Nothing like another day of being stuck in the house, thinking about how great it would be to be a part of the world, out and about accomplishing things. How fun it would be to have a routine that made you feel excited? Don’t get me wrong, there is something novel and serene about being snowed in, knowing that your entire region is under wraps and sharing your same blizzard sentiments. All the couch time got me thinking about how I can’t wait to get off the couch and start seizing the day, and the year. I also heard a lot about diets. Thanks, daytime television. Here’s what’s hot on the diet and weight-loss front, and you don’t even have to leave your couch to find out about it.
Paleo Ranks Last on ‘Best Diets’ List (CNN) – I don’t know much about Paleo, but I do know it’s been up there as one of the most popular, trendy plans the last few years. Turns out, maybe not so hot after all. Based on the theory that one should eat similar to the caveman (for lack of a better word,) it was also found to be among the more restrictive. Top plan? The DASH diet. No, that’s not a Kardashian sponsored thing, though wouldn’t it be funny if it were? Click through for everything in the middle.
The Best Diet, From an ER Doctor (Prevention) – I need to let you know right up front, this ER Doctor was also one of TV’s infamous “Bachelors” so, please take this with a grain of salt. Unfortunately, my mother watches Dr. Phil. Today on Dr. Phil, Dr. Travis Stork was pushing his new book, The Doctor’s Diet. I don’t really know everything behind it, but it’s hard to ignore the 10 people on the show that had lost totals from 30 to 75 lbs. Most said they were never hungry and never deprived. It’s hard not to wonder what the secret is there…
Healthy, Freezer-Proof, Ready to Go Meals (Cooking Light) – My cousin expressed her new Pinterest obsession to me the other day: freezer meals. That is, meals that are created, and then bagged or stored to be frozen, ready for a later date to be thawed and eaten immediately. Really, we all need more of this in our lives, and it takes planning. AH PLANNING. My former BFF. We have to reconnect this year.
Weight Loss Success Stories With Before and Afters (Women’s Health Magazine) – The other day, I googled weight loss success stories because I’m a visually inspired gal. I like to see and know that if someone like me can do it, so can I. Here you have 62 stories of women (sorry guys.. there are sites for you out there too,) of all sizes, heights, professions, and challenges that lost various bunches of weight. I probably got at least half way through them, and really felt inspired when I finished.