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South Beach Diet® Names Jessie James Decker as a Brand …

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–South
Beach Diet
®, a division of Nutrisystem Inc., a leading provider of
weight loss products and services, announced today that Jessie James
Decker has been named as a brand ambassador. The singer-songwriter, TV
personality and mom-of-two will appear in a 360-degree marketing
campaign including television, online, digital and social media.

“We are excited to announce that Jessie James Decker has joined our team
as a brand ambassador,” said Keira Krausz, CMO of Nutrisystem, Inc. “We
are confident that Jessie’s authenticity will speak to our customers and
help encourage them to reach their health and weight-loss
goals.”

“I have been following the principles of the South Beach Diet for quite
some time,” said Decker. “What I love about the new South Beach Diet
program is that not only does it fuel your body with the foods you need,
but it teaches you how to eat to achieve optimal health. I want to help
other women and men live a healthy lifestyle and educate them that
dieting doesn’t have be about deprivation.”

As a busy mom, Decker says the South Beach Diet makes staying healthy
easy.

“My days often consist of juggling work while running around after my
kids, and sometimes I forget that I need to focus on myself,” added
Decker. “With the South Beach Diet, I can easily grab a meal, a bar or a
shake, and be confident that I am eating healthy, even on the go.”

Rolling out this year as a new structured meal delivery program, the
South Beach Diet boasts a menu
of nearly 75 frozen and pantry-ready meals and snacks. The most popular
items on the menu include the Beach Shack Chocolate Shake, Blueberry
Ricotta Muffin, Ham Veggie Frittata, Chicken Roma, Home-style Chicken
Brown Rice, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Lunch Bar. The South Beach
Diet program is high in protein, and low in carbohydrates and added
sugar.

Decker also has her favorites, which she says give her the flexibility
and convenience she needs to eat right.

“I’m a busy mom and I don’t always have the time to cook a big meal. I
love being able to grab the Banana Nut or Blueberry Ricotta Muffins for
breakfast. For lunch, the Vegetable Chili is one of my favorites. And I
can’t seem to get enough of the Toffee Nut Bars. They’re addictive.”

About Jessie James Decker

Superstar country music singer/songwriter and style entrepreneur, Jessie
James Decker began singing at nine years old and was already attracting
attention in Music City for her gritty, genuine vocals by the age of
fifteen. Her 2009 self-titled debut album features the GOLD certified
single “Wanted.” Her two most recent EPs, 2014’s Comin’ Home, and Gold,
released in February 2017 on Epic Records, hit #1 on the iTunes chart
and top 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Gold includes
Decker’s new hit single, “Lights Down Low.” With over 5 million
followers across her social media, Decker is a massive influencer with a
legion of dedicated fans. Her first nationwide, headlining tour in 2015
sold out almost instantly. With her powerhouse vocals and genuine
personality, Decker is carrying the torch for strong females in country
music.

About South Beach Diet

Acquired by Nutrisystem, Inc. in December 2015, the all-new South Beach
Diet ® launched as a structured weight loss program in January 2017. The
program offers a safe, effective method of weight loss, and introduces
easy-to-follow principles that help achieve long-term optimal health.
The South Beach Diet was created by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a renowned
cardiologist from southern Florida. Published in 2003, “The South
Beach Diet”
became a runaway bestseller, and many of the brand’s
books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list with
more than 23 million copies in print. Meals in the South Beach Diet
contain no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners and those
designated as Phase 1 are gluten-free. For more information, go to
South Beach Diet Newsroom.

About Nutrisystem, Inc.

Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI)
is a leader in the weight loss industry, having helped millions of
people lose weight over the course of more than 40 years. The Company’s
weight loss solutions include Nutrisystem® Lean13, Fast 5, and Turbo 10,
all clinically tested, structured food delivery programs that integrate
seamlessly with the digital platform NuMi® by Nutrisystem. The Company
offers multi-day kits and individual products at select retail outlets.
The Company also owns and operates the South Beach Diet® as well as
multiple shake lines including NutriCrush® Shakes and Turbo Shakes™.

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A healthier high seas vacation? Weight Watches launches wellness cruise

If you’re the sort who makes a beeline to the all-you-can-eat buffet the moment you board a cruise ship, then MSC Cruise Line’s seven-night Caribbean excursion out of Miami next month is definitely not for you.

But if you’d like to return home and slip into those slacks that were a tad too tight when you left, a week aboard the luxury liner might be just the ticket.

It’s a wellness cruise, a partnership between Geneva-based MSC and Weight Watchers International — just the latest in a growing list of “theme” trips that cruise lines are offering to reach out to new customers.

