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Weight loss: These 5 dry fruits are BEST to lose weight – Times of India

Oct 18th, 2019
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This being said, nuts aren't the first thing that come to a weight watcher's mind. Most people think that nuts, although healthy, contain a lot of bad calories which make you pile on weight. However, this is not completely true. Infact, adding certain types of nuts to your diet can actually help you lose weight just a little bit faster!

Studies have found out that eating nuts regularly may even help people from putting on extra kilos in the long run and prevent the risk of obesity. Here are five nuts you should definitely be eating which are great for your waistline.

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Is your acne linked to your food habits? – Times of India

Oct 18th, 2019
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We might invest in expensive facial creams and treatments for an acne free, clear skin, but you would be surprised to know that something completely unrelated might be contributing to our acne problem! When our grandmoms told us to eat right, we hardly paid any heed, but now scientists have linked acne to the foods that we consume.In India, Ayurveda always links most of the external ailments to gut health and for a clear, acne free skin it has portions and medicines that help clean the toxins from the intestines, ultimately leading to pimple free skin. Bad food habits, taking too much stress and even the skincare routine that routines that we follow may be behind acne eruptions, says a new study.

This research about the possible cause of acne was presented at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid evaluated the exposure to different worsening factors on acne on more than 6,700 participants across six countries.

"For the first time, this study allows us to identify the most important exposome factors relating to acne from patient questioning prior to any treatment prescription," said the study's lead researcher Brigitte Dreno from the University Hospital of Nantes in France.

The results showed that significantly more individuals with acne (48.2 per cent) consumed dairy products daily compared to individuals who did not (38.8 per cent).

The difference was also statistically significant for soda juices or syrups (35.6 per cent vs 31 per cent), pastries and chocolate (37 per cent vs 27.8 per cent) and sweets (29.7 per cent vs 19.1 per cent).

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Maintaining Weight Loss in Diabetes Is Key to Keeping Benefits – Medscape

Oct 18th, 2019
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Individuals with type 2 diabetes who maintain weight loss after an intensive lifestyle intervention have sustained improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors, and those who regain weight not only miss out on the benefits but may have a worsening of their metabolic profile, say US researchers.

In a new analysis of data from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial, Samantha E. Berger, PhD, of Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues studied almost 1600 individuals who followed an intensive lifestyle intervention.

Particularly among participants who initially lost at least 10% of their body weight, maintaining the weight loss over 4 years led to significant improvements in cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and blood pressure, among other parameters, compared with those who regained weight.

The research, published October 9 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, also suggests that people who regain weight could still experience cardiometabolic benefits, as long as they regain no more than 25% of the original weight loss.

Hence, "maintaining 75% of weight loss was generally beneficial," the researchers conclude.

"These findings emphasize the dual importance of not only achieving a heathy body weight but maintaining a healthy body weight," said senior author Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, in a press release by the AHA.

And although she acknowledged that keeping off the pounds can be "challenging," she cautioned: "If you lose weight and don't maintain it, the benefits are diminished or disappear."

Lichtenstein told Medscape Medical News that, in general, "People understand that they need to lose weight."

However, they "frequently go on extreme diets and are successful in losing the weight, but we don't seem to be putting as much emphasis on how crucial it is to keep the weight off," she asserted.

"It may feel terrific" when people lose weight quickly, but "you don't get the metabolic benefits unless you make sustainable changes to daily food intake or the way you moderate your energy intake."

This means maintaining lifestyle changes "essentially over a lifetime" for individuals to be able to "get back in balance."

Weight loss programs, Lichtenstein added, will therefore "have to put a lot more emphasis on what happens after someone successfully loses weight and not just celebrate that point."

In the new article, researchers say few studies have directly compared individuals with successful weight loss maintenance (maintainers) and individuals who regained weight (regainers).

In addition, the impact of weight regain after weight loss on cardiometabolic risk factors "is not well established."

In part of the Look AHEAD randomized controlled trial, individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who had a body mass index (BMI) of over 25 kg/m2, or 27 kg/m2 if taking insulin, were assigned to an intensive weight loss lifestyle intervention or standard care.

The intervention lasted for 1 year and involved group support sessions, calorie and fat gram restrictions, and meal replacement and physical activity recommendations, with the aim of losing approximately 7% of body weight.

The participants, who were recruited from 16 sites across the United States, then entered a 3-year maintenance phase.

For the current analysis, researchers focused on 1561 individuals from the trial who were assigned to the intervention group, had initially lost at least 3% of body weight, and had follow-up data to the end of year four.

