How Much Younger Would A Face-Lift Make You Look? [Time] If you believe TV commercials, a little plastic surgery can make a 70-year-old look 30. But now a study in the journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery pins down exactly how many years a person can expect to shed by going under the knife. Researchers asked 40 medical students to estimate the ages of patients in before-and-after pictures. People who had a face-lift and neck lift looked an average of 5.7 years younger post-surgery. Adding in eyelid work took off two more years, and adding a forehead lift on top of that took off another year. People who had all four procedures were said to look 8.4 years younger. The Disease 1 in 33 Boomers Has [The Wall Street Journal] Deaths from hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows that baby boomers are most at risk. Two-thirds of people with liver-destroying hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965. While sharing a needle is the biggest risk factor, … [Read more...] about Daily Pulse: How Much Younger Can A Face-Lift Make You Look?
How much weight can you lose in a month
So, how much weight can you safely lose in a month by changing only your diet? We desperately wanted the number to be big, like Biggest Loser big. Because when you finally decide to lose weight—those pounds that have been slowly, steadily creeping up, pushing you way past wedding dress weight into fat pants territory—you want it to vanish quickly (poof!). (Looking to conquer your weight issues? Prevention has smart answers—get 2 FREE gifts when you subscribe today.)We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that's not how weight loss works, at least the lasting kind. "Aim to lose 1 to 2 pounds in a week for long-term weight loss," says Marissa Lippert, RD, author of The Cheater's Diet and owner of Nourish Kitchen + Table in NYC—that's 4 to 8 pounds in a month or about a half a dress size. Oh, and crash diets that promise you'll lose 30 pounds in 30 days don't work—drastically slashing calories can sabotage your efforts, ultimately stalling weight … [Read more...] about The Most Weight You Can Safely Lose In A Month By Only Changing Your Diet—And 9 Simple Strategies To Get You Started
This article was written by Allison Young and provided by our partners at Prevention.So, how much weight can you safely lose in a month by changing only your diet? We desperately wanted the number to be big. Because when you finally decide to lose weight—those pounds that have been slowly, steadily creeping up, pushing you way past wedding dress weight into fat pants territory—you want it to vanish quickly (poof!). (Looking to conquer your weight issues? Prevention has smart answers—get two FREE gifts when you subscribe today.)We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that's not how weight loss works, at least the lasting kind. "Aim to lose one to two pounds in a week for long-term weight loss," says Marissa Lippert, R.D., author of The Cheater's Diet and owner of Nourish Kitchen + Table in New York City—that's four to eight pounds in a month or about a half a dress size. Oh, and crash diets that promise you'll lose 30 pounds in 30 days don't … [Read more...] about This Is the Most Weight You Can Safely Lose in a Month by Only Changing Your Diet
Kelsey Miller is the author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life.A few months back, I got a really lovely e-mail from a woman who'd read my book and my column, both of which touch on the topic of intuitive eating. Like me, she'd grappled with body shame and weight fluctuations. She was left feeling hopeless and desperate for another way to live.In reading my work, she'd recognized for the first time that her body was worthy of respect, just as it was. I was floored and honored by this note. She just had one question: How much weight had I lost?My heart sunk. I've spent years of my life spreading the word about intuitive eating, an approach that essentially teaches us lifelong dieters to eat like normal people. Yet most people have trouble grasping this part: It's not about weight."Intuitive eating is different from a diet because it's about using your internal cues to guide your food choices, rather than following external rules," says Christy Harrison, MPH, … [Read more...] about Intuitive Eating Changed My Life—But Don’t Ask Me How Much Weight I Lost
There are, as I see it, four classic ways to be lean:1. There’s hunger-striker lean, achieved with starvation, and not recommended by any major medical organization.2. There’s heroin-addict lean, achieved most notably by Iggy Pop during the early seventies…and mysteriously retained for decades after he quit using drugs.3. There’s marathon-runner lean, which is a lot healthier than the first two but probably not what you had in mind when you clicked on this article.4. And there’s cover-model lean, which I assume everyone reading this aspires to.That fourth look—made famous by the men who fronted Men’s Health magazine in the nineties and early 2000s—is achieved with a combination of the most muscle you can maintain and the lowest body-fat percentage you can achieve. As we discussed in “How Much Muscle Can You Gain?”, the two processes are inextricably linked. You can’t gain a lot of muscle without also gaining some fat, … [Read more...] about How Much Fat Is Covering Your Abs? (You May Be Shocked!)
