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This Just In: The Week’s Top 5 Diet Features

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This Just In: The Week’s Top 5 Diet Features

So much news… so little room to share it with you!

Therefore, we’ve decided to offer up weekly roundups so you get even more of the stuff you love – or love to hate. It’s the diet stories that made us cheer, groan or avert our eyes!

That latter description surely fits here – our first of five features.

That’s radical, man!

Yes, dieting sucks. But this weight-loss procedure REALLY SUCKS – as in a device that basically vacuums food from your stomach after a meal.

This feature notes: “Patients first have a skin port placed in their abdomen. After a meal, they connect a tube to the port – and into the stomach. When they turn on the valve, water is infused, and food travels from the stomach to the outside of the body.”

Click the hyperlink to read New, radical weight loss therapy

Excuse me, myth!

A trainer tries to clear up the widely held belief that low-intensity workouts are a better way to burn off fat and calories.

This story notes, "Even though low-intensity exercise burns a better ratio of fat to carbs, high-intensity exercise burns way more calories—including those from fat."

Click this link to read Health myth: Low-intensity workouts burn the most fat calories

Who you calling a yo-yo?

Australian actress and comedian Magda Szubanski was reportedly paid $850,000 for losing nearly 60 pounds in 2009.

The laughter has turned to jeers as Magda faces criticism for re-signing with Jenny Craig after putting the weight back on. This time she’ll earn a reported $1.25 million! So, who’s the yo-yo here?

Read the tale direct from Down Under.

Diets that are fad, bad and a little sad

We’re covering the latest bad fad diet – the Werewolf Diet – in this newsletter, but we know you just can’t get enough of the weird ways people try to lose weight.

Stick with eDiets and steer clear of this type of stuff.

Read all about it here at Strange Fad Diets: Lose Weight The Weird Way

It’s a McMiracle!

A high school science teacher in Iowa claims he lost 37 pounds in 90 days by eating only McDonald's food. Before you rush off for the Golden Arches, know this:

“He followed strict nutritional limits laid out by his students. That included limits of 2,000 calories a day and attempts to stick with daily recommended allowances for protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol and several other nutritional restrictions.”

Hmmm… but did he have fries with that?

Feast on the details here at Eat McDonald’s for 3 Months, Lose 37 lbs?

If you see a weird or interesting nutrition, fitness or diet story, send it my way at jmcgran@astvinc.com.


eDiets Chief Editor John McGran has an extensive background in online dieting and tabloid news. He covers the celebrity beat for eDiets.

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