The Love-Powered Diet

The Love-Powered Diet

Victoria Moran, author of the Love-Powered Diet, has a goal. Her goal is to make peace with food and have a body that you are proud off utilizing the wisdom and grace that you keep inside, and to replace cravings with calmness, and turn food into a friend. The Love-Powered Diet nourishes body, builds self-esteem and spirituality – areas ignored by other diets.As is the the usual case with fad diets, we lose weight then gain it all back once we quit the diet. With the Love-Powered Diet, Morgan co…

The Personality Type Diet

The Personality Type Diet

Author Robert F. Kushner, MD who teaches medicine at Northwestern University and is the director of the Wellness Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, says there is not one-size-fits-all diet. In the book, readers are asked to answer 66 questions about their habits and attitudes towards eating, exercise and coping.The scores will tell whether a person falls under which category or personality type. In various parts his book, Kushner offers advice for each personality type that can help ch…

The Belly Fat Cure

The Belly Fat Cure

A recent study released in the November 2008 issue of New England Journal of Medicine established a link between waist circumference and your overall health status. Come to think of it, the conclusion makes sense. A smaller waist gives you more energy, makes you feel good about yourself, and lets you live a longer life. However, many dieters have struggled with losing the excess bulge on their waist. It seems that no matter how much sit-ups they do, they cannot achieve that six-pack abs. A popul…

The 50 Million Pound Challenge

The 50 Million Pound Challenge

With an immense number of obese Americans, what if they all banded together and lose weight? How many pounds are they able to shed? How about 50 million pounds?The gistOriginally aimed in bringing African-Americans together in losing weight (because they have a higher percentage of obesity compared to other races in the United States), the 50 Million Pound Challenge welcomes all Americans in collectively losing 50 million pounds in two years. This interactive website, which is totally free of ch…

Hourglass Fitness

Hourglass Fitness

Entertainment tabloids and television shows have been following the life of Ruby Gettinger of Savanna, Georgia, as she takes her journey to shed off some weight from her 500-pound body. Part of her weight loss program is a consultation with a Savannah-based weight management center called Hourglass Weight Loss and Fitness. The gistThe Hourglass Weight Loss and Fitness focuses on educating clients on being healthy and nutritionally sound, as well as aiding them in their weight loss through 30-min…

iVillage Total Health Community

iVillage Total Health Community

iVillage.com, an online resource for women, has been on the World Wide Web since the beginnings of the Internet in 1995. The dot-com bubble may have busted, many companies closed shop, but iVillage still prevailed and is still going strong today with millions of members and thousands of valuable information women can get from pregnancy, to beauty and style advices, astrology, and even relationships. But what makes iVillagers keeps on coming back to the site is the iVillage Total Health weight lo…

SparkPeople Health Community

SparkPeople Health Community

Ever wanted to lose weight, but you could not find the inspiration to do so? You cannot find an exercise buddy, you tried dieting but you end up giving up anyway. Now you can find that motivation right in the comfort of your own home, and hopefully you could even set that weight loss goal that you can achieve.The gistSparkPeople is an online community of people who have decided to take over their sedentary lifestyle and live a healthy life all the while losing weight. Joining the site is complet…

5 Minute Office Workout

5 Minute Office Workout

Sitting the whole day at the office can be blamed by millions of employees for their weight gain. However, another aspect of American life that should be blamed for the ballooning waistline and the heavier weight is the sedentary lifestyle. Because we live in the age when almost every convenience has been provided, the amount of time we get to move around is almost minimal. This has caused alarm to well-known physical trainer Bob Harper and has teamed up with MSN to create a fitness program that…

Bikini Bootcamp

Bikini Bootcamp

Not only does the summer bring forth the sun and beaches, but also the hot bodies.  However, not all of us are blessed with such slim figures worthy of showing off, but that does not mean it is too late to lose weight and achieve that dream body you want to have.The gistThe Bikini Bootcamp is a fitness program designed to give you that bikini-worthy figure.  This six-day program, which is available both as a book and as an interactive website, was developed by two best friends who put up an eco-…

321 Baby Bulge Be Gone

321 Baby Bulge Be Gone

We have always wondered how those Hollywood actresses would suddenly lose weight weeks after giving birth. You thought that it probably took extreme measures such as diet pills or starvation, but actually you can get that kind of body with the help of a specialized exercise plan.The gistCelebrity fitness trainer Ramona Braganza has developed a no-nonsense approach to pregnancy weight loss called 321 Baby Bulge Be Gone. Famous celebrity moms who went through the program include Jessica Alba and H…