Carrie Underwood flaunts maintained weight loss as CMA host with Brad Paisley

Singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the CMA (Country Music Awards) 2016. Underwood has undergone stunning weight loss. And from the article on she and Paisley in Southern Living it looks like Underwood has maintained weight loss. Now, when you read how much weight she lost -- 20 pounds -- you might not be impressed. But you will be when you see the difference even 20 or so pounds can make. How did the American Idol season 4 winner make herself look thinner? There are some fails and wins in her diet secrets.   Carrie Underwood flaunts maintained weight loss as CMA host with Brad Paisley

Tyra Banks weight loss shockers: 'America's Next Top Model' loves big butts, hates diets

When supermodel, author and show creator Tyra Banks talks, people listen. And on the subject of weight loss the first lady of fab has some pretty unorthodox advice: Don't diet (as in don't starve yourself), don't get too thin and cheat once in awhile. And, most amazing of all, love that big butt!  Tyra Banks weight loss shockers: 'America's Next Top Model' loves big butts, hates diets
"Pawn Stars" star Austin "Chumlee" Russell is half the man he used to be thanks to rigorous dieting. The formerly obese Las Vegas pawnbroker from the History Channel has shaved nearly 100 pounds off without surgery. Chumlee revealed his diet secrets and they include a lot of common sense thinking.
His jaw-dropping weight loss means that "Pawn Stars may need to retitle itself the "Biggest Losers." Between Chumlee and fellow cast member Corey Harrison, they've lost a scale-tipping 300 pounds! 

Zika virus scares: Zika found alive in semen after 3 months, plus mosquito borne bug causes microcephaly

 Zika, the dreaded mosquito borne virus is running rampant in the United States. Even the Rio 2016 Olympics are impacted by the virulent infection. And there's more bad news -- Zika has a longer life expectancy than previously thought, reported ABC News on July 22. The virus was found alive in the semen of a man in France 93 days after he first reported symptoms. The previous record was 62 days. Since the incubation could be even longer than three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising infected patients to hold off on having unprotected sex for six months to avoid sexually transmitted cases.  Zika virus found in semen after 3 months: Mosquito borne bug causes microcephaly

Single parents: Help kids deal with absent dads, absent parents, divorce | Examiner.com

Holidays can be double-edged swords. In happy families, holidays are wonderful occasions. In unhappy homes, they can be miserable. You miss absent parents or lost family members more as everywhere people are enjoying their loved ones. Mothers Day and Fathers Day can be hard for kids with deceased or absent fathers or mothers. Coping with deceased parents is similar to and different from coping with divorced or absent parents. Here are ways to help children deal specifically with absent dads or moms.    Single parents: Help kids deal with absent dads, absent parents, divorce | Examiner.com

Obese moms birth overweight babies: 10 surprising weight loss and dieting tips | Examiner.com

Research is increasingly linking maternal obesity and childhood obesity. EurekaAlert! reported April 25 on new study in Pediatric Obesity which found that obese moms birth overweight kids and that moms who put on a lot of weight during pregnancy predispose their babies to obesity. These findings highlight the need for overweight women to lose weight before getting pregnant to help their babies be healthier. Here are 10 surprising weight loss tips to lose weight now.   Obese moms birth overweight babies: 10 surprising weight loss and dieting tips | Examiner.com

Childhood obesity linked to antibiotics before age 2: Natural immunity boosters

 Childhood obesity is linked to use of antibiotics in children before age two, concluded a study published in the American Gastroenterology Association journal. Science Daily reported March 22, that researchers cautioned against antibiotics use in kids under age two, except when absolutely medically necessary. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock specifically to promote weight gain. Scientists showed that antibiotics cause similar weight gain in kids, making them dangerously predisposed to childhood obesity. So how can parents avoid giving children antibiotics? They can prevent infection with natural immunity boosters. Here are safe immunity boosters to fight and prevent infection.  Childhood obesity linked to antibiotics before age 2: Natural immunity boosters | Examiner.com

Cancer fighting lycopene foods: Tomato recipes, breakfast recipes with tomatoes

Are you a tomato addict? Could you eat tomatoes for breakfast, snacks, appetizers, lunch and supper? That's great because tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and lycopene (which is great for prostate health and sexual prowess.) And, in the news, you can kick cancer butt with lycopene foods. Along with cancer fighting lycopene, tomatoes have few calories, no fat and are satisfying. Here are the 10 best tomato recipes, tomato appetizers and healthy vegetarian breakfast recipes with tomatoes. These cancer fighting tomato recipes help with weight loss, too.   Cancer fighting lycopene foods: Tomato recipes, breakfast recipes with tomatoes | Examiner.com

Catholic Lenten fasting for children, teach kids why, what to give up for Lent | Examiner.com

On Ash Wednesday, Catholic and Orthodox Christians begin the penitential season of Lent. During this 40-day period, we follow Christ’s temptation in the desert. The Lenten season ends with Holy Week, the Easter Triduum of Christ's passion, death and resurrection. During Lent we fast in imitation of Jesus's sufferings. We practice abstinence. Here are tips for Christian parents to teach kids what to give up for Lent, how to fast. and why we do it.   Catholic Lenten fasting for children, teach kids why, what to give up for Lent | Examiner.com

Norovirus outbreak: 400 ill from Kansas New Theatre Restaurant food safety fails

Nearly 400 people are ill after a norovirus outbreak from food safety fails at New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas. Eater said on Jan. 29, that the Department of Health and Environment in Kansas announced that over 390 cases were reported in the norovirus outbreak. Health officials say the illnesses were first noted by people who ate at the New Theatre Restaurant dinner theater venue on Jan. 17. This is the second norovirus outbreak in 2016. Some 50 people sickened at Maggiano's in Washington. And Chipotle faces a massive criminal investigation after a food-borne norovirus outbreak in 2015.  Norovirus outbreak: 400 ill from Kansas New Theatre Restaurant food safety fails | Examiner.com

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