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How Netflix changed David Johnson’s diet

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — There’s a fad spreading through the NFL, and Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is among the latest to pick it up: a plant-based diet.

After watching two food documentaries on Netflix, Johnson and his wife, Meghan, both adopted a plant-based diet about a month ago. Thus far, according to Johnson, an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection a year ago, he feels better since (mostly) removing meat from his diet.

But he’s had to make slight alterations to his diet.

Johnson realized quickly as training camp began in late July that sticking with a strict plant-based diet caused him to lose more weight than he intended. He reported to training camp at 223 pounds, lighter than he had been in the past. His lower weight made him more agile, which Johnson said benefited him as a receiver, but he needed to maintain a certain weight to be effective, so he began adding meat in his meals.

By and large, he’s cut most meat out of his diet and has noticed he has more energy and less fatigue.

“It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be,” Johnson said. “I thought it would definitely be hard just because, as Americans, we’re taught to eat a whole bunch of meat. It’s not even just eating meat, it’s the portions. What I’ve learned is that we’re taught eating like 24 ounces of steak is a manly thing, when really you’re only supposed to eat 8 to 10 as a portion.”

Johnson changed his diet after watching two documentaries on Netflix: “What the Health” and “Forks Over Knives.” Both films expound on the benefits and virtues of a plant-based diet, using support from research papers and experts. Those documentaries, plus their own research, led the Johnsons to make the switch.

“We just kind of both did it at the same time,” David said.

Plant-based diets have spread throughout the NFL. Former Cardinals defensive tackle David Carter adopted a plant-based diet in 2014. According to the animal rights group PETA, at least five players have credited their switch to a plant-based lifestyle to seeing “What the Health.” Among the current NFL players known to have converted to either a completely or partially plant-based diet are Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, according to PETA.

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu began eating a plant-based diet last season and lost 16 pounds, but the difficulty of sticking to the restrictions during road trips caused him to begin eating meat again. He felt better with a plant-based diet, he said, and he might try it again after the season.

Johnson curbed any concern about maintaining his caloric intake by shrinking the size of his meals and increasing their frequency. He now eats about six small meals a day instead of the three or four he had when he wasn’t following a plant-based diet. Between meals he snacks on nuts, mainly cashews.

“That’s another way to get my calories,” he said. “Some of that stuff also has protein in it.”

Johnson’s venture into the plant-based world given him a new perspective on meat and its effect on people. “We’ve learned that meat is bad for you,” he said. “But it’s really where you get the meat from and how much you eat of that meat in each sitting, because most Americans eat lunch, dinner, supper and it’s always meat and it’s always a huge portion. We’re just learning about that stuff.”

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This is how Tonto Dikeh lost her post pregnancy fat

Actress, mother, and philanthropist, Tonto Charity Dikeh has revealed how she lost her baby weight

The actress was body shamed by internet trolls few months after she gave birth to her son

Tonto Dikeh revealed how she lost her post pregnancy fat. In the post, she revealed after numerous questions from other women she’d be finally sharing the secret. According to her, she underwent the SSF Diet Program. This diet according to her, focuses on people’s blood groups. Almost similar to the Blood Type Diet.

‘I have been asked too many times by so many woman struggling with their weight(baby fat etc) how I successfully shed all of my weight..


The SSF DIET has an advice diet and fitness program that deals with human organism and their blood types.

Different blood groups response differently from each other when it comes to DNA analysis,There are different diet programs all over the world that deals with keeping healthy and Lossing weight with different perspective .BUT SSF diet program believes in nature.Nature made us and at the same time provided us with energy food we need to stay healthy.

The SSF diet focusses On our blood chemistry and the BMI.
The body can not function properly or respond the way it was created without the blood type and DNA

Research has shown that blood O risk ulcer ,inflammatory disease such as arthritis if they don’t eat correctly. Eating according to your blood type also implies on how you work out everyday.

Blood group O should avoid wheat and other grains to avoid complications in future.
Different body types also counts when fallowing up with SSF diet. Specific body type like Endomorph has a bad history in Lossing weight and can not have a successful program without SSF diet program

When it comes with body types in women we have the Android ,Gynaeoid, lymphatic,Thyroid. SSF diet program put so much inconsideration to get the best result in every human being that have difficulties in Lossing weight or staying healthy.

Food combination has caused a lot of Nigerian their life’s over the years. Rice and meat or beans can not be mixed together and many more. Human body naturally respond to complex cab not simple cab .


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“Clean eating” promotes unhealthy habits—especially among kids

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.

But while some clean eating plans are focused on a balanced diet—with less processed and more whole foods—others are extreme. Some advise cutting out things such as gluten, or whole food groups, such as grains and dairy—all the while advising us to consume so-called “super-foods” to maximize health and well-being.

There’s a reason why it’s called a “balanced” diet, and subscribing to any extreme nutritional plan can adversely affect child health on multiple levels. Excluding major food groups from our diet at any age can lead not only to inadequate calorie intake, but potentially malnutrition, and deficiencies in minerals and vitamins.

Food groups

Gluten—a protein found in cereals like wheat, rye, and barely—appears to be one of the main targets for clean eating plans. Although some people will have the clinical condition coeliac disease, which means their body has an inflammatory reaction to gluten, most people have no problems processing it.

