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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IHOP’s country fried steak and eggs comes with two eggs, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes for a total calorie count of 1,760. It also has 3,720 milligrams of sodium. (Photo IHOP/CSPI) (CNN) — Skipping breakfast doesn’t mean you’ll consume more calories later in the day, according to a new report from Cornell University. Researchers split 400 college-age students into two groups; they fed one group breakfast and the other no breakfast. They then tracked their eating habits throughout the day and measured the amount of calories they were consuming.
The Health & Healthcare Blog For Minorities Out of the 50 million Americans who go on a diet every year, only five…
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.
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.
BEFORE AND AFTER–Jacki Monaco hits the gym four or five times a week with her boyfriend, Robert Hudson. They try to make it enjoyable, she says, instead of being obsessive about it. by Jacque Wilson (CNN) — The letter Jacki Monaco wrote was fraught with emotion: “Dear food,” it began. “You have given me a reason to live, a cotton candy cloud to land on, a spaghetti pool to swim in, a sweet and sometimes sour pat on the back after long days. You have been my dearest friend and my most painful enemy. My love, my hate, my utter confusion.”
(BlackNews.com)–Mo’Nique, who once glorified being overweight, is looking super thin these days after making a decision to eat better and exercise every day. She was recently interviewed on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station, and shared her opinions on a lot of topics, including why her popular show on BET was cancelled.
by Stephanie Goldberg (CNN) — Deidre Robinson’s cheeks flushed as two ride attendants tried to push her safety guard into the lock position. At…