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Strictly Avoiding This 1 Thing Helped Jessica Simpson Lose 100 Pounds – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

Jessica Simpsons 100-pound weight loss astonished and in some cases, worried fans. But whatever their reaction, people wanted to know the secret to how the singer and fashion designer dropped so much weight in just six months.

The answer wasnt a miracle drug, fad diet, or punishing hours at the gym. Instead, Simpson made a number of lifestyle changes, including switching up what she ate, walking more, and getting enough sleep, her long-time trainer Harley Pasternak has revealed. Now, hes offering more insight into what Simpson did to slim down after the birth of her daughter Birdie Mae in March.

Pasternak spoke with Us Weekly and explained that Simpsons post-baby weight loss plan involved completely avoiding one particular thing that can stall weight loss in a big way: alcohol.

There are certain things that are more conducive to weight loss and certain things that are going to hurt you when losing weight, and alcohol is absolutely one of them, the nutrition expert and celebrity trainer explained.

I am pretty sure she would not have been as incredibly successful in this physique transformation if she was drinking, he added.

Alcohol can be a major source of empty calories. A 5-ounce glass of red wine contains about 125 calories, while a 3.5-ounce margarita has 254 calories.

In addition to skipping wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages, Simpson followed the guidelines Pasternak shared in his 2013 book The Body Reset Diet. Every day, she had three meals and two snacks, with a focus on protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Her meals might include protein-rich foods like eggs, chicken, and fish, as well as veggies and fruits. Snacks might be some almonds or green beans with parmesan cheese, he told the magazine. In a recent appearance on HSN, Simpson also said she ate a lot of cauliflower, which is low in calories and high in fiber and various vitamins and minerals. But it wasnt all healthy foods for Simpson during the HSN appearance, she also admitted to munching on some Cheetos in the green room.

Walking more was also key to Simpsons weight-loss success, Pasternak said. He urged her to walk 12,000 steps a day, and the star is reportedly hitting 14,000 steps a day on a regular basis.

To track steps, Pasternak urges people to use a device like a Fitbit. [I]ts like a gym on your wrist anywhere you go, he said.

Though Simpson did go to the gym several days a week, that wasnt the key to her weight loss.

Its not about the workouts, Pasternak told Us Weekly. You dont lose weight doing biceps curls and lunges. You lose weight by changing your diet, hitting your step goal, working on your sleep those were the things she did so well.

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Why are so many American cities banning fast-food drive-thrus? – TODAY

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

A growing number of local legislatures in cities across the country want to put an end to drive-thru windows.

In August, Minneapolis became the latest city to pass an ordinance banning the construction of new restaurant drive-thrus. Officials say the ban will help curb pollution, make the city more walkable and improve health problems pertaining to obesity. Other places that have enacted similar measures say they are aiming to combat traffic, cut carbon monoxide emissions and litter.

But fear not, Chick-fil-A fiends, the zoning changes currently in effect only affect new construction. Thus far, cities in California, Missouri and New Jersey have implemented similar bans.

Still, many consumers are worried about one of their favorite conveniences being taken away. Some have pointed out how important drive-thrus are for customers who are disabled, the elderly and parents who may not easily be able to get their kids out of the car for a quick bite.

Other folks say they think the bans won't help decrease CO2 emissions because people may just leave their cars running while they wait for someone else to pick up the food.

There is, however, increasing support for the bans. Some say curbing access to even faster fast food may help aid in reversing urban obesity rates, while also helping to improve road traffic accidents.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 25% of restaurant visits in the U.S. occur at a drive-thru window. So would limiting the number of new ones just drive folks inside or actually change American dining habits?

One of the first municipalities to prohibit new and expanded drive-thrus was South Los Angeles in 2008. They also banned the construction of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants. In 2015, a non-profit research organization called RAND published a study examining the ban's impact on diet and obesity in L.A. County from 2007 to 2012. Its researchers found obesity actually increased among residents in the area.

"The South Los Angeles fast-food ban may have symbolic value, but it has had no measurable impact in improving diets or reducing obesity," said Roland Sturm, the lead author of the study.

Sturm and his team found that the ban had little effect on preventing people from getting their meals while driving since there were still plenty of places where consumers could find a window. The number of sugary soft drinks consumed per person another target in the fight against obesity did see a drop.

