Monday, May 10

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Parys lost 46kg/102 pounds
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Parys lost 46kg/102 pounds

Transformation of the Day: Parys lost 46kg/102 pounds. She was constantly tired, very self-conscious, and struggled to get out of bed in the morning. By walking for exercise, eating high-protein meals, and adopting a new mindset, she has truly transformed.  Those who know me personally know that I have been overweight for a good while. It’s a common struggle for a lot of people. The pandemic didn’t exactly help the situation, with everyone being under lockdown. I mean, let’s be honest, the only thing we could do is work, sleep, eat, and repeat!  I have struggled with my weight for such a long time, tried to lose weight many times, and often failed due to my impatience and the fact that I love fried chicken, lol. I need you guys to understand I was someone who literally couldn’t get out o...
Sherita lost 30 pounds
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Sherita lost 30 pounds

Transformation of the Day: Sherita lost 30 pounds. Her motivation came in the form of her 42nd birthday and her brother’s engagement party. Determined to look and feel like a million bucks for these events, this Zeta Phi Beta soror sought out the help of a weight loss coach for encouragement and nutrition guidance. What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?My 42nd birthday was my inspiration. I also had to go to an engagement party for my baby brother. These two events were within a month of each other, and I wanted to wear a short pink shimmer dress. I was determined to look and feel like a million bucks.  When I wanted to give up, Terry Starks (my diet doctor) gave me weekly encouragement and helped keep me focused with his calls. How di...
10 Easy Home Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room
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10 Easy Home Workouts You Can Do in Your Living Room

Staying active and fitting in workouts at home can feel challenging. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get the weight loss benefits of regular exercise without going to the gym. Physical activity keeps your body burning calories and shedding excess pounds at a steady rate. That’s why Nutrisystem experts recommend that you get in 30 minutes of activity each day. If you don’t have a gym membership or much time in your day, you might be feeling stumped on the best way to keep up your fitness routine. To inspire you, we’ve compiled this list of simple home workouts you can do right in your living room—no special equipment or training needed. Each takes about 10 minutes. To get in your 30 minutes of daily activity, you can do three of them in a row or spread them out over the...
Get Back on Track Before Summer: How Nutrisystem Can Help
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Get Back on Track Before Summer: How Nutrisystem Can Help

While we were all distracted with new daily routines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—working from home, Zoom calls, home schooling, binge-watching the shows everyone is talking about and keeping an eye on the news—we picked up a few extra pounds without even being aware of it. It’s no surprise that when we are housebound and stressed out, we are tempted to overeat and indulge in unhealthy foods. But here’s what you might not expect: Nutrisystem makes it easy for you to drop the unwanted weight before summer. Even better, we do it without taking away the small pleasures of eating that have made this time inside more bearable. Let us explain how we can help you clean up your quarantine diet! Here are six ways Nutrisystem can help you get back on track before summer: 1....
Can You Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food?
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Can You Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Food?

We have all experienced food cravings at one time or another. Whether you love salty foods or if it’s sugary sweets that get your mouth watering, it can be hard to pass up your favorites. Oftentimes, food cravings feel out of our control and that can be frustrating when you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet. But what if you could train your brain to crave healthy foods? Research seems to indicate that you can do exactly that. According to Medical News Today, food cravings stem from the same brain region that manages memory, pleasure and reward. This can make food an emotional experience for some people. For instance, if you received a food treat from a parent, teacher or other authority figure as a reward (or a means to cheer you up—perhaps after a doctor’s visit), then an emo...
Walking vs. Running: Which is Better for Weight Loss?
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Walking vs. Running: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

If you’re trying to lose weight, you might feel like you have to start running. It’s the way seemingly everybody gets fit … or tries to: In a survey from 2017, 60 million Americans were running for fitness, and 80 percent said their reason to continue doing so was to stay healthy.1 And exercise is invaluable to your health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans get 150 minutes of exercise per week to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and premature death. Even with all those benefits, almost 80 percent of Americans don’t hit that 150-minute mark.2 To reach those weekly minutes—and add to your weekly calorie burn, increasing your overall weight loss—you could run, but you could also slow things down and walk. So …...
Thirsty? 6 Must-Follow Rules for Choosing Your Beverages
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Thirsty? 6 Must-Follow Rules for Choosing Your Beverages

Sometimes, water just won’t do. But drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is a big part of what’s making us bigger: Between the 1970s and the turn of the century, Americans increased their daily consumption by 150 to 300 calories, half of which came from sugar-sweetened beverages, according to the American Journal of Critical Nutrition. Caloric beverages are especially dangerous for dieters: You’re already trying to consume fewer calories, and sweet drinks can use up a lot of them, fast, and without protein, fiber or other nutrients that help you feel full. That’s part of why programs like Nutrisystem suggest to drink water, and lots of it: Nutrisystem members are encouraged to down at least 64 ounces of H2O daily. But for those times when water won’t cut it, use these six rules to...
Should you pay $thousands for weight loss?
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Should you pay $thousands for weight loss?

With 71% of Americans overweight or obese, plenty of people are looking for better solutions. Here is a graph from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) charting the alarming trend for obesity BMI 30 or greater): Overweight and obesity are not just cosmetic issues, of course, but come with real and substantial health problems: increased risk for type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, arthritis in weight-dependent joints (knees and hips), heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s dementia. Depending on severity, lifespan can be shortened by 2-10 years, similar to the life-abbreviating effects of smoking cigarettes. There’s also a financial burden, both personal and societal.  Direct healthcare costs for overweight and obesity, for instance, are between $450 and $500 billion dollars per...
Mum loses 14kg without exercise and reverses her health issues
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Mum loses 14kg without exercise and reverses her health issues

Christine Eccles was not able to exercise regularly but she still joined the  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, did the Keto meal plan and has lost 14kg! Remarkably, she’s also managed to reverse some of her health issues. The Queensland-based grandma first discovered The Healthy Mummy in 2018 after reading the incredible weight loss story of Cicily, who has lost 56kg through the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. “I ordered Healthy  Mummy Smoothies, Sugar X, numerous clothing items, drinking cups and snacks and I joined the 28 Weight Loss Challenge app and Facebook support group to access recipes and exercise videos,” she says. “I was then diagnosed with Scleroderma, a rare and incurable autoimmune disease, non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and although I used the smoothi...
This mum, who has lost 30kg, reveals the things she does to ACCELERATE her results
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This mum, who has lost 30kg, reveals the things she does to ACCELERATE her results

Weight Loss Super Coach Sascha Farley has lost 30kg since she signed up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and she’s since maintained her optimum body weight, even after having several pregnancies. Amazingly, the gorgeous mum-of-four has shared her top tips on how she helped accelerate her results.  How Sascha accelerates her weight loss results Sascha says it’s easy to overthink everything you’re doing when you set out to achieve health and fitness goals. “The main thing is to focus on all the little changes and knowing they all add up,” she says. “It’s also SUPER important that the traditional low calorie approach of 1,200 will only send you around in diet circles so get the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app, calculate your BMR and focus on the daily calories given to you...