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While Searching For Happiness, Krissie Zeutenhorst Lost 75 Pounds

While Searching For Happiness, Krissie Zeutenhorst Lost 75 Pounds

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:24:58 in Healthy Living

“Congratulations Krissie!! You are doing great!!”

Krissie Zeutenhorst on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:00:34

“Thank you very much!”
The Best And Worst Health Trends Of 2013

The Best And Worst Health Trends Of 2013

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:15:17 in Healthy Living

“Glad to see Intermittent Fasting made this list. I started IF two years ago and have lost all my excess weight and cleared up every one of my middle-aged health problems. The key to successful IF is to eat healthy when NOT fasting. The fasting periods just give the body a chance to rest and heal, and give you a calorie deficit without requiring a strict diet...but your diet still needs to be mostly healthy and natural!”
Despite Thinking She Was 'Meant To Be Big', Tanisha Williams Lost More Than 100 Pounds

Despite Thinking She Was 'Meant To Be Big', Tanisha Williams Lost More Than 100 Pounds

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 10:19:57 in Healthy Living

“Congratulations, Tanisha! You are doing great!!!”
The 11 Cardinal Sins Of Email

The 11 Cardinal Sins Of Email

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 20:23:21 in Healthy Living

“My pet peeve: the people in the office that type a long email, hit send, then immediately pick up the phone to tell me exactly what they just said in the email. Which typically takes about 20 times longer than just giving me 10 minutes to READ what they JUST wrote.”
Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 10:30:44 in Healthy Living

“Congratulations for finding something that works great for you! But different strategies work better for different people.

Each person should be diligent in finding what works for them...which is something that is effective, and that they can stick to long-term. For me and many others, fewer meals and a longer daily fasting period (which includes your time of sleeping, so you either skip dinner or breakfast), works better than many small meals a day. For a short or small boned woman, eating 1200 calories a day to lose weight at a modest pace, 6x200 calorie meals is a lot of trouble without ever having a single satisfying meal.

You and many others prefer smaller meals all day long. We each need to do what works for us.”

mld1983 on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:33:01

“I agree but there is a baseline and 18 hours of no food is definitely going past it.”
Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00:42 in Healthy Living

“Oh, I have also gone from 45% body fat to 23% (healthy for a woman), and from a size 16W to a size 4. And it is the easiest plan I have ever followed in my life, after decades of yo-yo dieting. I will never be overweight again. I have a plan now that works for me.”
Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 09:56:09 in Healthy Living

“I stumbled on Intermittent Fasting two and a half years ago. I was never a person that was hungry in the morning, but bought into the whole "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" thing. I was obese and needed to cut calories, and was already eating fairly healthy, so I looked into the actual studies on breakfast consumption. Turns out, when fed identical calories, it doesn't matter how many meals you split those calories into or what time you eat them. Intermittent fasting is all about giving your body longer "breaks" from eating on a regular basis.

I like Martin Berkan's leangains.com site. Great source of research and if anyone is afraid they will shrivel up if they miss a few meals, take a look at Martin. It is a 16 hour daily fast with an 8 hour eating window. Brad Pilon is great too, and Eat Stop Eat is a super book if you are just learning about intermittent fasting.

After 2 years, I have lost 68 pounds and I am in the healthiest shape of my life (at 46!) and getting leaner and stronger every day. All of my health problems are cured and I look great! I truly believe intermittent fasting saved my life.”

TinaFreeman on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00:42

“Oh, I have also gone from 45% body fat to 23% (healthy for a woman), and from a size 16W to a size 4. And it is the easiest plan I have ever followed in my life, after decades of yo-yo dieting. I will never be overweight again. I have a plan now that works for me.”
Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 11:52:44 in Healthy Living

“Actually to me it is not about public places, since I spend most of my time at work or home. To me it was a way to simulate smoking, which I enjoy, in a far less dangerous way.”
Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 11:49:51 in Healthy Living

“Because using an e-cig is NOT smoking, it is simulated smoking. "Smoke" is the product of burning something. There is no combustion in an e-cig, so you can simulate smoking, but you are NOT smoking.”

