Sally Donnelly spent years missing out on family memories, and she just felt “horrible.” But now that she has lost 68 pounds over the last year, that will all change in July.“I have a 14-year-old grandson and he lives in Texas. When he would come up in the summer, I was too heavy to really enjoy going out, swimming, fishing and doing all the things that I know I was capable of doing, but couldn’t in my body. So, he hasn’t seen me since last summer. I won’t show him a picture of me, I won’t FaceTime with him. I won’t do anything because he is just going to be so shocked when he arrives in July. And I will be able to do the things I couldn’t do with him before,” said the 63-year-old Somers Point woman.Not being able to interact with family devastated Donnelly.“I would sit. I would stay home. Everybody went to the beach. I wouldn’t go to the beach. My boys would say, ‘Mom, everybody goes, it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Seeing grandson keeps grandmother motivated to lose weight
Working out and not losing weight
Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Rewind three-and-a-half months to January. You’ve woken up, feeling the after effects of last night’s celebration, and resolved to make a change in the new year. The goal? To lose weight. Fast forward to today. You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and committed to an exercise routine. But the numbers on the scale haven’t budged at all. What gives? I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been there. For most of my young adult life, I weighed in just under the average for my age and height. Then, when I turned 25 I started taking an anxiety medication that catapulted the scale upwards a full 45 pounds — despite not having changed my diet or exercise routine. While I definitely have been hard on myself over the eight months since the weight gain, I took it upon myself to re-up my gym membership, sign up for ClassPass to give myself some variety and make more conscious food choices. Over the … [Read more...] about I’m doing everything right, but I’m still not losing weight. What’s going on?
(Natural News) Of all the discomforts that can accompany menopause – including insomnia, mood changes and hot flashes – the most frustrating of all may be unintended weight gain. The fact is: the lifestyle choices women successfully used to maintain healthy weight in their 20s and 30s may begin to fail in menopause.According to nationally recognized metabolism expert, Dr. Jade Teta, natural solutions do exist – and they involve a complete change in attitude toward diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits.Don’t let menopause get you down or control your life. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and integrative physician Dr. Jade Teta discuss the in-depth science behind menopausal changes – and offer practical tools to change your body and optimize your health. If you are struggling with menopausal distress and weight gain, you won’t want to miss this (vitally important) show.To hear this FREE show – visit … [Read more...] about Menopause remedies designed to balance your hormones and help you lose weight naturally
Metformin is a drug that doctors use to treat people with type 2 diabetes. It works alongside other medication and insulin to lower blood sugar in people with the condition. Doctors do not usually prescribe metformin for type 1 diabetes. They can sometimes prescribe it for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, although this use is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Similarly, the FDA has not sanctioned metformin to help those wanting to shed the pounds when they are overweight or obese. In this article, we take a look at the impact metformin has on weight, as well as how the drug is used. People with type 2 diabetes have lost weight from taking metformin, but they are not the only ones to benefit from the drug in this way. A study involving people who were overweight or obese and had insulin resistance showed that they lost weight while taking metformin. While some evidence suggests that metformin does lead to weight loss, neither doctors or … [Read more...] about Does metformin help you lose weight?
Many of the foods that can spur weight loss are pretty obvious. (Hello, veggies!) Others, not so much.Take peanut butter. It's nutritious, delicious, and goes with everything, but because a single serving (two tablespoons) contains a whopping 190 calories—144 of those from fat—it’s easy to assume that it should be off-limits.RELATED: Should You Be Eating Powdered Peanut Butter?Sure, watching your fat intake is important, but adding peanut butter to your repertoire can be helpful when trying to shed pounds. A review published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that nuts can help curb appetite and control hunger, while a Purdue University study showed that long-term nut and nut butter consumption can actually help maintain weight loss. Peanut butter, for the win!“In the past, fats earned a bad rap because one gram of fat contains double the amount of calories than the same amount of carbs or proteins,” says Lisa Booth, R.D., … [Read more...] about Can You Eat Peanut Butter Every Day and Still Lose Weight?