weight loss

Joe Breaks the 300 pound Wall on ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 01/29/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 5 a lot of changes going on with my body & my mind. I made it to my first Goal under 300 pounds. YES I am 299lbs a “Biscuit shy of 300″.  It has been a long time so I had to celebrate with an old school dance, the cabbage patch. I know should have done the …

Joe Battles on in the ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 01/28/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 4 Wow, did I really walk out of the gym?? Yes I did, being a former athlete can be both a gift and a curse especially on a weight loss show! Dolvett expects more out of me because he knows I have been in the trenches, and I know how to fight through pain! Some times it …

Alison Sweeney: Viewers Will Fall for ‘Biggest Loser’ Again

Posted on 01/6/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“The Biggest Loser” commences its 14th season tonight and tomorrow night (Jan. 6 and 7), with a dash of drama behind the scenes — as in, will “BL” be able to regain its former luster?  By now, you’ve likely at least sampled the time-honored reality skein.  Perhaps you’ve followed the course of some valiant contestants – quite a few of whom have been 50+, as the show’s philosophy is that age is just a number when it comes to getting …

How Much Fat Should You Eat?

Posted on 12/6/2012 by | Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthThe amount of information and advice swirling around us on how much and what kind of fat to eat is enough to make a person dizzy. We’re told some fats are bad for us (saturated fats and trans-fats) and others are good for us (monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fats). Some diet experts, such as Dr. Dean Ornish, suggest a low-fat diet. Others, such as the Atkins diet, promote a high-fat diet. According to the following studies, however, even …

Juice Makes You Fat, Veggies Make You a Hero

Posted on 12/4/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDoes eating extra fruits and vegetables really help you lose weight? Does adding vegetables to the dinner plate make you seem like a better, more caring cook? Glad you asked. Two surprising studies add a new twist to the old bromide about eating and serving all that healthy stuff. First, the weight-loss question. A study from researchers at Purdue University in Indiana recently took a closer look at the weight-loss advice to fill up on things like broccoli, carrots, apples and …

The 50% Solution to Weight Loss After 50 (and Before the Holidays!)

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionLosing weight and getting back in shape isn’t always easy after 50. But I learned something new a few years ago after packing on almost 15 (and counting) post-menopausal pounds: it’s far from impossible. What’s more, I found a three-part solution that works: establish an achievable goal eat less move more Simple! A plan to lose weight or start a fitness program can be stymied before you even start if it seems too difficult to do. Like most of us, …