However, America's neighbors to the north saw different results when a similar ban was enacted in several provinces.

A 2018 study analyzing drive-thru bans in 27 Canadian cities found that "fast food drive-through service bans may play a role in promoting healthier food environments." The researchers noted that more studies must be done to determine whether these bans have any long-term effects on preventing chronic diseases.

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Man lost 100 pounds diagnosed with liver disease, had cancer – TODAY

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

After Wally Sutt started golfing, he noticed his weight was holding him back. Bending over to pick up balls involved too much straining.

Over the years, Sutt used every excuse to skip exercise and healthy eating. He wasnt surprised that his weight had ballooned. But in 2017 when he read his weight at 330 pounds, he decided to start eating better and working out. The weight began to come off slowly.

More than a year later and more than a hundred pounds lighter, the 5'10" inch tall Sutt said he felt good at 224 pounds.

Then, unexpectedly, he started gaining some of the weight back. He was still eating healthy foods and exercising, but the weight crept up. He thought maybe he'd overindulged during the holidays. But, something felt off. The way his stomach bulged seemed different than just extra weight.

My stomach was really, really tight and it just didnt feel right, Sutt, 45, a salesperson in Holland, Indiana, told TODAY. There was no pain, nothing like that. This was strictly just going off how I felt and how my belly protruded.

Sutt visited the doctor, who noticed that fluid had accumulated in his abdomen. After an ultrasound and blood tests, Sutt said, he was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.

Doctors believed the cirrhosis had caused the fluid buildup and bloating, which is called ascites, in Sutt's stomach. They removed 15 liters of fluid, which weighed about 34 pounds, and Sutt modified his diet even more, eliminating most sodium and alcohol.

I took everything they said seriously, he said.

Panicked, he went to extremes. He started lifting weights and eating an extremely strict diet that included a meal replacement shake for breakfast and lunch and plain fish without salt for dinner. His said his weight dropped to 174 pounds. Still, Sutt wanted to do more to reduce the impact of liver disease, so he called the Mayo Clinic for an appointment in June, hoping to join a clinical trial for experimental treatment.

Doctors ran tests and found something unusual: Both Sutts kidney and liver functions were normal, but the fluid was still accumulating in his belly. They decided to test the fluid itself and drained 10 liters, weighing about 20 pounds, and sent it to the lab.

Three days later, Sutt was in the middle of a card game with friends when the phone rang. It was his doctor explaining the test results: Sutt had an extremely rare form of cancer called pseudomyxoma peritonei, more commonly referred to as appendix cancer.

That was scary, of course, Sutt said. I wasnt thinking clearly.

PMP is a soft tissue cancer that affects organs in the abdomen and produces mucin, a gelatin-like liquid that can cause the kind of protrusion Scott experienced, what's called "jelly belly."

"People just think they're gaining weight," Dr. Travis Grotz, a surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic who treated Sutt, told TODAY. "It's hard for people to figure out the symptoms."

Only about 2,000 cases of PMP are reported every year and doctors know little about the symptoms or causes, but think it's similar to colon cancer, Grotz added. Tumors often start in the appendix and can rupture, which then spreads cancerous cells that can attach to the lining of the organs, called the peritoneum, where they continue to produce the fluid. Sutt has stage 4 PMP (only stages 1 and 4 exist).

In August, Grotz performed surgery on Sutt to remove as many of his tumors as he could, but some were stuck to organs. He administered 90 minutes of chemotherapy to kill some of the remaining cancerous cells.

We have truly done everything we can do," Sutt said. "Now we have to wait and see how fast it progresses."

The hardest part of recovery for him? He could only walk on a treadmill at first.

Now, seven weeks after surgery, Sutt started his weight-lifting and tougher workouts again. Exercising, riding his motorcycle and his faith help him cope with the uncertainty of his future.

I am pretty positive, [but] some days get to me, Sutt said. Things do happen for a reason, we just dont know what it is yet.

If he hadn't lost the weight, doctors might not have discovered the cancer as soon as they did. Grotz said it's harder to feel and see abdominal tumors in overweight people.

Sutt said he's spent too long making excuses for being unhealthy and he hopes his experience encourages others to take initiative.

