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 >
If you feel like you've gained a couple of pounds, you may want to check your mood. A new study reveals that we gain most weight when we are happiest as opposed to when we're depressed. This is especially true if you are an emotional eater. More than 75 percent of emotional eaters were found to eat more than when life is good as opposed to when it's not.
Well, that would explain why certain jeans don't feel the same anymore!Continue Reading >
In part 1, we went over five powerful secrets to sticking with your weight loss routine. And from the feedback I've received, many of you found those tips helpful. So let's take it to the next level and share five even MORE powerful secrets guaranteed to turn your workouts into something you look forward to!Continue Reading >
It seems that living anywhere today can cost an arm and a leg--especially if you rent. Besides rent prices getting higher, our weight is also going up and this does not sit well with an all-women's building in Osaka, Japan. The Lady Share House B&D has created a new policy in which it charges tenants according to their weight loss or gain. To put it simply, gain weight and pay more, lose weight and pay less.
This comes as a surprise as reports have shown that 30 percent of Japanese women in their 20s are underweight. But the building is taking it many steps further to ensure that the ladies at their establishment maintain a healthy weight. So, what is UP with this place?Continue Reading >
In my last article, I started to debunk all the silly excuses people use to keep from starting their weight loss program. Hopefully, after you read it, you realized that you're only hurting yourself by stalling and that the reasons you think you can't become slim, fit, and healthy are all in your head.
But if you're still clinging to one of these common excuses, let's clear them up for you right now in Part Two, where I debunk four MORE excuses you should not be using!Continue Reading >
In the back of our minds, we all want to become slim, fit and healthy. But when it comes time to actually do the simple things guaranteed to get us there, we come up with dozens of silly excuses. These are the reasons why we can't look the way we want to.
Trust me, when I was 50 pounds overweight, I was full of these excuses. I was like a detective, finding all these crazy reasons why I couldn't start getting healthy today. "I want to get healthy, but … " "I want to work out, but…"
But then I realized that if I wanted to drop the pounds, I had to stop saying the word "but" and actually get up off my own BUTT!
In this article, I'm going to debunk the eight most common excuses people use to delay starting their weight loss programs. And once you see how silly they sound, I'm sure you'll be ready and motivated to unveil the new you. So here we go ...Continue Reading >