Twelve years ago, I was a retail wine buyer for a liquor store in Healdsburg, California. As you might imagine, I got to taste A LOT of wine. I was also invited to countless wine industry parties loaded with gourmet food. Sounds great, right? Getting paid to drink fine wine and stuff my face with barbequed oysters, shrimp scampi, artichoke dip, French cheese, truffles… But after a couple of years living like this, I gained about 30 pounds. And I felt like crap – lethargic and tired all the time. I realized it was time to clean out my system. What I did was repeat a weight loss-detox regimen I’ve done any number of times over the years – the lemonade fast. It’s also known as the Master Cleanse Fast, which was first developed by Stanley Burroughs in the 1940s and is based on the idea that toxic foods can not only cause weight gain, but disease. According to his theory, eating toxic foods results in accumulated poisons throughout the body, especially … [Read more...] about How to use lemons to lose weight and detoxify
Strict diet to lose weight fast
A diet that is healthy, tasty, and cheap can feel like an unattainable trifecta—especially if you want to go cheap cheap. But balancing your weight and your wallet is possible, as economist Mark Bonica, Ph.D., and dietician Kerryn Story, M.P.H., set out to prove when they teamed up to develop a $3-a-day diet that Bonica followed for a month.It started out simply enough. Bonica had always been interested in the question of eating on an extremely limited budget and decided to combine his curiosity with the opportunity to turn his health around. He recruited Story to provide nutritional counsel and support, and the two of them blogged daily about the experience (you can check out the blog here). After a 30-day trial of eating on $3 a day (calculated by adding up the price-per-ounce of everything Bonica consumed and cooked with), he lost 10 pounds—and lowered his cholesterol and fasting glucose levels, which got Bonica out of pre-diabetic range. The researchers will be … [Read more...] about How to Lose Weight by Eating Healthy—for Just $3 a Day
People who care enough to argue about nutrition generally fall into two camps. There are those who believe that your body weight rises and falls based on the amount of food you eat and the amount of energy you expend. This camp is sometimes derided as “CICO,” for calories-in, calories-out.The other side argues that what you eat—and what you avoid—matters far more than your total calories. Within this second camp, you’ll find any number of stakeholders supporting any number of diets, but one faction gets more attention than the rest combined. They’re the ones who believe that carbohydrates cause obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and just about all human misery that isn’t directly linked to smoking or sectarian warfare. (Here’s the truth about how sugar really affects your health.)Anthony Howard-Crow, a 32-year-old photographer and serial stunt dieter in Loveland, Colorado, is in the CICO camp.As he explains in this video, he started a … [Read more...] about This Guy Is Going On an Ice Cream Diet to Lose Weight, and Experts Say It Will Actually Work
Carb restriction and other fad diets may be Americans' go-to strategy to subtract numbers from the scale and shed surplus pounds. And in a country where two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, adhering to a tough diet seems like the prescription. But a strict eating plan--whether self-imposed or stemming from a popular program--isn't always the answer. One study published in the journal American Psychologist reviewed all previous research that tracked dieters for 2 to 5 years and found that at least one- to two-thirds of dieters regained all the weight they lost (plus some) within 5 years. Other studies show that strict dieting triggers people to eat more than those who aren't on any diet, creating a vicious cycle of undereating and overindulging. In other words, if you skip cereal in the morning, come noon you may inhale a cupcake or two without thinking twice.So what can you do if you want to look svelte, rocking a pair of skinny jeans? The answer is yoga. Research published in … [Read more...] about Yoga to Lose Weight
When we want to lose weight, we start cutting things. We cut out soda, cut down on fat, and cut our calorie intake. If slashing 500 daily calories is good, cutting 1,000 has to be twice as good, right?Nope. When you go too low, you can drastically damage your metabolism—meaning that you’re working in complete and utter opposition to your weight-loss efforts. For instance, when one New England Journal of Medicine study followed men and women who lost weight through intense calorie-cutting, researchers found that the participants’ metabolic rates and hormone levels were whacked out even a year after they hit their weight-loss goals.Sound familiar? It should. It’s exactly why "The Biggest Loser study," which assessed the weights of 14 people who lost weight on one season of the show, found that all but one contestant regained everything. For example, Amanda Arlauskas, who was on the show, has a daily caloric burn that’s 591.1 calories lower than it is … [Read more...] about Do You Need To Eat More To Lose Weight?