If I would have never lost weight, I wouldnt have recognized the fluid buildup," he said. "If I would have went another year or two because I had no other symptoms there would be nothing (doctors) could do."

Focusing on his health and keeping a positive attitude are helping him recover, Sutt said. In the future, he also hopes to participate in a trial for new therapies.

"It is a big operation and people who are not healthy struggle more," Grotz said. "Staying positive and not getting depressed and getting beat down certainly it is hard ... He has done a remarkable job."

Sutt said sharing his story has helped him grapple with the diagnosis, but he also hopes it will help others.

If I can help someone else in some way, or some fashion, I am doing something right, he said.

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Lending a Hand, in New York and Beyond – The New York Times

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The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Sharkkarah Harrison, a 32-year-old single mother with an easy smile, reunited with her children in 2015.

Her son and daughter had been in foster care for about four years while Ms. Harrison was living in shelters. By the time they came home, they were showing signs of troubling behavior intense temper tantrums, leaving her side in public places that took Ms. Harrison by surprise.

A friend recommended the Trauma Recovery Program at the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a child welfare organization. The program, which received a grant from The Neediest Cases Fund endowment, supports children and young adults from low-income families who have experienced interfamilial trauma or who have lived in neighborhoods where violence is common. The goal is to help them recognize trauma triggers and cope with their emotions.

In 2018, Ms. Harrison enrolled her children in the program. The experience has been eye-opening. Ms. Harrison learned that when children act out or misbehave, they are often doing so in response to emotional triggers. Seeing a bathroom, taking a bath, walking past a park, she said. Anything is a trigger.

Her daughter, now 10, and son, 11, do a range of activities with their therapists. (She loves to sing and dance; he likes to play board games.) Paola Amaya, one of the programs trauma therapists, said it was essential to build trust with the children and make them feel comfortable before diving into sensitive issues. Having fun eases that process.

Unlike previous therapists, the programs staff members have been able to make a connection with her children, Ms. Harrison said, because they have gotten to know them. It was just horrible experiences prior to coming here, she said. Now the children are more communicative, opening up on their own.

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Johnny Vegas forced to apologise after scaring fans with cryptic message about the next life – The Sun

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

JOHNNY Vegas has been forced to reassure his fans he's OK after sharing a cryptic tweet that left them worried.

The comedian, 49, posted "See you in the next life x Night all" on his Twitter account at 1.54am today, leaving many desperate to know if he was alright.


One wrote: "How to panic the whole country in one tweet."

While another was unable to sleep, writing: "Was just going to bed. Now Im probably not going to get a wink worrying about what this means xxx."

However, a number of followers recognised the quote from 1988 crime/thriller Midnight Run, and did their best to reassure their fellow Vegas fans.

Realising that he'd panicked a few, Johnny cleared things up later in the morning, posting: "I'm absolutely fine. Apologies to anyone who hadnt read my earlier twitter thread, I was merely quoting the end of a favourite movie Midnight Run."



Last month Johnny showed off his five stone weight loss as he made a very dapper appearance at the TV Choice Awards.

The star, who weighed 18 stone at his heaviest, was spotted taking selfies and making a series of women laugh as he enjoyed a cigarette break at the bash.

The actor, who first revealed his new look in the summer of 2018, was very smart in a black suit with waist coat and baker boy hat.

Johnny whose real name is Michael Pennington previously revealed his slimmed down figure was down to overhauling his lifestyle.

He said: I am very careful about coming on and celebrating weight loss because it makes other people feel bad.

I have not done a diet in any way whatsoever. I have cut out things, its a lifestyle change - and not a drastic diet.


Then you can live with it and you dont feel like you are denying yourself anything - apart from cheese!

Meanwhile Johnnys wife Maia Dunphy recently opened up about their unconventional relationship following their brief split in 2018.

The couple announced they were going their separate ways last year but reunited shortly afterwards.

Maia, who raises the couples son Tom in DublinwhileJohnnyis based in the UK, told how their relationship is simply different to what people accept as the norm.


Maia said: Things are the way they always were. Life is complicated. People dont understand it and try to put a label on it.

Its work. Myself and Tom were just over in London for two weeks as Johnny was filming Open All Hours in a studio there and its rare hes in one place for that amount of time.

