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(Youtube ScreenGrab)"Reality is in your mind."
That could one day be your new diet mantra. It's also how Michitaka Hirose explains his radical new experiment.
The University of Tokyo professor and his team of technology researchers may have inadvertently invented a revolutionary weight loss product. No suspicious pills or brutal workout regiments required, just an easily fooled mind.
Hirose's "diet glasses" are virtual reality head pieces with built-in cameras that manipulate the way food appears. Wearing the glasses, a standard-size Oreo can be made to look twice as large, while the rest of your field of vision maintains its proportions.
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When put to the test by volunteers, the optical illusion of the larger cookie tricked volunteers' brains into eating ten percent less than they normally would.
In a reverse experiment, the goggles shrunk the cookie's appearance, promoting subjects to eat 15 percent more.
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You may not need a gym membership if you can pass these everyday health tests-like being able to clip your toes while standing. See how many you can answer "yes" to.Read More »from Quiz: Can You Pass These 10 Secret Fitness Tests?
#1 Do you: Feel energized 14 hours after waking up? (If you woke up at 7 a.m., you should still feel awake and active at 9 p.m.).
Exercise is a known energy booster, and if you feel completely zonked at the end of the day, chances are an overly sedentary lifestyle is at least partly to blame. One large study, which analyzed 70 papers on exercise and fatigue that involved more than 6,800 people, found that sedentary people who followed a regular exercise program had less fatigue than people who didn't work out, according to WebMD.
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#2 Can you: Carry large containers of milk or water in each hand, without feeling strain?
Being able to tote a gallon (which weighs about 8 pounds) isn't just about the size of your biceps. That strength also comes from your shoulders, back,
Select a heart-healthy breakfast option for the entire family.
In the past few weeks, I've noticed that my middle daughter has started to skip breakfast. She's always the last one out of bed in the morning, which isn't always conducive to an 8 AM school start. When I ask if she wants something to eat, her response is always a shrug of the shoulders or a mad dash to the pantry to grab a granola bar or a toaster pastry that she plans to eat on the walk to school.
This simply won't do. As a mom, I feel like it's my job to make sure everyone in the house has a delicious, healthy breakfast on a daily basis, including myself and my husband. Can I combine a quick meal with a healthy one and add in a dash of "this tastes great," too?
Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Oatmeal is my husband's quick breakfast of choice, and the great flavors offered by Quaker Instant Oatmeal have made it a favorite of my young daughters, too. Simply combine the individual package with hot milk or water to preference, and enjoy. Oatmeal is a soluble-fiber, making it anRead More »from Heart-Healthy Breakfasts for the Whole Family
If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you-and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy plan for a month and enjoy real food (not just rice cakes and cottage cheese), your favorite treats, even a glass of wine. The keys: smaller portions, more protein and healthier carbs. Just mix and match one breakfast, lunch and dinner plus two treats for six days of the week. Then, on day seven, indulge with a cheat day. Photo credit: Thinkstock
300 CALORIES PER SERVING
1. Peanut butter and apple quesadilla: 8" whole-wheat tortilla + 1 Tbsp peanut butter + 1 sliced apple
2. Apricot ricotta breakfast sundae: 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese + pinch nutmeg + ½ tsp agave nectar + 4 chopped apricots
3. 1 egg scrambled in 1 tsp oil; 1 whole-wheat bagel thin; 1 turkeyRead More »from Your Summer Weight-Loss Plan
Get inWhole Living top shape with moves that will sculpt, strengthen, and show off your curves -- not to mention boost your metabolism and your confidence. Follow these steps to make the most of your summer strength-training routine.Read More »from 5 Steps for a Total-Body Summer Shape-Up
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Before you unveil your bikini body at the beach, get it in top shape with moves that will sculpt, strengthen, and show off your curves -- not to mention boost your metabolism and your confidence. Follow these steps to make the most of your summer strength-training routine.