Muscle changes everything.The better your body composition—that is, more muscle and bone, and less fat—the leaner you’ll ultimately be. Muscle increases your resting metabolic rate, burning a higher amount of calories around the clock. And muscular strength is connected with lower risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.Related: RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From Men’s Health That Are So Intense, They Rip Away Body Fat! So it’s beyond frustrating when you lose weight fast and end up losing muscle right along with it.But researchers for McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, have found it’s possible to tackle both objectives—how to lose weight fast but still gain muscle—in just 4 weeks.Fair warning: It’s not easy.In their month-long study, which was published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 40 overweight men in their 20s followed a rigorous exercise program and … [Read more...] about The Best Exercise and Diet Plan For Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle
I remember walking into the lunch room one day in the fall of 8th grade. It is etched in my mind because it was the first time I remember being “on a diet.”Yeah, I was overweight…most of my life growing up.You see, I played football but never made weight limits. Up until 8th grade they had strict weight limits – if you didn’t make them, you didn’t play with the kids in your grade. You could play with the grade above.But when you get to 8th grade, you either lose weight or you don’t play because playing with the high school team isn’t an option.So there I was. 155 lbs. And I needed to be under 135 lbs to play. I was introduced to the term “dieting.” Things have come full circle as now almost 20 years later I help others lose weight permanently and achieve their goals.For whatever reason, though, walking into the lunch room on that Monday morning with a brown bag sticks in my … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Lunch Ideas to Lose Weight
Adrienne Bailon and sweetheart, Israel Houghton, tied the knot earlier this month in Paris, and the wedding photos show a slim Bailon enjoying her special day. It’s been reported that she went on an intense weight loss program to slim down for the big day, losing a whopping 22 pounds in only two months. That’s impressive, but I’m also willing to bet she will put a lot of the weight back on. Losing 22 pounds in two months is an unrealistic expectation for most, and this form of crash dieting very rarely results in long-term or sustainable weight loss. At most, you should be aiming to lose between one and two pounds per week to achieve your goals. The faster the weight comes off, the less time it takes to come back. If you want to lose weight fast for something like a wedding or beach vacation, then adopting an unsustainable training program might be the best way to do it. It’s not necessarily healthy, but it will result in weight loss. Bailon’s trainer … [Read more...] about Adrienne Bailon Reportedly Followed Extreme Diet to Lose Weight Ahead of Wedding to Israel Houghton
When you want to lose weight fast, one should be committed in all the necessary steps of the process. However just as it can take time to gain hundreds of pounds, it will definitely take some time to burn off those unwanted fats easily. Among the safest and time-tested methods to lose weight fast involves a combination of low-calorie diet with regular physical workouts. Getting a healthy and sexy body means skipping also those harmful fad diets, this can lead to nutritional deficits. Although losing weight fast requires one to follow strict guidelines to really see the outcome. Say No to Diet Pills Avoid using any diet pills or any other expensive supplements. Using diet pills may or may not be safe to your health. Other might work, while others don’t. It’s better to make sure how safe the products are before diving into the whimsical marketing strategies of most diet pills. Stay Away From Junk Foods In reality, junk food gives you nothing but … [Read more...] about Lose Weight Fast With These Incredible Diet and Fitness Tips
I meet a lot of people in my professional life who keep asking me about how to lose weight without exercise. My answer usually is: It is not impossible, but if it is laziness that compels you to ask such a thing, then I would advise you to change your entire way of thinking on the matter. For one, it requires a very strict diet! Exercising can contribute a great deal to your overall weight loss endeavors, but physical exercise also has a pivotal role in giving you the tone and firmness of muscles and a whole bunch of other health benefits you have never even dreamed of. Your skin will not get smooth and tight, and most importantly, your muscles will not get the tone and firmness just because you lose weight. Obviously, I am not talking about certain health conditions (various diseases or other joint-related medical conditions) that make it virtually impossible for one to undertake any forms of exercise, but it may also happen that someone is just in a life situation where going to the … [Read more...] about How to lose weight without exercise? Is it even possible?