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Science news in brief: From head-chewing parasitic wasps to palaeolithic bone marrow – The Independent

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:47 am

This waspis an equal-opportunity head-chewer

To deposit its eggs, the parasitic oak gall wasp pierces a leaf or stem with its ovipositor, a tubelike organ. The plant swells, forming tumorlike growths called galls. These serve as nursery domes, or crypts. Within each crypt, a wasp egg develops until it is large enough to chew a hole into the galls skin and emerge an adult. That is, unless the crypt-keeper wasp Euderus set, a parasite in its own right arrives.

The wasp locates smooth, dome-shaped galls created by the other wasps. Then, puncturing the gall, it injects its eggs beside or inside the young oak gall wasp, Bassettia pallida. As both eggs develop inside the crypt, the baby crypt-keeper feeds off the body of baby Bassettia.

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Just as theBassettia beginchewing an escape hatch into the gall skin, Euderus stops it. Now the unfinished hole is too small to allow exit. Bassettias head becomes caught, and a few days later, Euderus will crawl into the head and chew its way out, the victor: a parasites parasite. Astudy led by Scott Egan, at Rice University, indicates that the crypt-keeper used many different species of hosts, and all the hosts had one key thing in common: the galls they occupied were small, smooth, non-woody, lacking fuzz or sharp spines defenceless.

Chitons roll into a ball to help them to get to places without losing their footing (NYT)

Pondering a molluscwith acrobatic skills

Why did the chiton roll into a ball? To get to the other side, says Julia Sigwart, an evolutionary biologist at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

About 500 million years ago, a couple of species of now-extinct trilobites became the first animals to roll themselves into a ball for protection. The trilobites living doppelgnger is the chiton. This marine molluscsplated shell drapes over a soft body and mucousy foot, giving it the appearance of a flattened piece of shrimp nigiri.

Like trilobites, three-banded armadillos, pill bugs, hedgehogs and other animals, the chiton can roll itself into a ball. Many scientists had assumed this acrobatic manoeuvre, known as conglobation, defends the animals, most of which are smaller than an inch or two, against predators. But Sigwart, who studies chitons, never really bought that explanation: if a predator can swallow you whole, she reasoned, rolling into a Tic Tac probably would not save you.

In a series of lab experiments, Sigwart showed that rolling into balls has more to do with helping chitons get to places where they can reattach after losing their footing. She hopes that these findings, published in Biology Letters, add evidence to a novel argument: that chitons are capable of making decisions.

Chitons do sometimes roll defensively, for instance, if they perceive a need to protect their soft bodies when poked. But, usually, they do not do much more than stick to habitable surfaces. And occasionally they move. When they detach, they may curl into balls, which can help them fall and roll more safely to a new location.

The critical problem for chitons is that they are top-heavy but not flexible enough to twist and have no appendages. So when they accidentally land on their backs, they cannot flip back. All they can do is arch and thrust out their foot. With luck, they will touch something they can push off to right themselves or a place to stick and stay safe. Their foot glue is so strong that if you were to lift a chiton off a rock too strongly, its body and shell would rip off, leaving the foot behind. And that makes the foot an important element of their defence against hungry predators, Sigwart says.

In each experimental trial, the researchers placed a chiton upside down in the middle of a test tank. Then, they added water from a tank with more chitons or a tank with an ochre sea star. Chitons can detect this natural predators scent. The researchers found that the chitons exposed to it were three times less likely to spend time rolled up than those that were not. These threatened chitons opted to arch and reach. Its an energy-intensive defence that can risk exposing its soft body, but it can also reward a chiton by helping it find a safe place to survive.

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Cavemen ate an early form of canned soup by preserving bones in animal hides 400,000 years ago (DrRuth Blasco/AFTAU /SWNS.COM)

Original paleodiet recipe: cave-aged bone marrow

Sealed for millenniums, Qesem Cave in central Israel is a limestone time capsule of the lives and diets of palaeolithic people from 420,000 to 200,000 years ago. Inside, ancient humans once butchered fresh kills with stone blades and barbecued meat on campfires. It was believed that early hominins were consuming everything they could put their hands on immediately, without storing or preserving or keeping things for later, says Ran Barkai, an archaeologist at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

But not every meal was scarfed down right after a hunt. Barkai and his colleagues have found the caves earliest inhabitants may have also stored animal bones filled with tasty marrow that they feasted on for up to nine weeks after the kill, sort of like a stone age canned soup.

