Loss Michael Program Thurmond Weight

Loss Michael Program Thurmond Weight

Loss Michael Program Thurmond Weight

My recent column about continuing to deal with loose skin following my 190-pound low-carb weight loss has certainly lit a fire in many of you who have shared your heart about this subject in e-mails to me the past few days. I appreciate the well wishes and messages of support for me as I contemplate having the skin removal surgery.

Many of the naysayers have made their point already.

I have heard countless numbers of stories from people who have had a tummy tuck to deal with their loose skin and they are so glad they did it not just for how they look, but also how awesome it made them feel.

I WILL do it and try to keep at my weight loss attempts at the same time, too.

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering new standards for a fast-growing sector of the food industry: products lacking a protein called gluten.

Gluten is found in grains such as wheat and barley and can trigger an autoimmune reaction that some people''s small intestine, the Wall Street Journal reported.

"Our intention is to develop a rule to define the term ''gluten-free'' for voluntary use in food labeling," said Janice Oliver, deputy director of the FDA''s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. "A standardized definition of gluten-free is going to enable everybody to have more confidence in selecting foods by having a standardized definition on the label."

The FDA is proposing companies be allowed to label foods "gluten-free" if they don''t contain wheat, barley, rye or their hybrids, or if they contain fewer than 20 parts per million gluten, the Journal reported, noting some companies now use the term "gluten-free" to describe products that are naturally gluten-free, such as fruits or meat.

Do you want to incorporate more healthy components into your life in 2007 but are not sure where to start? Look no further than the Eighth Annual Refrigerator Fitness. Cut out these health and fitness tips and place them on the fridge, incorporating one each week for a healthy new year.General Health1. Always eat a small breakfast that includes carbohydrates, fiber, protein and some fat.2. Stress reduction (i.e., exercise/positive thinking) decreases blood pressure, heart rate, etc.3. Have your body fat measured by a fitness professional to gauge your progress.4. Wear sunscreen when outdoors.5. Always wear a bicycle helmet when cycling; regardless of speed or distance.6. Wearing sweat-wicking fabrics can make your workouts more comfortable.7. Get a complete annual physical exam.8. Frequently wash your hands during cold and flu season.9.

Only those closest to Charlie Weis were supposed to know. The Notre Dame football coach, then offensive coordinator for the Patriots, checked into Massachusetts General Hospital in 2002 under an assumed name.

Embarrassed by his chronic obesity, Weis planned to undergo gastric bypass surgery and quietly return home the next day, avoiding public attention.

Instead, complications developed. Weis nearly died. And now, almost five years later, he faces the prospect of every detail of his long battle with obesity and his bypass ordeal becoming public record as he goes to trial next month in Suffolk Superior Court in a medical malpractice suit.

"It was probably the biggest mistake of my life," he wrote of undergoing the procedure in his recent book, "No Excuses: One Man''s Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame."

Weis, 50, declined a request for an interview.