Within these groups, participants were classified based on how much weight they regained after the initial weight loss.

Those who gained none (0%) were termed "maintainers" and the rest were termed "regainers." The degree of weight regained was divided into four increments: 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of percentage weight-loss regained (weight change from years 1 to 4 as a percentage of the first year of weight loss).

Change in cardiometabolic risk factors after initial weight loss was compared in maintainers and regainers, after controlling for demographics, medications, and baseline and year 1 change in BMI.

The effect was also assessed separately in participants with < 10% weight loss and 10% initial weight loss.

As expected, individuals who lost more weight initially were significantly more likely to have improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors at year one than other participants. And those who initially lost more weight were significantly less likely to have started on diabetes and antihypertensive medications, and were significantly more likely to have stopped them during follow-up.

Among those who lost 10% initial weight, the results across most risk factors indicated maximal risk factor reduction among maintainers who successfully maintained 100% of the lost weight.

Successfully maintaining most ( 75%) of the weight loss (25% regain cut-point) was also associated with significant maintenance of improved risk factors.

In contrast, regainers showed significant deterioration in some cardiometabolic risk factors from years one to four.

Meanwhile, "For those who lost < 10% initial weight, keeping it off is better than regaining, but it appears the degree of maintaining the weight loss has little impact on cardiometabolic risk factors," the researchers say.

Overall, the findings emphasize the importance of intervention programs focusing not only on weight loss but weight loss maintenance, "given the adverse consequences of the latter," the authors reiterate.

"The important thing is, once you successfully lose weight, to really put a lot of emphasis on keeping it off," Lichtenstein told Medscape Medical News.

Finally, the researchers also say more work in this area is sorely needed.

"The findings from this study emphasize the need to further investigate long-term impact of partial weight regain after a weight loss intervention given the challenge of keeping off all of weight lost," they write.

The Look AHEAD trial was conducted by the Look AHEAD Research Group and supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institute of Nursing Research; National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities; Office of Research on Women's Health; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The authors have reported no relevant financial relationships.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2019;8: e010951. Full text

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Kevin Gates Was Motivated To Lose Weight After A Baby Tried To Suck His Chest – UPROXX

Oct 18th, 2019
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Kevin Gates looks a lot different now than he did a couple years ago, and thats thanks to his impressive weight loss: Mens Health notes that in about two years, Gates went from weighing 310 pounds to his current weight of 215 pounds. In a new video from Mens Health, Gates reveals the initial motivation behind his near-100-pound weight loss, and it was apparently an incident that hurt [his] f*cking feelings.

In the video, Gates responds to tweets about him. One tweeter asked Gates how he lost weight so quickly, and he reveals: One word: commitment. But what really did it for me: I had my shirt off and I was holding my patnas baby, and his baby tried to suck my breast. [] I just was like, I am too f*cking fat, Im a fat slob, I need to lose weight. That was the most embarrassing sh*t. I mean, sh*t, even though Im a big gorilla, I still got I got feelings too. Man, that sh*t hurt my f*cking feelings. I said, I gotta lose some weight!'

Lately, it looks like Gates has been addressing multiple aspects of his overall health. He recently teamed up with suicide prevention organization on a new video for his song Walls Talking. Gates said upon releasing the video, Music has always been therapy for me. Anyone who is struggling out there should know they arent alone. I got you.

Watch Gates respond to tweets in the video above.

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Meet the incredible shrinking middle-aged men –

Oct 18th, 2019
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As a glut of celebrity men slim down, Gavin Newsham reveals his own weighty issues

Itwas on a Normandy beach this summer when it finally dawned on me that I had to lose some weight. Take your top off, said my wife, as she pointed to the sun disappearing behind a dirty grey cloud.

I made my excuses something about not wanting to get burnt on such a gloriously overcast day but the truth is I was both embarrassed and scared; embarrassed as to how I could get to nearly 50 and look the way I do and scared that if I did remove my shirt there was every chance a group of concerned onlookers might just join forces and try to roll me back into the sea. Good job we didnt take a holiday in the...

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Weight loss I was too fat to have kids but I shed 7st and now have three babies – The Sun

Oct 18th, 2019
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HOLLY Snoxell reckons losing weight didn't just boost her fragile body confidence - it changed her life completely.

The 35-year-old had been told she was too overweight for the IVF treatment she wanted, leaving her fearing she would never have kids.


