy eating tips for real-life challenges for help.) 3. You have to eat stuff you don't like. 4. The program lacks essential … [Read more...] about 7 Signs Your New Diet Won’t Work
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Ever since becoming a mom, Lindsey Briand, now 32, struggled with her health and weight. It wasn't until she decided to start walking and documenting her progress with photos that everything finally clicked. Here is her amazing story.I will never forget the moment in 2008 when my 4-year-old son tried to give me a hug and said, "Mom, I can't reach my arms around you!" That was the first time I decided that something needed to be done about my health. I'd always been active, but I'd gained weight with my pregnancy and never lost it. I was over 260 pounds and only 24 years old. Still, despite knowing that I had to make a change, for the next 4 years I yo-yoed. During this time, I did manage to lose about 40 pounds, but in an unhealthy and unsustainable way. I'd start walking and eating healthy, and then go right back to my old habits. Finally, in January 2013, I decided to get serious. I set a goal to lose more weight, and this time I was ready to maintain my weight loss for … [Read more...] about This Woman Lost 100 Pounds Without Any Special Diets, Programs, Or Trainers
I lost 5 pounds my first week on a new diet and exercise program, but only 2 pounds the next. What gives? Answer: This is common at the start of a diet. You're probably dropping water weight, because of the carbs and salt you've stopped eating. That weight goes fast, but slows after a week or two. … [Read more...] about I lost 5 pounds my first week on a new diet and exercise program, but only 2 pounds the next. What gives?
Kate Upton is no stranger to a strict diet and exercise regimen. After all, the 23-year-old has worked hard for years to get her body in the best shape possible for photo shoots. Now, the supermodel and actress is preparing her body for her upcoming wedding to Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander. Upton has been working with trainer Ben Bruno for over eight months to establish a consistent and intense, strength-training fitness routine. Kate Upton’s diet plan is also very disciplined and intense. She’s been focused on limiting sugar, and eating lots of vegetables, fruits, and protein. Her go-to meals are chicken salad and turkey meatballs. It sounds like Upton’s pre-wedding diet is similar to the paleo diet, which focuses on fewer carbohydrates and grains and more vegetables and lean sources of protein, such as poultry. Kate Upton has a history of working with trainers that develop a personalized exercise and diet program for the supermodel. Three months … [Read more...] about Kate Upton Preps to Marry Justin Verlander, New Diet Plan Includes Chicken Salad
Paul Arciero, an exercise scientist at Skidmore College, New York has been conducting research on balanced diet and weight loss. The findings of his study show that a balanced diet rich in proteins and low calories with on-and-off fasting helps to achieve long-term weight loss. Arciero calls this miraculous diet a P-CR diet (protein-pacing, calorie restriction diet). As the name suggests, this diet cuts back on calories while increasing the quantity of protein in the diet. In addition to healthy weight loss, the P-CR diet also enhances heart health, helps the body to detox by releasing PCB toxins from fat stored in the body, and reduces oxidative stress. The exercise scientist is well-respected by his peers. His findings and research work appeared in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Arciero’s previous works have also been featured in other scientific journals. The July 30 edition … [Read more...] about New Diet on the Rise Promotes Weight Loss