We're already way into January of 2014, but I'm still reeling over the amazing weight loss transformations I witnessed in 2013. Everyone knows that losing weight is a tough task especially if you have over 100 pounds to lose. Not only does it take dedication, but a lot of willpower to continue even when you plateau.
If you've been making excuses not to lose weight this new year, then maybe these people will change your mind. The before and after pictures will blow you away and motivate you to get right on track!Continue Reading >
An overweight 23-year-old was finally motivated to lose weight after a very humiliating experience at a theme park. Nicole Whitehead who weighed around 252 pounds had to have not one, not two, but three people help her into a rollercoaster seat. She was so mortified by the whole thing that she decided to finally lose some weight. She managed to go from a size 24 to a size 10 and her new bod is AMAZING!Continue Reading >
Its official--big butts are in! But one woman is taking this trend to a whole different level with her 7 feet wide booty. This thing is so big she can hardly fit through doors and even broke a toilet once. But 33-year-old Sarah Massy from Chicago couldn't be prouder of her record-breaking rear and claims she wants to inspire other large ladies with a lot of junk in the trunk. But how much is TOO much butt?Continue Reading >
A middle-aged Latina woman from Illnois named Olivia (who refuses to reveal her last name) has been living in her parents' basement since her teens because of her extreme obesity. Things got so bad for the 440-pound woman who had relatives come over to the basement to bring her food, that she got trapped there during a flood. The tragic incident has served as a reality check and motivation for Oliva to finally lose the weight and change her life. And it's all being documented on season two of TLC's My 600-lb Life!Continue Reading >
Like many obese people, Jennifer Smith had tried each and every diet out there to try to lose the excess weight without success. But at 350 pounds and severely diabetic, Smith's life had pretty much come to a halt. She had a hard time walking without getting extremely tired and her blood pressure and cholesterol were through the roof. As the 37-year-old, who was on 17 different medications, used to say, "I had a heartbeat, but I wasn't alive."
And then, she changed one very simple thing and the pounds starting coming off …Continue Reading >
Remember Maria Kang, who many dubbed as "Fit Mom"? A picture of her showing off her extremely fit and toned body surrounded by her three gorgeous and very young boys with the caption, "What's your excuse?" made headlines and she was accused of fat shaming. Well, she's back and this time she is being accused of wait for it ... fat shaming ... AGAIN. CNN put Kang in an interview where she went head to head with Chrystal Bougon, owner of Curvy Girl lingerie. This all came about after a campaign that Bougon started encouraging her plus-sized customers to share photos of themselves in lingerie. Well, that campaign "peeved" Kang because according to her, that's not how "real women" should look.Continue Reading >
Today I want to talk to you about turmeric. This spice has been recognized in the east for its medicinal purposes for many years. But recent studies are starting to prove the claims; making it popular in western culture as well.
Turmeric is a spice related to ginger and can be added to a variety of foods for flavor as well as for the medicinal benefits. If you've eaten mustard, you've eaten turmeric. It's often referred to as the "Queen of Spices" due to the many anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties it contains. It's also full of nutrients such as fiber, protein, potassium, calcium, iron Vitamins C, E and K and a host of others.
When Juana Bravo's sons were 6 years old, they were a size 38 pants in pants. By the time they turned 10, they'd gone up to a size 40. But Juana says she didn't realize it because she had their pants custom-made. Even so, the mom must have known her sons, Juan Luis and Pedro Vanegas Bravo, were morbidly obese just by looking at them. I mean, by the time they were teens, they each weighed over 300 pounds. It would take their father's death from complications stemming from his own obesity for the family to realize they had better do something about the brothers' dire situation.Continue Reading >
A few months after the birth of her second son, Tanya Oliver-Grieves started panicking that at nearly 277 pounds she was way too big to take care of him properly. She was so morbidly obese that she had a hard time getting up from the couch and feared she would crush her baby if she fell on top of him. The thought was so terrifying that the young mom decided to do something drastic losing 10 dress sizes in 18 months!Continue Reading >
Despite the perpetual image of so-called soccer moms carting their over-scheduled kids from soccer to ballet to basketball and back, most children live a rather sedentary life--spending all day in the classroom, followed by hours sitting at a table doing homework and then parked in front of the televison or computer munching on chips and soda. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 more than one third of children and adolescents in the United States were classified as either overweight or obese. But there are steps you can take to make sure you keep your kids' health on track!Continue Reading >