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4 Lessons a Lifelong Dieter Learned After Trying Keto

My first foray into the dieting world started in middle school when my parents and I enrolled in the Weight Watchers Smart Points program. (Puberty and overeating were making things a bit tough for this pre-teen trying to figure himself out.)

Back then, my eating habits and my changing body amounted to me getting breast reduction surgery—a clear indication that I needed to change my relationship with food.

The WW program worked well for me, until it didn’t. As soon as my weight loss plateaued, so did my motivation. I went back to care-free eating until my junior year of high school, when a friend suggested I try the Atkins Diet. I wanted to lose weight more rapidly than I had on Weight Watchers years earlier. Atkins kicked off off my 20-plus-years, on-and-off relationship with low-carb.

Doing Atkins in high school was surprisingly easy. A typical day included plates of bacon at breakfast, deli meat straight from the package for lunch, and fast food burgers without the bun (…

Jenna Jameson Gives ‘Long Awaited’ Update on Her Keto Diet Journey

One step at a time! Jenna Jameson just gave fans a “long awaited” update on how her keto diet journey has progressed.

“I am losing slowly, slowly. I’m now 14 lbs down but I’ve been fluctuating,” the former adult film actress, 45, admitted via Instagram on Monday, February 24, while showing off her figure in a new pic. “I think hormones are playing a huge part. I’m still breastfeeding and recently got my period back after 3 years 🤪.”

Jenna Jameson. Courtesy Jenna Jameson/Instagram
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She continued, “So I feel up and down, hot flashes galore and in need of all things salty. Moral of the story, give yourself grace, it’s a marathon not a sprint! Love you guys 👍🏻#ketoweightloss.”

Jameson revealed in December 2019 that she had gained 20 pounds during her hiatus from keto.

“I decided to take a break from #keto and live my best carby life. The weight came back fast and furious,” she admitted on December 6. “I know a lot of people are quitting keto bec…

Should You Eat Avocados - Or Are They Too High In Fat?

Where did the concept enter the nutrition field that avocados might not be healthy?
A scenario like this happens several times a week in my preventive cardiology clinic: A 43-year old man has his second heart event and adopts a whole food, plant-based diet with no added oils.

He thrives on the control it gives him over future cardiac disease. He knows of Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn.

When he sees me in my office, he turns to me and asks: "Doc, I love all of this and am devoted. But, can I have half of an avocado a few times a week because I read it is off my menu?"
Are avocados healthy? Where did the concept enter the nutrition field, or specifically, the heart disease reversal field, that avocados might not be healthy?

Why do the programs that demonstrate the amazing power of plant-based diets to halt and reverse heart disease generally restrict avocados?
Low fat diets In a prior article I wrote about the pioneers of plant-based cardiac nutrition and highlighted Lest…

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Maintain Keto on the Road

The keto diet is hard. It's harder when you're traveling. These products can help.

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The keto diet has exploded in popularity recently as it has been shown to deliver great results while it doesn’t ask you to give up too many foods. However, reaching ketosis requires some attention to timing and detail, which can be extremely difficult when you’re on the road for business.
Thrive Market, however, simplifies keto. With a wide selection of keto-friendly food that you can easily pack with you on your travels, Thrive Market eliminates much of the hassle of reaching ketosis. While everyone else at the conference heads to Panera, you can stay on task with a snack from Thrive Market. Check out some of their best options below:
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Euronews Living | Is 'intuitive' eating a credible diet, or just a craze?

The anti-diet approach to losing weight is all about trusting your instincts. And that means eating what you want, when you want.

Dieting is so last decade. Nowadays, rules are out and instinct is in, as the health-conscious admit to feeling trapped by restrictive meal plans and struggle to lose weight. Indeed, consumers actually “equate the word diet with deprivation, and they know deprivation doesn't work," says Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry at Tufts University in the U.S.

In the last 10 years, the number of Americans counting calories has gone down, an NPD Group study reports. Shoppers are now more likely to seek items with minimal processing and no artificial ingredients than adopt a diet.

'Intuitive eating' has become a trendy term in the health and fitness space, but is it a credible approach to dieting? In fact, it is the antithesis to dieting, having been dubbed the ‘anti-diet’ by nutritionists.

Intuitive eating was first coin…

Top 10 micro-changes to supercharge long-term weight loss

When it comes to weight loss, we all know it’s the big things like moving more and eating less that will get results. But add these micro-changes to the mix and you’ll be surprised at the results.

As we hurtle towards the end of February, it’s a good time to take stock of those health resolutions we optimistically made at the start of the year.

Chances are, the gym sessions have slacked off as life gets busier and you’re not cooking at home as much as you would like.

Completely changing your lifestyle is a big ask, but luckily science says small changes can also reap big results.

