At least where we are, the weather outside is frightful making it a delightful time to stay inside and curl up with a new book. Though 2013 was full of great reads about health and fitness — did you see our Best Books of 2013? — we’re excited about what 2014 will bring.
Whether you’re looking to try something new or want the latest edition of a diet or expert you know and love, the new year’s new releases have something for you.
Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto
Tom Venuto is at it again with another best selling book. Focusing on nutrition and fitness, Venuto has dubbed this his “nutrition bible.” Released earlier this month, we think this is a great book to start your New Year’s fitness resolutions.
Release Date: December 10, 2013
Happy Hormones, Slim Belly by Jorge Cruise
Based on science that says women naturally crave carbohydrates, Jorge Cruise’s new book will help women over 40 find the balance between eating carbs in order to balance hormones and cutting carbs to lose weight. Look for it on bookshelves today!
Release Date: December 23, 2013 (more…)
Chaz Bono has achieved the goal he set last November. At last weekend’s GLAAD awards, Bono revealed his 6o-pound weight loss. He credits his weight loss to changing his diet, using the Freshology meal delivery plan and staying active.
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant says that he is still taking dance classes and as also started martial arts training. Bono started his current weight loss journey with the help of The Doctors co-host Dr. Travis Stork, who recommended that at 250-pounds, 5 foot 5 1/2 inches, Bono should lose 5o pounds to 80 pounds.
“Everyone at The Doctors is proud of Chaz’s progress and we look forward to sharing his continued progress in the fall,” Dr. Stork told DietsInReview.com.
The child of singing sensations Sonny and Cher, Bono has struggled with weight his entire life. During his meeting with Dr. Stork he said, “Because I’m transgender, I was always completely disconnected from my body. I really lived in my head and just kind of tried to ignore everything from the neck down.” (more…)
Chaz Bono, child of singing sensations Sunny and Cher, has had his share of difficulties throughout life. The pressures of having famous parents, an addiction to prescription painkillers and alcohol, and a long journey from being born a girl to choosing gender reassignment surgery have been closely scrutinized in the media throughout his life. Now Bono is about to tackle another difficult issue, his weight.
The writer, musician, and LGBT activist reveals on The Doctors November 14 how he has struggled with his weight his whole life. Dr. Travis Stork lays out a plan for the 250-pound, 5 foot 5 1/2 in. Bono to lose 50 to 80 pounds. An upcoming episode will reveal the transformation.
Although he said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that discussing his weight is painful for him, Bono knows that he needs to get help for the problem. “I don’t like to talk about this issue. It’s very personal for me, and very difficult,” he said.
While we applaud Bono’s effort to achieve a healthier weight, it is interesting that he chose to get help from Stork, an emergency medicine physician with no background in weight loss management. He has his M.D. from the University of Virginia and worked at Vanderbilt Medical Center’s emergency room, specializing in trauma care and acutely ill patients. Although well-qualified as a physician, a specialist in weight loss, with experience in fitness training and nutrition, would be a better match for Bono. Stork is better known for his appearance on The Bachelor than any weight loss program. He wrote a weight loss book called The Lean Belly Prescription, but then, he also penned Don’t Be That Girl, showing he feels his expertise is very multi-faceted. (more…)
Dr. Travis Stork is a practicing emergency medicine physical and and co-host of the award-winning talk show The Doctors.
His motto for health is simple: It’s not about the gym or a deprivation diet. Health is achieved by focusing on the seemingly inconsequential 200-plus choices people make throughout the day. Dr. Travis himself commits to making healthy choices, one being riding his bike to work every day, rain or shine.
Next month, Dr. Travis and his colleagues on The Doctors are kicking off Get Moving May in support of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. What they’re encouraging people everywhere to do is jump start a healthier lifestyle by getting active every single day.
Throughout May, participants should simply try to be active every single day, whether it’s a family walk, yoga in the park, or a vigorous house cleaning session. The goal is to get those little extra activities in to burn more calories and get healthier.