The finding may be the earliest example of prehistoric humans saving food for later consumption and may also offer insight into the abilities of ancient humans to plan for their future needs. The study was published inScience Advances. Barkais team examined cut marks on nearly 82,000 animal fragments from Qesem Cave, most belonging to fallow deer. The researchers noticed unusual, heavy chop marks on the ends of some leg bones known as the metapodials.

Usually, stripping the hide from a fresh bone requires minimal force, he says. But the heavy chops indicated that the processing used more force than should have been necessary. We had a hypothesis that these unusual chop marks at the end of the meatless bones had to do with the removal of dry skin, he says. But why were they doing that?

The team concluded the ancient hominins, who shared features with Homo sapiens and Neanderthals but were probably neither, were removing dry skin on the bones to get to the marrow. That presented another question: If they were after marrow, why not just remove it from the bone when it was fresh? The researchers hypothesised that the chop marks were an indication that the early humans stored the bones so they could eat the marrow later.

To test their idea, the team collected freshly killed deer leg bones and then stored them for several weeks in conditions similar to those inside the cave. After every week, they would break open a bone and analyse the marrow to see how nutritious it still was. Every time, a researcher would remove the dried skin using a flint flake and then hammer open the bone with a quartzite tool, similar to what the ancient people would have had used. The researcher wasnt given instructions on how to open the bone.

The team found that the researchers chop marks on the older leg bones with dried skin were similar to what they saw in Qesem Cave. Their chemical test showed that after nine weeks, the fat in the bone marrow degraded only a little and was still nutritious.

Eight arms, 40 winks and who knows how many dreams?

Heidi the octopus is sleeping. Her body is still, eight arms tucked neatly away. But her skin is restless. She turns from ghostly white to yellow, flashes deep red, then goes mottled green and bumpy like plant life. Her muscles clench and relax.

From the outside, the cephalopod looks like a person twitching and muttering during a dream or like a napping dog chasing dream squirrels. But an octopus is almost nothing like a person. So how much can anyone really say with accuracy about what Heidi was doing?

It is only conjecture to say the octopus is dreaming without more data, says University of Cambridge psychologist Nicola Clayton. Does the sequence of Heidis colour changes match an experience she had while awake? Clayton points out that a human sleeper might flush red because she is overheated.

A fatberg blocks a sewer in Sidmouth (AP)

The mysterious blob that didnt come from outer space

When a giant fatberg was discovered in the sewer of a small coastal town in southwestern England last year, the company that manages the pipes was so mystified by the greasy mass of solidified fats and waste materials that it enlisted the help of scientists to discover what it was made of.

The grisly results of an autopsy held some surprises. Stuck within the stomach-churning lump were wet wipes, oils, sanitary products and even a set of false teeth.

Fatbergs are commonly associated with big cities such as London and New York. Their contents can become a taxonomy of the habits of the inhabitants of nearby towns or cities.

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How to lose weight with fasting: intermittent fasting can help you lose weight fast – T3

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:46 am

In this article, we'll try to explain the basics of how to lose weight with fasting and also touch on what fasting is in the first place, is fasting safe, what can you eat when you fast and provide you with some fasting tips on how to start this type of diet, even today.

We can assume two things about people reading this article:

1. You are interested in fasting2. You would like to lose some weight

If it is the latter you are here, we also recommend reading our story on how to lose weight fast, which provide you with some handy tips about the topic. Let's not forget, we also covered keto diet basics with Bulk Powders before, as an alternative.

Exercising is also a great way to lose some excess weight and you've guessed it! we have things to say about that, too: we can help you to get into running with some super couch-to-5k training tips as well as resistance training plans, like our two-day push-pull plan or you can also try our beginner calisthenics workout plan.

Without further ado, let's get right into it.

IMPORTANT: if you have a history of eating disorders, have loads of extra weight, are pregnant or just concerned about starting fasting in general, please consult your doctor before you start fasting. it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to health-related issues. Also, children are not advised to fast. Please be sensible.

Fasting is a type of cyclical diet regime

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To clarify, when we talk about fasting here, we mean intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is a cyclical calorie intake routine that alternates between periods of no food intake (a.k.a. fasting) and periods of calorie consumption (any other time outside the fasting period).

