My Weight Loss Adventure Day 75

Yesterday we talked about music. I made the point to avoid music that has unhealthy or sad messages because it can and will affect you emotionally and could stop you in your quest. The same is true for all other types of media you may choose. The old computer adage “garbage in garbage out,” holds true for just about everything else in life.

I love movies but I know that a film like “Saving Private Ryan” is not going to do me any good if I am depressed. “Private Ryan” is not necessarily a woman’s film, so we can add “Steel Magnolias” to the list.… Full Story

How Sugar Helps and Hurts the Aging Process

(PCM) Processed sugar is one of the worst things you can put in your body, and not just because it causes weight gain and diabetes. It also speeds up the aging process! Yes, sugar makes you look older – if not now, somewhere down the line.

Dermatologists avoid it like the plague. Processed sugar, found in everything from sweetened cereals and yogurts to breads and muffins, binds to and eventually weakens the collagen in your skin – a major cause of premature wrinkles and sagging.

The Halloween candy reserved for trick-or-treaters suddenly doesn’t seem so tempting, does it?

However, it doesn’t mean you have to avoid table sugar all together…you just have to move it to the bathroom!… Full Story

Looking to Shed a Few Pounds? Start Recruiting

(PCM) Trying to lose weight? Don’t do it alone!

Having someone to share your weight loss journey with – whether it be a spouse, friend, family member, or even someone you meet at a group-based weight-loss program – can make all the difference in your long-term success, and there’s new research to prove it.

The study published in the journal Obesity randomly assigned 141 overweight or obese men and women to one of three groups: one group received 48 weeks of behavioral weight-loss treatment from a health professional, another with 48 weeks in Weight Watchers, where the meetings are led by members who have achieved and maintained a healthy goal weight, and another with combined treatment of 12 weeks of behavioral weight-loss treatment from a health professional, and then 36 weeks of Weight Watchers participation.… Full Story

Sarah Palin's Dramatic Weight Loss

(PCM) Like mother, like daughter! New photos of a very thin Sarah Palin have emerged, though they aren’t exactly causing the same type of stir that daughter Bristol received for her fit new body. The former governor of Alaska looks like she lost at least 20 pounds, and appears to be a little too thin.

Nutrition expert Lisa De Fazio tells exclusively, “Sarah Palin looks very thin! She appears to weigh about 105 lbs currently and 140 lbs previously. I am not sure how she lost the weight, however I hope she is eating enough! She appears somewhat healthy at this point, however I would not recommend she lose more weight…It is interesting that she is writing a fitness book!… Full Story

Estimated 11 to 16 Million Americans to Have Alzheimer's by 2050

(PCM) Today, more than 5 millions Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now being estimated that 11 million to 16 million people will have it by 2050.

The U.S. government says it will discover how to prevent and treat the disease by 2025, with one focus on the role of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain – a leading suspect in the form of dementia. That’s far off, and with no solid leads towards a cure, it may be a good idea to start taking preventative measures now. How do you keep your brain young and healthy? With exercise, stress management, and eating healthfully.… Full Story

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