Mandisa of American Idol 5th Season Loses 80 Lbs

Working with a personal trainer, Mandisa managed to lose 80 pounds of weight and hopes to lose up to 100 lbs or more. Along with regular exercise 3-4 times a week, she has completely cut out processed foods including white flour and sugars. Her salt intake is limited also.

Instead of opting for boring exercise routines, Mandisa chooses to enjoy the weight loss process with Zumba dancing. (We too are believers in the greatness of Richard Simmons.)

http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/10/79471/

Miranda Kerr Stays Fit on Vegetarian Diet

In order to maintain a thin, fit figure Miranda Kerr opts for mainly vegetarian food with small amounts of fish and chicken. Again, it is important to go back to the basics of eating unprocessed food with lots of fresh green vegetables.

Congrats to Miranda Kerr for maintaining a healthy lifestyle to meet the demands of modeling and looking good. Her fans should be proud and follow her example of eating healthy.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/miranda-kerr-hits-back-at-crash-dieting-claims/530882/1

As a kid she participated in activities such as climbing trees instead of sitting around. Who in their right mind would call Miranda Kerr a tom boy today?

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Katie Uhlaender’s Diet

Katie Uhlaender’s diet is optimized for explosive power and lean muscle mass. She weighs 150 pounds with a 14 percent body fat. This allows her to train daily as a Winter Sports’ skeleton racer that tops at 80 miles per hour.

Breakfast

  • 8 egg whites, spinach,  and cheese, oatmeal or yogurt

Lunch

  • Salad and chicken breast (she does love an occasional burger here and there)

Dinner

  • Cottage cheese with protein powder (when she needs to put on weight)

Katie Uhlaender’s diet fuels her throughout the day when she’s doing 3 hours of running, 2.5 hours of weight training, and stretching.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/real-plans/celebrity/what-it-takes-to-be-an-olympic-athlete/?page=2

Should We Blame the FDA for Failed Dieting or Failed Weight Loss?

The food labeling industry is allowed a 20% margin of error by the FDA. When you are eating a 500 calorie slice of cake, you may be in for a surprise that the slice might be as high as 600 calories but only labeled as 500 calories.

If you are dieting, and counting every calorie that you put into your body, start applying more common sense and think again.

Don’t let the food industry and the FDA with its way with 20% margin of error trick you into eating more than necessary. Let your body decide. When you are satiated and not feeling hungry, it is okay to save untouched food portions for another time. Don’t stuff your face because a certain food is labeled as zero calories. It is a lie, duh.

http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2010/jan/31/fda-stands-foiled-diet-again/

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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