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