Vitamin Water gets called out, there are no short cuts to fitness, and caloric restriction just leaves you hungry.
The Long Haul
Bad news to those looking to drop 30 pounds in six weeks. A recent study shows that it takes substantial time—from six months to a year—to really change how you look. The study was spurred after one researcher started looking closer at those before-and-after photos so commonly used on diet ads and books. After photographing subjects before and after six weeks of different types of exercise, results showed that people’s bodies really didn’t change much.
Have you been following any of those studies that say that those who severely limit their food consumption live longer than those who don’t? Well, we have, in quiet annoyance as to how anyone would choose to be cranky and have a constantly growling tummy. I’d personally rather live a shorter and happier life than a longer hungry one, but that’s just me. However, there’s finally some good news from the research world on this! Caloric restricted diets seem to only benefit obese mice.
Bonus Bit: More Love, Less Handles
The good folks over at Gold’s Gym have created four workouts to help you and your honey get fit this V-day. So before you enjoy that box of chocolates, try their trust, intimacy, intensity and communication workouts. The workouts also double as a free trial membership to Gold’s, so check it out!