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When Nancy Nygren had a meeting on the fourth floor, she opted for the stairs.By the time she reached the top, she couldn’t breathe. It took most of the meeting for her to catch her breath.The 5-foot-5-inch woman weighed well over 200 pounds at 47. With her 50th birthday only a few years away, Nygren didn’t want to hit the milestone as obese. So she made changes to her eating habits and got off the couch. “I thought, ‘This is a problem. Take care of this,’ ” Nygren said.Now, Nygren weighs 160 pounds.She had stopped weighing herself once the scale flashed 225, so Nygren knows she lost at least 65 pounds but estimates the true number is closer to 80. The Omaha woman has kept the weight off for a decade.While many people may lose significant amounts of weight, sometimes through trendy diets, they aren’t all able to maintain it, said Jennifer Yee, instructor of Nygren’s boot camp class. Nygren made exercise, nutrition and fitness key … [Read more...] about Little lifestyle changes help Omaha woman maintain 65-pound weight loss for 10 years
Story highlights Weight loss medications are typically indicated for those with a BMI of 30 or higher For a weight loss drug to be approved for long-term use, it must have two years of data showing it is safe and it works (CNN)Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. Intervention 1: Lifestyle changes Intervention 2: Medications Intervention 3: Surgery If changing your diet and exercise habits has failed to help you achieve the results you hoped for, weight loss medication can be an option. Read More However, it is important to seek out a physician who is board-certified in obesity medicine who can help select the appropriate drug based on your medical history. Only a professional can responsibly help you manage the risks and benefits of different drugs, according to Sue Cummings, a registered … [Read more...] about Weight loss that works: Medications
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) had a bumpy ride this week after reporting some good and bad news in its quarterly report, including the announcement that changes to the News Feed led to a whopping 50 million fewer hours spent on the platform per day. On this week's episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Evan Niu take a close look at Facebook's quarterly report. Find out how Facebook did in terms of revenue, earnings per share, user count, and other key metrics; what changes the social media giant has made to its News Feed; and how this will shake things up for the company in the short and long term. Then, the hosts dive into Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings report -- the biggest headline numbers, how the tax plan is affecting its numbers this quarter, why iPhone X demand trends are a little bit worrying for investors, and more. A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than Wal-Mart When investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner … [Read more...] about Facebook in Flux?
Outside of competition barbecue circles, try telling people that you're going to crutch brisket, and then look at their faces. Blank stares. Even folks at the near-frantic heights of food obsession don't know about this. But the assault on barbecue, implied by the name, turns out to be practiced by 90 percent of pitmasters in competition."The name itself surfaced in the competition circuit," said Daniel Vaughn, barbecue editor for Texas Monthly and author of "The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue." In this gospel of Texas barbecue, Vaughn is chief taster and barbecue oracle, taking you along on his epic road trip in search of the wood-smoking traditions in the Lone Star State. "My guess is that it's called the Texas crutch because it generally refers to a way of cooking brisket, and brisket itself is so well identified with Texas barbecue."What's with crutching brisket?Roughly two-thirds of the way through smoking brisket, cooks eyeball the appearance — … [Read more...] about How to smoke brisket, the Texas crutch way