The Dirty Little Diet Secret

Written by Amy Grant

Have you ever wondered how actors stay in such great shape? You know they couldn’t starve themselves allrepparttar time, because you can see their weight fluctuate from movie to movie, depending onrepparttar 140236 role they’re playing. The fact is Hollywood’s slim and slender are hiding a dark secret from you, their adoring fan.

Why would these movie stars hide such an effective and powerful weight loss secret? Why not sign contracts for endorsements and make even more money while gaining more publicity? Why not share this information withrepparttar 140237 general public and put an end to obesity and weight-related diseases in America? Don’t they care enough about their faithful fans to share this secret?

These celebrities have their reasons. Think about it: what is a movie star’s most valuable asset? You might say “talent” but I disagree because some actors and actresses are successful with only a minimal amount of skill (have you turned on a television lately?) You might be thinking it’s their looks or physical appearance. I would argue that’s not it either, because some successful actors and actresses are able to maintain their popularity long after their physical beauty begins to fade.

An actor’s most valuable asset is their REPUTATION. See, reputation is a combination of popularity, looks, news andrepparttar 140238 star’s ability to entertain. Some stars maintain a scandalous reputation because it gets them more press. Some stars actually provide entertainment through their negative press. Forrepparttar 140239 most part, your favorite actors and actresses try to protect themselves from bad press.

What does this have to do withrepparttar 140240 hidden weight loss secret?

Since they don’t want bad press, and since part of their job is to look good, who in their right mind would be willing to have their “before” photos splashed onrepparttar 140241 cover ofrepparttar 140242 Enquirer orrepparttar 140243 National Star? Hollywood does not want you to know what they look like when they’re not at their best.

Have you ever noticed that when an actress is between movies, we don’t see very much of her inrepparttar 140244 limelight? When movie stars are between projects, they typically pack on some additional pounds. It’s not so much that we wouldn’t recognize them, but enough to turn uprepparttar 140245 pressure when they’re trying to impress directors, producers and casting agents. Five to ten pounds could make or break a big role, or even a smaller role that could lead to a starring role.

So what’srepparttar 140246 dirty little Hollywood secret, and why hasn’trepparttar 140247 Enquirer uncovered it yet? We already know these stars have personal trainers, and in most cases, they follow strict nutritional plans. We know they exercise for several hours every day, since being in shape and looking great is a requirement forrepparttar 140248 job. But what else are they hiding?

A New Option for Weight Loss Surgery

Written by Michael Lewis

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A New Option for Weight Loss Surgery

---------------------------------------- These days, Jennifer Secrist has little interest in idle activities. The 23-year-old loves to rock climb, hike, ride her mountain bike, and do almost anything that gets her outside and moving.

"I can't stand to sit around," she tells WebMD. "I have so much energy now it's amazing." Weight Loss Surgery

--------------------------------------------------- Her secret: weight loss surgery that leaves her with a smaller stomach while leaving her with smaller scars than repparttar 140166 traditional surgery. What makes Secrist's story truly amazing is that in less than two years she has lost 107 pounds, thanks to adjustable gastric banding, a surgical procedure that is commonly performed in Europe, but has only been recently approved for userepparttar 140167 U.S.

The surgery can be performed laparoscopically, which means small tools are guided by a small camera through small incisions inrepparttar 140168 abdomen. The traditional weight loss procedure inrepparttar 140169 U.S., gastric bypass, involves a large incision to surgically alterrepparttar 140170 stomach and make it smaller. The Midland, Mich. woman traveled to Sweden to get repparttar 140171 surgery, and her mom and dad later maderepparttar 140172 trip forrepparttar 140173 same reason.

Adjustable Gastric Banding

----------------------------------------- Adjustable gastric banding is far less popular here than gastric bypass surgery. Banding has been done inrepparttar 140174 U.S., yet previously required open surgery, with all its potential complications.

But two new studies findrepparttar 140175 laparoscopic approach for banding to be a safe and effective weight loss option for people who are 100 pounds or more overweight. The studies, reported inrepparttar 140176 latest issue ofrepparttar 140177 journal Annals of Surgery, found that patients who underwent gastric banding surgery lost roughly 50% of their excess body weight within two years.

The procedure involvesrepparttar 140178 implantation of a hollow silicone band placed aroundrepparttar 140179 top ofrepparttar 140180 stomach, which is adjusted to determine how much foodrepparttar 140181 stomach can hold. The adjustment is made by inflating or deflatingrepparttar 140182 band using salt water piped in trough a tube attached to a port placed underrepparttar 140183 skin nearrepparttar 140184 breastbone. Several types of bands are available in Europe, butrepparttar 140185 FDA has approved only one - repparttar 140186 Lap-Band system made byrepparttar 140187 California firm BioEnterics System.

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