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  • Surprising Benefits of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss and Mental Health

    05/01/2021 4:12:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    WCVB5 ^ | Apr 30, 2021 | Emily Riemer
    According to a recent study in JAMA Network Open, Americans gained about 1 1/2 pounds every month during stay-at-home orders last year. At the same time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 in 5 are struggling with mental health issues. One local researcher believes a ketogenic diet could help address both issues. Eric Rodgers was running marathons when his doctor said he was pre-diabetic. At the time, he was also taking anti-depressants. "You would lose enjoyment in things. You're not looking forward to things that you used to look forward to," Rodgers said. He...
  • A Banned Experimental Stimulant From 1940s Was Just Found in Weight Loss Supplements

    03/31/2021 7:01:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | 23 MARCH 2021 | RACHAEL RETTNER
    An experimental stimulant drug from the World War II era is showing up in weight loss and sports supplements sold today, according to a new study. The stimulant, known as phenpromethamine, was last sold as a nasal inhaler called Vonedrine in the 1940s and 1950s, but it has since been withdrawn from the market and has never been approved for oral use, according to the study, published Tuesday (March 23) in the journal Clinical Toxicology. It's also banned from competitive sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The new study appears to be the first to confirm the presence of phenpromethamine...
  • 'Game-Changer' Drug Promotes Weight Loss Like No Medicine Ever Seen, Scientists Say

    02/11/2021 11:05:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | PETER DOCKRILL | 11 FEBRUARY 2021
    In the simplest terms, obesity is the product of a body's energy output being less than its energy input. But in reality, there's nothing simple about this complex and mysterious disease. Obesity, which has skyrocketed in recent decades – now defining the body mass of over 40 percent of adult Americans – isn't just difficult for people to endure and scientists to understand. It's also incredibly hard to treat. Beyond commitment to sustained lifestyle changes – healthy eating and exercise, effectively – there are really only two potential options that may help: bariatric surgery and weight-loss medications. The former is...
  • Straight talk on Intermittent Fasting (does it work or not!?!)

    01/23/2021 11:00:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 13, 2021 | Christine Sismondo
    Sometimes it seems as if the diet world is nearly as polarized as the political sphere. Especially when it comes to Intermittent Fasting (IF). I wrote a piece about it last year and, almost immediately, saw people sub-tweeting me to complain about promoting an eating disorder in the name of wellness. That’s a pretty stock response to the mere mention of IF in some circles. On the other end of the spectrum are the die-hard devotees of this popular weight-loss plan, which places more emphasis on when people eat than what they eat. Earlier this fall, when Dr. Ethan Weiss,...
  • Coaches Need to Be at the Front Line of Addressing Disordered Eating in Runners

    11/21/2019 3:10:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 19, 2019 | Rachel Steil
    “Why haven’t we been told this information?” A coach at a clinic asked me this near the end of a presentation I gave about my eating disorder, where I told my recovery story and offered strategies for what coaches can do to support their athletes. Disordered eating stories amongst runners seem to have been shared mostly through murmurs between coaches and private conversations between athletes who were feeling alone and struggling in silence. As a cross-country coach for Grandville High School in Michigan—four years assistant, two years head coach—I’ve noticed that eating disorders in sport is not a regular or...
  • Runner in ‘Jesus Saves’ Bib Collapses, Is Saved by Group With Man Named Jesus

    11/03/2019 11:53:20 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    The last moment Tyler Moon remembers clearly in the Twin Cities 10-Miler on October 6 was seeing his parents and fiancée around the first mile. After that, he just has flashes of feeling off and struggling to breathe properly, followed by waking up in the ER with cuts on his face and a heavy, painful chest. Despite never having any heart issues in the past, the 25-year-old had experienced ventricular tachycardia, an irregular heartbeat that caused reduced blood flow throughout his body. Just after the 8-mile mark, the lower chambers of his heart were getting no blood at all, so...
  • Chelsea Clinton not happy with Jay-Z’s response to Beyoncé’s weight loss after twins

    10/29/2019 12:32:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    pagesix ^ | 10/29/2019 | Leah Bitsky
    Chelsea Clinton thinks Jay-Z‘s reaction to Beyoncé‘s post-pregnancy weight loss was underwhelming. Clinton, 39, recalled being pregnant with her third child while watching Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary, “Homecoming,” with her husband, Marc Mezvinksy. In the film, Beyoncé is seen FaceTiming her rapper husband about how excited she is about fitting into a costume after giving birth to twins. Clinton was less than pleased with Jay-Z’s reaction. “I said, ‘Marc, if that’s ever me, you better have more enthusiasm,’” she told The Cut in a recent interview. “It wasn’t the ‘I’m so proud of you. That’s amazing’ that I arguably think any...
  • Las Vegas man, 18, drops 113 pounds so he can enlist in Army

    08/29/2019 3:14:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2019 | Melissa Leon
    A young man in Las Vegas has lost more than 100 pounds since the beginning of the year, intent on gaining entry into the Army. Luis Enrique Pinto Jr., 18, lost 113 pounds over a seven-month period in order to meet the branch's weight requirement, dropping from 317 pounds to 204. "That's a human -- he lost the equivalent of a human in seven months," said his recruiter, Staff Sgt. Philip Long.
  • Man Who Gave Up Beer For Food During Lent Loses Over 40 Pounds

