Lisa Jarrett had a year of great loss in 2010. In that year alone, the Washington native lost her boyfriend, her car and her medical insurance. But rather than try desperately to regain it all, Lisa decided to go whole hog and voluntarily lose even more. In the years since, Lisa has lost a whopping 136 pounds (and counting), and she says she has her breakup to thank for it.Continue Reading >
Let's get nutty girls! I say, let's bring out the almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews and every member of the nut family. In every form, shape, color and texture, nuts are the best snack to get you through the day and help you lose weight. That's what nutritionists around the country eat for snack and if they do it is because is the best thing for you!
Benji Kurtz used to weigh 280 pounds, but has lost 100 pounds since 2005. He was a well-known crash dieter eliminating carbs only to regain the weight he lost quickly. He finally saw the food documentary Forks over Knives, which focuses on plant-based eating. The movie left him inspired to change the way he ate.
He also read up on the subject matter as he adapted to his new lifestyle. Once he started seeing results, he stuck by it and hasn't looked back since.Continue Reading >
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.