Last week I came across another one of those “diets don’t work” articles. It was written by a psychology professor, and included this sentence:“My lab reviewed 60 years of clinical trials of diets, and we found that people lose an average of 10 percent of their starting weight on most diets but within two to five years have gained back all but about two pounds.” Pessimism bugs me in general.Pessimism about the futility of weight loss bugs me even more. But it’s when you mix pessimism about the futility of weight loss with math that I go over the edge. Okay, not really over the edge. But I edge closer to the edge, if that makes any sense.Here’s why: In my new book Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life, I explain that adults gain weight throughout life. Even back in the early 1960s, when the U.S. government published its first data on the health and nutrition of Americans, you … [Read more...] about Here’s How Much Weight the Average Man Gains during the Holidays
Can that little pink or yellow packet really be the key to your weight loss goals?For years, science has been split on whether low or no-calorie sweeteners like Splenda, Equal, or Stevia are actually helping or hindering dropping fat. Sub them in for sugary drinks and you definitely create a calorie deficit—the crux of weight loss. But other experts believe the perception of sweetness with no real nutritional value could send your metabolism and your cravings haywire, which can actually cause you to put on the pounds. Here’s the truth on the sweet stuff.A new review of 90 animal and 12 human studies published in The International Journal of Obesity concluded that swapping out sugar for low or no-calorie sweeteners reduces the number of calories you take in, allowing your weight to drop.In fact, when crunching the numbers on nine studies involving men and women who made the switch, the researchers found doing so led to a 3-pound greater weight loss over a period of … [Read more...] about Can You Really Lose Weight—and Keep It Off—Using Sugar Substitutes?
Jon “Bones” Jones lost it all. The top-ranked pound-for-pound UFC fighter and light heavyweight champion destroyed his rivals for six years with flying knee kicks and spinning elbow strikes. Then, following a conviction for felony hit-and-run in 2015, UFC stripped Jones of his title. That same year, he also tested positive for cocaine, and allegedly competed in a drag race. Jones, 28, spent 15 months doing community service, getting sober, and finding himself—in part by committing to more strength training. Now he can squat 500 pounds and deadlift 600—both up from 275 pounds—and do a 55-inch box jump.This Saturday, when the 6’4”, 220-pound Jones steps into the Octagon to fight Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197, he’ll be stronger than ever before.In this candid interview with Men’s Health contributor and CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo, Jones dishes on his many mistakes, new outlook, and journey to … [Read more...] about How UFC Fighter Jon “Bones” Jones Went From a 275-Pound Deadlift to a 600-Pound Deadlift in 15 Months
South Jersey mom Peggy Bradford, 47, knew she needed to make a major lifestyle change—so she set out to lose weight and get in shape. Over the course of 12 months (and a TON of hard work and determination), she shed 75 pounds. How’d she do it? Simple improvements in her diet—like cutting out soda entirely—and tracking her steps every day using a pedometer. Mainly, she says, she focused on the positive. As an overweight mom, she says depression sunk her motivation to lose weight. But when she focused on optimistic thoughts, it was easier to stick to her goals. Today, Peggy runs the Steps to Good Health Facebook group, where she helps other women just like her stick to their weight loss goals. Steps to Good Health has over 3,900 members. It’s filled with positive lifestyle support and encouragement. Women in the group celebrate each others’ small steps to a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes, tackling major projects one step at a time is a much easier … [Read more...] about How One Woman Lost 75 Pounds in A Year—and You Can, Too
Last night, the winner of The Biggest Loser was revealed. Rachel Frederickson went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds—and she’s only 5’4”. That means that she lost a whopping 60 percent of her body weight—crazy, right?! But fans on Twitter actually weren’t so happy for her. They said that she looked really unhealthy, and Frederickson’s trainers were even surprised by her massive slim down. First, it's worth noting right off the bat: It's almost always impossible to tell if someone is healthy or not just by looking at them. That being said, dropping such an enormous amount of weight over the course of a five-month season is certainly shocking. So here’s the ultimate, and more leigitimate, question: Is it ever safe to lose 60 percent of your body weight, like Frederickson did? In short, it depends. “It definitely can be—if you have 60 percent of your body weight to lose,” says Keri Glassman, R.D. a … [Read more...] about Did the Biggest Loser Victor Drop TOO MUCH Weight?