Monthly Archives: January 2014

My Weight Loss Story: Beating Addiction To Flour And Sugar

‘More than 2m need weight loss op’

Gone is being invisible in a world of beautiful people. Have you lost a significant amount of weight, or did you finally lose those stubborn last 10 pounds? If so, we’d like to hear your story. Tell us in 400 words or less about your weight-loss journey.
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Turns out, they were mostly compensated for their endorsements at $1,000 to $5,000 a pop plus free trips to Los Angeles. Under the FTC agreements, the company can no longer pay for endorsements without disclosure. The FTC also leveled charges against LOccitane for its Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond Shaping Delight slimming skin creams, HCG Diet Direct for its liquid drops that include an unproven human hormone and LeanSpa, a Connecticut-based company garcinia cambogia extract that allegedly deceptively promoted acai berries and colon-cleanse supplements on fake websites. LOccitane will pay $450,000 to settle charges of deceptive marketing while LeanSpas owner and spouse will surrender $7.3 million in assets to settle the charges.
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10 things the weight-loss industry won’t tell you

The study found that those http://finance.yahoo.com/news/garcinia-cambogia-extract-investigation-now-190000760.html meeting the criteria for bariatric surgery were more likely to be women, retired with lower educational qualifications and of lower socio-economic status. It said: “Recent hospital episode statistic data show surgery rates from 2003/4 to 2009/10 have risen year on year in England; with rates highest in women and those aged 40-54 years. “However, service delivery rates still fall significantly below the level needed to support all those who could potentially benefit.” Several factors contributed to surgery rates being so low, the study found. Those with greatest need for surgery were more often in the lowest socio-economic groups, who are least likely to use healthcare services. Patients’ awareness of the possibility of surgery and their commitment to make the necessary lifestyle changes prior to the treatments may also be barriers, researchers said.
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Beware weight-loss pitches with slim chance of working

Dieting is making you fat. While the point of a diet is to lose weight, often the reverse happens: We end up fatter than when we started. Diets dont work long-term, says psychotherapist and eating coach Karen R. Koenig, who has written five books related to weight loss. In one of the most definitive reviews of studies on the issue, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that people who diet typically lose 5% to 10% of their starting weight in the first six months, but between one-third and two-thirds of them depending on the study end up regaining more weight than they lost within four to five years. Traci Mann, now a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an author of the study, says she thinks the re-gaining figure may actually be much higher.
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