For decades, those people slightly or heavily overweighed were told by nutritionists and health experts that the best way of getting rid of those unwanted extra pounds was to stick to a long term and steady diet plan. Apparently, losing weight gradually was much better than following any of the more popular and much advertised crash diet plans that offered almost instant weight loss. Diet plans such as the 3 day military diet, the astronaut diet, the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet or the Scarsdale Diet are examples of these nutrition plans that have been traditionally considered not only dangerous but ineffective as well. Medical papers written by nutrition experts have long emphasized the fact that crash diets were the easy but harmful way to shed pounds. From the well known yo-yo effect in which crash dieters quickly gained back their intial weight and even more pounds, to adverse health effects and a reduction in metabolic rate , lots has been said about the … [Read more...] about Crash Diets Under the Microscope: Is Losing Weight Fast Harmful?
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Few people on earth have encountered a largetooth sawfish at full size, according to the EDGE of Existence project, and it’s doubtful that any will ever forget the experience. A species of ray that grows to more than 20 feet in length and a half-ton in weight, Pristis pristis looks rather like a flattened shark except for its front end: 6 feet or so of flat, bony bill, both edges sporting big, sharp teeth, the overall design suggesting a ripsaw fashioned for cutting up cars. Nowadays you’d be lucky to see one half that size, and even that chance is dwindling. Once common throughout the global tropics, in the shallow ocean as well as brackish estuaries and freshwater streams, the species’ range and numbers have contracted dramatically into four sub-populations of uncertain size. On the Red List of struggling creatures by the International Union for Conservation of Species, it is classed as “critically endangered,” the last step before “extinct in the … [Read more...] about Meet some of our oddest, oldest fishes — as they rapidly approach extinction
I’d never been overweight as a child but all of sudden, at 15 years old, I began binge-eating...and my body started to rapidly change. I realize now, food became my crutch (I was sexually assaulted at a young age, and my therapist eventually helped me connect the two things)—but at the time, I didn't understand why or how I would eat an entire pizza in one sitting. By the time I made it to my senior year of high school, I had gained 100 pounds. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below At my heaviest (after having my son), I was 302 pounds—and I started seriously considering weight-loss surgery. I’d tried so many of my own methods to lose weight—restricting calories, eating bland foods—but nothing I tried was sustainable (plain chicken with steamed, unseasoned broccoli for dinner every night was just not going to happen). So I’d quit as soon as I’d start. At that time, I knew I wanted weight-loss surgery, but in order for it to be … [Read more...] about ‘I Lost 143 Pounds By Eating Healthier Versions Of My Favorite Foods’
Ever since I can remember, I always felt heavy—not exactly fat, just bigger than everyone else. It didn't help that while I was a size nine in high school, my mom was a petite size two. Then, when I was 16, my father died suddenly—I found comfort for my grief through food, so I started gaining weight more rapidly. Three years later, I met my first husband, who was also overweight—together, we just ate food and built our family. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below My best friend's weight loss sparked my own. A little background: I used to take trips to San Diego with my best friend to have "girls' days"—our plans revolved around which restaurants we wanted to try and where we'd eat next. Basically, it was a day-long eating spree.Then, one Thanksgiving, she came to stay at my house—and I was surprised at what I saw: She'd lost 30 pounds through Weight Watchers. But what happened after Thanksgiving Day shocked me even more: After eating a full … [Read more...] about ‘Weight Watchers Taught Me Portion Control—And Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Sixty percent of cats tip the scales at unhealthy weights, slightly more than the 56 percent of dogs. It’s not good for them. BySusan Jenks Aug. 2, 2018 Like most cats, Max had a swagger in his walk. But because he was slightly overweight, the 15-year-old Maine coon began having trouble “jumping up on things,” his owner says, the extra pounds worsening his arthritis. So his owner, Jaime Wilson, decided her pet needed to go on a diet — barely two tablespoons of dry food in the morning and again at night, along with a larger portion of canned wet food once a day and a supervised “He was ravenous all the time,” his owner concedes. But after six months, “he’s very sleek and thin,” says The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that in the … [Read more...] about Our Fat Pets