Obese teen credits surgery for weight loss


One-third of America's youth is now overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Norwood, Massachusetts, 14-year-old Maria Caprigno no longer wants to be one of those statistics. Maria has been overweight since she was about 3 years old and as she got older, she just got heavier. She told CNN her eating habits were to blame. "I'm a junk-food person and because I'm a couch potato I don't like to get off the couch," she said.

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How To Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau


Says Jason Barger: "Everyone who has ever been on a diet has hit a plateau at some point. It is that point where no matter what you do, you cannot seem to lose any weight. I myself have hit many of these and I am going to give you a few ways to blast through your weight loss plateau." Depending on what type of weight loss plan you are on and how much weight loss you have attained already, these factors can play a significant role in halting your weight loss. You just need to see this as a maintenance point and keep charging ahead, while waiting to achieve your goals.

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New Year's Resolutions Focus on Fitness and Wellness Over Weight Loss, According to Survey


New Year's Resolutions Focus on Fitness and Wellness Over Weight Loss, According to Survey By Omron Healthcare.After overindulging at holiday parties with mounds of cookies and gallons of dips and spreads, you would think Americans would have one New Year's resolution at the top of the list: weight loss. However, a recent survey conducted by Omron Healthcare found that more than 75 percent of American adults are more likely to set New Year's resolutions around fitness and wellness over simple weight loss.

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Gastric lap band surgery a success


Last year Edith Smith weighed in at over 300 lbs. and was on a wait list for gastric lap band surgery.

She has since had the procedure and now has dropped 50 lbs. in 10 months.

Edith says that she has learned a lot this past year and has worked hard to get where she is.

She knows that the surgery is not a quick fix and that diet and exercise have played a major role in her weight loss and healthy attitude.
"I have a lot more mobility than I had," said Edith, "I'm playing more with my grandkids, and it's a lot easier for me to play with them.

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Coffee Aids Weight loss


Recent Studies Show that Drinking a Few Cups of Caffeine Each Day Can Help You Lose Weight.
A hot cup of coffee is how many people like to start the day. Some people swear by it and wouldn't think of beginning their day without a fresh cup. Others drink it by the pot. But is it safe? And will it help or hinder your weight loss efforts?

Research has been back and forth on whether a few cups of coffee a day is a healthy habit or not. The latest research shows that it is not only safe to consume several cups of coffee per day, but it can actually help you lose weight.

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How three cups of green tea a day can help you lose weight even if you keep eating junk food


Three cups of green tea a day could keep obesity at bay.

Research shows the tea helps the pounds melt away, even while still eating junk food.

Spearole Tea, a blend of green tea, spearmint, grape seed and olive leaf, also cuts blood pressure and makes it easier for the body to process sugar, a medical conference will hear tomorrow.

Researcher Dr Lindsay Brown said: 'If someone had told me you could do all these things with something as simple as green tea with olive extract I would said they'd been out in the sun too long.

'It is simply amazing.'

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Spearole Tea Silky Infusers


I have been drinking spearole tea now for a while but have to admit it can be quite troublesome to make a cup of tea at work and when I am really busy.
Dr. Red the makers of Spearole tea has brought out a new range where the spearole tea comes in a silky infusers (tea bags). All pre-packed with the exact amount spearole tea leaves and you can simply pour water and instantly make a cup of spearole tea.

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Biggest Loser Science - What Are Those Black Things on Their Arms?


Have you ever watched "The Biggest Loser" and wondered about those arm bands the contestants wear? The device is called the bodybugg, and there's some pretty nifty science contained within. The bodybugg is a little black box that straps to your right upper arm, containing sensors that sit on your skin. It tracks weight loss by measuring how your body moves, sweats and rests. At the end of the day, you download the collected information to a computer, and a sophisticated software program calculates how many calories you've burned.

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Lose 10 lbs in 5 seconds!


How to "lose" weight fast. This video shows you how you can look like you've lost weight in less than 5 seconds without a diet or a single exercise. Get immediate and dramatic results quickly and easily by using 4 tricks of good posture.

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New diet pill helps obese people lose 15% of their body weight


A new pill that tackles obesity has helped overweight people lose up to 15 per cent of their mass - and it could be on sale in Britain in two years. Trials of the breakthrough drug Qnexa have shown it to be more effective than any other weight-loss medication on the market. Experts claim that patients can lose as much weight with Qnexa as they would if they had obesity surgery. Tests showed that patients on a high dose lost almost 15 per cent of their body weight, and even patients on a low dose of the drug achieved weight loss of eight per cent.

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