Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by: Rita Winters Tags: circadian rhythm, fight obesity, goodhealth, natural remedies, natural weight loss, slender, sunlight benefits, vitamin D, weight loss (Natural News) When we think about winter, what comes to mind? While the holidays are about friends and family, the downside is, you also gain a few pounds. In light of that, how exactly do you lose weight during the winter months — if it’s so cold and all you want to do is cuddle up beside the fireplace? A study from the University of Alberta explains that taking a vacation in the tropics might be the best way to lose weight during those long, dark days of winter. The sun and its wonders When thinking about shedding some weight, sunbathing isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind. Researchers found that the blue light wavelengths or the visible rays from the sun affect subcutaneous fat (fat under our skin). During the winter season, when the sun is hidden most of the … [Read more...] about Here’s why you need a tropical vacation this winter: Study finds a link between sun exposure and weight loss
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Donald Gross—a husband and father of three working full-time as an assistant manager at Walmart—is a self-described "typical guy." But in the past nine months, he's pulled off something extraordinary: a 43-pound weight loss transformation that completely changed his body. This is his story.The basicsAge: 45Height: 5'8"Heaviest weight: 196 lbs.Weight now: 153 lbs.Total weight loss: 43 lbs.Looking back on his lifestyle before his weight loss transformation, Gross remembers high-calorie breakfasts, lunches and dinners—and plenty of snacks in between."[On a] typical day, when I figured it out, I was eating 3,850 calories. [I was] drinking a gallon of sweet tea a day ... When I would get home late at night from work, it didn’t matter the time—I would still eat a large dinner and then add a bowl of ice cream and/or a snack, and then go to bed. We would go out to eat a lot, grabbing our favorites like burger and fries, pizza and wings, and our favorite meal was … [Read more...] about This Dad Achieved a 43-Pound Weight Loss Transformation and Built a Whole New Body
Whether it's a week in the Bahamas or a cruise to Alaska, food is an important component of any vacation. Each region, each city, each neighborhood has its own unique cuisine for your enjoyment. But what is the best option? Sticking to a plan that includes healthy basics, as well as a few fun indulgences, can be the ticket to a healthy vacation. Audra Wilson, a bariatric dietitian at the Northwestern Medicine Metabolic Health and Surgical Weight Loss Center at Delnor Hospital, offers these tips for vacation dining: • Limit fried foods. No matter what it started out as, as soon as a food is fried it gains hundreds of calories by being covered in batter and dunked in hot oil. Opt for other types of preparations such as grilled, baked, braised, or roasted. The only fried option that is on the healthier side would be stir-fried. If fried foods are a must, share with your companions. Cutting portions in half also cuts calories in half.• One dessert daily. And split it! It is … [Read more...] about Tips for healthy vacation eating
Courtesy of Robert Morris Robert Morris has always been a bigger guy. However, when he found himself nearing 40 years old and 500 pounds, he knew he needed to make a drastic change. “I just let myself just go,” Morris told MensHealth.com. “It was tough to get around. Just putting on socks was a three or four minute job. I couldn't tie my own shoes. I had to wear Crocs during the wintertime.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below His wake-up call came a year-and-a-half ago, when Morris took his wife and son to Universal Studios.They had all been so excited to go on the Harry Potter rides — "but I couldn’t get around," Morris recalled. “We had been planning this trip for months, and we finally got there, and after about half a day, I'm like, 'I need to go sit in a restaurant.'"The next day, as his family enjoyed themselves at the park, Morris spent the day in a movie theater. Courtesy of Robert Morris He left that vacation knowing he … [Read more...] about This Guy Was 500 Pounds. Then He Cut Calories and Lost Half His Body Weight.
With less than a month left in the competition, contestants are starting to notice how much following the nutrition plan and workout schedules is changing their bodies. They've lost over 100 pounds combined and as the clock winds down to the final weigh-in, they're ramping up their routines to yield maximum results. Shelly Daley Contestant Shelly Daley at the beginning of the contest. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer Want proof that the competition is working?Just ask contestant Shelly Daley to show you her biceps and she'll proudly flex those newly toned muscles.To date, Daley has lost over 40 pounds, not even letting a sprained ankle prevent her from hitting the gym last week. Instead, she donned a walking boot and kept pushing herself hard.Her clothes are fitting differently, but it's the increased energy and confidence that she's developed since the challenge began that she notices most."If I could play back a video of my first workout nine weeks ago versus a workout … [Read more...] about Double-digit weight loss bolsters Fittest Loser contestants’ confidence