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    How alcohol could help you lose weight, the exercise trend growth isn’t helping Americans shrink, and other top health-related news stories, blogs, celebrity weight loss updates and studies from around the web. Only the best. All in one convenient place.
     

    Featured Stories


    Does drinking alcohol help weight loss?
    WNEM.com
    By: Wesley Goheen



    Get this, researchers found that if you’re looking to lose weight, all you may need to do is have a couple drinks a day. Why? Because people who drink more, the study shows, learn to metabolize alcohol differently. And people who drink less of it are more likely to retain it as body fat. The research → 


    Exercise trend grows - but so do waistlines
    Star Tribune
    By: Noam N. Levey




    Yay for fitness! At least that’s what Americans are saying. County-by-county, more and more people report getting the recommended amounts of fitness each day. But that doesn’t mean they’re getting thinner. In fact, national obesity rates continue to rise, even as fitness does to. The lesson here? You truly can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Read more →
     

    News & Articles


    Poor Diet, Tobacco Use and Lack of Physical Activity Taking Toll on Nation’s Health
    Huffington Post
    By: Dr. Derek Yach

    People are living longer, but its taking a huge toll on our health care system. And we’re in poor health - all because of poor diet, smoking and sitting all day, not getting enough exercise. This article talks about the troubling link between the health of employees and the economy overall. The fascinating connection → 


    The Ultimate Weight-Loss Incentive: Dubai Will Pay Dieters in Gold
    Time
    By: Courtney Subramanian


    Nowadays, communities and governments are trying to figure out whatever they can to help their citizens lose weight and get healthy. Challenges, more open park space, regulations on unhealthy foods - all of these are typical ways community leaders try to incentivize people to lose weight. But what if you were offered a gram of gold for every pound you lost? Would that be enough motive to get you moving and eating right? That’s what Dubai officials are hoping. They are offering citizens gold in exchange for weight loss in an effort to combat the fact that nearly half of Dubai’s citizens are overweight or obese. Read more → 


    Weight Loss Advice From 1920: Does It Still Hold Up Today?
    Huffington Post
    By: Lauren Gelman

    “Never let willful appetite or mistaken courtesy lead you to take a second helping...” This was advice published in a 1920s Reader’s Digest article regarding weight loss. The first of its kind, really. But does the advice given by experts back then still ring true? Some does, some doesn’t. Read more → 
     

    Success Stories


    Son Inspires Family’s 160-Pound Weight Loss
    Lansdale Patch
    By: Keith Heffintrayer

    One family made a choice together to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. And it paid off. They had a combined 160-pound weight loss, and they did it for their son. 7-year-old Jude was told he was at serious health risk because of his obesity during a checkup in 2010. Scared of a life full of struggles and disease for their son, parents Becca and Greg decided it was time to make a change. How they did it → 


    Diet, competitive swimming helped woman lick obesity
    Chron
    By: Tom Behrens



    Age truly is just a number. De proves that. She is 71 years old. She’s also incredibly fit, healthy and in the best shape of her life. But she wasn’t always that way. For most of her life, De was morbidly obese. It wasn’t until her late 40s that she decided to make a lifestyle change. Now, she’s a competitive swimmer. How she inspires →  


    Get Fit: Matthew Wittmer lost 150 pounds
    Star News
    By: Mike Voorheis

    Matt Wittmer has an amazing success story. He lost 150 pounds after he became sick and tired of his weight hindering him. Now, he is the picture of health, exercising at least 40 minutes daily and eating healthy. He also allows himself the occasional junk-food treat, truly embodying what it means to live a wholesome life with common-sense. His before-and-after photo → 
     

    Celebrity Weight Loss


    Khloe Kardashian’s Dress Could Not Be Tighter, Showcases Her Incredible Weight Loss
    Huffington Post

    The pounds have literally melted off reality TV star Khloe Kardashian...and she’s not afraid to show it off. Khloe works out 4 to 5 times a week, and she’s looking great. She recently was spotted wearing a skin-tight black dress and nude pumps while visiting Bruce Jenner’s house in Malibu, California. The photo → 


    Mama June (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star) ‘Very, Very Shocked’ By Her Weight Loss
    Access Hollywood
    By: Jesse Spero

    34-year-old reality TV star dropped quite a noticeable amount of weight recently, and no one was more shocked by it than she was. She credits being much more active on the show with the loss. Read more →  


    Graham Elliot undergoes weight loss surgery
    People Magazine
    By: Liza Hamm

    The MasterChef star and host Graham Elliot (also a world-renowned chef) recently underwent weight loss surgery. At 400 pounds, Elliot decided he had had enough of being the large co-host chef of the popular cooking competition show. Why did he do it? Find out → 


    Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Shows Off Super Slim Physique
    People Magazine

    It’s been nearly a year since Snooki, who first gained popularity on the MTV show "Jersey Shore," gave birth. Since then, she has worked hard to lose weight and get fit. And it shows. Between regular gym workouts, motherhood and giving up partying and alcohol, Snooki’s body looks amazing. Or is she a little too skinny? We'll let you be the judge. The photo → 
     

    Blogs


    7 Grocery Shopping Tips that Help Weight Loss
    Yahoo Shine
    By: The Editors of Prevention

    Ahhh, the joys of grocery shopping. That once-a-week trip where you wander around a store grabbing food items, trying to prepare for the week ahead. If you’re like many Americans, it can be very difficult - impossible really - to avoid the delicious heaps of cakes, cookies, chips and other processed foods. That’s why we love this list. With tips like, “shop the perimeter,” and “leave the credit and debit card at home,” you’re sure to get exactly what you need without giving into temptation. More tips →


    Tame Your Sweet Tooth
    Lake News Online
    By: Anita Marlay



    Sugar, sugar, sugar. Americans love their sweets, but their waistlines don’t. Sugar is addictive, and a huge contributor to the rising trend of obesity rates in the U.S. So how can you tame your sweet tooth and cut back on cravings? By taking it one day at a time, and with these other tips. Check them out → 


    Guest Post: Perfect Party Planning
    Living Learning Eating
    By: Danai Kadzere

    Want to learn how to plan the perfect, fun summer party? Done and done with Danai’s guest-post guide to everything you need to know about planning the block-party bash your neighbors will not soon forget. Complete with games, food, drinks and more, this guide tells you everything you need to know! The plan → 


    I Didn’t Gain Weight … Someone Switched My Pants
    Guide 4 Moms
    By: Amanda Taylor



    Possibly one of the cutest posts we’ve ever seen, Amanda uses adorable, fun illustrations to take us on a short journey we’ve all been on at least once. That horrible moment when you pull on a familiar pair of jeans, and suddenly find yourself sucking in a little too much to button them up. And next thing you know, you’re frantically racking your brain to figure out exactly what happened over the last couple weeks to bring you to that point. Amanda’s thoughts → 
     








    Studies


    Intermittent Fasting Can Make You Gain Weight
    via: MaxHealth

    We’ve all heard of the fasting diet, where you fast for two days and eat whatever the heck you want on the other days. But can that really support long-term weight loss? Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute say no - and, in fact, that it can actually make you gain weight over the long-term. Find out why → 


    High-sugar diet ‘linked to cancer’
    European Journal of Cancer Prevention
    via: Herald Sun

    A study out of the UK, the first of its kind - directly linked sugar intake with bowel cancer. The researchers found that eating more sugar and other processed foods will increase a person’s risk of developing rectal cancer. Read more → 
     

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