2. Choose Your Moves
Include 3 to 4 days of strength-training in your workout regimen as well: Use our targeted workouts for core, arms, legs, back, and bones to strengthen and tone your trouble spots, or mix and match moves to get a full-body tune-up.
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3. Strengthen Your Heart
On days you don't do cardio, pair your strength-training with a 30-minute routine designed to improve blood flow and heart health. Gentle poses that
Lazy girls, listen up! With easy hair products and beauty tricks, you'll be looking good all season-long with minimal effort.
#1. Wear a Hat
Be stylish and smart by popping on a floppy topper before heading out to your cabana. The style feels old-school glam, but has the added nicety of covering up your ears and hairline should you forget to reapply sunscreen as often as you should.
#2. Shower Before Swimming
Even if your backyard water is calling your name (loudly), wait a sec before diving in. Step into the outdoor shower that's a fixture at most pools and get your mane wet. Thirsty, dry hair strands will soak up fresh water before being touched by chemical-filled, chlorinated liquid. Makes sense, right?
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#3. Go Big with Lips
Rock one of this season's vivid lipsticks, like tangerine. It might sound like extra work, but trust us-just a bright (quick) dash of color lets you tone down the rest of your makeup.
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Cara Birnbaum, Allure magazine
Everyone wants to drop pounds the easy way. Here are 15 simple strategies.
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- Food52 | Summer Shape-Up – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:00 PM EDT
Inspiration for this dinner? Two dishes that are bound to be on heavy rotation this summer. So straightforward and unfussy, yet both so luxurious in texture and flavor. A tuna steak slowly poached in olive oil is scattered around a plate with potatoes and green beans like a sort of deconstructed, lazy Nicoise, and a cheery pink homemade sherbet rounds out the meal. A weeknight dinner worthy of a Saturday night dinner party!
Serves 4Read More »from Dinner Tonight: Warm Tuna and White Bean Salad and Quick Strawberry Sherbert
3/4 pounds best quality tuna, about 2 inches thick
5 thyme sprigs
1 garlic clove
About 1/3 cup olive oil
12 baby potatoes, boiled with skins on, until tender
7 ounces thin green beans, topped and blanched in salted water
8 ounces cranberry beans, shelled (about 3/4 cup shelled) and blanched in salted water until just tender or dried cranberry beans (see note in Step 4)
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Sure, she looks sweet, but that cookie monster is up to no good. Here's how to cope when friends and loved ones sabotage your weight-loss success.
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See that sweet guy cuddling on the couch with you? Sure, he loves you, but he's feeling lukewarm about the newly energized eat-right part of you. Jennifer Jacks, 29, of Shreveport, Louisiana, who went from a post-pregnancy weight of 230 pounds to 160, can relate. "My husband says, 'Come on, today can be your cheat day.' That wouldn't be an issue if it weren't every day," she says.
Blame insecurity and even jealousy for driving your guy to shoot down your healthy cooking. "Your lifestyle changes can feel threatening to your spouse," psychologist Judith Beck, PhD, president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, and author of The Beck Diet Solution says. "He may feel that if you lose weight, you'll start getting more attention from other
By Megan Cahn, REDBOOK
One upside to the summer heat? We're less likely to crave those heavy foods that weigh us down and pack on the pounds. Even when opting for lighter fare; though, it's still important to get the right amount of protein. Enter shrimp, which is jam-packed with it but also low in fat. According to nutrition expert Keri Glassman of Nutritious Life, it's also high in B12, a vitamin found exclusively in animal products. Try a mix of shrimp, avocado, and cherry tomatoes for a healthy and filling summer dish.
When the temperature rises, it's only natural to crave a frozen treat. Unfortunately, our metabolisms aren't quite on par with those of our energetic kids, and succumbing to that chocolate-covered Drumstick is more trouble than it's worth. Registered dietitian Dawn Jackson suggests keeping grapes or dark sweet cherries in the freezer for a refreshing frozen treat. The iciness gives the fruit a sorbet-like consistency, andRead More »from The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss
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