A new study from Cal Poly University, published in the journal Obesity, found that micro-behaviours were a key factor in long-term weight loss.

Researchers surveyed nearly 5,000 WW members (the new Weight Watchers) who had, on average, lost 22kg and kept it off for three or more years and identified 54 micro-behaviours that had an impact on long-term weight loss.

According to Dr Michelle Celander, Dir…

Weight loss diet plan: The one food you should eat more of to help burn belly fat fast

High-protein sources for vegans: Kidney beans and tofu
When trying to lose weight it can be tempting to drastically cut certain foods your diet plan. While removing unhealthy foods can speed up weight loss, eating more of the right foods can actually give the best results. Having a diet high in protein can speed up weight loss, an expert explained.


It can be tempting to eat less when trying to lose a few pounds but this does not necessarily work.

Tucking into foods high in protein could give the best results, Elliott Upton, personal trainer at Ultimate Performance and Head of LiveUP Online Coaching, said.

He told Express.co.uk: “Every meal should be built around a quality source of protein.

“It helps to repair, rebuild and maintain muscle tissue, which not only improves body composition - the way your body looks - but also increases metabolic rate.”

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Sydney Lost 114 Pounds Eating the Same 3 Meals Every Week and Working Out 6 Times a Week

Sydney Wolf has struggled with her weight since she was young — her first diet was Weight Watchers (now WW) the Summer before seventh grade. Her weight kept creeping up until she was her highest weight at age 25: 310 pounds. Now, age 29, Sydney used fitness to help transform her body and mind, and coped with emotional eating. Keep reading to learn about her inspirational journey.

The benefits of intermittent fasting

I’ve long thought that the human body was not meant to run on empty, that fasting was done mainly for religious reasons or political protest. Otherwise we needed a reliably renewed source of fuel to function optimally, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Personal experience reinforced that concept; I’m not pleasant to be around when I’m hungry. There’s even an official name for that state of mind, confirmed by research: Hangry!

But prompted by recent enthusiasm for fasting among people concerned about their health, weight or longevity, I looked into the evidence for possible benefits — and risks — of what researchers call intermittent fasting. Popular regimens range from ingesting few if any calories all day every other day or several times a week to fasting for 16 hours or more every day.

A man I know in his early 50s said he had lost 12 pounds (5.4kg) in about two months on what he calls the 7-11 diet: He eats nothing from 7pm until 11am the next day, every day.

I was sceptical, …

Eat then don't: What the 5:2 diet actually does to to your body

The 5:2 diet allows you to eat as usual for five days and to fast for two days.
The “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year.

The 5:2 diet allows you to eat as usual for five days and to fast for two days. On fasting days, the dieters need to restrict intake of food to approximately 2000 kilojoules (500 calories) a day for women or 2400 kilojoules (600 calories) for men.

The two days of fasting don’t have to be consecutive and you can decide how you want to spread your food intake on those days as long as you adhere to energy restriction. The food consumed during the two fasting days should have little fat and carbohydrate content and alcohol consumption is not recommended.

During the two fasting days, you are typically allowed protein foods such as eggs, or low-fat yogurt or cheese for breakfast a…

Building Muscle on Keto: A Complete Guide

The ketogenic, or keto, diet has become increasingly popular.

It is a very low carb, high fat diet that many people use to lose weight and has been linked to various other health benefits.

For a long time, many people assumed that it was impossible to build muscle on a keto diet or low carb diets in general.

That’s because low carb diets restrict carbs, which are known to promote the release of insulin, an anabolic hormone that helps shuttle nutrients into cells, which helps create conditions that drive muscle growth (1Trusted Source).

Yet, you may wonder whether it’s true that low carb diets hinder muscle growth.

This article provides you with a complete guide on how to build muscle on a keto diet.


What is the keto diet?
The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat diet.

It involves drastically lowering your carb intake and consuming fat instead. This helps your body transition into a metabolic state known as ketosis.

Ketosis occurs when your body has limited access to …

The Ultimate Guide On How To Lose 3 Pounds A Week this 2020

Fad diets, old wives' tales, and pseudoscience can make the process of losing weight a struggle for many who don’t know where to start. Losing 3 pounds a week is a difficult but possible benchmark for most, and if you’re committed, try out the following methods to lose that excess weight and keep it off.

On paper, losing weight seems effortless.


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Losing Weight Quickly & Efficiently "We know that the body runs on the vitamins and nutrients in our food. Put
in more than required, and you’ll gain weight. Do the opposite, and you’ll
lose weight. In many ways, weight loss is mathematics."

"While that might sound great in a vacuum, anyone that has suffered through
late-night hunger pangs and cravings knows that just because something
sounds easy, does not make it easy to execute."

"There’s no getting around it—losing weight is ha…