Dieting

In the Weight Loss Supplement World, “Doctor Recommended” Means Sweet FA!

In my publication “Dirty, Rotten Tricks! Supplement Company Lies That Cost You Money!“, I talk about the “doctor recommended” scam. Essentially, the word of a medical doctor holds a lot of sway with the general public, so supplement manufacturers and retailers will often do whatever they can to be able to claim that their product is “doctor recommended.” What they do to make this appear to be the...

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4 Ways to Stay Motivated at the Gym!

It’s fast becoming an age-old scenario… An individual (let’s call him Mr. Smith)has been recommended by his doctor to lose some weight for health reasons. With quiet resignation, Mr. Smith adopts a sensible diet plan in conjunction with a smart exercise regime. A trip to the local gym is made and a membership is purchased (or perhaps a piece of exercise equipment is bought to facilitate the ease of working out at...

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Looks Like the “99 Cent Store Diet” is a Winner

I really enjoyed this story… Last week, ABC News covered the weight loss saga of “Papa Joe” Aviance, a Southern California recording artist and producer, who lost a whopping 250 pounds over an 18 month period. And he did it on a budget. He shopped for healthy foods at a “99 Cents Only Store” and walked 5 miles/day. Joe Aviance is living proof that you don’t need to spend big bucks to get into shape....

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Tom Venuto launches the “Love Your Body” Challenge in time for Valentine’s!

You’re familiar with Body Transformation challenges right? These are the contests where over the course of 60-90 or so days, individuals do their utmost to adopt an intensive regimen of dieting and exercise in order to dramatically change their bodies. The individuals who have made the most dramatic changes, win. While on the face of it these programs sound like a great idea, for the most part they are intimidating and exclusive...

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Greater Weight Loss When Carbs Saved for Dinner?

Dr. Arya Sharma, of “Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes” flagged a rather interesting Israeli study on overweight police officers. According to Dr. Sharma: A study by Sigal Sofer and colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, published in OBESITY, suggests that eating most of your carbs at dinner may have beneficial effects on hormonal patterns, metabolism, and lead to more weight loss than eating a...

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Acai Berries Back in the News

And not in a good way… The LA Times explains: The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against 10 companies the agency says are using fake news websites to market acai berry weight-loss products. The FTC said the defendants operate websites that seem like legitimate newsgathering sites but actually promote deceptive advertisements urging consumers to buy acai berry products. The sites use names and logos of major media...

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