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  1. Weight Loss Week and Diet Scams - Weekly Roundup!


    Weight loss week! How one blogger overcame suicidal thoughts and an inability to move, a weight loss scam used Adele and Kate Middleton to scam thousands of people, 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


    I Wanted to Die
    Cerissa B. Fit
    By: Cerissa Brown

    It’s rare that someone has the courage to put themselves out there and lay it all on the line when it comes to weight loss and personal struggles. That’s what makes Cerissa’s post so special and so engaging. Cerissa shares her personal struggles overcoming an inability to get out of bed, suicidal thoughts and finding the energy to start moving again. She also shows photos of her weight loss progress - revealing a beautiful woman success is impossible to miss. This is definitely a post you don’t want to miss. Check it out → 










    Diet scam advert that faked claims from Adele and Victoria Beckham is banned
    Daily Mail UK
    By: Sean Poulter

    So get this, an internet website toting raspberry ketone as a magic cure for weight loss that has supposedly worked for numerous celebrities (names like Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Adele to name a few) has been banned. The company (which uses many names like Slimzene and more) raked in millions of dollars by using paid advertisements on Facebook toting their product. Make sure that you aren’t duped too. Read more →

    Image Source: SlimZene UK



     

    News & Articles


    I Lost 100 Pounds: Sharing my Story
    Chicago Now
    By: Gwyn E.

    If you’re trying to lose weight (or have already lost some significant weight), you may want to check out Gwyn’s story. Sometimes the end goal seems light years away, but when you actually make the mark, there’s no better feeling. That’s how Gwyn feels, and there’s no better motivation than reading about someone else’s success and knowing that one day you can get there too. Read more →











    Best friends lose nearly 300 pounds together
    CNN
    By: Daphne Sashin

    Turning to your community and friends for support when you try to lose weight is always a great motivator. Often you will find additional support that will keep you on-track and encouraged. But it’s especially helpful when a best friend makes a commitment to lose the weight right along with you. That’s what makes this story so special. Two friends set out to lose weight together - and gave each other the support they needed to drop a staggering combined 300 pounds. Check out their story →







    Nutrition Matters: A mindful eater is a healthier eater
    BDlive
    By: Francesca Esposito

    Unconscious eating is something many of us can relate to. It involves snacking between meals, while watching TV (movie theatres are literally designed to encourage it) and sipping on a high-calorie latte on the way to work. But what most of us don’t know is that eating while not paying attention is one of the biggest culprits in spurring on American obesity rates. So how can you change the behavior? It’s called mindful eating, and it can make a world of difference. Read more →
     

    Celebrity Weight Loss


    Denise Welch shows off her super slim figure in a red polka dot bikini
    Daily Mail
    By: Hanna Flint

    TV presenter Denise Welch looks great in her red bikini after her weight loss. She seeks to prepare for her upcoming wedding. Read more →
     

    Blogs


    The 7 Worst Weight-Loss Diets
    ABC
    By: Liz Neporent

    Thinking about trying out a new diet to lose weight? Before you do, you might want to check out this list of the 7 worst weight-loss diets, which include ones you might have expected (like the Baby Food diet) and ones that you might not have (like Paleo and Gluten-free). Find out exactly why the experts say these diets not only won’t work, but are just downright silly. Read more →


    Three simple ways to fit healthy eating into your schedule
    BDlive
    By: Celynn Erasmus

    Way too many Americans struggle with fitting healthy eating into their hectic schedule. That’s why these tips are so useful. They give you a concrete guide on how to make healthy eating not only possible, but a reality in your life, no matter how busy you are. Skip the drive-through and get the nutrition you need with these healthy tips. Read more →


    The 10 Best Carbohydrates Sources
    Triathlete Europe
    By: Matt Fitzgerald

    If you’re starting to work out on a regular basis (as we really hope you are), then this list is a great resource. It provides the 10 best carbohydrate sources to fuel your body after a workout and all day long. And with menu items like energy bars, low-fat yogurt, bananas and more, who wouldn’t want to load up on carbs? The list →


    Hubs 95 Pound Weight Loss
    Skinny Emmie
    By: Emily Sandford

    How did we miss such a great story last week? Better late than never. Emily, a world-class and extremely popular fitness and fashion blogger, gives her a husband a much-deserved “shout-out” for losing a staggering 95 pounds over the last year. And man can you tell the difference. See the photos →


    Dragging Myself Out
    Elbow Glitter
    By: Megan Sullivan

    If the heat has you hesitant to put on the running shoes and head outdoors, then you’ll want to check this out. Don’t be afraid of the sweat, because as Megan puts it, Coming home dripping with sweat is the best feeling that you’ve actually done something great for your body. Read more →
     

    Studies


    A salad’s nutrition may vary by time of day
    via: KHOU

    Think that you’re getting a full load of leafy green nutrition no matter what time of day you decide to divulge in a salad? Think again. Rice University researchers found that the veggies you love may actually control how much nutrition they have in them based on what time of day it is. In other words, plants, like humans, have internal clocks that determine what chemical they’re producing at different times of the day. Read more →


    High-fat diet linked to long-term changes in developing brain
    via: Hindustan Times

    If you find that you struggle to retain information or things at work slip past you, then it may be directly associated with the food you’re eating. A new study revealed that eating a high-fat diet may significantly reduce cognition and memory capabilities. All the more reason to put down the French fries and pick up the salad fork. Read more →


    The Best Weight-Loss Goal
    Journal of Consumer Research
    via: Men’s Health News

    A new study revealed that people who set a weight loss goal range (such as losing between 6-10 pounds) are more likely to succeed than those who set a specific number (such as 10 pounds). So give yourself a little breathing rule next time you strive to drop a few pounds. Read more →


    Two Large Meals a Day Beats 6 Mini Meals for Weight Loss
    British Journal of Nutrition
    via: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

    A new study yielded some interesting results: eating just 2 large meals per day will yield greater weight loss than eating 6 mini meals a day with the same amount of calories. This goes against previous studies that found eating several small meals throughout the day will keep the metabolism going and thus produce greater weight loss. Read more →


    Weight loss does not lower risk of heart disease
    New England Journal of Medicine
    via: DNA India

    Some unfortunate news out of the science realm: A new study suggests that losing weight alone does not necessarily lower one’s risk of heart disease as many previous studies suggested. Results suggest that people who have already developed Type II diabetes are at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke despite losing weight. All the more reason to change your lifestyle and develop better eating habits now before contracting the disease. Read more →


    Early childhood diet linked to heart condition
    via: NDTV Cooks

    Ensuring that your little one gets all the proper nutrition is always a strong concern for parents. Now it is even a greater concern, as researchers in Canada determined that the diet you feed your kids before the age of 3 can determine his or her risk of heart disease later in life. Why? Read more →


     




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    Author: Caitlin Hendee
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is a journalist by trade and an avid runner. She is passionate about maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and encouraging people to engage in common-sense eating. Caitlin believes in living a well-rounded life, to include balancing time with family, friends, fitness and food.

     


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