To kick off the event, Dr. Travis held a press conference that Diets In Review participated in. We got to listen in on the doctor’s personal health and fitness advice, as well as ask him our own questions as to how we can encourage others to get moving in May. (more…)
We spoke with Dr. Travis Stork, a co-host on The Doctors and active ER doctor, yesterday to help spread the word about women’s heart health. During the month of February we’re all doing our part to help to curb the number one killer of women in America – heart disease. The thing is, aside from genetic influence, it can often be completely preventable based on your lifestyle choices.
We asked Dr. Stork what one thing people should do, and could do, today to start making a difference for their heart health, and thus reduce their risk of stroke or death. He recommends “the simplicity of walking 30 minutes each day.”
“[Walking] doesn’t require expensive equipment, it doesn’t require any skill set,” he said. “What I also love about walking is it can do something else that’s interesting for your heart, it can increase the quality time you spend with loved ones.” Those relationships and that time bonding are just as influential on your overall health.
He recommends that we make a post-dinner walk for 30 minutes a part of our family routines. “Make it a habit with your family, your kids will watch you and engage in your habits.” It certainly sounds a lot more appealing than plopping down on the couch as a “root vegetable,” as he described. (more…)
Today on The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork will be be uncovering the Secrets of Losing Your Gut for Good. This will be his first time doing the show as a sole host. Dr. Stork works as an ER physician and one of the first things he examines in his patients is the amount of belly fat they have. This information can tell him how easily someone might recover from injury and if they can expect to face future health issues like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and others.
Some of the things that will be shared on Dr. Stork’s first-ever solo show are the foods that can help get rid of extra belly fat, statistics on how extra weight can affect your health, little things to do to make a difference in belly fat and some of the best snacks available. As a preview to the show, we’ve listed the top five belly-busting foods Dr. Stork will be sharing:
Beans: Choose dried beans over canned whenever possible. They are a great food because they fill you up without filling you out.
Eggs: Eggs are full of muscle building protein and the vitamin B12 in egg yolks are an energy booster that keeps red blood cells healthy.
Berries: Full of antioxidants, it is better to eat whole berries rather than to drink only the juice.
Dairy: Have three lean or low-fat servings of dairy each day to decrease your chances of being overweight by 60 percent.
Whole Grains: Having whole grains that are minimally processed can add fiber to your diet and keep you full. Items higher in fiber and less processed are your best choices. (more…)
Tune in to Rachael Ray on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 as Jillian Michaels and Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors join the show.
The two will be offering twice the advice as they answer health and fitness questions from the audience.
Be sure to catch their great advice to everyday questions this Tuesday.
Tune in to the Rachael Ray show for a fresh interview with Dr. Travis Stork, of The Doctors. Viewers will get the chance to enter to win his newest book, The Lean Belly Prescription.
The Lean Belly Prescription explores the concept of non-exercise aerobic thermogenesis, or NEAT, to help readers understand how to cut down on belly fat. The book recommends making small changes to your everyday routine that readers will be able to sustain. Belly fat has been linked to more diseases and health conditions than fat stored in other parts of the body, which is why trimming inches from your waistline may be important for your health–not just your figure.
Check your local listings for show times.
If you carry a few extra pounds around your midsection, then you’ve probably already heard about the dangers of excess abdominal fat. Medical experts have suggested that carrying excess weight around your middle, rather than around your hips, thighs and buttocks, can lead to dangerous conditions, including certain types of cancer and heart disease.
One such medical professional is Dr. Travis Stork, who frequently notices patients carrying excess abdominal fat when he treats them in the emergency department. Stork, a practicing physician and host of “The Doctors,” has written “The Lean Belly Prescription: The Fast and Foolproof Diet & Weight-Loss Plan from America’s Top Urgent-Care Doctor,” a guide to help you lose dangerous belly fat for good without feeling like you are on a diet.