Kim Benson’s Amazing 213 Pounds Weight Loss

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Natalie Morales of the Today Show sits down with Kim Benson to discuss her amazing journey to lose over 213 pounds. See how failure at dieting makes us stronger, and eventually you will succeed too.

Flat Belly Diet

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If you can subsist on nuts, seeds, olives, and avocados, then the flat belly diet is for you. This diet is designed for the busy individuals who are not willing to change their lifestyles like adding a little exercise or walking to their daily routines.

Pros of the Flat Belly Diet:

  • No crunches.
  • Dark chocolate is on the menu.
  • Lose inches around belly.

Cons of the Flat Belly Diet:

  • Limited food choices.
  • Limited or no toning of muscles.

What is Anorexia / Anorexic / Manorexic?

Being aware of anorexia requires to you to evaluate the route you take to lose weight and reach your goals of a perfect body image. Everything you do to train your body into losing weight is a bit of brain washing, but there should always be limits. (Think of it as responsible gaming or drinking or recreational drug use.)

Learn about what anorexia is, and why unbalanced individuals losing weight drastically can be dangerously fatal. These individuals have a lot of serious issues in regards to self image, and looking thin.

First video is a manorexic, a male model who went too far into the dark side of achieving a perfect body in his own sick views.

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When you are making efforts to lose weight, make sure you are doing it right instead of developing a weight loss mental illness like this individual. She binges on junk food, and then purges every ounce of it like a sporting event.

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A segment by BBC Switch talking to people who have dealt with anorexia and eating disorders.

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4 part series about a mom helping her daughter deal with anorexia. Observe, and understand the actions of an anorexic towards eating, and tries to make food disappear by hiding the food she was suppose to eat all around the house. (Sometimes we feel like beating some sense into Katie who is gravely underweight! But is that acceptable towards a person with a food eating disorder / mental illness?)

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Shake Weight Sweeps Across the Nation

The Shake Weight as featured on Ellen has her working on toning the arms. The shaking motion is known as dynamic inertia. See Ellen provide a demonstration of the Shake Weight, and gives it away to her studio audience.

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Reminds us a little bit of the awesome fitness machines of the past.

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Maria Sharapova’s Diet

When we say Maria Sharapova’s diet, we mean it in a very general sense as representative of healthy eating because many athletes do not necessarily want to diet and lose any weight but rather develop lean strong muscles.

Watch a video for Shape Magazine where Maria Sharapova shares a sneak peak into maintaining a balanced diet before tennis matches.

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  • Keep a well balanced diet days before [tennis] matches
  • Recovery foods, a mixture of carbohydrates, protein (pasta, steak)
  • Don’t necessarily be too picky. Enjoy good healthy food.

Translated to mean: Yes, as a top athlete Maria Sharapova does watch her diet closely. She will be the first to tell you that two scoops of ice cream, double fried donuts, french fries, and a soda is not a healthy meal.