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.

DDR Weight Loss – Dance Dance Revolution

Jeopardy contestant, Sue Brian, lost 50 pounds playing DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) at home.

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Two 40+ ladies playing DDR. That’s quite a 2 minute workout. Would love to see that after results video if there was one.

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DDR Part 1 – Introduction of DDR sweeping across California. Makes your heart rate rise seeing all the players break a healthy sweat.

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DDR Part 2 – Keeps you slim and trim! Make the switch over to playing games that require total body movement rather than being a keyboard or controller jockey.

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DDR Part 3 – Explanation on of 1/2, 1/16, 1/32 beats as the difficulty of the game progresses.

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DDR Part 4 – Meet some of the players, and learn how they started.

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DDR Part 5 – Playing makes perfect. Top players, FOX, started playing since 2001.

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DDR Part 6 – Each DDR machine cost about 10K, and can generate up to $500 per week. Oneighty, a non-profit religious group, provides the games/arcade/sports facilities for free to kids and the community. DDR Players are fully committed to the game, playing from 11 months to over 3 years.

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DDR Part 7 – Schools put DDR in gyms and encourage kids to remain active and move around. A bowling alley manager loses 80 pounds after the game was installed at his lanes.

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DDR Part 8 – Free-styling on DDR: K-Pop/J-Pop, Hip Hop, or create your own.

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DDR Part 9 – Meet some of the judges. Pay attention to the way the camera zoom’s in to Violet’s hands. (Note: Violet is an alias used by Lee Chaolan in Tekken.)

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DDR Part 10 – Contestants prepare for weeks, and travel across state lines to compete. Prizes range from $10 trophies to the actual DDR arcade machine.

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DDR Part 11 – Meet some of the stars, who represent the strong community behind the DDR movement.

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DDR Part 12 – Playing the game well requires deep dedication, and brings out a lot of passion to compete.

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DDR Part 13 – Tsinay Butterfly (Jocelyn Uy), one of the few female players who compete in tournaments. One great thing that she has going for her is the early understanding and appreciation that everything in life is about guts! It is never about where you are now, but where you are heading whether it is being the best at what you do or climbing the corporate ladder.

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DDR Part 14 – The A-Team doing the Matrix Walk in competition.

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DDR Part 15 – Top players duke it out, and Game II takes the top prize. The man really has his routine together, and shows.

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DDR Part 16 – Addricted achieves AAA, means hitting every beat in split seconds without missteps.

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DDR Part 17 – Perfect Attack competition. Shootout between 32 contestants.

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DDR Part 18 – Watching JSB tap on top of the DDR machine will get your heart racing.

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DDR Part 19 – Side to side match of Addricted vs JSB. Then Pen15 (haha) vs JSB. JSB wins, he has the best mind set about treating competitions as business. A single minded dedicated approach will always beat out the best talent.

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DDR Part 20 – Grab the freaking bar! Do whatever works, and enjoy the game. Lesson learned is who cares about what other people think (unless the competition calls specifically no bar holding).

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DDR Part 21 – Love the fact that JP Money brings his brother into the mix. Also, big props to Mr. Pelen.

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So much for an entry that was suppose to focus on DDR and weight loss that sidetracked into learning more about the tournaments behind the game. Common sense already tells us that all the competitors are in tip top shape from everyday practice. Apply that knowledge to your weight loss goals, keep moving your feet!

We made sure to save the best for last. Get your butt off the couch if you have two legs!

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Weight Loss Inspiration Before and After Video

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Get inspired by people who have conquered their weight loss. See before and after photos video of their dramatic body transformations. Say goodbye to chubby cheeks and double chins.