Valerie Bertinelli Discusses Weight Loss Battle

Valerie Bertinelli sat down with CBS News Sunday Morning to discuss her bout with food due to her own insecurities. She has lost 40 pounds with Jenny Craig after she joined the program at 172 lbs. Now it is truly amazing that Valerie is sporting a bikini after her weight loss when she’s just a few months away from turning 50 years old.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/25/sunday/main5419601.shtml

Her next career goal? Inspirational weight loss book author? We will have to wait until she’s finished her first marathon.

Lose Weight With a Saline Balloon in Your Stomach

A promising weight loss procedure that is being tested in America is already available in European countries. It involves inserting a balloon into a your stomach via your throat passage which is non-invasive and no surgery involved.

The balloon is then inflated and stays in your stomach for 6 months. This helps to retrain the stomach and brain that you are full, and don’t need to keep eating in order to fill up.

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health&id=7018325

The lucky patient who qualified for the trial has already lost 40 pounds, and went from a post baby-body to a bikini body.

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Obese Individuals Are in Denial

75% of obese people rate themselves with “health as good, very good or excellent”.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/19/3042007.htm

If this is true, we wonder when was the last time these questionaire takers took the stairs instead of the escalators. A normal person should be able to get up a flight of stairs without overexerting themselves.

Real change can only come about when each and every obese person accepts the reality of being obese, and it health consequences. Is your next priority a tasty cheese burger, or a stronger heart?

Possible Junk Food Tax

Unhealthy eating and foods continue to contribute to the obesity epidemic the same way that smoking contributes to increase incidences of lung cancer. While food corporations make money off sugar water and snacks, they help to create a vicious cycle of obese consumers who cannot control themselves from opening a pack of potato chips or downing a couple of cheap carbonated sugar drinks.

Health experts want to curb the cost of obesity and diabetes by proposing a tax over junk food, and apply that extra money to subsidize and promote healthier foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSTRE58H4MI20090918

Blair Underwood Loses 20 Pounds

Your body belongs to you, and you can do whatever you want. But do you really want to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks by starving yourself?

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/news/a280524/blair-underwood-lost-20lbs-on-cleanse-diet.html

Blair Underwood took an extreme route to lose 20 lbs fast by not eating. Well, he did have “lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper”.