Pappadave on Sep 8, 2013 at 12:43:25

“True and nicotine is NOT a carcinogen--nor is ANYTHING found in the vapor in e-cigs. All you need to do is pay attention to where you buy your vapor liquids. Stuff made in China, for example, occasionally has been found to contain small amounts formaldehyde or even dipropylene glycol--the stuff found in anti-freeze...but then San Miguel beer made in Manila has formaldehyde in it, too.”

Sinister Minister on Sep 8, 2013 at 11:59:26

“Really? That's not what the commercials tell me. They tell me I can "regain my freedom to smoke" with e-cigarettes. Don't tell me that the commercials are not being truthful. E-cigarettes are to smoking as "pre-paid" credit cards are to credit.”
Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 10:14:15 in Healthy Living

“I have been using ecigs for 4 years. I promise you I am not "WEAK". I guess you have no imperfections at all. Good for you!”
Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Electronic Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking As Well As Nicotine Patches: Study

Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 08:53:52 in Healthy Living

“I totally quit a 20+ year smoking habit 4 years ago with e-cigs, and I had tried every other method and tried to quit literally hundreds of times. I realize Nicotine is not a "healthy" drug, but one that I crave and this is the least dangerous and most satisfying alternative delivery mechanism for me.

I suspect the success rate of this study would have been higher if they had used devices customized to each smoker. For many smokers the disposable e-cigs and "cig look-a-likes" are not very effective. Someone who seriously wants to quit should explore the options for longer-lasting, more effective e-cigs. I have had great luck with "eGo-style" variable voltage batteries and refillable tanks/cartridges that let me control the vapor level and have long battery life. Also, a smoker needs to choose a nicotine level intially that will match the level of cig they are using. A full-flavor cigarette smoker will need more nicotine initially than an ultra-light smoker. After switching, the nicotine level in the e-cig can be reduced all the way to zero if the user desires.”

Seiena Cyrus on Sep 8, 2013 at 09:16:00

“I was thinking the same thing. They limited the success rate by limiting the participants.”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 13:55:00 in Healthy Living

“Believe it or not, there are lots of healthy, fit people that consciously choose to have their first meal, their "break-fast", later in the day. Eating first thing in the morning is a matter of preference, not biological necessity.”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 12:19:14 in Healthy Living

“Skipping breakfast has no effect on metabolism other than the thermic effect of food, which is driven by total food consumption not timing. The same food eaten a few hours later will have the same thermic effect.

If, however, a person happens to be of the type that will overeat all day if they don't eat breakfast, or even if breakfast makes them feel better, they should by all means eat it! But having your first "break-fast" later in the day will not crash your metabolism.”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:33:57 in Healthy Living

“Not true for everyone. Read the research on Intermittent Fasting. Skipping meals, even for an entire day, does not adversely affect the metabolism. Metabolic rates actually increase up to 72 hours into a fast.

So if breakfast works for you, rock on! But the notion that skipping a meal will crash your metabolism is a common myth that has been disproven.”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:30:31 in Healthy Living

“I agree. Exercise is really important and I exercise daily. But for fat loss, diet has a much greater impact.”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:29:16 in Healthy Living

“I agree. Different things work for different people. As a small woman, my calorie needs are very low and splitting up my calories into 5-200 calorie meals is unsatisfying to me. So I prefer fewer meals.

But for others, like yourself, it works fantastic!”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:26:25 in Healthy Living

“You do realize that when you get up in the morning you are running on your dinner, not your breakfast, right? It takes a few hours for that breakfast to digest.

You have all day the next day to burn off last nights dinner. Of course, if you ate twice your calorie needs yesterday, it will be stored as fat. If you do not, it goes to replenish your glycogen stores for the next day's work.

Total calories consumed is far more important than timing. A breakfast skipper that sits in front of the TV eating ice cream and cheetos late into the night is going to be fat even if he/she starts eating breakfast.”

logic123 on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:39:23

“Fanned and Faved!”
Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 09:34:00 in Healthy Living

“Controlled studies have shown timing of meals has NO effect on fat storage. Calories do NOT care what time it is. The thermic effect of food is the same whether you eat 6 small meals a day or the exact same food at a single meal at any time of the day.