But after shedding nearly seven stone on the Slimming World plan, Holly saw another dream come true by becoming a mother... three times over.

The full-time mum says: "I was devastated when we found out we needed IVF but my weight meant we were not eligible.

"My weight had held me back my whole life but I wasn't about to let it stop me having children.

"I couldn't believe how easy the Slimming World plan was to follow and how much I enjoyed all the meals."



Holly, from Wixams, Bedfordshire, admits she always struggled with her weight - and couldn't resist gorging on bread as she was growing up.

She said: "I've always been on the bigger side. I remember being 11 and school friends talking about what they weighed.

"They moaned about being eight stone and I stayed silent.

"I was 11st and it was the first time I really realised how much bigger I was.

"I had a big appetite and a sweet tooth.


"I was big throughout my teens and into my twenties. I went through stages of feeling OK about my weight then being desperate to be slim.

"Back then, I thought the only way to lose weight was to skip meals and starve yourself.

"I'd try, lose a bit but put it all back on. And it was really unhealthy.

Back then, I thought the only way to lose weight was to skip meals and starve yourself. I'd try, lose a bit but put it all back on. And it was really unhealthy

"I loved bread! I'd have toast for breakfast, sandwiches at lunch and more bread alongside my dinner."

Holly married her husband Steve, 37, a builder when she was 25 and wore a size 18/20 wedding dress.

But her weight made her miserable on her honeymoon and she felt as though she wanted to hide behind her beach towel.


She said: "I met Steve when I was 25. I was happier and didn't bother with crash diets. I ate what I wanted.

"We married in May 2011, when I was a size 18 or 20.

"We went on honeymoon to Egypt eight months later but I felt uncomfortable from the start. "Everyone else was slim and beautiful and looked so confident in their bikinis.

"I just wanted to hide away. I felt fat, frumpy and old but I was only 28. We had been trying for a baby for nine months with no success.

"It was then, hiding under a beach towel, I decided I needed to change."

Holly's diet


Breakfast: Two slices white toast

11am snack: Half pack of biscuits

Lunch: White bread cheese sarnie, crisps and sugary drink

Afternoon: Cake and coffee

After work snack: Crisps

Dinner: Ready-made lasagne and chips


Breakfast: Overnight oats

Lunch: Homemade chicken salad with dressing

Snack: Grapes

Dinner: Homemade shepherd's pie with salad

Holly started reading up about Slimming World in the airport on the way home and signed up to her nearest group two days later.

Speaking about her first session at the weight loss group, she said: "Two days later, I walked in,

stood on the scales and was shocked when they read I weighed 16st 9lb.

"I felt like running away and hiding, but a messaged pinged through on my phone from Steve.

"It said: 'Good luck. You can do this. I'm really proud of you.'

"That made me determined to see it through.

"On the way home I decided to get the ingredients to make overnight oats and I ate them for breakfast the next day."


And Holly immediately fell in love with Slimming World's food plan - especially as it meant she could still eat her favourite foods.

She said: "I loved cooking each day's recipe and realised I could still have all my favourite meals. "I used to eat ready meal lasagne and chips but now I was eating homemade, healthy lasagne with salad.

"I stopped having four tablespoons of mayonnaise with every meal and made Slimming World dressings, instead."

We were given the green light and I was pregnant three weeks before my 30th birthday. I couldn't believe how quickly it all happened

Three months after joining Slimming World, Holly learned she needed IVF and her body mass index (BMI) had to be 30 or below to qualify for treatment on the NHS.

She added: "I'd already got it down from 37.5 to 34.1 but that gave me a massive push to keep going.

"Two months later, I'd lost three stone and my BMI was 30. I almost leapt out of my seat."

And Holly was soon granted the wish she'd always dreamed of - after she finally fell pregnant.


She said: "We were given the green light and I was pregnant three weeks before my 30th birthday. I couldn't believe how quickly it all happened.

"I kept up with the plan throughout my pregnancy.

"What better motivation than eating healthily for your unborn child?

"I had a few cravings but stuck to the healthy meals - and didn't gain any weight other than the baby's weight."

Holly's first child Taylor was born on August 10, 2014, and, even though being a new mum was tough, Slimming World kept Holly on the straight and narrow.

"I lost six stone in the eight months after the birth", she said.


"Since then, I've been pretty busy! After another round of IVF, we had twins on December 21, 2017.

"I made sure my old habits didn't creep back in and, following their birth, I reached my new target weight of 9st 13lb, a size eight.

"I've never rushed my weight loss or starved myself.