“Fitness travel has been booming, and it’s transferring over to cruising,” says Darlene Carenza, director of marketing for the travel agency CruConCruiseOutlet. “The cruise lines are working hard to overcome the stigma of lack of activity.”

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MSC’s cruises have focused on health and wellness for some time, Rick Sasso, chairman of MSC North America, tells Fox News. “We’ve had a category called wellness, and within that we have special services for those who want to indulge in a wellness experience.”

Citing a popular vegan-holistic cruise, Sasso said the days of gluttony at sea are over for many travelers. The Weight Watchers venture is about changing with the times and targeting a more affluent demographic, he said.

Jeri Donovan, owner of Well Traveled, a wellness travel agency, said she’s seen an uptick in fitness and wellness travel since she started her business in 2012.

“People want yoga classes, Pilates, fitness, healthy cuisine, a spa with an array of treatments … and the whole focus is mind, body and soul,” she said.

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“I just booked six millennial-aged women on a bachelorette trip. They wanted a holistic weekend. I gave them five choices.”

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River cruises, many of which cater to American vacationers, used to be all about shopping and visiting museums, but they’ve recently introduced “go active” excursions in Europe and Asia and on the Nile in Egypt, Donovan said.

Guests can go kayaking in France and hiking or bicycling on the Rhine, and they can take guided bike tours through Budapest. “It’s a reflection of our times,” she said. “People are trying to take control of their health.”

Royal Caribbean, which currently offers a variety of fitness options that include rock wall climbing, fly wheel classes, surfing, ice-skating and roller-skating, has been the trendsetter in fitness, Carenza said, adding that Celebrity Cruises has homed in on the holistic wellness experience.

And if weight loss is the goal, there’s a bevy of vacation opportunities, Donovan said. The Ranch at Malibu offers a seven-day exercise vacation for customers who want to lose 3 to 6 percent of their body fat. It includes four hour hikes, fitness classes and a clean menu — for $7,200 per person.

And then there are the Biggest Losers resorts, which average around $2,500 per person for a week. 

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“Mostly I get more people looking for fitness and well-being rather than just to lose weight,” Donovan said.

Weight Watchers has been working since 2015 to branch out from its longtime weight-loss model into a program that centers on health and wellness lifestyles.

“I’ve always been a fan of the cruise industry, and when we looked at Weight Watchers customers and cruise customers, they’re a very similar group,” said Ryan Nathan, Weight Watchers’ vice president of products, licensing and e-commerce. “We gravitated to the cruise to expand what we’re doing and find new ways to extend it.”

But the Weight Watchers cruise isn’t all about watching your weight.

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“Weight Watchers is about living life to the fullest and enjoying life and everything in moderation,” Nathan said. “We say don’t deprive yourself, but have a small portion and count and track what you’re having for the day and the week.

“Within our member base, the response was so enthusiastic. It’s a great environment to practice every day in a safe way with other members, and have a sense of community.”

The cabin blocs for the Weight Watchers cruise have sold out, and at a higher cost — an average of $945 per person — than MSC would normally charge. It’s cheaper than some of the wellness spas frequented by celebrities like Hugh Jackman but is just a few hundred dollars over what you’d pay for standard accommodations on a Norwegian or Carnival cruise to the Caribbean for the same length of time.

The Divina will have four ports of call where passengers can hike, snorkel, dive and just get physical. A second Weight Watchers cruise is in the works for Nov. 11.

Rebekah Sager is a writer and editor for FoxNews.com. She can be reached at rebekah.sager@foxnews.com. Follow her on Twitter @rebekah_sager.

 

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Diet Doc Discourages the Harmful Simeons hCG Diet and Recommends Higher Calorie Weight Loss Programs

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – April 18, 2017) – Millions of Americans are in search of the perfect weight loss solution, but finding and maintaining an effective diet is no easy task. Generally speaking, reducing 500 calories per day results in 1 to 2 pounds of weight loss per week. Dieters can lose weight faster if they combine a balanced diet with physical activity or medical weight loss solutions.

The original hCG diet, developed by Dr. Simeons in the early 1950s, limited daily calorie consumption to just 500 calories and prescribed small doses of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This diet was essentially starvation-based and resulted in negative effects like extreme weakness, hair loss, and muscle loss. For that reason, it was eventually declared “unsafe” by medical experts, nutritionists, and leading weight loss centers like Diet Doc Weight Loss.

hCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy that contains 244 amino acids and has been linked to rapid weight loss by supposedly reducing “abnormal” fat from cells and around internal organs. Now, as researchers have learned more about the hCG hormone, safer hCG treatment programs with higher calorie requirements are available. Typically, these programs involve undergoing hCG treatment while consuming between 800 to 1250 calories every day. As a result, dieters can lose weight consistently while minimizing the negative side effects associated with the original Simeons method of hCG dieting.

