According to the Mother Nature Network, Ellen DeGeneres will celebrate her love for the vegan lifestyle on an offshoot of her official Ellen.com site.
DeGeneres, 53, became a vegan in late 2008, along with her wife, actress Portia de Rossi. The site features recipes, tips for beginning a vegan diet and a list of famous vegans, along with book and film resources for people considering a vegan diet.
While some vegans are celebrating DeGeneres’ commitment to the vegan lifestyle, Mother Nature News reported that other fans are skeptical of her relationship with Cover Girl, one of the largest U.S. brands to conduct animal testing on its products.
Say what you want about Richard Simmons, but when it comes to providing people with the motivation, inspiration and the love to lose weight and take control of their health, there is no one like the tanned, Sweatin’ to the Oldies guru in short-shorts.
Last year after Richard was a guest on Ellen, he reached out to one of the show’s producers who was severely overweight and desperate for some help.
Through a series of emails, phone calls and meetings, Richard helped to transform this young man from an obese and lethargic individual to an energetic and trim young chap. In fact, David lost 159 pounds with the help of Richard.
The two recently talked with Ellen about David’s transformation and weight loss journey.
Tune in this Tuesday, June 22 to the Ellen show when Kirstie Alley stops by.
Kirsti is starring in a hilarious reality series, My Big Life, where she opens up about her struggle and vows to get healthier! With Ellen, she discusses her very publicized weight battle as well as where she is today in her weight loss journey.
Tune in this Tuesday, April 13 to the Ellen Degeneres Show when Kirstie Alley stops by to discuss her highly publicized battle with weight and to share her weight loss progress with viewers.
Just recently, Kirstie premiered her own reality show, My Big Life, which chronicles her very up and down battle with her weight. In her attempts to get healthy her own way, she has also created her own weight loss plan, Organic Liason, the first USDA certified organic weight loss program.
Tune in this Monday, December 21 to learn about one of Ellen’s favorite and new hilarious workout tools, the Shake Weight.
As seen on infomercials late at night or too early in the morning, the Shake Weight is like a vibrating dumbbell that features a new workout technology called Dynamic Inertia, which ignites the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and chest.
As the mayor of one of the country’s fattest cities, Mick Cornett is not taking this one sitting down. He appeared on Ellen’s show last week where he introduced the country to Oklahoma City’s million pound weight loss initiative- This City is Going On A Diet. They built a Web site of the same name where Oklahoma City citizens can create a free account, track their weight and find valuable resources to help them in their effort.
There is a generous list of weight loss programs, local trainers and nutritionists and other advice about eating right and staying active. Mayor Cornett explains that without the program and the site “We’d be doing a disservice to our citizenry by pretending the obesity epidemic is going away on its own. We have to change what we expect. This is something that we as a community can take on and turn around.”
Since launching This City is Going on a Diet January 1, Oklahoma City has lost more than 13,000 pounds. The goal is for the city to lose a million pounds- and unlike the Just Lose It Meridian campaign in Meridian, MS championed by fellow mayor John Robert Smith, Oklahoma City doesn’t have a deadline. “There’s no time limit on the program. As long as it’s working and successful- there’s no reason to stop it,” explains Mick.
In addition to putting the resources together to create this weight loss program, Oklahoma City also has 300 miles of new sidewalks planned and putting in nearly 50 new elementary gymnasiums. “We have to turn the culture to a community that places a high priority on healthcare, values young people and is more pedestrian friendly,” says Mick. What does Oklahoma City gain in return? The Mayor says “We gain a more energetic workforce and citizenry.”
While Oklahoma City tops the country in the most fast food restaurants per capita in the U.S. (a fact the Mayor places on being an auto-based community and the low price of land making it easy for companies to support their business model), it has no plans to put a moratorium on the opening of these restaurants.
The Mayor was headed out yesterday to Washington D.C. for the bi-annual Conference of Mayors. While the agenda is set in advance and no discussion about Oklahoma City’s or Meridian’s weight loss initiatives are slated, he imagines he’ll have an opportunity to share thoughts with Mayor John Robert Smith among others to compare notes and possibly encourage others to follow suit.
The Mayor seems to be traveling a lot- as he’s just back from his visit to Ellen in L.A. Of his visit with Ellen? “It was a lot of fun. I was so impressed by her talent.” He thought that compared to her, and what her audience is used to, he thought his topic was a little mundane. But apparently Ellen helped spread the word because OKC’s This City is Going on a Diet had 2,000 sign-ups that day alone.
As per usual with Ellen’s guests, everyone was anticipating a dance from Mayor Cornett. He got off easy since the host was sick that day, but he says “I was prepared if necessary, but not disappointed about not dancing.”
Thanks Mayor for visiting with us today- and good luck to Oklahoma City on shedding those pounds!
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