The most popular way of fasting is the 16 8 diet method, when you fast for 16 hours and only eat in an 8-hour window. There are other fasting techniques, like when people skip eating a day or two during the week and only drink. There are also more extreme versions which are not recommended for anyone who aren't familiar with the effects of fasting on their bodies and/or have health issues.

Fasting has been scientifically proven to be a useful tool for lose weight, if for no other reason, because you naturally eat less if you restrict your consumption for fewer hours a day. This will also give your body time to repair, since it's not preoccupied with the digestion and storage of food.

A balance diet is still very important, even if you aren't planning on fasting

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The most popular way of fasting is the aforementioned 16 8 diet method. This way, you reduce your calorie consumption window from infinity to 8 hours a day. For the remaining 16 hours, you can still drink water (and you should drink water, plenty of it), black coffee and green tea.

The easiest way to get into fasting is to introduce the concept to your body gradually. By not jumping right into it, you are more likely to stick with it and turn it into a habit, which will help you effectively keep down the lost pounds.

Start off by not eating anything from 8 PM until 8 AM the next day. With this, you are already limiting yourself to eat only for 12 hours a day, and even better, you will sleep through most of it.

Over a period of a week or two, gradually increase the fasting window from 8 to 12 hours, by adding an extra hour in either in the evening or the morning. The most common way is to do a 16-hour fast is to stop eating at 7-8 PM and finish it at 11 AM-12 PM the next day.

You can start fasting at any point, no need to wait until the 1 January. The sooner you start the process, the earlier you will see results. Easy as that.

Avoid processed food, bad carbs, unhealthy fats and added sugar

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It is recommended not to take in any calories during fasting, only liquids. Water is something you should drink anyway, but it is especially important to drink plenty of water when you fast. Black coffee and green tea are also permitted during the fasting phase, but don't overdo them. They both contain caffeine so over-consumption can lead to unwanted side effects.

As for outside the fasting window, there is no restriction of what you can or cannot eat, but it is recommended to avoid processed and fast food as well as excessive alcohol consumption. In general, try not to cut back on calories too much, especially at the beginning, to help your body adjust better.

Once you used to fasting, you can introduce other changes in your diet, like avoiding added sugar, food with high glycemic index, bad fats and so on. Try to plan ahead on what will you snack on when cravings arrive, because they will most definitely come at some point during the day. Protein and nutrition bars are a great way to combat cravings throughout the day.

Fasting is safe, especially if you don't go crazy from Day 1 (or ever)

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Fasting is safe as long as you don't overdo it. If someone go from a high-calorie and high-sugar diet to not eating for 16 hours, they will feel dizzy and jittery, due to the withdrawal effects from their previous dieting habits.

As with any diet, be sensible when you start fasting. As mentioned above, try gradually increasing your fasting window and try not to cut too many calories from one day to another. By not eating for 8-12 hours, you will naturally take in less calories, without any other restrictive factors.

Once you are comfortable with fasting, you can try and switch to healthier diet overall. The key is, as before, to be unhurried with the process, and swap bad things out one at a time.

For example, instead of having a Mars bar, have a protein bar in the afternoon or instead of having a triple shot vanilla latte with extra cream after lunch, have a smaller cappucino. And of course, instead of having a side of fries, have some baked potatoes or even better, baked sweet potatoes.

By cutting added sugar out of your diet, you can also avoid the highs and lows you feel when you eat the sweet white substance. We'll discuss this in another article.

Start with some light exercising at the beginning

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It is safe to work out after the initial transition period.

It is not recommended, however, to start working out heavily as soon as you start your new fasting diet. This is especially true to people who go from a high-sugar diet to fasting. The withdrawal symptoms from taking less sugar is not a safe way to start working with heavy weights.

Light exercising is permitted even at the beginning, let it be some jogging or easy cycling. Again, it is important not to put your body under too much stress.

If you are planning on gaining muscle mass, you can still benefit from fasting, but probably not the 16 8 diet method. You might want to try going a day or two without eating a week, to rid your body from toxins. Ideally, fast on your rest days so it won't effect your performance in the gym.