Diet Doc, a nationally recognized weight loss program, has continuously discouraged the Simeons method of hCG dieting and suggests high-calorie programs that involve safer weight loss. Doctor-supervision and diet customization based on nutritional needs are also highly recommended.

Regardless of their weight loss history or individual struggles, Diet Doc helps patients develop an individualized diet based on their nutritional needs or even their genetics. All Diet Doc programs provide a doctor-supervised, customized diet plan. Instead of encouraging patients to adopt harmful dietary practices with no prior medical knowledge, Diet Doc consults with patients to provide a detailed weight loss plan based on their nutritional needs and medical history.

Losing weight with Diet Doc is safe, simple and affordable. Nutrition plans, exercise guidance, motivational support, and dietary supplements are all part of the package. Over 90% of Diet Doc patients report an average weight loss of 20 or more pounds every month and long-term weight loss maintenance is made possible through continuous counseling.

Patients can get started immediately, with materials shipped directly to their home or office. They can also maintain weight loss in the long-term through weekly consultations, customized diet plans, motivational coaches and a powerful prescription program. With Diet Doc, the doctor is only a short phone call away and a fully dedicated team of qualified professionals is available 6 days per week to answer questions, address concerns and support patients.

Getting started with Diet Doc is very simple and affordable. New patients can easily visit https://www.dietdoc.com to quickly complete a health questionnaire and schedule an immediate, free online consultation.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

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The "True" Human Diet

People have been debating the natural human diet for thousands of years, often framed as a question of the morality of eating other animals. The lion has no choice, but we do. Take the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras, for example: “Oh, how wrong it is for flesh to be made from flesh!” The argument hasn’t changed much for ethical vegetarians in 2,500 years, but today we also have Sarah Palin, who wrote in Going Rogue: An American Life, “If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?” Have a look at Genesis 9:3.

While humans don’t have the teeth or claws of a mammal evolved to kill and eat other animals, that doesn’t mean we aren’t “supposed” to eat meat, though. Our early Homo ancestors invented weapons and cutting tools in lieu of sharp carnivore-like teeth. There’s no explanation other than meat eating for the fossil animal bones riddled with stone tool cut marks at fossil sites. It also explains our simple guts, which look little like those evolved to process large quantities of fibrous plant foods.

But gluten isn’t unnatural either. Despite the pervasive call to cut carbs, there’s plenty of evidence that cereal grains were staples, at least for some, long before domestication. People at Ohalo II on the shore of the Sea of Galilee ate wheat and barley during the peak of the last ice age, more than 10,000 years before these grains were domesticated. Paleobotanists have even found starch granules trapped in the tartar on 40,000-year-old Neandertal teeth with the distinctive shapes of barley and other grains, and the telltale damage that comes from cooking. There’s nothing new about cereal consumption.

This leads us to the Paleolithic Diet. As a paleoanthropologist I’m often asked for my thoughts about it. I’m not really a fan—I like pizza and French fries and ice cream too much. Nevertheless, diet gurus have built a strong case for discordance between what we eat today and what our ancestors evolved to eat. The idea is that our diets have changed too quickly for our genes to keep up; and the result is said to be “metabolic syndrome,” a cluster of conditions including elevated blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, obesity, and abnormal cholesterol levels. It’s a compelling argument. Think about what might happen if you put diesel in an automobile built for regular gasoline. The wrong fuel can wreak havoc on the system, whether you’re filling a car or stuffing your face.

It makes sense, and it’s no surprise that Paleolithic diets remain hugely popular. There are many variants on the general theme, but foods rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids show up again and again. Grass-fed cow meat and fish are good, and carbohydrates should come from nonstarchy fresh fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, cereal grains, legumes, dairy, potatoes, and highly refined and processed foods are out. The idea is to eat like our Stone Age ancestors—you know, spinach salads with avocado, walnuts, diced turkey, and the like.

I am not a dietician, and cannot speak with authority about the nutritional costs and benefits of Paleolithic diets, but I can comment on their evolutionary underpinnings. From the standpoint of paleoecology, the Paleolithic diet is a myth. Food choice is as much about what’s available to be eaten as it is about what a species evolved to eat. And just as fruits ripen, leaves flush, and flowers bloom predictably at different times of the year, foods available to our ancestors varied over deep time as the world changed around them from warm and wet to cool and dry and back again. Those changes are what drove our evolution.