"I just made healthy swaps and gave up the junk. I couldn't be happier.

"Friends and family have been lovely but the main support has been Steve.

"He's been amazing - and even lost two stone himself eating my healthy dinners.

"I love that my children will only ever know the happy, healthy me who can run around with them."

Holly is now happier than ever at home with her three kids Taylor, five, and twins Evie and Zac, one.

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And she is now urging other slimmers to follow in her footsteps and sign up to Slimming World.

She said: "Slimming World is for everyone, as there is so much choice.

"You never feel like you're missing out. It's changed my life. Now let it change yours, too."

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Weight loss: Follow this gluten-free diet to lose weight – Times of India

Oct 18th, 2019
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A lot of people do not understand that watching the diet is an equally important part of the weight loss journey when compared to working out. Infact, one of the simplest tweaks that you can do to lose weight easily is to go gluten-free.What is gluten For the uninitiated, gluten is a kind of protein, commonly found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. While it is extremely difficult to avoid gluten, a diet devoid of the same is known to help in rapid weight loss.

If you too wish to follow the raved about gluten-free diet to lose weight, here are three food items you should inculcate in your daily diet.

1. Say hello to brown rice

It is important to understand that most grains are gluten-free. Hence, grains like brown rice and buckwheat are an excellent addition to your gluten-free diet. While white rice is also gluten-free, swapping it with brown rice will ensure that it is not completely stripped off all the nutrients and fibre.

2. Spices

An integral part of the Indian cuisine, spices like chilli pepper, turmeric and cinnamon are not only free of gluten but also aid the weight loss journey.


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Trying to lose weight? Time of day could have a big impact –

Oct 18th, 2019
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(CNN) Are all calories equal? Maybe not. When it comes to trying to lose weight, studies show the time of day you eat could have a big impact.

Anyones whos ever tried to lose weight has been bombarded by all kinds of messaging on the best way to do it. Cutting out this or that, reducing calories, you name it.

One thing though that many nutritionists agree on what time of day you consume your calories affects how fast and efficiently your body burns them.

According to a 2015 study by Brigham & Womens hospital, this has to do with our bodys circadian rhythm.

The physical, mental, and behavioral changes in the body during a 24-hour cycle, affects diet-induced thermogenesis or how our body burns calories.

The result? The body is better at burning and digesting calories at 8 a.m., then it is at 8 p.m.

So here are a few ways to put this into practice and see if its right for you.

Start by front-loading your calories. Always eat a filling breakfast.

Move what you would normally eat for dinner, to lunch.

And your dinner? Think about eating half of what you typically would.

The goal is to be full throughout the day, when our bodies burn the most calories.

And not chowing down before bedtime when our bodies slow down.

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Susanna Reid: Furious and upset GMB host addresses her diet scandal after weight loss – Express

Oct 18th, 2019
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Susanna Reid, 48, has admitted she was furious and upset when she discovered the involvement of her image in a diet scam. The Good Morning Britain presenter, who credits cutting alcohol and snacking from her diet as the key reasons behind her recent weight loss, explained she would never flog diet pills. However, the diet scandal which used her image, was promoting keto diet pills. Opening up about the issue, Susanna recalled in her Daily Mail column: Six months ago, I received a message on social media from a follower, complaining she hadnt received the keto diet pills shed ordered after I allegedly claimed theyd helped me shed almost two stone.

Other messages followed: one woman said her mother paid 100 after seeing me advertise the pills, but theyd never arrived.

Detailing her shock over the scam, she continued: I was furious and upset.

"I dont credit diet pills for my weight loss. I would never flog any weight-loss supplement.

It was all a con by scammers whod used my photo. Still, I was devastated that people were out of pocket because of an ad falsely bearing my name.

Susanna went on to reveal how stunned she was by how quickly the scam spread, as it even reached some of her friends.

She added: I also faced inquiries from friends concerned I had packed in my job to go into the weight-loss industry.

A woman got in touch with me asking when she can expect to receive her diet pills and I literally don't know anything about it.

I just can't understand how they're not taken down straight away."

Clarifying how she really lost weight, Susanna divulged to Prima Magazine: Ive lost a stone-and-a-half and I feel fantastic."

Explaining her decision to lose weight, the star added: "This time last year, I went to the doctor with a skin problem and he told me I could do with losing some weight.

"It turned out I was at the upper end of my BMI and, I have to admit, Id been feeling a little heavy for a while."

Susanna added: The good feeling of doing exercise is unbeatable.

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