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Are Yo-Yo-ing Celebs More Relatable for Diet Ads?

Celebrities are real people. They go to the grocery store (unless their assistant goes for them), drive cars (if their driver has the day off), and their weight fluctuates.

Diet companies have a recent history of corralling celebrities into being their spokespeople, but is this the best marketing strategy? People who see a celebrity as a diet spokesperson believe that they “know” the person who is losing weight right in front of them. So what happens when this known person gains the weight back?

We all remember Kirstie Alley‘s shining moment on Oprah as she danced around in her bathing suit after her weight loss on Jenny Craig. Jenny Craig gave her the boot when she gained her weight back and she was back on Oprah, this time with conservative dress and a solemn look on her face.

Notorious yo-yo dieter Carnie Wilson was the spokesdieter for The Fresh Diet and had a successful start with a 20 pound weight-loss.

“She dropped, like, 20 pounds in the first three months. Then she, I mean, she had to go off of it. There’s no question. She might have eaten the meals, but she ate the meals with a lot of other stuff. She started a cheesecake company.” Zalmi Duchman, chief executive for Fresh Diets, said.

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5 Best Diets for Teen Weight Loss

Weight loss for kids is a touchy topic. It’s a polarizing issue with almost no middle ground, but rarely is it cut and dried. With obesity rates ever climbing and adult diseases appearing in younger and younger children, it’s become apparent that these are areas of concern that need to be addressed.

One of the most visible age groups to struggle with their weight would be the teenager. If you have a teenager struggling with weight issues, it may be a discussion that your child doesn’t want to have with you. How can you face this problem without alienating your child?

Weight loss for teens is challenging, as their bodies are constantly growing and changing and height has not yet finished in many cases. An extensive review of your child’s height and weight with their doctor is essential. The most effective weight loss plans for anyone involve a combination of diet, exercise and healthy living and place emphasis on creating a healthy lifestyle change. There are many diet plans that are geared towards teenagers; here are a few of the best.

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The Four Hour Body on the Dr. Oz Show

Tune in this Monday, January 24 to the Dr. Oz Show to learn the truth about one of the most popular diets for 2011, The 4-Hour Body.

Created by self-professed madman and guinea pig, Timothy Ferriss, the book outlines a plan that shows you how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days by using Ferriss’s own 80/20 principle. The principle, which was originally coined in his other bestselling book, The 4-Hour Work Week, claims that you can get 80 percent results by exerting just 20 percent effort. (more…)

The 17 Day Diet Challenge Update on The Doctors

Tune in this Friday, January 28 to The Doctors for an update on The 17-Day Diet Challenge.

This weight loss plan created by Dr. Mike Moreno has taken the diet industry by storm. It’s unique program, which consists of four 17-day phases, promises to burn fat, curb your cravings and give you noticeable results within just a few days. (more…)

Carb Lovers Diet on the Rachael Ray Show

Update: This episode will air again on Tuesday, May 31 2011.

Tune in this Thursday, January 20 to the Rachael Ray Show to learn how the Carb Lover’s Diet can help you lose 40 pounds.

Prepare to be shocked as the creators of The Carb Lovers Diet share their strategy that includes eating pasta, bread and even dessert while following this healthy living and practical weight loss plan. Developed by the health experts of Health magazine, the Carb Lover’s Diet is a plan that makes High Resistant Starch carbs the cornerstone of the weight loss plan. They are your secret to losing weight without hunger or cravings. Resistant starch is a miracle ingredient found only in carbs like whole-grain pasta, sweet potatoes, legumes, bananas and more. (more…)

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program on The Dr. Oz Show

Tune in this Wednesday, January 19 to The Dr. Oz Show when the famous doctor joins forces with the Weight Watchers PointsPlus program to bring you a weight loss program that will drop weight and boost your health.

Weight Watchers revealed the PointsPlus program in November 2010. The values take into account fat, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. (more…)

Dr. Oz’s Five Steps to Move It and Lose It

Recently, we shared with your Dr. Oz’s Move It and Lose It 11-week challenge, in which participants  engage via a unique, interactive platform that allows them to stay connected every day for the entire 11 weeks with an elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts. They will answer your questions and keep you motivated along the way.

With the help of Sharecare and Nike, Dr. Oz and company are joining together to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in a complete nutrition, exercise and coaching program created specifically for you to meet your goals, lose the weight and keep it off.

According to Dr. Oz and his pal, Dr. Michael Roizen, there are five steps to make your Move It and Lose It challenge a true weight loss success. (more…)

Bob Greene’s The Life You Want on the Rachael Ray Show

Oprah’s fitness trainer, Bob Greene is hitting the talk-show circuit hard this week promoting his new book, The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Be Happy.

Tune in this Friday, January 21 to the Rachael Ray Show when Bob introduces Rachael’s audience to his newest health and wellness program.

Bob is best known for his BestLife program, a comprehensive approach to health and happiness. His popular program can be followed through his book as well as online. Bob goes way beyond just counting calories and clocking steps walked and instead helps you overcome the challenges that hold you back from achieving the life you dream of living.

The Life You Want is no different. In the book, Bob teams up with psychologist Anne Kearney-Cooke and nutritionist Janis Jibrin to help fans and readers change their mindset and finally lose weight. This book will help you dig down to the root of you weight problems, and overcome the barriers that have held you back in the past. (more…)

Carrie Fisher is the New Jenny Craig Spokesperson

Fresh off the press, the weight loss giant Jenny Craig just announced that its new spokesperson is actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher is probably best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars as well as the stream of her best-selling books, like Postcards from the Edge.

The 5′ 1″ actress told People magazine that she is humiliated over her weight gain.

“I’m fat,” says Fisher, 54. “All the clothes in my closet belong to another chick. They have to make a new alphabet for my bra size.” (more…)

Body Dilemma Diets on the Dr. Oz Show

Tune in this Monday, January 10 to the Dr. Oz Show to learn how to lose that body fat, whether you carry it in your belly, bum or all over.

On this episode, Dr. Oz will help you customize your own weight loss plan that is tailored to your body type. If you have tried every diet possible and have ended up losing weight and then gaining it back, this show is a must-see. No matter where your fat is, get rid of it once and for all! (more…)