    04/21/2019 8:32:03 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    LAD Bible ^ | April 19, 2019 | Rebecca Sepherd
    Remember Del Hall...the guy who gave up food for Lent and chose to adopt a beer-only diet? Ringing a bell now? Well, we're back with an update because his boozey mission is done and he didn't crumble once - and he's 44 pounds lighter for it. Del, who works at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, has drank exclusively from an assortment of beers for 46 days - a plan which was inspired by the fasting rituals of 18th century Bavarian monks...
  • Can the science of autophagy boost your health? (fasting - good short video link included)

    04/09/2019 4:16:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies ^ | Laurel Ives
    A little-known scientific process is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life. Autophagy is a natural regeneration process that occurs at a cellular level in the body, reducing the likelihood of contracting some diseases as well as prolonging lifespan. In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries into the mechanisms of autophagy. These have led to a better understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia. ... What is autophagy? The word autophagy comes from the Greek for "self" and "phagein", which means "to eat" It is the...
  • VIDEO: PJ Smokes Garlic Ribs for Weight Loss

    01/11/2019 4:21:58 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2019 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I cooked garlic ribs aka St. Louis ribs smothered in garlic on January 9. I used the 3-2-1 method in which after initially smoking the ribs for 3 hours, I wrapped them in foil for another 2 hours, and finally slathered barbecue sauce mixed with butter on them for the final hour. A great low carb meal for weight loss.
  • VIDEO: PJ Scores Lots of Low Carb Food for Pennies Via Coupons

    01/06/2019 10:20:58 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 6, 2019 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I didn't even cover in the video all the stuff I got which also included 24 cans of Bumblebee tuna, 3 baskets of mushrooms, 4 six-packs Diet Pepsi, 4 2-liter bottles of drinking water, and 2 chorizo sausages. I know there are a few other items I forgot to mention but this covers most of them.
  • VIDEO: PJ Consumes Lox Mountains for Weight Loss

    12/31/2018 6:30:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 31, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO Soon to be a major motion picture: "ASSAULT ON LOX MOUNTAIN!!!" Listen closely to hear Dear Ol' Mumsy in the background berate her Li'l Sonny Boy to be on better behavior at the monthly buffet brunch. Time goes on but some things NEVER change.
  • The Keto Diet Can Have Some Surprising Side Effects—Including a Funky Rash

    12/28/2018 6:53:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Decembere 27, 2018 | Kate Bratskeir
    While the keto diet can help you lose weight, it also has a ton of weird side effects, like the keto flu, diarrhea, and keto breath. Now, there’s apparently another one to add to that list: keto rash—and it sounds even worse than walking around with breath that smells like acetone. What is the keto rash? The keto rash—a.k.a. prurigo pigmentosa—is an uncommon inflammatory disease that’s often characterized by red, itchy bumps on the neck, back, and stomach, according to a literature review on the condition in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. While the rash’s exact cause is unknown,...
  • VIDEO: Attending a Brazilian Buffet Salad Bar Mitzvah

    12/24/2018 6:51:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 24, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO If you are scratching your head over the title, the video will explain it. This was recorded at the Porto Alegre Brazilian Restaurant in Miami on December 23, 2018 where I interviewed several of my young guests. Besides the Birthday Boy, attending was his brother, Marine Lance Corporal Ken Gutierrez, home on leave from his duty station in Hawaii. He gave me a rather unexpected opinion about that state. Also interviewed was Genesis the Mermaid who also surprised me with her new love for spicy food since she used to prefer mild to bland food. Now she prefers her...
  • (VIDEO) PJ Wears Size 38 Pants at His 12/21 Weigh-In

    12/21/2018 12:34:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 21, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO For the first time in years, I was able to fit into a size 38 pants today which I wore to the weigh-in. When I started my weight loss odyssey back on May 27 this year, I was barely able to fit into a size 46 pants. I lost weight this time but not as much as during the past two weigh-ins. I'm blaming Thanksgiving, specifically Thanksgiving pumpkin pie-cake which I sort of gorged on. However, there is now a very good chance that I will drop down to my 220 pound goal of 100 total pounds lost by...
  • (VIDEO) PJ Is No Longer Fat!!!

    12/19/2018 8:20:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 19, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I need to drop 26 pounds by my Friday weigh-in in order to reach 220 pounds for a total loss since May of 100 pounds. However, I won't quite get there this time but the good news is that I AM NO LONGER FAT!!! A few days ago I noticed this new non-fat condition while walking by a full length mirror. A condition that until recently I doubted I would ever be able to obtain after years of trying and failing to lose weight. Although I won't hit the 100 pound loss by Friday, I am pretty sure it...
  • VIDEO: PJ Walking 15 Miles Daily Ahead of 12/21 Weigh-In

    12/14/2018 8:19:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I am now exactly a week away from my December 21 weigh-in. I had hoped to drop to my goal of 100 pounds down from my May 27 weight of 320 pounds. However, as I noted in this video, Thanksgiving caused a weight loss slowdown for me plus the fact that I need to lose 26 pounds from my last weigh-in. My normal weight loss is just 20 to 23 pounds lost per 6 week period. Another reason why I would like to drop to 220 pounds by next Friday is that if I do so I have a...
  • VIDEO: PJ Musically Exercises His Newly Limber Legs

    12/07/2018 6:22:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO Dancing to this music will definitely take the pounds off. Something I need to do if I want to reach my goal of 100 total pounds lost by my next weigh-in on December 21.
  • VIDEO: PJ Intensifies Exercise Schedule in Anticipation of Next Weigh-In

    11/30/2018 11:30:52 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I have greatly increased my exercises as my weight decreases and my energy level increases. An intense exercise schedule will be necessary if I wish to achieve my goal of 100 total pounds lost by my next weigh-in.