• This might just be the coolest scientific discovery of the week: Researchers in Sri Lanka devised a cooking method that seems to cut out up to half — yes, half — of the calories in rice. Even better: The method involves coconut oil. Click through to see how it works, and how to do it yourself. [TIME] Read more »
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Name: Jennifer Champman
Home: West Deptford Township
Starting weight: In October 2001, I weighed 230 pounds — my heaviest. Even though I had weight-loss success during this time I don’t think it was as successful as it could have been because my focus at this time was mainly the numbers on the scale. Fast forward to August 2013, when I weighed 165 pounds. This is when I would mark the real start of my weight-loss journey. It has turned out to be my most meaningful and successful journey.
Current weight: 135 pounds Read more »
• I spent this past Saturday at a trampoline arena and had the most fun (and got the greatest workout) I’ve had in a while. So my favorite tip from this list has to be this: “Do something fun and call it a workout.” That and 50 more weight-loss tips from real people who’ve lost weight themselves. [BuzzFeed]
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We love hearing from our readers; you guys just inspire us to pieces.
That’s why we relaunched our Inspiration series last month with a slew of new, real-life weight-loss stories aimed at motivating and, well, inspiring other readers to get off the couch and make meaningful changes for their health.
Name: Susie Rutledge
Starting weight: 235
Current weight: 155
Total time it took to lose the weight: 11 months
In my work as a weight-loss expert, people often ask me which diet plan is the best. They’re usually surprised when I don’t have an answer. I think there are merits to most diet plans on the market today, and chances are, if you can adhere to any well-researched diet, you will lose weight.
The real challenge of weight loss, however, is not finding a good diet plan. Walk into any bookstore and you can thumb through hundreds of diet books; there’s no absence of advice in this area. The real challenge of weight loss, as any yo-yo dieter will tell you, is keeping the weight off for good.