Lexi Reed finally reached her goal weight, but then had another problem to solve: her excess skin. On January 1 of 2016, Lexi Reed and her husband, Danny, made a resolution to become healthier versions of themselves. At the time Lexi weighed in at 485 pounds. Not only did she not feel comfortable in her
I was talking to a client about his health goals and weight loss and he asked, “Can I have cheat days?” I’ll admit my feathers got a bit ruffled, mainly because it’s a mindset that too often leads to failure. But his question deserved an honest answer. Yes, you can have cheat days. But the
Indeed, weight is an imperfect metric of health. But to suggest it’s always and completely irrelevant to health is overstating things. (iStockPhoto) Last week, HuffPost published a story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.” In it, the author, Michael Hobbes, weaves science and people’s stories together to challenge popular perceptions about obesity. He
Bill Wilson says he struggled with his weight all of his life, but the bad habits escalated when he started his own mobile app business in 2007. “I found myself hitting the drive-thru all the time and eating out all the time, business meetings, things like that, and just slowly, slowly, slowly gaining weight to
Growing up, I was always overweight. I never exercised, and I found most of my comfort through food—and not the healthy stuff; my diet was carbs, carbs, and more carbs. (I loved pasta, bread, and potatoes.) But, while I spent most of my life overweight, I also spent that time wanting to lose weight.
Chances are, if you’re Googling ‘what to do if you break your diet’, your health plans derailed a bit. You’re only human. First things first, it’s important to remember life is about balance, and so a weekend spent eating your very favourite food really isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it’s good for the soul.
Growing up, I was always an active person: I played a sport every season in high school, all while eating whatever I wanted—ice cream, cakes, cookies, you name it—whenever I wanted. That athleticism is why I joined the Air Force as soon as I turned 17—but, in 2013 everything changed. I had two back-to-back accidents
I was five years old when I had my first migraine. When my parents took me to the doctor, they told them these “headaches” would go away as I got older. They didn’t. As I got older, the migraines got worse. The debilitating pain would come at least once a week, and when I was
Eat a grape, lose weight. It would be awesome if weight loss were that simple. But, alas, no one food can magically deliver all of your weight-loss goals on a silver platter. (Shucks.) Instead, healthy weight loss is all about making a lot of small changes to your nutrition habits—boosting your intake of certain foods, cutting back
When it comes to weight loss tips, we’ve pretty much heard it all: watch your portion size, keep on top of calorie intake and burn more than you consume. But treating your food like your finances? Total game-changer. Enter: the ‘square meal rule.’ A term coined by Christopher Payne and Rob Barnett, co-authors of The
Joanne Laird had struggled with obesity for her entire life. She’d tried every diet under the sun, but it wasn’t until last June, when she received the results of an at-home DNA test, that she was finally able to shed the extra pounds. That test was 23andme Health + Ancestry, and Laird credits it as the
Name: Angela Martin Age: 39 Occupation: Stay at home mum Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania Starting weight: 90 kgs Current weight: 65 kgs What prompted you to start your fitness journey, was there a particular moment or realisation? When I had my last baby (number five) I realised pretty quick after she was born that I needed
While you must be concentrating on superfoods like salads and soups mostly, a liquid diet is also an effective way of getting rid of all that flab and losing weight in a healthy manner. This does not necessarily mean that you should live on only some liquids, but rather include certain drinks in your daily
Cutting back on Ben & Jerry’s and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But you *can* actually eat more (no more hanger!) and burn fat – if you’re focusing on the right foods. “People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups,” says nutritionist Jess Cording, R.D., “or be really intense
Of course you’ve heard of rice and barley. Even quinoa and millet are a part of your healthy-eating vocabulary. But farro? Now that’s one grain that doesn’t get much of the spotlight, but it should. Though this grain isn’t gluten-free, the nutty-tasting carb is still a healthy whole-grain option for those without celiac disease looking to lose
The keto diet has been making its rounds through the diet-sphere, gaining traction and a lot of attention. As the dos and don’ts of the diet get tossed around, like a game of telephone, the message seems to get a little jumbled along the way. By the time it makes its way to you, it’s
To say that my eating habits are horrible would make them sound better than they really are. (I wish I was joking.) I’ve never had the best relationship with food. I’ve mastered every shortcut and quick fix out there to quash hunger and spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. Prepackaged foods and
Losing the “last 5kgs” can be excruciatingly difficult. When you have a lot to lose, the weight often seems to come off quickly, but by the end of your health journey it’s all about dialing in on the little details in your workouts and nutrition. That doesn’t mean it has to be all chicken-and-broccoli all
I’ve been worried about my weight since I hit puberty. I’ve been worried about my weight since I hit puberty. I can remember being 16 years old and watching a commercial for a weight-loss pill that was supposed to help people eat less food. They kept showing food left on the plate after a meal.
It should have been the happiest day of her life. But size-22-bride Ebony was secretly heartbroken as she married her soulmate David Saker in January 2016. Five minutes before the wedding cars arrived, the mum-of-two’s photographer had captured a tender moment between Ebony and her toddler daughter Scarlett. But when the photographer proudly showed Ebony