Even if we could reconstruct the precise nutrient composition of foods eaten by a particular hominin species in the past (and we can’t), the information would be meaningless for planning a menu based on our ancestral diet. Because our world was ever changing, so too was the diet of our ancestors. Focusing on a single point in our evolution would be futile. We’re a work in progress. Hominins were spread over space too, and those living in the forest by the river surely had a different diet from their cousins on the lakeshore or the open savanna.

What was the ancestral human diet? The question itself makes no sense. Consider some of the recent hunter-gatherers who have inspired Paleolithic diet enthusiasts. The Tikiġaġmiut of the north Alaskan coast lived almost entirely on the protein and fat of marine mammals and fish, while the Gwi San in Botswana’s Central Kalahari took something like 70 percent of their calories from carbohydrate-rich, sugary melons and starchy roots. Traditional human foragers managed to earn a living from the larger community of life that surrounded them in a remarkable variety of habitats, from near-polar latitudes to the tropics. Few other mammalian species can make that claim, and there is little doubt that dietary versatility has been key to the success we’ve had.

Many paleoanthropologists today believe that increasing climate fluctuation through the Pleistocene sculpted our ancestors—whether their bodies, or their wit, or both—for the dietary flexibility that’s become a hallmark of humanity. The basic idea is that our ever-changing world winnowed out the pickier eaters among us. Nature has made us a versatile species, which is why we can find something to satiate us on nearly all of its myriad biospheric buffet tables. It’s also why we have been able to change the game, transition from forager to farmer, and really begin to consume our planet.

Diet Doc Patients Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss Success With …

BURLINGTON, VT–(Marketwired – April 17, 2017) – Despite the abundance of weight loss programs and dietary aids available in the market, finding a reliable weight loss solution can be challenging. Creating a diet plan involves not only identifying harmful dietary habits and avoiding certain types of foods but also establishing a regularly active lifestyle. Emotional eating and inactive lifestyles make weight loss even more challenging. Therefore, even dieters who achieve weight loss success may not maintain low weight as the rate of long-term weight loss retention for 5 years or more is as low as 5%. Creating customized diets based on personal dietary needs and weight loss goals is more crucial than ever.

One of the most popular diets that individuals have been able to maintain in the long-term is the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet offers a moderate way to reduce excess body fat and lead a healthier lifestyle without aggressively limiting calories or changing lifestyle factors. Generally, it involves consuming foods that were supposedly eaten by early humans and recommends a strict diet of:

  • Large amounts of meat and fish
  • Relatively large amounts of fruit and vegetables
  • Complete exclusion of dairy, grain products and processed food

The Paleo Diet has has been praised for its health benefits and relative flexibility but recent studies have shown that the Paleo Diet may not have been as protein-heavy as initially thought. New archaeological findings indicate that early humans largely relied on plant-based foods with animal protein-based supplements when available. The popular version of the Paleo Diet available in the market has been associated with negative effects caused by extremely high levels of saturated fat and protein and low amounts of Vitamin D and calcium. Ancient diets seem to have been more balanced and experimental in terms of plant-based foods, as early humans often explored and adjusted to new environments.

At Diet Doc, a nationally recognized weight loss center, all patients receive weight loss and diet consulting, regardless of their dietary needs or personal weight loss history. With a safe, doctor-supervised diet plan and guidance for life, Diet Doc patients gain the following benefits within the very first month:

  • Fast and healthy weight loss
  • Understanding of past weight loss failures
  • Customized and balanced diet plans that curb hunger and establish a healthy lifestyle
  • Attention to specific nutritional needs based on body chemistry

Diet Doc programs offer a doctor-supervised diet plan and guidance for life. For patients who struggle with portion control or emotional eating, Diet Doc offers solutions like Metwell, which helps balance metabolism and reduce appetite without harmful side effects. Medical weight loss solutions, even in combination with popular diets like the Paleo Diet, have been shown to be effective when doctor-supervised and customized to an individual’s dietary needs, according to Diet Doc’s resident medical expert Dr. Rao.

With a team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and motivational coaches, Diet Doc products help individuals lose weight fast and keep it off. Patients can get started immediately, with materials shipped directly to their home or office. They can also maintain weight loss in the long-term through weekly consultations, customized diet plans, motivational coaches and a powerful prescription program. With Diet Doc, the doctor is only a short phone call away and a fully dedicated team of qualified professionals is available 6 days per week to answer questions, address concerns and support patients.

Getting started with Diet Doc is very simple and affordable. New patients can easily visit https://www.dietdoc.com to quickly complete a health questionnaire and schedule an immediate, free online consultation.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

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