Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.
Reducing stress in the body should be the starting point to any weight-loss plan. A simple breathing practice can often start this process. When we get used to more relaxed states, we are less likely to react and set off our fight-or-flight response.
I have to say, "good for Snooki." Sadly, I am guessing she was under tremendous pressure. We take nine months to gain the weight and grow a healthy baby, so why shouldn't it take nine months to lose?
Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.
"Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. We live in discursive thinking, and what we want to do is drop below to first thoughts, which is wild mind and true energy."
I wanted to be thinner because I wanted to be more invisible, because I wanted to be innocuous and inoffensive. I wanted to be thinner as an apology. As a defense.
Fortunately, the actors I have worked with are all aware that practicing unhealthy dieting is not a viable choice when it comes to everyday living. It is not sustainable and does not make weight loss permanent. Many are fantastic cooks who love to prepare foods for themselves and their families.
Before you jump on the raspberry ketone bandwagon, there are a few things you should know about this over-priced, proclaimed weight-loss miracle in a bottle.
No matter what your most tempting foods are, you can still have them -- in moderation and in healthy portions. And with tools like measuring cups, we can eat well and not overdo it to the point of triggering a binge.
Losing weight is torture enough without having to deal with negotiations about forbidden food. And with weight loss saboteurs, if you can spot them, then you can stop their effect on your weight loss efforts.
From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.
It seems that over the past few years more and more detox and fasting systems have appeared on the market. Another thing I've noticed is that more and more people are looking at detoxing and/or fasting as a good weight-loss solution.
Chris Christie's weight doesn't have to be a discussion about presidential fitness, fame-seeking physicians, or snarky late night TV hosts. But it should initiate a dialogue about the literal, physical health of the nation, and Governor Christie would do well by starting it.
Mayor Bloomberg needs something to do when he terms out at the end of 2013. Governor Chris Christie has a serious weight problem. I've got the solutio...
My grandma had bat wing arms. Her arm jiggle fascinated us kids. My cousin Rachel would reach across Granny's corset-clad girth, tap the wrinkled drape of skin and shriek with half-delight, half-horror as the bat wing came to life.
What's your magic number? If you are a woman, you have one. It's that number on the scale that is just on the OTHER side of the Valley. You know the valley; It's the five, ten or fifty pound space between where you are and where you want to be.