If you would like to work out on fast days, take some BCAAs to aid muscle repair. BCAA powders and pills contain no calories and therefore won't break your fasting period. Needless to say, mix it water and not milk or milk substitutes.

Supplements like creatine and Nitric Oxide pills (a pre workout that contains no stimulants) are also safe to consume during fasting since they contain no calories either.

Fasting is an excellent way to lose weight and to rid your body of toxins. Even better, you naturally lower your calorie intake by not allowing yourself to eat whenever you want to. This can not only help you lose weight without much effort, it will also help you practice some discipline over your own body, keeping your mind in control over your cravings.

As with all dieting methods, being sensible is key when it comes to fasting. Don't try to change everything too fast; allow your body to adjust to the different requirements. If you would like to further aid your weight loss, you can also introduce some light exercising when you begin fasting, like easy jogging or light cycling, which in turn will also release serotonin on your body.

At the end of the day, it is all about achieving and maintaining a balanced lifestyle and bodyweight and reap the long term benefits of being happier and healthier.

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DietDemand Reveals The Best Weight Loss Strategy For Dieters This Fall Season – GlobeNewswire

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:46 am

Montgomery, AL, Oct. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Whether youre looking to go keto, Mediterranean, vegan, calorie counting or any other diet in order to keep yourself trim this fall, theres no doubt were entering the most difficult season to stick with your diet. Given the number of festivities that take place at work, school or at home, these are all opportunities not only to consume unhealthy meals and snacks, its also a time that is traditionally known for overeating. The truth is that while many of these diets may be effective, sticking to them is where many dieters will become frustrated during this season. DietDemands team of certified weight loss doctors and coaches are encouraging dieters to not give up but to instead receive professional guidance and extra support.

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Eating This Type Of Food Can Help Make Your Weight Loss Goals A Bit Easier – International Business Times

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:46 am

Observing a healthy diet, coupled with a great deal of exercise, is the best way to achieve weight loss goals. Such a diet should include foods that are high in protein. This brings to mind the question of how much of this food group should you consume?

High-Protein Foods

Foods that are high in protein include fish, lean meat, and dairy. Eating more of whole, unprocessed foods like grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits can also help a great deal.

According to Harry Smith, a nutritionist at Snap Fitness, those who aspire to lose weight fast should ensure they consume at least one fist-sized protein serving and two plants with every meal. By eating more high-protein foods, waistlines get to shrink faster.

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Smith also advises that slimmers should make sure they have lots of eggs, meat, dairy, nuts, and fish in their fridges and cupboards. Combining high-protein food with a low carb diet can also work wonders for those who want to lose weight faster.

Eating In Moderation

He also revealed that there is no need to completely cut out certain food groups when trying to slim down. This means you can still eat your favorite food while trying to lose weight. The important thing, according to Smith, is you eat many of these foods in moderation. If you have been eating a pint of ice cream in the past, perhaps you can only consume a quarter of that amount. The same thing goes for foods that are otherwise considered fattening.

In fact, in Smiths opinion, there are no fattening foods when taken in moderation. You can still consume and drink your favorite foods and beverages, although in small amounts, while trying to lose weight.

You must also ensure that you eat lots of high-protein foods compared to other food types. It is also very important that you stay in a caloric deficit by making sure you eat less than your body could burn off.

Smith also reminds slimmers to take note of the calorie content of the food you eat as some food types contain a huge amount of calories in one single mouthful. Some biscuits, sweet treats, and cakes can contain more than 500 calories, which can cause you to have a calorie surplus instead of a deficit.

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Eating This Type Of Food Can Help Make Your Weight Loss Goals A Bit Easier - International Business Times

Weight Loss: Can lemon water really help lose weight? (We tell you the truth) – Times of India

Posted: October 17, 2019 at 7:46 am

To put it straight, fresh lemon squeezed in water cannot lead to any actual weight loss, say experts. But if you are using this not-so-tasty beverage to replace other calorie-laden milky beverages or fruit juices, then it might help you create that calorie deficit required to lose weight.

Keeping yourself hydrated is another important component of losing weight. This is because our body sometimes interprets thirst as hunger and thus we end up eating more than the required amount of calories. And lemon water keeps you super hydrated.

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Weight Loss: Can lemon water really help lose weight? (We tell you the truth) - Times of India

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