Worst Weight Loss Plan: The Special K Challenge Kellogg’s Special K Challenge claims that by replacing two meals a day with Special K products, including cereals, protein shakes and protein meal bars, a weight loss of up to 6 pounds in 14 days will occur.
January 19th-25th 2014 is Healthy Weight Week. This week I’m reflecting on foods that we consume and their benefit our bodies internally and externally. The main goal is to get you to eat well and feel great about yourself. During this week, the SLIM CHANCE AWARDS are announced. Started 25 years ago the Slim Chance Awards bring to light the worst weight loss plans and products of the previous year.
Most Overrated: Non Invasive Body Contouring Procedures
Treatments can cost thousands of dollars per area, are recommended only for people who are at a “normal weight,” and produce incredibly varied results.
Worst Gimmick: The Tongue Patch Diet
In this reversible procedure a plastic mesh patch is fitted to the patient’s tongue. The purpose is to make chewing extremely painful, thus limiting the dieter to only liquid. Users have reported up to 20 lbs. of weight loss in a month.
Most Outrageous: Cotton Ball Diet
Dieters dip cotton balls in juice and ingest them so as to feel full without actually consuming real food. Risks include a blockage in the digestive system, which could result in surgery.
Other awards given during this week include: The Healthy Body Image Award acknowledges a person who has helped others implement a healthy lifestyle, & accept their bodies: The Healthy Weight Blogger Awards given to bloggers who support people finding their healthy weight, and give up dieting.
I must say as a medical professional I do not like the term “diet”. Diet sets limitations, seems forceful, it makes me feel like I’m being bullied, and that’s the last feeling that i want my readers to have. My goal is to help you to make better meal and snack choices in your everyday lifestyle. If you’re following me on Instagram ( http://www.instagram.com/PrettYyMissRN ), my posts this week have been encouraging my followers to get active, and educating them on the many benefits of fruits, and to be more conscious of the choices with what we intake on a daily basis. Challenge yourself by omitting “junk food” from your lifestyle for a week and see how much better you feel. Not only will it be beneficial internally, but increased exercise…along with a better choice for your meals, you will see results. Elevating your mental state by raising self esteem, being more confident and increasing your sexual fitness. Stamina, endurance and flexibility key components of great sexual health. It’s never too late to start. For a nutrition consultation email PrettYyMissRN@gmail.com.