Bottom line is you should eat in whatever pattern helps YOU control your daily calories. I prefer eating later in the day, and am not hungry in the morning. Since I abandoned "you MUST eat breakfast", I have lost 60 pounds and went from a size 16 to a size 6. It just works better for me without breakfast.”

cyanmanta on Jul 23, 2013 at 10:22:39

“And when I ate five times a day rather than three, I lost 45 pounds and 5 inches off my waist. Further evidence that broad, general rules of health are unhelpful at best.”
Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 10:09:55 in Parents

“I have 4 kids, all thin, and the youngest ones (4 and 6) I make a reasonable effort to have them clean their plates. The reason is that I serve them a small portion of healthy foods, but when they are suddenly "full" is when they have eaten their meat and carbs and they are avoiding their vegetables. These vegetables are typically ones they have eaten and enjoyed before, not vegetables they hate. I wouldn't ask them to clean their plate if they were walking away from macaroni and cheese (like that would ever happen). I also know from experience that they will be wanting a snack in half an hour if they don't eat a reasonable meal. We don't keep junk food in the house, so they aren't avoiding veggies for the sake of twinkies. If they continue to insist on not finishing their meal, I take it up, wrap it up, and they will get it back to finish when they ask for a snack.

My older kids are 16 and 21, and both eat plenty of vegetables voluntarily. They are both tall, healthy and very lean. And they both had to "clean their plate" when they were small...at least when it came to their healthy vegetables.”

bigbrad2008 on Feb 24, 2014 at 17:11:14

“yep. parents that do not know what their kids will eat must have a screw loose. if you do not like your veggies now, you can have them in 2 hours when you say you are hungry.”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 19:35:33 in Healthy Living

“She said she tried "it" at 500 calories for a month, so she means she was eating 500 calories every other day. This will absolutely NOT put a person in starvation mode. Odds are the opposite, she was eating too many overall calories on her eating days to lose weight. You can do intermittent fasting and not lose an ounce, if you eat two days worth of calories every two days.”

Yogamum on Apr 18, 2013 at 16:12:53

“OK, I thought she was eating 500 per day. My understanding is that most people who undertake the diet don't overeat on the "on" days, but she may overeat or eat crappy food.”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 19:32:39 in Healthy Living

“I also do atkins/paleo "type", heavy on fresh vegetables. I do not follow a strict schedule for fasting, sometimes I will water fast one or more days, other times I will do "dinner only" fasts, where I fast from the conclusion of dinner until dinner the next day. I never eat more than 2 meals a day, even on eating days.”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 19:30:18 in Healthy Living

“I would personally prefer fewer, more substantial meals...if you go without eating 18-20 hours a day your stomach will also shrink. Eating tiny meals all day long just leaves me terminally unsatisfied.”

babybelle on Apr 21, 2013 at 06:58:13

“I agree Tina. I eat three sustantial meals a day, no snacks and maintain a good weight for my frame and height.
Frequent tiny meals are not for me either, but to each her/his own ! :)”

Yogamum on Apr 18, 2013 at 16:14:12

“I guess all our bodies are different. I need the frequent meals because I have low blood sugar - I feel weak and headachy if I don't eat often.”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 19:27:32 in Healthy Living

“Very similar to you, no more than 2 meals a day, atkins/paleo type but heavy on the vegetables, whole unprocessed food.

I do not follow a strict schedule for fasting. Sometimes I water fast one or more entire days, other days I will go from dinner day 1 to dinner day 2 (1 meal day).”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 11:15:35 in Healthy Living

“I also do water fasting on my fasting days, it just works better for me that way. I have stuck to this for 18 months with fantastic results, and have no doubt after decades of dieting I have found "my way"!”

Sam Ullrich on Apr 17, 2013 at 16:16:13

“Excellent Tina. If you don't mind, do you eat normally one day and drink nothing but water the next? What do you eat on your eating days? I tried the warrior diet a few years ago, had some success but found it hard to keep the hunger at bay. I do mostly atkins/paleo type eating twice a day. Need a boost somewhere.”
Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Intermittent Fasting: Does It Work?

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 11:13:35 in Healthy Living

“Intermittent fasting is not a diet per se, as there are no prescribed foods. It is just an alternative pattern of eating. You combine intermittent fasting with any healthy diet that you prefer to get the best results.”
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