Cereal products are recommended as one of the fundamental bases of a healthy diet by world leading health and nutrition organizations such as Public Health England, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and are a staple food in the Mediterranean diet. They contain the carbohydrates the human body needs to function, and so depriving constantly moving babies, toddlers, and children from the main fuel for their muscles and brain can only delay their development.

In addition to advocating that gluten should be cut, the extreme “clean eating” philosophy is that not all carbohydrates are created equal—even if it’s exactly the same molecules at the base of them. People are led to believe that refined sugar is the ultimate evil, a poison that will sabotage their health. Yet, they are happy to consume a “green” or “protein” smoothie that contains as much sugar as a can of fizzy drink without a whiff of guilt.

On the contrary, they feel they are doing something good for themselves and their kids, giving their bodies a boost of nutrients and even getting some veggie goodness into them. Similarly, a cake recipe that features agave syrup, honey or coconut sugar instead of refined sugar is marketed as a “healthy alternative” or a “guilt free” treat.

Some clean eating plans also advocate eliminating dairy products from the diet despite them actually being the most efficient natural source of calcium. A cup of milk or yogurt, or a slice of cheese, can contain anything from 300-400 milligrams of calcium, while a typical serving of non-dairy sources—except for small fish eaten with their bones—does not tend to contain even 100 milligrams, and usually falls well under that.

The average adult needs about 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day. Children go through several growth spurts until adulthood and their needs are even higher—teenagers require 1,300 milligrams, for example. If not carefully designed, a non-dairy diet can delay children’s growth and impact on future bone strength.

At the same time, many of the promoted superfoods, such as kale, beetroot, and chia seeds, for example, can be potentially unsuitable for younger kids. Kale and beetroot are naturally high in nitrates that can be toxic for younger babies, while chia seeds swell up in the stomach filling the space for nutrient dense foods, and potentially causing upset tummies.

Healthy attitudes

In addition to physical effects, imposing a clean eating diet may change a child’s attitudes to food, too. It is well established that the most effective way to create or increase desire is to restrict access. Younger toddlers, who are unaware of the existence of the “forbidden fruit” will not ask for it. But when the restriction is lifted and children taste the “new” palatable foods, they are unequipped to manage their natural desire for it.

Healthy eating should not only be about promoting foods that sustain physical health, but also behaviors that sustain a healthier relationship with food. What this whole trend of clean eating is missing is that food is more than a fuel for our body. It’s also centuries of culture, and ignores how people connect over a meal and enjoy it.

Ultimately, helping a child to be happy and healthy isn’t about being “clean” or “dirty”, it is about teaching them to enjoy nutritional foods, and to be aware of what makes up a balanced diet.

The ConversationThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

You Asked: Can You Lose Weight Just from Your Stomach?

Whether you have some extra weight in your upper arms or rear end, it makes sense that targeting those areas with exercise—curls for your arms, lunges for your butt—would slim them down.

Weight-loss experts refer to this as “spot reduction.” But it turns out that in most cases, this kind of laser-focused weight loss isn’t possible. One study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that six weeks of intensive ab workouts did nothing to slim the exercisers’ midsections. A related study found that 12-weeks of one-armed workouts resulted in less loose skin in the trained arm, but zero fat loss.

Working out just one part of your body probably won’t slim it down, but some body parts are more likely to shed fat when you exercise. Your stomach is one of them.

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“Some fat deposits are more metabolically active than others, and those may be more responsive to exercise interventions,” says Arthur Weltman, a professor of medicine and chair of the department of kinesiology at the University of Virginia. “Abdominal fat in particular is one of the most metabolically active fats.”

When you exercise, your workouts trigger the release of hormones, Weltman explains. The higher the exercise intensity, the more of these hormones your body pumps out, and the more of that metabolically active fat you lose. (Some of Weltman’s research suggests that high intensity interval training (HIIT), in particular, may slim your midsection.)

If you have fat stored in your gut, arms and chest, a lot of your fat is metabolically active, so it will likely respond to exercise and diet changes, he says. That’s especially true of your abdominal fat. The bad news is that extra fat in these regions is also linked with a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other ailments.

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On the other hand, if you store excess fat in the hips, butt and thighs, that fat is not metabolically active. You have a lower risk for many diseases, “but that fat is very hard to reduce,” he says.

What type of exercise is best for targeting the tummy? One study compared strength training to aerobic training in terms of fat reduction in different parts of the body and found that while aerobic training—running, swimming, cycling—led to greater whole-body fat loss, resistance training targeted abdominal fat in particular.

In a nutshell, spot-targeting fat isn’t very effective—in most cases. But if you’re trying to lose fat around your stomach, a mix of resistance training and high-intensity aerobic exercise, along with a healthy diet, may help reduce your belly fat.

Weight loss: New evidence shows foods you thought help your diet are making you FAT

Another weight loss diet plan based on caveman eating is one of the best diets for weight loss according to scientists.

It has a number of advantages, according to nutritionist Cassandra Barns – and one of them is weight loss.

A lot of protein is paired only with foods that would have been produced before humans began agriculture.

Cassandra said: “The Paleo diet, also known as the hunter-gatherer diet or the caveman diet, turns back the clocks to what our ancestors chowed down on thousands of years ago, such as; lean grass-fed meats, fruit, vegetables and seeds, as opposed to processed foods, sugar, dairy and grains.”

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