Tag: Diet

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A manager’s guide to losing 158 pounds, one step at a time

Keith Trotter lost 158 pounds in three years using the same principles that worked for him in business: Research, testing and documenting his results.(Photos: Keith Trotter/iReport) by Daphne Sashin (CNN) — Keith Trotter stared at the picture that popped up on his Facebook feed. He felt like the floor was opening up and swallowing him whole. This photo of himself had been taken a few days earlier at a 2009 New Year’s Eve party and posted by his friend Jeremy. Trotter was 386 pounds at the time, wearing size 60 pants, and holding a plate of food. He had known for a while that he was overweight and out of shape. But this guy? He didn’t recognize himself. “I don’t have a neck, I don’t have a lap … I look like a swollen pig,” said Trotter, now 42 years old. He thought: “Why hasn’t someone just slapped me with something heavy and said ‘You’re going to die — you look awful’? “

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Fun Fit Fabulous hits jackpot with more than 1,000 women

FUN FIT FABULOUS CELEBRITY PANEL—From left: Jennifer Antkowiak, Jeanette Jenkins, Holly Frazier, Nia Frazier and Miyoshi Anderson. Massage Envy appointments, cream to remove stretch marks, zumba workouts, lunch, fun, fellowship, health screenings, vendors from all over the city, and large beautiful burlap bags filled with goodies, are just some of the things that the more than 1000 registered women received on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the annual Highmark Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference.

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The Wise Decision: Get back on track after your vacation

So you went away, saw a new part of the world, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more. And now it’s time to face the music. As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. Maybe you are feeling that way right now.

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The Wise Decision: 19 awesome reasons to exercise today

I know it’s summer and you have exciting places to go and things to do. But wait! Did you forget about your workout? Again? Lots of people fall off the exercise wagon during summer months due to vacations, taking care of kids home for the summer months, and other warm weather distractions. I get it, I really do, but what about all the amazing perks that you’re missing out on? Just in case you needed a little reminder that will motivate you to lace those shoes back up and get your workout back on, here are 19 Awesome Reasons to Exercise Today!

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The Wise Decision…Replace your trigger foods

Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings. Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in? Then, when it’s over, you feel awful that you’ve eaten all those calories and set yourself up for further weight gain. So you’re good for a couple of days until another craving comes over you…and so the cycle repeats. I’m here to tell you that you hold the power. And it’s not as hard as you think. Most of us have certain trigger foods that send our diets into a fiery tailspin. The plan is to identify your trigger foods and to replace these with more wholesome, real food substitutions in order to break the cycle.

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“From flab to swag”…Facing fatherhood, Conn. man lost 140 pounds

At his heaviest in 2010, Tyrone Garrett weighed 335 pounds. Even though he was only in his mid-20s, his blood pressure and cholesterol were dangerously high. He showed off his weight loss for CNN’s iReport.com, going “From flab to swag.” (Photo: Tyrone Garrett/iReport) by Jacque Wilson (CNN) — Tyrone Garrett’s father wasn’t around while he was growing up. So when Garrett’s girlfriend, Whitney Hammond, told him she was pregnant, he knew he had to make a change. Garrett, then 26, weighed 335 pounds. Like many members of his family, he had high blood pressure, but he refused to take medication. One time at work, his heart started beating so fast he could see it moving up and down through his shirt. Hammond rushed him to the doctor, who warned that he was dangerously close to having a heart attack. “It was the scariest thing in my life,” Garrett says. That experience, combined with the arrival of baby London, on March 5, 2011, finally inspired him to get fit.